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Defiance

Is Defiance Changing the Landscape for Television and Gaming?

If you’re not familiar with Defiance, it’s an interesting concept.  The fine folks over at Syfy and Trion Worlds collaborated to create a new television show that also ties into a persistent world 3rd person shooter where what happens on the show impacts the gameplay experience.  So if…

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Mad Men Poster

The Art of AMC’s Mad Men

Anyone who knows me knows I love art, whether it is illustration, comic sequential work, paint, water colors or just creative doodles on a restaurant napkin.  So when I get an opportunity to look at the creative process behind a piece of artwork, I eat it up. As you also have learned about me,…

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House of Cards

The Impact of Big Data, House of Cards and You!

Love them or hate them, what Netflix did with their exclusive series, House of Cards, was genius.  This article in the New York Times covers it in greater detail, but the short version is that Netflix used all of their subscriber profile data a.k.a. big data (viewing habits, likes, interests, etc.)…

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Super Bowl XLVII

Even the Super Bowl Stores Data – Infographic

This Sunday, the San Francisco 49ers will face off against the Baltimore Ravens in what is going to be Ray Lewis’ last game.  And while I don’t follow football to the extent of my friends & colleagues, I am glad that if he’s going to retire, he can do so after having taken his team [...]

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Justine Ezarik and Felicia Day

The IAWTV Awards at CES

It’s no secret to anyone who’s been reading this blog that I watch a lot of television. I’ve been a huge fan of shows like Mad Men, Arrow, American Horror Story and more. But based on the excitement for the International Academy of Web TV Awards emanating from celebrities and creative teams…

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Machines in the Movies

Machines (and Storage) in the Movies

Sometimes the universe makes my job super easy. Let’s give thanks to the fine folks at Brocade for putting together this dandy little infographic that outlines the amount of computing power that lies behind some of Hollywood’s blockbusters including Shrek the Third, Kung Fu Panda,…

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Streaming Video

How Storage Entertains You

News flash – Your DVR is a hard drive!! Wait, maybe you knew that already. It may not be something you think about, but it’s true.  Basically, your digital video recorder (DVR) allows you to record movies and shows from your TV to the drive inside the box, then allowing you to access it at…

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San Diego Comic Con

The Creativity of San Diego Comic Con

Once upon a time, the San Diego Comic Con was actually about comics. While it’s still the staple of the show, if you’ve had the opportunity to attend or follow the news from your favorite entertainment site, you’ll see that things are a little different now. SDCC has become the hub of all…

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Old TV Set

Is a Smart TV a Smart Investment?

After coming back from CES this past January, I was really interested in some of the Smart TV’s that were being released.  Maybe I was caught up in the glitz and glamour of the show because since the lights have dimmed and the fog has lifted, I don’t have the same interest as I once [...]

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Who Cares About Data Centers?

In the last Digital Den, I asked  ”How Important Are Your Photographs?” Given that Facebook has over 140 billion photos, it made me wonder a bit about what’ll happen if an online repository like Facebook someday shuts down. One thought led to another which then made curious to learn a bit more about data center [...]

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