The Finnish national broadcaster has partnered with Kryptoradio to broadcast the Bitcoin blockchain over the digital television network making it accessible over a non-Internet channel to 95% of the Finnish population.
The security model of the blockchain has some serious vulnerabilities, including the lack of diversity in its transmission mechanisms. DVB-T, the EU/Australia/Japan (and elsewhere) standard for digital TV transmission, creates an important channel for communicating the blockchain, and sets the stage for many potential new applications.
The trial starts in September and will run for at least two months.
When a network TV show performs badly, the networks deliberately introduce errors into the episodes’ metadata before submitting it to the Nielsen ratings, so that the episode is counted as a separate show and doesn’t bring the season’s average rating down.
To celebrate the return of The Crystal Maze, Richard Cobbett recaps Britain’s odd history of LARP shows, which pioneered chroma-key and VR-based special effects when such things were strange and expensive—and not as strange and expensive as the sets they were superimposed upon. All were brilliant but many were dreadful, and classics such as Knightmare […]
♫ Enemies to the west of me, enemies to the east, here I am, stuck in the middle with you ♪ The seventh and final season of Game of Thrones starts July 16.
Toaster ovens are the perfect appliance for small things like toasted sandwiches and roasted garlic (try it!), but anything more involved usually requires a full-sized conventional oven.However, despite its small size, the Wolfgang Puck Pressure Oven can handle anything from baked pastries to broiled meats. This kitchen appliance has a minimal countertop footprint, and cooks […]
The Pry.Me Bottle Opener holds tens of thousands of times its own weight, and you can pick one up now from the Boing Boing Store.This remarkable keychain is considerably smaller than any of your keys, but don’t let that fool you: it can easily open any bottle, and could even tow a trailer full of […]