Chinese Programming With Dish Network Satellite TV

Dish Network provides one of the most outstanding satellite TV systems in the market today. They pursue the excellence in providing the best service for their customers. One thing that is worth mentioning about the service from Dish Network is their Chinese language programming. They go to great extend to provide entertainment for those who are far away from home. One of the most significant packages is their Great Wall package.

This package is named after the great monument located in China, The Great Wall. The Great Wall represents the spirit of Dish Network in creating the impossible like how the Great Wall was build back in ancient times. These packages provide all the entertainment for the Chinese people residing in the US. It helps to make them feel closer to their homeland. Even non-Chinese viewers are enjoying the programs. That is why Dish Network decided to name this package after the Great Wall.

Here are some of the Chinese language packages that Dish Network has come up with to fulfill the entertainment need for the Chinese community in the Unites States. First in line is the Chinese Variety Pack. In this package, Dish Network has included channels like CTS, CTV, PTV, TTV, Video Land and many more. While many of the packages provided, this one is considered as the most popular amongst consumers because of its latest news, amusement plus children programming. It has 24 hours programming with crystal clear digital quality pictures delivered to you. The monthly fee required for this package is $ 27.99.

The next package in line is the Chinese Plus Pack. This package contains programs from Phoenix North America Chinese Channels and ATV home channels which allow the user to receive extended coverage from countries like Hong Kong, China, Taiwan and some countries from the Asia Pacific Region. With this, subscribers would be allowed to enjoy the latest movies, sports, dramas, news and music. All of this is delivered in high quality digital transmission.

Next, we have the Chinese Super Pack which is filled with programming straight from China. The channels included in this package are ET China, ET Drama, ET Global, ET News and many more. You will be able to get up to 6 languages ​​in Chinese dialect to go with their 100% quality transmission. Furthermore, all these programs are broadcasted live China itself.

Therefore, viewers are getting the exact same programs that their relatives are getting in their homeland. Alternative to all the packages mentioned above, Dish Network has come up with a selective package. This package selects 3 mandarin language channels from Taiwan. The channels available in this package are CTS, TTV and CTV.

Overall, The Great Wall TV packages is one of the most precious and important package in the services of Dish Network. With 7 provincial channels brought to viewers direct from China, 4 channels outside China plus the 6 most interesting channels from CCTV, this package is one winner in its class. In addition to that, all …

Seven Things That Could Make Your Gadgets Obsolete

Thinking about buying a new TV, Blu-ray player, or even laptop? Well maybe you should think again because we saw some technologies at CES 2010 that could make a gadget you buy today obsolete very soon.

HDMI 1.4

HDMI is the standard for moving digital media like surround sound audio and high definition video from a source like a Blu-ray player, game console or receiver to your TV or other device. The current standard is HDMI 1.3 with variations like 1.3a, b, and so on. HDMI 1.4 is the latest standard that not only adds support for 3DTV but adds an Ethernet channel that allows the cable to be used to transfer networking data at speeds up to 100Mb/sec for things like IPTV and DLNA (see below). The good news is that high speed HDMI 1.3 cables (the expensive ones) will support HDMI 1.4 features except for the Ethernet channel the bad news is you’ll need a new device for the old cable to work with.

USB 3.0

They would prefer you call it SuperSpeed USB but whatever you call it, it’s much faster than the older USB 2.0. USB 3.0 or SuperSpeed boasts a speed improvement of around 10X over USB 2.0 with transfers up to 300 or 400 megabytes per second. SuperSpeed has been slow to be adopted. Intel, who is promoting a competing technology based on optical cables called Light Peak, has said it won’t support SuperSpeed for another year. In fact, some people think Light Peak which claims 10 gigabit per second transfers might even replace USB especially if vendors like Apple adopt it. Meanwhile, Microsoft is in the process of creating SuperSpeed drivers for Windows 7. The good news is USB 3.0 is picking up speed (haha). We saw SuperSpeed external drives, adaptors, and even a laptop at CES 2010.

3DTV

If you are planning on buying a high end HDTV this year, you may want to consider waiting for a 3D-capable version. A 3D LCD TV (or Plasma) will have a fast refresh rate of at least 120Hz (240Hz is better), circuitry to decode the various 3D broadcast formats, a 3D glasses interface (if it uses active shutter glasses which it most likely will), and HDMI 1.4 ports. We should see more sets appearing on the market in the second half of 2010.

