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PlayOn Makes It Easier to Cut the Cord

PlayOn DVR

“Cord cutting” means getting your news, sports and entertainment direct from the Internet, rather than through a cable company. PlayOn software makes this task less daunting by pre-populating its interface with almost all the popular online programming sources. On top of this, it gives you a software based digital video recorder (DVR), they call a Streaming Video Recorder (SVR).

Grammar of the Selfie

There is a problem with selfies and grammar. “Selfies”, for those of you over the age of 75, are self-portraits taken with a cell phone, usually with an arm extended or more recently with an attachment for extending one’s reach called a selfie-stick. When one takes a picture of one’s self, then, certainly, “selfie” would be…

NAB 2015: Blogger Melanie Nelson Gets Down to Self-Editing Basics

(Originally published on Blogcritics.org) At the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Show 2015, in the Las Vegas Convention Center, surrounded by every video camera made, virtual sets, lighting equipment, online streaming hardware and software platforms, they didn’t forget that it all begins with writing. In “Self-Editing Basics: The Tools You Need to Improve Your Writing,”…

NAB 2015: Pep Rally with Jerry Lewis, a Former Senator, and Mr. Dodgers

Jerry Lewis accepting NAB Achievement Award

(Originally published on Blogcritics.org) Day One of the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Show, April 13, began with a pep rally in the Westgate Hotel next to the Las Vegas Convention Center. The conclave of television, radio, internet and supporting industries attracted 100,000 people to Vegas. But the attendees did have a few things to…

SXSW Interactive: Zombie Journalism and Superhero Journalism

(First published on blogcritics.org) Two SXSW panels demonstrated that journalism, like many other industries born in the brick and mortar era, must evolve or die. The first panel was populated by professional zombies, unaware how pathetic their whining sounded. The second panel contained innovators of the Superhero mold. Here Come the Zombies The “Cinematic Storytelling and Journalism” panel…