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Connected Living Room Market - Latest Technology Research Report and Industry Analysis upto 2019

The report titled ‘Connected Living Room - Global Forecast, Market Share, Trends, Size, Growth And Industry Analysis, 2013 - 2019’ delves into the contemporary concept of living rooms that are centered on advanced entertainment and communication devices. The report takes into account various dynamics that are expected to work in tandem so as to bring about a change in the devices and technologies in new-age living rooms.

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This report can be described as a comprehensive study of current trends in connected living rooms. With technological advancements rapidly taking place in this sector, this report is integral to the strategy of both established as well as incumbent market players.

It features end-to-end analyses of market propellants as well as inhibitors. The report provides users with accurate market projects for the years ahead. Besides a value chain analysis, the report also provides a market share analysis based on market segments and geographical markets.

The report also offers a statistics-based projection of the emerging trends in this market that will play a key role over the next few years. Developments that have taken place over the recent years are extensively analyzed in this report. Yet another highlight of this study is the use of Porter’s five force model analysis as well as detailed Company Profiles section that takes into account the strategies, financial standing, and strengths and weaknesses of leading names in this sector.

Market overview

The concept of a connected living room is relatively modern and entails the use of technological devices and gadgets that provide a combination of information and entertainment depending on the choices of the user. With a connected living room, a user can share photos, music, and videos enabled by devices such as smart televisions, set-top boxes, and personal computers.

According to the findings of this report, the market for connected living rooms is anticipated to witness healthy growth, with single-digit CAGR increase by the end of 2019. Some of the devices that constitute a connected living room are, plasma TVs, smart TVs, DVD players, OLED TVs, video recorders, audio and gaming consoles, among others.

There are a variety of factors propelling growth in the connected living rooms market. These include: a growth in the demand for digitization, the growing preference for advanced display equipment, and the emergence of novel technologies and platforms for sharing information and entertainment. At the same time, there are a few factors that have been hindering the market from reaching ideal growth figures. These factors include a lack of user-friendliness of these noticeably high-tech devices as well as their high costs.

 

How to Create Professional Stop-Motion Animations with Free and Open-Source Software

When my brother and I set out to create The Hello World Program, a series of videos and tutorials teaching computer science, programming, Linux, and web development, we gave ourselves the seemingly impossible challenge of producing the show with free and open-source software. Our goal is to help remove the economic barrier associated with digital media production by sharing the lessons we learn while making the show. For Daisy's Web Development Diary, our HTML-centric video series, we wanted to incorporate stop-motion papercraft animations, but there was a problem. There is no free, open-source, professional-grade, stop-motion animation software for Linux. Having grown up creating our own animations with nothing but a camcorder, we were no strangers to hacking together animation solutions. At the most basic level, we needed some way of connecting a camera to our computer for remote shooting, and a way to compile those images into a movie. Entangle and avconv were just the tools for the job.

Entangle uses the gPhoto library for remote shooting, so it is necessary to have a gPhoto compatible camera. If your camera is not compatible with gPhoto, don’t fret. You can still make animations by shooting blindly with you camera, copying the files to your computer, then compiling with avconv. That process isn’t as fancy, but that’s how this art form started, so you’d be animating just like the old pros! Depending on your operating system, you can probably install Entangle from the software repository, however I would advise against that. Entangle is constantly being updated, and I found that the version in the software repository had major problems that had been addressed in the newest release. This means you are probably going to have to build from source.

When you have Entangle installed, open the application and connect your camera. Right away, you will get hit with a couple of warnings. The first one asks if you want to unmount your camera, because your operating system most likely already mounted it, preventing Entangle from accessing it. The next one is a warning that claims your camera is still in use. It’s not. Entangle just got ahead of itself. Click the affirmative for both of these and you should be up and running.

The default settings for Entangle are not optimal for doing animation. The first thing you will need to change is the continuous preview handling. Open the application preferences and check the “Continue preview mode after capture” checkbox on the “Capture” tab. Now when you capture an image, the program will return to the live view. At least it should return to the live view. If you get an “Unable to capture preview” error, you will need to change the capture target to “Memory card” instead of “Internal RAM”. This setting is found in the camera settings menu on the left hand side of the program. If you don’t see this menu, click the “view full list of camera settings” button at the top of the program.

