Artificial Intelligence – Philip Hodgetts Writes the Definitive Ever-Changing Report
December 22, 2021
Where are we on the AI front today? What will this technology do for us in the future? Where can we go to learn more about it? Technologist, futurist and all-around expert geek, Philip Hodgetts has written the most up-to-date report we’ve seen to date. Check his blog for the full story (and check back…
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Mark My Words: Andy Marken on the Big Divide in the Media and Entertainment Industry
May 20, 2021
(Editorial, Andy Marken, San Jose, California, May 19, 2021) “To kill a monster, you need a monster.” – Artemis, “Monster Hunter,” Constantin Films, 2020 Have you ever been suddenly awakened from a really, really bad dream? Yeah, that’s about what the Oscars and all the award events felt like this year There were a lot…
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Berlinale Publishes 2021 Stats
March 12, 2021
(Special to the USTimes, by the Berlin Film Festival Office, 2021-03-12) “The Berlinale Celebrates a Successful First Stage, Looks Forward to the Summer Special With Berlin Audiences, and Sets the Date for the 2022 Festival“ Happy winners, good sales at the film market, interesting panel discussions and ample film coverage by the press – the Industry…
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2021 Stimulus Package Breakdown
(2021-03-12, by Nial McCarthy, Statista) President Biden’s $1.9 trillion stimulus package cleared its final hurdle in Congress on Wednesday despite no Republicans voting in favor of it. The plan contains a range of measures such as a further direct round of payments to most Americans, amounting to more than $400 billion. Checks of $1,400 will…
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Berlinale 2021 Review: “Bad Luck Banging, Loony Porn”
March 3, 2021
(Review from the Berlinale 2021, 2021-03-03, by Cirina Catania, Sr. Editor) With respect to the insightful and important curation of the Berlinale’s Competition Films, I watched this one from start to finish. Here’s my review: My parents taught me that, “If you don’t have something nice to say, don’t say anything at all.” ###
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Berlinale Review: “Memory Box,” Brilliant Story-Telling
March 1, 2021
(Berlin, Germany, 2021-02-28, film review by Cirina Catania, Sr. Editor, US Times.) If the film, “Memory Box,” is any indication of what is to become available for viewing during the 71st Berlin International Film Festival, it will be a banner year. Unexpected, insightful, tough, triste, joyful and full of love, this film is a must-see….
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Aiden Loves Keys & Kingdoms! Learning to play the piano is fun with this adventure game from MeloQuest.
December 14, 2020
(Review for USTimes.biz by Cirina Catania, Dec 13, 2020) Our family loves the Keys and Kingdoms adventure game…and here’s why. Let’s assume you have a musical child (or one that would like to be). But you can’t get them to stay with their piano lessons? (In fact, 80% of students eventually drop their lessons.) Let’s…
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Sennheiser Closing Brick & Mortar Stores Maintaining Strong Online Presence
December 5, 2020
On November 12, 2020, Sennheiser announced that it would be closing its stores in Berlin, Sydney, San Francisco, Mexico City, Seoul, and Singapore in the near future. It’s just another sign of the times. But if you are a Sennheiser fan, do not despair. The online presence is as strong as ever. US Times will…
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Don’t leave home without your OWC Travel Dock.
July 29, 2019
Tiny little gadget saves my life on the road! (Gear Review – On the road with US Times Sr. Editor Cirina Catania, July 28, 2019) OK – I admit it, I’m hooked on OWC’s Travel Dock. I have three of them! (They cost from $37 to $49 and are one of those simple solutions that…
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IBC 2018: Philip Hodgetts’ Journal, Day 4 – GrayMeta, Premiere Pro, Aurus Mixing Console
September 18, 2018
9SEPTEMBER 17, 2018, Special report to USTimes.biz by Technologist, Philip Hodgetts, Pt. 4) Because it was the last day of IBC, we didn’t have a lot more that we wanted to see. Fortunately, we were able to catch a demo of how GrayMeta metadata extraction works with the Premiere Pro panel. The media and AI…
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