DLNA

The Digital Living Network Alliance has been around since 2004. It now claims to be used in more than 5,500 devices. DLNA has been something of a sleeper for the last few years but at this year’s CES 2010 we kept hearing it mentioned in places like the Samsung booth where they were showing their vision of a “connected” house. We predict you will start seeing it featured more prominently in TVs, mobile phones, laptops, printers, and more. We understand that the DLNA standard might be enhanced to include support for MPEG-4 AVC and Bluetooth in the near future. We advise you to keep an eye on this standard and …

Old School Online Gaming

Ever wondered what your parents and the adults played for fun back in their day? Or before the existence of Nintendo Wii’s, Playstations, and World of Warcraft, what were the games that people played with the computer? Online gaming back then wasn’t as high-tech as what you play now but they delivered the same amount of fun that today’s online games give you. Take a journey down old time geekery and see what was deemed as hi-tech back then:

1.#TradeWars 2002

A space game developed in 1984. In TW2002, the player is a galaxy trader where the main objective is to gain control of a limited set and amount of resources, as you travel in different sectors of the galaxy. Using your gained wealth in trading, you can upgrade your spaceship, get better weapons and fight for control of planets and starbases.

2.#MUDs

Also known as Multi-User Dungeon, this is a text-based multiplayer real-time virtual world that started in 1978. It combined elements such as role-playing games, hack and slash, player versus player, interactive fiction, and online chat with a fantasy setting populated by fictional races and monsters. The objective of the game is to slay monsters, explore a fantasy world, complete quests, go on adventures, create a story by role-playing, and advance the character.

3.#MUSHes

MUSH, generally called a Multi-User Shared Hallucination, is somewhat of a text-based Second Life where you can create anything you want, be anyone you want, and do anything that you want in a multi-user game. With the popularity of MUDs in the 1980s, many variations emerged such as TinyMUD in 1989. MUSH was then created by Larry Foard who used TinyMUD’s code and added a different programming language.

4.#Hunt

The old school Before Doom, created in 1985 by Conrad C. Huang and Gregory S. Couch, is represented using ASCII characters on an 80×24 terminal screen. Hunt is a multiplayer game where each player wanders around a maze, killing off other players using guns, bombs, and slime. Players can also form a team. The maze, when destroyed, regenerates over time, during which “deflectors” appear, changing the direction of the projectile. Sometimes a “wandering bomb” appears, exploding when contact is made.

5.#Empire 3.84

Considered as the grandfather of all Internet games, Empire 3.84 is a risk-like conquer-the-world game with its original version appearing in 1971 on a PDP-11/45 mainframe computer at Harvard University. It gained popularity for being cited as one of Sid Meier’s inspiration for Civilization PC game series.

6.#BBS Door Games

Since the technology in the old days was pretty much text-based, online games back then usually were also text-based games played over the modem on an amateur-run bulleting board system (BBS). Supporting only one phone line, there wasn’t WiFi back then, so players usually had to take turns when playing, but still they can compete against each other.

7.#FIBS

The First Internet Backgammon Server pretty much tells us what it is, it’s the first backgammon server on the Internet. Started in 1992, it …

5 Things You Can Do To Avoid Computer Repair Problems

We take our computers, laptops, and other such devices for granted, but these are just like any other electronics and sooner or later develop some sort of issues, which require repair.

In many cases, the nature of the problem may be small, but you need to get it right before it turns into a bigger problem. However, you can apply a number of easy techniques to avoid computer repair problems in future.

Let's check out a few tips that can help you to stay ahead in maintaining your computer or other similar devices.

  • Make A List Of The Symptoms

When your PC starts showing any kind of operational issues, you will be appeared with particular error messages. These error message should be composed along alternate symptoms and disappointments confronted by you.

You may not be able to figure out the correct nature and reason of the PC problem because of their technical nature, yet when you catch these points of interest in a detailed and despite way, then it will help the expert to recognize and take care of the issue rapidly. So you should observe the PC issue and note it down properly.

  • Get The Telephone Services

Sometimes it is impractical to visit a PC repair shop because of its far location or because of your busy work routine. So you have to investigate the remote consultation services that offer help to repair the PC. You can get the numbers from the official website of the company.