Entangle gives you access to most of your camera's settings. Because it is critical that our lighting stay consistent from frame to frame, you should look through your available camera settings and manually set everything (aperture, shutter speed, ISO). Also make sure any picture styles or in-camera enhancements are turned off.

Finally, you may begin animating. The animations in Daisy's Web Dev Diary are made entirely out of scraps of paper, but you could animate just about anything. A lump of clay, old toys, or some colored sand. The possibilities are endless!

I found that positioning the camera upside down was the ideal setup for shooting on a tabletop. This freed up a lot of space and helped minimize the possibility of bumping the tripod. It's a little confusing while shooting, but it’s trivial to rotate the video when we compile it.

Making small adjustments to your model, capture each frame of the video one after the other. Ideally you would be shooting your animations at 24 frames per second, because this is the standard for film, but I’ve found that stop motion still looks good at only 10 or 12 frames. Just keep in mind that your animation will look crisper and more fluid with higher frame rates. The trade off is that you will need to shoot many more frames. For slow movements, you will want to make tiny adjustments between frames. Quick movements would require bigger adjustments, of course. While you can shoot several of the same frame to create a pause, it looks much more natural if there is a bit of movement in the frame. Lightly touching the model in between every frame will bring a static shot to life.

If you make a mistake, you can right click on the thumbnail in Entangle and select delete. This will cause problems when we compile our video, because Entangle doesn’t adjust the names of your other files to accommodate the missing frame, but don’t worry about it for now. Continue on as though everything is perfectly okay.

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When you are satisfied with your animation (or tired of working on it), you may move on to compiling your animation with avconv. You should have a folder located at ~Pictures/capture that is chock full of images labeled “capturexxxxxx.jpg”. This is perfectly formatted for feeding an image sequence into avconv, but if you deleted any frames as you were animating, there will be gaps in your image sequence. A bulk rename utility such as pyRenamer can easily correct them.

In pyRenamer, navigate to the folder containing your captured images. Select all of the images, change the “renamed file name pattern” to “frame{num6}.jpg” (without the quotes), preview your changes, then commit them with the “Rename” button.

Before you can compile your video, you will need to decide how to crop your video. Unless you set your camera to shoot in a standard video frame size, you’ll need to adjust the crop manually. These next few steps require some command line magic, so it may look scary, but it’s pretty straightforward. The easiest way I’ve found to determine the crop parameters is with Gimp, so open any one of your frames in Gimp. With the crop tool selected, check the “Fixed” option and set it to “Aspect ratio”. For the sake of demonstration, I’m assuming we are going to output a 1080p video, so in the field just below the “Fixed” checkbox, enter “16:9″.

Drag out a selection on the image for the crop you intend to use for your video, but don’t execute the crop. Take a look at the juicy information in the crop tool options panel. You'll need the values of the position and size parameters in a moment, but for now you can put Gimp aside.

Now it's time to compile the video. Here's the command I used to create my animation:

avconv -f image2 -r 12 -i frame%06d.jpg -vf crop=4663:2623:289:448,scale=1920:1080,vflip,hflip -r:v 30000/1001 -c:v libx264 -qp 0 -preset medium -an "animation.mkv"

Generally when converting input with avconv, you would only need to specify the path to the video file with the -i parameter. With image sequences, we need to supply a little more information.

-f Indicates that the input is an image sequence.

-r is the input framerate. So if you were shooting for 24 frames per second, you would put 24 here. You may want to try compiling several times at different input frame rates to find the one that suits your animation best.

-i is the naming scheme for your image sequence. “frame%06d.jpg” tells avconv that your files all begin with the word “frame” followed by a sequential number that is six digits long, contains leading zeros, and ends with “.jpg”.

The -vf parameter is a comma separated list of video filters. This is where the real magic happens. First you need to crop the image using the data gathered with Gimp’s crop tool. The format of the crop filter is “crop=output width:output height:x:y”. The output width and height are the “size” parameters from Gimp’s crop tool, and the x and y are the “position” parameters.

