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April 25, 2017

NAB 2017: OWC’s Larry O’Connor Talks Active and Long-Term Storage and the DEC (Chassis) for the MacBook Pro

Larry O’Connor is Founder and CEO of Other World Computing, Inc.  OWC is a leading provider of Solid State Drives, Data Storage Solutions, Memory, and accessories for Mac and PC computers. We interviewed him about digital storage and archiving, his recommendations for solutions for active and long-term storage and OWC’s recently-introduced chassis for the MacBook

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Art of Music: 311 Announces Tour Dates, Releases Single, “Too Much to Think”

(March 13, 2017, Courtesy 311) It’s official.  311 launches their eight-week North American tour on June 22nd in Cleveland, Ohio. Special guests for some shows include “New Politics” or “The Skints / Passafire.” 311 will also make headline appearances at several festivals and radio events. The full tour itinerary (June 22-Aug 20) is listed below and at http://www.311.com/shows. PHOTO L-R: Drummer CHAD SEXTON, singer/guitarist NICK HEXUM,

Art of Comedy: “Please Tell Me I’m Adopted!” Nicole Sobchack Says Her Character is a “Hot Mess”

(Los Angeles, California, March 8, 2017) Wraptastic Productions’ live action ensemble, and very zany comedy, “Please Tell Me I’m Adopted!” premiered worldwide exclusively on Amazon/Amazon Prime to five-star reviews on the 6th of March. Produced by Chris Sobchack, Nicole Sobchack, and Heather Hall, the short-form series stars Nicole Sobchack as the free-spirited, confused but very

Gear & Gadget Reviews

NAB 2017: Happy 30th, Canon Digital!

It’s been thirty years since Canon first released the DSLR and fourteen years since Canon first took the ranks as the #1 interchangeable-lens digital camera. The imaging business has changed greatly since then, but Canon today announced that they have maintained their position on the perch with top global revenues for 14 straight years. Congrats!

NAB 2017: Lewis Smithingham on VR – Past, Present and Future

(Andy Marken, Special to USTimes)  He’s just returned from the Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) and a shoot in Eastern Europe. Lewis Smithingham, president of 30ninjas, had been invited to DIFF to discuss the potential for immersive storytelling in the region. Now, he is preparing to attend NAB (National Association of Broadcasters) in Vegas, where he

Canon Announces July Availability Date for EOS C700 Cinema Camera

(MELVILLE NY, March 7, 2017) Canon U.S.A. Inc. says their EOS C700 Cinema Camera will ship in July. The EOS C700 (originally announced in September of 2016) is modular and customizable with a Super 35mm 4.5K sensor and global shutter, specifically designed for feature films, documentaries and episodic dramas requiring 4K UHD TV or 4K

Gear: The Rolleiflex Hipjib Takes the Load Off

From German-born photographer, videographer and inventor Gert Wagner and the folks at International Supplies, comes the Rolleiflex hipjib, one of those small pieces of gear that really helps in the field. When you’re shooting in a crowded situation with a tripod or monopod and find it hard to navigate through the maddening mess of photographers

News

Investigative Journalists Charged With Criminal Invasion of Privacy in Connection With Reports of Planned Parenthood Alleged Baby Parts Black Market

(California Department of Justice, San Francisco, March 29, 2017) Two American journalists, David Robert Daleiden and Sandra Merritt, are accused of using false identities and a fictitious bio research company to gain entry to Planned Parenthood offices and record interviews with executives. The full complaint and corresponding arrest warrant can be accessed here. One of

Should Private Conversations at Home Be Admissible in Court?

(Courtesy, AdAge, March 28, 2017) Advertising Age released a story written by Nathan Skid entitled, “Video: The Darker Side of Data,” spearheaded by the murder case being tried in Arkansas. The court is demanding that Amazon release recordings from the suspect’s Echo. This has implications for all of us. Read more here.

Facebook Going to the Dogs? Found Liable for Acts of Unfair Competition and Copyright Infringement re: Milan Company, Business Competence

(March 13, 2017 – via Pressat) Business Competence S.r.l. announced a March 10th court decision in Milan Case No. 9549 filed  August 2, 2016, whereby the IP Chamber of the Court of Milan held the companies Facebook S.r.l., Facebook Inc. and Facebook Ireland Ltd. liable for acts of unfair competition to the detriment of Business Competence