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Neurio device makes ordinary homes ‘smart’ for $250

2 minutes agoUtilities / Energy : Smart Grid

The idea of a device that constantly keeps an eye on your home and can tell you which electrical devices are running at any one time, may sound appealing when it comes to saving energy and money. Now there’s a device called Neurio that claims to make any ‘ordinary home smart’ and even tells you […]

SEC Boss Can't Keep Her Story Straight On Whether Or Not SEC Snoops Through Your Emails Without A Warrant

17 minutes agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

For many years now, we've been writing about the need for ECPA reform. ECPA is the Electronic Communications Privacy Act, written in the mid-1980s, which has some frankly bizarre definitions and rules concerning the privacy of electronic information. Show More Summary

Britt McHenry Controversy Heats Up: Headline on One Commentary Reads ‘ESPN got it wrong with Britt McHenry.’ Headline on Another Commentary Reads, ‘ESPN was totally wrong to suspend Britt McHenry.’ One says ESPN Didn’t Go Far Enough. The Other Says ESPN W

19 minutes agoMedia / Television Industry : TVWeek

By Chuck Ross Many of us, it seems, whether or not we have previously heard of ESPN reporter Britt McHenry, seem to have an opinion about ESPN suspending her for seven days after her tirade at a towing company was...

Spring Cleaning Sale

I'm cleaning house here at Traingeek Mansion. The following is a list of HO scale model train stuff, as well as some paper railroad items. Prices do not include shipping. Please email me at steve@theboykos.com if you are interested! First come, first served. Show More Summary

Handling Images From Sources Who Aren’t Journalists

A new study looks at how eight global newspapers publish photographs and videos from observers outside the newsroom

A ‘Darker Narrative’ of Print’s Future From Clay Shirky

The New York University professor and author responds to my column on print’s importance to The Times.

Sony Attorney to Media: Don't Spread WikiLeaks Documents

David Boies says the group "rewards a totalitarian regime" by spreading sharing documents. read more

Michael Roark Joins ‘Finding Carter'; Alexandra Metz To Recur On ‘Chicago Fire’

Michael Roark has joined the Season 2 of MTV’s Finding Carter. He will play Shay, the uncle of Crash (Caleb Ruminer). His recent credits include Stalker, Sleepy Hollow and Grey’s Anatomy. Roark next will be seen in the feature Wild For Night with Tommy Flanagan and James Maslow. Show More Summary

Emirates enjoins Rolls-Royce in its push for an A380 NEO

Emirates’ powers of persuasion were apparent at a number of levels in yesterday’s high stakes switch to Rolls-Royce as the engine maker for 50 already ordered Airbus A380s. As the largest user of the giant Airbus (and current and future versions of the Boeing 777) the Dubai based carrier wants a new engine option or [...]

Bill Introduced To Fix Broken DMCA Anti-Circumvention Rules

1 hour agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

It's no secret that the DMCA's section 1201 is extremely problematic. It's the "anti-circumvention" part of the law, that makes it illegal to circumvent "technological protection measures" even if it's for non-infringing purposes. This is a mess -- especially in an age of DRM trying to lock up everything. Show More Summary

Sony Attorney David Boies Warns Media After WikiLeaks Hacked E-Mail Rehash

BREAKING: One day after Julian Assange and WikiLeaks announced it had indexed and cataloged all the e-mails that were stolen from Sony Pictures by computer hackers in a cyber hacking assault the U.S. government attributed to North Korea...Show More Summary

Deadline Studio @ Tribeca Film Festival Day Two: Olivia Wilde, Dakota Fanning, Theo James And More

Day Two at the Deadline Studio at the Tribeca Film Festival started off with a visit from Olivia Wilde, Giovanni Ribisi, Ty Simpkins and director Reed Morano of the family drama Meadowland, quickly followed by Nick Sandow (this timeShow More Summary

Why Jill Solloway — the Creator of ‘Transparent’ — Has Never Watched Her Show on Amazon, Which Distributes It, and Other Secrets of Hi-Powered Showrunners

By Hillary Atkin A few secrets from Jill Soloway, creator and executive producer of Amazon Studios’ “Transparent”: “I used to say ‘marijuana’ [when someone asked me what I need to write], but that’s not true anymore,” Soloway said, as the audience erupted in laughter. “Pot doesn’t...

BCC Research Expects US Home Automation Industry to Reach US$10.3 Billion in 2019 with Infotainment a Major Driving Sector

BCC Research reveals in its new report on the U.S. market for home automation systems and devices that this industry is expected to reach close to $10.3 billion in 2019, and register a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 8.3% during the forecast period. BCC Research reveals in its new report on the U.S. market […]

Then The Waitress Says…”Are We Bagging Today”?

Every server in the restaurant business has their own style, their own manner, and their own way of interacting with their customers. Some are formal and professional, some are relaxed and carefree, and some are “by-the-book”, not showing much emotion. Show More Summary

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