by Garethin Media, MotoGP, Technology0 commentstags: hdtv, Media, MotoGP, Technology, television
Whilst covering the final round of the 2010 MotoGP season at Valencia in November, I was lucky enough to score an amazing interview with Sergi Sendra – he’s the Director of Dorna Sports TV Production, and I’d spent a while organising the interview so that I could publish a feature across my various MotoGP sites on the story of just what it takes to produce the international MotoGP TV feed. He was a great guy, incredibly helpful, and it was a fascinating hour or so of learning a great deal about a subject close to my heart. It’s a nice long read, and if you’ve any interest in MotoGP or TV production, then I hope you’ll enjoy it. Here goes…
by Garethin Technology0 commentstags: Apple, OSX, stuff, tablet, Technology
Whilst the Indy looks ahead ten years, French website Nowhereelse.fr points us towards the very near future with these clips of what some take to be a glimpse of the forthcoming Apple tablet device (iSlate, iGuide are amongst the names mooted) which is rumoured to be associated with a ‘big’ media event in late January.Not sure about this though – something about it is iffy (or a few things are iffy) – not sure I can put my finger on it exactly. But it’s a very nice fake nonetheless if it is indeed a fake.
by Garethin Technology0 commentstags: Apple, application, iphone, London, Technology, tube, underground
(*Yes, it’s always this much fun…) Quite a nice new development from TFL, the people who bring you tube trains. Sometimes.It’s a new web tool called “Departure Boards” which as the name suggests, provides upcoming live train information in exactly the format you would see on the departure boards at any given station.You simply select any station from any line, and – whoomph – there it is.Excellent piece of work, and one that could only be seriously bettered if it were translated into a bespoke iPhone application; something which has in fact been done here by awavana.com – and very nice it is too. Although the interface and execution are nice – and it is genuinely a great idea for communicating data, there does remain the question of the relevance and accuracy of the information itself. Let us not forget that last year the Departure Boards at Gunnersbury Station (District Line, Richmond Branch) were actually nominated for the 2008 Whitbread Prize For Fiction… (*Okay; so that last bit was untrue… But only because nobody had the presence of mind to fill in a nomination form)
by Garethin Technology0 commentstags: 10.6, Apple, Environment, mac osx, snow leopard, Technology
Fairly reliable sources are now pointing to June 8th as the release date of Mac OSX 10.6 – “Snow Leopard”, the next major upgrade of the Mac OSX and notable most specifically for NOT introducing a bunch of spiffy new interface features (the kind of geeky fun we have come to expect from Apple) but instead putting its primary focus on under-the-hood performance improvements and enhancements. Snow Leopard is expected to make great advances in processing, to include the new Quicktime shown a few posts back, to deliver huge OpenCL possibilities for developers of all kinds of applications, to continue to expand on multi-touch feature support, and to also have a considerably smaller footprint (or paw-print) than previous versions of the operating system, freeing up room for users like me to fill their hard drives with even more crap than ever before. In the absence of any cool screenshots, I’ve just dropped in that cute picture above, plus a link to Apple’s main info page about Snow Leopard – and also, for those of you who are so-inclined, a link to SnowLeopard.org – The Snow Leopard Trust, the world’s leading authority on the study, conservation and protection of the endangered […]