  • Make Notes The Repair Process

When you are giving over your PC to the onsite computer repairs center, you should make a point to gather reports from the organization specifying the particular PC equipment or programming that should be replaced along the correct time needed to repair the PC. It is likewise vital to approach the organization for post repair guarantee. This basic documentation technique will help you to save some extra costs or charges.

  • Prepare The Computer For Repairing

Before you choose to give the PC for repair, you need to backup all the critical data on the PC including serial number of the PC hard disk, modem's serial number, and serial number CD-ROM and different parts of the computer.

When you get the PC from the computer repairs and fix center then these details will help in verifying your computer. Further, you have to delete a wide range of personal and classified information from the PC before giving it for repair.

  • Talk About Exchanging The PC At A Discounted Price

If you have one of the older models of the PC, the PC parts needed may not be available because of the model being out of production or guarantee period. In such cases, you can consider the exchange offers available to replace the current PC with another one by paying a discounted amount. There are no particular rates of exchange, so you need to negotiate with the buyer and see what you can get in return. …

Introduction To HTML5 Game Development

HTML5 games have made gaming quite easy. Thanks to the HTML5 development companies for producing these games which do not require any plugin or download on our devices. Most of the portals are adding new to their portal. If you are into a business of game portal, you need to upgrade it soon with html5 or else your competitors will race ahead of you. Don’t lose business!

HTML5 Games Companies

There are many companies which are specialized in this new technology. They have a good range of games for all age groups. If you want a game to be developed then go to those developers who have successfully completed at least a dozen projects. They should have a good portfolio of games. You should choose the game which is suitable for you. You will get the support for the game after the purchase. Make sure that the game developer is using latest technologies like construct 2 to develop 2D games.

HTML5 Licensing

When you get the game developed then you get the exclusive rights to the game so you can sell it as well. You can also go for non-exclusive rights to the game without the selling option. You can find developers who are specialized in 2d gaming technologies. If you are planning to charge the user then go for extended licensing. If you want to earn the revenue through the advertisements only then you can go for cost-effective regular HTML5 game licensing. You can also avail the services of compiling the game for android or iOS. The USP of a good game developer is – they build the games around the client inputs and constantly engage with the client during the course of game development.

Reskinning of the Games

If you want a game in a particular style and appearance then that can be done as well. So, you can have graphics, sounds, texts and other features as per your liking while the original codes will be intact. You won’t have to wait long to get the reskinning done, it will get done in 3 to 5 days.

Construct 2 Engine

This Technology is in a growth stage. The web browsers have already been redone to facilitate HTML5 games. This technology has inbuilt javaScript engines and frameworks like Construct 2. These frameworks enable the developers to create wonderful games in a short span of time. The framework technologies totally utilize the improvements in the browser. HTML5 are browser-based. Construct 2 is a behavior-based logic system to develop and edit HTML5. Construct 2 contains the event sheets which are like the source files present in programming languages. Construct 2 can export to the majority of browsers and online platforms like Facebook, amazon app store, etc.

Benefits

It can be supported on almost all the platforms. Unlike flash, they do not require a plugin. These can be deployed on all platforms without any hassles. HTML5 is catching the frenzy as users can play it on the browser without any download.…

Comcast Is Top Dog

One of the great feats of modern technology is that now it is possible for just one company to serve all your telecommunications needs. From television service to high speed Internet, and even digital telephone services, you only have to deal with one company and one monthly bill. The company that can provide this convenience to you is Comcast in, a company that has already proven itself a leader for cable television. With Comcast's selection of services, you can get extremely high quality, good values, and the best customer service available.

If you have been finding it stressful to open your monthly telephone bill, Comcast's Digital Telephone Service may be the cure. This service is designed to have one flat monthly fee that covers all your telephone needs. Within the monthly fee, you get all of the calls you care to make to anywhere in the United States and even Canada. You also get plenty of supporting services like caller ID, call waiting, call forwarding, speed dialing and voice mail. Comcast's voice mail system even lets you check it from the Internet, making it especially convenient while traveling or at work. The savings possible with a flat fee telephone plan are awful, especially if you do a lot of long distance calling.

