links for 2004-09-30

VOOM Whole House DVR

Wow! This just in from Matt Haughey PVR Blog about satellite television service VOOM‘s new HD DVR with networking that will allow home users to view content from any monitor in their house via a thin client.

The Satellite Guys have a demo video online from the recent CEDIA EXPO, which they describe as perhaps the “most powerful DVR ever”.

Ok, I’ll hold off on that description because you can do much of this now with MythTV, but the VOOM DVR is certainly woth a look once it comes out officially.

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links for 2004-09-24

  • Asterisk is a complete PBX in software. It runs on Linux and provides all of the features you would expect from a PBX and more. Asterisk does voice over IP in three protocols, and can interoperate with almost all standards-based telephony equipment using
  • “Dowser is a research tool for the web. It clusters results from major search engines, associates words that appear in previous searches, and keeps a local cache of all the results you click on in a searchable database. It helps you keep track of what you
    (categories: Search)
  • “Whether the company’s strong enough to beat Oracle’s predatory boss, Larry Ellison, looks increasingly doubtful, however. PeopleSoft no longer has an antitrust suit to hide behind, and its revenue is shrinking.”
    (categories: IT PeopleSoft)

links for 2004-09-22

  • “An extension for Firefox which enhances Google (all international flavours, too), MSN Search, Yahoo Search, A9, AllTheWeb and bookmarks by adding previews (thumbnails) and Amazon product images as well as “Open in New Window” and “Site Info”
    (categories: Software Web)
  • This will happen: “Sun has a laudable vision of the future of utility computing, where organisations with extra processing power can sell it back to a computing grid in the same manner that homes with solar panels can sell power back to the electrical pow
    (categories: IT)

links for 2004-09-18

links for 2004-09-17

  • “EarthLink SIPshare, a simple, SIP-based proof-of-concept content sharing application, demonstrates the viability of SIP as a protocol over which peer-to-peer (P2P) applications other than the well-known voice and video cases may be implemented.”
    (categories: P2P)

links for 2004-09-14

  • “Researchers working on finding better ways to search the Internet are increasingly turning to methods that require individual nodes, or servers, to know a little bit about nearby servers, but don’t require servers to look much beyond their own neighborho
    (categories: P2P Search)
  • Dot Net-based PVR that’s similar to MythTV, but not Open Souce. (Donate-ware)
    (categories: PVR Software)