November 11, 1997 |
Qualcomm Inc. said it won a $200-million contract from Telesystems of Ukraine Ltd. to help build a digital wireless phone network in that country, further expanding its business in Eastern Europe. The San Diego-based maker of wireless phone equipment said it plans to set up the network with its code division multiple access digital technology, which provides clearer transmission and lower costs per subscriber.
April 1, 2001
Technology takes center stage at two exhibits: Through June 10, the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City shows "BitStreams," with photos, video installations, paintings, sculptures and 'sound pieces" from about 30 artists who employ digital technology. The Whitney, 945 Madison Ave., is open daily except Monday; hours vary. Adult admission $10. Tel. (212) 570-3676, http://www.whitney.org.
November 5, 2012 |
"Sunset Boulevard" is ready for its close-up. Billy Wilder's 1950 award-winning darkly satiric tale of Hollywood starring William Holden, Gloria Swanson, Erich Von Stroheim and Nancy Olson is making its Blu-ray debut Tuesday in a new digital restoration. This isn't the first digital restoration for "Sunset Boulevard," which earned 11 Oscar nominations and won three Academy Awards. "Sunset Boulevard" was restored a decade ago for its DVD release. "It was the first time that an entire film was scanned for restoration," noted Andrea Kalas, vice president of archives at Paramount Pictures.
August 26, 2011
Steve Jobs announced this week that he won't be resuming his duties as Apple's chief executive, ending a remarkable run that transformed Apple from an also-ran computer maker into one of the most valuable publicly traded companies in the United States. He'll remain chairman of Apple's board, so it's too early to declare the Jobs era over. Yet it's a good time to reflect on Jobs' seemingly magic touch. It's not Apple's ability to invent technologies as much as Jobs' uncanny sense of how to design and package them into products and services that consumers didn't realize they needed.
August 17, 2004 |
Britain took aim at the ubiquitous Hollywood blockbuster Monday by enlisting the latest digital technology to broaden the reach of independent films that often struggle to win wide distribution. The UK Film Council, a government-funded body, said it planned to equip 150 theaters across the country with digital projectors in exchange for a guarantee that the equipment will be used to show smaller-budget, foreign and classic films. Only nine have that capacity now.
April 22, 1997 |
The nation's 1,600 TV stations each got a new channel assignment from federal regulators for the digital broadcasts some will begin airing by next Christmas. Broadcasters were studying the inches-thick chart to ensure that the licenses they're getting--which will replace the ones they use today by 2006--replicate the broadcast area their current licenses cover.
July 24, 2001 |
In a move that could lead to changes in the way Americans watch television, five major Hollywood studios have agreed on an anti-piracy technology designed to protect digital movies and other forms of video entertainment from theft. The move could speed the replacement of old analog TVs and cable set-top boxes and bring VCRs with new devices that can unscramble, record and store encrypted digital programming.