Surely you noticed that the output width and height are rather large. Normally I would set the video size with the -s:v parameter, but it doesn’t play nice with the crop filter, so you'll need to use a scale filter to properly size the output. This one is pretty straightforward, it’s formated as “scale=output width:output height”. To output a 1080p video, the scale filter would be “scale=1920:1080″.

If your camera was oriented upside down, you’ll also need to tack on the “vflip” and “hflip” parameters. These flip your output video vertically and horizontally, essentially rotating it 180 degrees.

The remaining parameters are for your video codec. You could set these to anything you want, but in my example, I chose to export a lossless, x264 encoded mkv file at 30 frames per second.

Now for the best part… watching your animation!

 

Cautions for the HP_RDI Alarm on OptiX OSN9500

Identification method:
1. The source version  is V100R003 or V100R004.
2. The EXCL board is used and lower order services access to the 1+1 linear MS.
3. Run the: cfg-get-1j1lmsp-lxcoptmz command. "Unregistered command" is displayed or the result is "disable".
4. Lower order services access to the 1+1 MSP protection path earlier than the working path. Run the :cfg-get-lmsbdmap:pgi (pgid indicates the ID of the 1+1 linear MSP group) command. The timeslots for the protection and working paths are A and B respectively. Run the : dbms-query: " Cfgmapxc.dbf ", mdb command. It is found that A is earlier than B. The following example shows that timeslot 1 for port 2 of the board in slot 17 priors to timeslot 1 for port 1 of the board in slot 17.

:cfg-get-lmsbdmap:1
LMS-PU-MAP
PG-ID   PU-ID   BOARD-ID   PORT-ID   AU4-MAP
1                  0                17                  2               1&&8
1                  1                17                   1               1&&8
Total records :2
: dbms-query: " Cfgmapxc.dbf ", mdb (The following values are displayed in the hexadecimal format.)
CfgMapXc.dbf
record num         MAPIDX       MAPBID   MAPPID     MAPAUID     MAPRSV
1                              02000000       04                01                 0001               00
2                             02010000        04                01                 0001               00
3                             02000040        11                 02                0001               00
4                             02010040         11                 02                0001              00
5                             02000080         11                 01               0001               00
6                             02010080         11                 01                0001               00
Total records :6

If the preceding four conditions are all met, after the version is upgraded to V100R005 or V100R006 earlier than V100R006C05SPC203, the HP_RDI alarm is inserted in downstream devices (the corresponding inspector is available and preferred).

[Root Cause]
The optimization function for lower order service configuration on the 1+1 liner MS is not supported by earlier versions, while that is supported by V100R005 and V100R006 by default. In an earlier version, if lower order services access to the 1+1 protection path earlier than the working path, after the version is upgrade to V100R005 or V100R006 earlier than V100R006C05SPC203, the system control board first recovers the services that access to the 1+1 protection path by default and performs lower order optimization when recovering the services that access to the 1+1 working path. Therefore, the lower order services of both protection and working paths use the same higher order point on the EXCL board, while the higher order point of the working path is idle, so the EXCL board inserts the HP_RDI alarm in the downstream to the working path.
[Impact and Risk]
After the related version is upgraded to V100R005 or V100R006 earlier than V100R006C05SPC203, the downstream devices receive the HP-RDI alarm. Services are faulty when some switching devices receive the HP_RDI alarm, causing service interruption.

[Measures and Solutions]
Preventive measures:
Use either of the following methods:
1. Delete the MS before the upgrade, and configure the MS after the upgrade.
2. Deactivate and activate the faulty service before the upgrade.
Solution:
Upgrade the NE to V100R006C05SPC203 or a later version.
[Inspector Applicable or Not]
Update the test case package to the latest one.
Path: Upgrade pre-check/ Checks whether the HP_RDI will be triggered after lower order services are accessed into 1+1 LMS and V100R004 is graded to V100R006C03SPC200
[Rectification Scope and Time Requirements]

 

Pick of the Bunch: Console Internet Applications

There are so many great console based internet applications that it would be impossible for a single article to cover them all. Instead, I have compiled this roundup of 9 console applications that I am always using. Why? Because they are, in many situations, superior replacements for their GUI equivalents. Here is a roundup of the 9 console applications that I use frequently.


