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Researchers at MIT, Microsoft, and Adobe have developed an algorithm that can reconstruct an audio signal by analyzing minute vibrations of objects depicted in video. In one set of experiments, they were able to recover intelligible speech from the vibrations of a potato-chip bag photographed from 15 feet away through soundproof glass.

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Another reason backing off from that always-on Kinect was a sound decision.

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The network argues that Dish “engages in virtually identical conduct” to Aereo by allowing customers to stream the broadcasts over the Internet. FOX claims that Dish is thus engaging in an illegal public performance and can’t hide behind the defense that it is only providing the equipment for streaming or that it is the subscribers who are doing the transmitting to themselves from their own copies.

Broadcasters Using Aereo Ruling To Try To Shut Down Dish’s Streaming Service – Consumerist

While Kanojia now seems determined to continue Aereo, lead investor Barry Diller seems to have given up. Diller told CNBC, “We did try, but it’s over now.” Aereo had raised $97 million in venture capital so far, $34 million of which was raised after the court case began. This is certainly a fair amount of investment, but Diller considers the abandonment of Aereo “not a big [financial] loss to us.” Though it might not be a crippling financial hit to investors, Diller is concerned what this ruling says for the future of streaming technology, “I do believe blocking this technology is a big loss for consumers, and beyond that I only salute Chet Kanojia and his band of Aereo’lers for fighting the good fight.”

What Does Aereo Do Now? - The Wire

The small details of everyday life and more profound events that get to the heart of the black experience in America are part of an ambitious video history called The HistoryMakers that will become part of the Library of Congress, the library is expected to announce Tuesday. The collection includes 9,000 hours of video interviews with 2,600 African-Americans in more than 35 states. Visitors to the collection, which is expected to open to the public in the fall, will be able to watch interviews with participants like the musician Isaac Hayes, who told a story about dropping out of school because he was embarrassed about the holes in his shoes and pants, and the actress Ruby Dee, who recalled some of her earliest memories of racism in America. “I remember street corners and pickets and parades,” Ms. Dee said in her interview. “That’s what I got teethed on.”

Library of Congress to Display Interviews With Blacks, Noted and Unsung - NYTimes.com

Just imagine a web-based service that encompasses video on demand, subscription pay-TV channels, pay-per-view, ad-supported broadcast TV, and emerging internet-based content. Such an entity requires a centralized content aggregator and curator to become a neutral repository for movies and TV programs, stored in the cloud, and deliverable to televisions, tablets and smart phones. All that is needed is one ‘app’. This requires bold disruption to the TV industry. But the current pay-TV operators are not disruptors. Recently, DIRECTV’s president commented about evolving to online video, “if you can, avoid cannibalizing your core business.” Unfortunately, the pay TV operators do not heed Steve Jobs’ advice: “if you don’t cannibalize yourself, someone else will.”

The Future of TV Isn’t Apps. We Need All Our Channels in One Place | Opinion | WIRED

This doesn’t mean that website owners who host copyrighted content illegally, which can be accessed and streamed by Internet users, are off the hook though. It’s just the end-user that’s covered under existing law from having to pay any fines for streaming any kind of illegally hosted copyrighted content from the Internet. This should be good news for all those German Internet users who received fines at home for streaming certain porn videos from a site last year.

Pirating copyrighted content is legal in Europe, if done correctly - Yahoo News

PwC’s analysts say the money earned from on-demand video will rise by $10 billion in five years. Online and TV-based streaming services combined to pull in a revenue of $7.34 billion in 2013, a figure that PwC says will rise to $11.47 billion in 2016, before reaching $17.03 billion in 2018. That rise will be driven primarily by subscription video services such as Netflix and Hulu, PwC says, rather than by through-TV subscriptions.

Video streaming services could make more money than the US box office by 2017 | The Verge

The upshot is that entertainment industries have, in the last half-century, gone from simple merchants—buy a ticket in this physical store; buy an album in this physical store—to digital cephalopods, sticking their tentacles into a multitude of diverse businesses and adapting surprisingly quickly to consumer habits as we fall in and out of love with different ways of watching video and listening to music.

The Future of Media Will Be Streamed - Derek Thompson - The Atlantic

4,608 people ages 4 to 50 from 10 European countries were surveyed. Nearly all — 97 percent — say they watch movies at least occasionally. 68 percent of them say they download or stream movies for free, and about half of that group (34 percent of respondents overall) do so weekly.

That’s a lot of pirating: 68% of Europeans download or stream movies for free — Tech News and Analysis