The music and the girls at CES
The one and only LeAnn Rimes
movement of technology is Wi-Fi hot wireless access points, or Wi-Fi
Hot Spots, which are wireless
points to connect speedily to the Web from outside the home or office.
People are streaming into
spots in airports lounges, hotel lobbies, coffee shops and other venues
to tap into Wi-Fi's broadband
T-Mobil reports that its total number of monthly
user sessions jumped 430%
. Hot-spot use promises
keep growing exponentially as new, inexpensive access locations continue
to pop up in conventional places.
Starbucks, Kinko's and Barnes & Noble have struck deals to turn their
outlets into friendly Wi-Fi zones.
personal mobil devices, entertainment in your cars and other mergers of
entertainment and the electronic industry the
home" was shown by many companies. Paul Otellini, president of Intel
talked about some of his visions. "We have a
of the digital home where consumers can enjoy digital content--movies,
music, photos, games and communication--
anywhere and on any device. We believe that new products, technology
trends and key standards are coming together
make this vision a reality. Content also is going digital.
The NFL is digitizing 80 years of football footage and the BBC is
all of its video archives. There also are new online music vendors,
such as Napster 2.0, Rhapsody, and Radio@AOL,
MovieLink is offering online digital video services. Home computing networks
are expected to double by 2006, and the
of U.S. broadband households will grow from 17 million plus today to over
50 million by 2007."
Trace Adkins, country superstar
tells some stories...
Living is here. We saw no tape, no film, no VHS, Beta or any of those
formats from the CES. No
players...they have all gone the way of the 8 track, as they say.
Digital and Wireless is the order
the new day in entertainment. Some months back George Lucas said,
"I believe I will never do another
film." DVD Recorders will see huge growth with the number of companies
now manufacturing them,
with prices coming down. In-Stat/MDR expects two million unites to
ship in the US in 2004. In
DVD recorder sales will begin cannibalizing DVD player sales. Windows
Media Video and H.264 are
alternate means of video compression that may be used with the courrent
DVD recorder red laser
to record HD programming.
love to meet and take pics of the girls that help promote in the booths
at CES. Sorry not time to take their names,
you can for sure come back next year and meet some of them. Next
year the StudioClub.com plans to webcast
from the floor and have some chats with various stars and industry leaders
at the show