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The Linux app store is your safest friend

One of the cool features that Android and IOS have developed are application stores. Application trust is vital. When you download a program from those apps stores, you are getting something trusted, stable and frequently upgraded.

Something also integrated this same concept. Linux is another system that delivers a system that allows you to download and install programs that are designed to work with that system. There is no guessing if the program is safe to install. If it is not available in Linux's app store, don't pay it too much attention it. Install only if vitally needed.

Ubuntu created a very user friendly app store for downloads, "Ubuntu Software Center". Before you Google, check the products in your local store first.

 

http://greplinux.com/blog/2014/02/23/whats-different-about-linux-programs/

 

My first Linux based robot

My Robot

I successfully connected my BeagleBone Black running Angstrom Linux to a Dagu Rover 5 Tracked Chassis using the Rover 5 motor driver board.  I then wrote Python client/server scripts that allowed me to control the robot over a Bluetooth RFComm connection.  The blog posts listed below document the steps I took to create the robot, from start to finish, with videos and images.

 

I just got my BeagleBoard Black, now what?

My first working robot, It’s Alive

My first working robot, It’s Alive – Part 2

My first working robot, It’s Alive – Part 3

 

 

5 Best Free Erlang Books

The focus of this article is to select the finest Erlang books which are available to read for free. Some of the books featured here are released under an open source license. All of the texts have a lot to offer for a budding Erlang programmer.

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Online Textbooks: An opportunity for open standards

 

I recently finished my first school year that I used online textbooks exclusively. In short I hated every moment of it; this experience was by far the most frustrating experience that I have ever had. Either the books wouldn't display properly on my Linux box or my browser of choice (Firefox) or they would operate at a crawling pace. I even had one textbook that wouldn't let me log in to it for most of the school year (calculus textbooks are optional anyways).

 

There is a desperate need for a good platform to publish online textbooks and I believe the open source community can provide just the answer we need. Not only would its freedom from corporate (publishers) influence be beneficial but it would free students from proprietary software later in life. Richard Stallman was correct on this topic:

What schools should refuse to do is teach dependence. Those corporations offer free samples to schools for the same reason tobacco companies distribute free cigarettes to minors: to get children addicted. They will not give discounts to these students once they've grown up and graduated.

Teaching independence from a particular piece of software, kind of software or software company enables students to form and to take their place in a competitive market.

 

That being said, this textbook platform must be of the highest quality to dominate the market. Here are a few guidelines I would like to suggest.

 

Completely opensource and implement open standards

This is obvious but nevertheless extremely important. Opensource frees students for their future but the use of open standards also frees students in the present. When a textbook uses open standards it allows the student to use the environment he or she deems best for his or her academic experience. Some examples of open standards include: HTML, an decent video encoder (perhaps one could finally be made!), and JavaScript.

 

All forms of DRM must also be absent from this platform. DRM further limits the students' choice of computing environment. DRM also gives complete control of the user experience to the textbook publisher rather than the user.

 

Completely free of Flash:

This falls in the same category as open standards but I want to emphasize it. Flash makes using non-Apple and non-Microsoft systems, difficult, to say the least. Flash is also very insecure and slow. I've waiting as long as two minutes to flip a page and often times the page would fail to load forcing me to start all over. I can't say this any more creatively: Flash is not a good idea. Period.

 

Allow copy and paste:

This also goes along with open standards, especially HTML. Why would a company want to stop me from doing this? My school already payed for the book. Am I really going to copy and past it and send it to a class mate? Additionally, if the book is delivered using a high end platform, paying for the book will be worth it. Furthermore copying and pasting are very useful for the student. Few things are more irritating than having to type a selection from my Literature book into a paper or report I am writing. It's rather ridiculous when the student is using an online textbook and still has the limitations of a paper textbook.

