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As the extreme drought continues in California, water remains one of the state's biggest concerns, but researchers at Humboldt State University are hoping to change the way we get our water. An environmental resources research team is developing a new portable prototype desalination system. It will turn sea water into…

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Crown Castle International Corp. announced today that it plans to explore the potential sale of its Australian subsidiary ("CCAL"). "In light of recent unsolicited offers we have received for our interest in CCAL, we have determined that fully exploring the options available to us will ensure the best long-term results…

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Amidst much hand-wringing about the prospects for the Comcast/Time Warner Cable merger, the companies got some good news Friday (Feb. 13).    A California Public Utilities Commission (CPUc) administrative law judge has recommended that the state approve the merger with over a dozen conditions, including improving customer service, backup batteries…

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Netflix has sealed a partnership with Fetch TV, making it the first Australian pay-TV operator to integrate the US streaming giant’s app on its platform. The partnership will see, Netflix become available on the Fetch TV 2nd Generation box. Netflix is officially set to launch in Australia next month.  …

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The event - to be attended by Thomas Bach, International Olympic Committee (IOC) President, who will make a speech, along with Jacques Rogge, his predecessor - includes contributions by Yiannis Exarchos, chief executive of Olympic Broadcasting Services (OBS), and Caroline Rowland and Sergey Miroshnichenko, directors of the last two Official…

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Taking aim at Google Fiber and incumbent MSOs such as Time Warner Cable and Comcast, AT&T announced Monday that it has launched its fiber-fed U-verse with "GigaPower" platform to pockets of the Kansas City area.    Offering a mix of stand-alone 1-Gig broadband alongside TV and voice bundles, AT&T said…

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Droiders, a Spanish developer team, is releasing its YouTube video-streaming Glassware Streye Live, news sure to stir the pot of discussion about continuing app development for Google Glass. The app lets owners of the Glass Explorer edition start broadcasting hands-free video through YouTube Live Events by saying “ok glass, start…

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Mediatec Broadcast turned to Grass Valley for a remote broadcasting solution that can send camera feeds via fiber connections to its main facility in Oslo. The company purchased 20 LDX Première cameras with digital triax connections and four LDX Première cameras with fiber connections. LDX Première cameras are easily upgradable,…

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FIFA announced on Thursday that it has extended its media rights agreements in the US and Canada, meaning Fox – which already had the rights to broadcast all FIFA competitions through 2022 – now has the US broadcast rights for all FIFA events up to and including the 2026 World…

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White spaces are essentially gaps in between frequency bands, and these can be utilised with the new technology for internet access for example. ZSL London Zoo has been using the white space devices to stream live video of animals at the park, and the technology has also been deployed in…