http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2013/01/how-to-watch-lovefilm-redbox-instant-or-netflix-on-ubuntu. This posting on the OMG Ubuntu website explains in detail how to watch Netflix, Lovefilm and Redbox films and television shows with the Ubuntu 12.10 Linux distribution. This involves using a version of Wine to run the necessary software. You would think that this process would be easy on an Ubuntu distribution right now; …

The Xbox Kinect technology is being released for use on Windows. I do not see how this technology will be useful on a PC, waving your arms in front of a computer screen to control your computer would get tiring very quickly. This technology is not exclusive to the Xbox, other companies before Microsoft have …

#!/bin/sh mencoder tv:// -tv driver=v4l2:input=1:norm=pal:width=720:height=576: \ device=/dev/video0:forceaudio:audiorate=32000:alsa:adevice=hw.0 buffersize=64 -ovc lavc \ -lavcopts vcodec=mpeg4:vbitrate=1300:keyint=30 -oac mp3lame -lameopts \ br=96:cbr:mode=3 -ffourcc divx -endpos 04:00:00 -o ~/Videos/tv-`date +%y%m%d_%H%M`-m.avi > /dev/null This is a nice shell script I used to record television for later viewing. I recorded 11 hours 53 minutes of television in very good quality and the …