 

 

 

Influenced more by an operation system than a paper book:

It's time to ditch the page by page model. This isn't a paper book why do we think that model will still work? I believe an operating system is a more apt model for an online textbook. This would allow the textbook to be more than just text on a page; it would allow it to be interactive. Math lessons could be taught through interactive examples not just written examples which are hard to understand for the more math challenged among us. Video can be integrated into the text. Open third party APIs would allow apps to be made to organize and complete homework (both on the student and the teacher side). This would provide an all inclusive academic experience for a class.

 

Free from a single corporate influence:

A singular corporate influence will try to push DRM instead of a high quality platform because it is cheaper. Moreover, a single corporate influence will seek to lock the platform down for just that corporations' (most likely a publisher) books. This also disrupts the user experience. Not all teachers will want to use books from the same publisher. Different publishers have different strengths. The Math teacher may want to use one publisher while the Computer Science professor may want to use a different publisher. A better model would be for many publishers to publish on this single platform and sell their books inside that platform. This would allow freedom for the teachers and provide a succinct experience for students.

 

This may seem like some kind of unattainable utopia but I believe with the collective power of the opensource community along with power of the education community it can be done. It is time we take this opportunity to provide better educational solutions for both teachers and students and set the example for education in the digital age.

 

Sources:

Stallman, Richard M. "Why Schools Should Exclusively Use Free Software." . N.p., 1 Apr. 2013. Web. 5 Feb. 2014. <https://www.gnu.org/education/edu-schools.html>.

 

My Nerd Life: Too Loud, Too Funny, Too Smart, Too Fat

Carla Schroder is a self-taught Linux and Windows sysadmin and the author of the Linux Cookbook and writer of thousands of Linux tutorials.

If there is only one message you take away from reading this, let it be this: Linux and FOSS do not need more glamorous elite uber-rockstar coders. We need more ordinary, dedicated individuals from all walks of life contributing however they can. Just plain ordinary people with whatever they have to offer.

I am a born nerd, born to take things apart and put them back together, and to combine unlike things in imaginative ways. I am one of those people you never want to go shopping with, because I have to stand in front of any item I might ever under any circumstances consider purchasing, and work through in my head the nine zillion ways in which I might use it ... and then move on to the next item and repeat the trance. Because why not? Is it not all about possibilities?

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My Nerd Story: From Record Store Clerk, to Tech Journalist and Community Manager

Rikki Endsley is a technology journalist and the USENIX Association’s community manager. In the past, she worked as the associate publisher of Linux Pro Magazine, ADMIN, and Ubuntu User, and as the managing editor of Sys Admin magazine. Find her online at rikkiendsley.com and @rikkiends on Twitter.

I've been a writer for as long as I can remember, which is why I was thrilled to receive an electric typewriter as a high school graduation gift in 1988. Asking for a computer was never something I considered. I don't remember ever being exposed to computers while I was growing up. After high school, I didn't even use my new electric typewriter for a while. Instead, I took a year off, continued working my record store job, and saw dozens of great bands.

My nerd story starts at a record store, with a cash register and a Schwann catalog.

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My Nerd Story: What You Say to Young Girls Matters

Leslie Hawthorn is an internationally known community manager, speaker and author, who has spent the past decade creating, cultivating and enabling open source communities. She created the world’s first initiative to involve pre-university students in open source software development, launched Google’s #2 Developer Blog, received an O’Reilly Open Source Award in 2010 and gave a few great talks on many things open source. In August 2013, she joined Elasticsearch as Community Manager, where she looks forward to getting things done, facilitating user happiness and moving to Europe.

Tiny Geekdom

“Mom, the computer is talking to me.”

I was sitting at a VT100 in a cold office building, far from home and missing Saturday morning cartoons. My mother, a UNIX programmer at a large telco, brought me with her to the company’s San Francisco, California office that weekend since my father was out of town. It was an hour’s drive each way and 7 year old me was a bit out of sorts from the long ride and the early hour at which I’d awakened. Mom, though, knew the best way to soothe me was to park me in front of a terminal window and let me have at it with Adventure.

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