Comcast digital cable television service is also a great bargain. This is the most advanced form of television available today and offer the clearest, crispest pictures available. Digital Cable TV has also expanded the amount of features that you can get along with a programming package, including the electronic program guide which lets you determine exactly what is playing on every channel. You can even search the program guide to quickly find the program you are looking for based on its title, time playing, or theme.

With every Comcast Cable TV programming package you also get a large selection of Movies On Demand programming. This is an incredibly convenient way to watch new release movies as you get the use of a movie for a full day. For just a low fee, you get all the convenience of Pay Per View and the flexibility of a video rental. It is even possible to subscribe to Premiums on Demand which offers unlimited access to HBO, Cinemax, Showtime, and The Movie Channel with the convenience of On Demand.

The selection of channels available through Comcast Cable TV programming packages is pretty incredible. Almost every package holds over 200 channels with some holding over 270. Plus, every package has extras like local channels and digital music, which round out the selection.

Comcast's other service option is high speed Internet. This is an amazing service that offers connection speeds 70 times faster than dial up and over six times as fast as DSL. All the problems of slow Internet connections, such as slow download times and clogged phone lines, are eliminated with this service. You get to keep your phone lines free while surfing the Internet and your entire family can even …

Keyword Research – Most Important SEO Method

Keyword optimization involves proper keyword choice and positioning based on comprehensive keyword research. It’s likely you have an excellent site and effective programming to support your site however all these will be of no avail if you do not obtain presence within the search engines. You will not get the desired return of investment if the site does not make it to the search engines. It can be all the more frustrating if you cannot get the desired traffic to your website despite spending cash on optimizing your site for the search engines by the so called top SEO companies. You may be given a report on the top search results for which your sites show up on top in the most popular search engines nevertheless what’s crucial at this point is having listed for the right keywords. Only when you get listed for the keywords that match your business profile will you be able to see the essential conversions otherwise anyone will only be getting stray traffic that is really not even interested in your services.

This can depress numerous website owners since they fail to see worthwhile returns on the investment. What is missing here is a good in-depth research on the right keywords and keyword phrases that will attract target visitors to your website. What these site owners need is an extensive key phrase research that can very well understand their own company model and comprehend their desires and business requirements.

The benefits of researching keywords are: 1) Good quality traffic. You would get the targeted traffic that provides you more income since not all traffic is the same. 2) Increased traffic volume. By targeting the keywords that will get higher search volume or by targeting a higher quantity of key phrases you’ve got a potential to get more targeted traffic. 3) Much better sales and revenue. With increased quality traffic will mean an increase in sales. 4) Less competition. You could have the power to target keywords that have fewer competitors. These lower volume keywords are a great place to start while you’re building towards ranking for the more competitive phrases. Before you start marketing a website it is crucial to first carry out effective keyword research. Your site’s visitors, income as well as overall success depend upon it.

Here are the disadvantages of neglecting keyword research. 1) Failing to properly target keywords. You may only obtain great search engine rankings for your business name. You shouldn’t need to optimize for your business name. 2) Targeting low volume keywords. You will get very few visitors with limited room for improvement. You can also get good rankings, however it would not translate into revenue. 3) Focusing on overly competitive keywords. You can struggle to get lots of search engine traffic if you cannot overcome the top ranked websites. Select your competition level. 4) Targeting low quality traffic. You may get traffic but have problems with poor conversion rates. This is why you cannot manage to ignore keyword …

What Causes Runtime Error 6?

Runtime error 6 is an "overflow" problem that may happen for one of a useful of reasons.

Runtime error 6 can occur when data gets too big for its britches.

This "overflow" problem can happen when, somewhere along the way, data has been entered that is too big for its data field. What does this mean in plain English?

Let's say you're working with Microsoft Access (a database program). You have to put information into various fields (boxes), when some of these boxes are pre-set to only accept certain values. (This can be arranged for a variety of reasons; there is no need to go into the specifics here, as it would require some articles!)

If one of these fields is pre-set to accept values ​​of only 0-255, you've caused an overflow error if you accidently entered, say, 377.

Now of course you would not do this. However, sometimes programmers make mistakes. Sometimes a program must generate a random variable and it could be that the parameters on the generator are too wide (it generates larger numbers than it should).

Neverheless, sometimes this does not happen until it's a bit too late. That's why searching for updates, patches, and new versions / upgrades to your software is often a solution to this problem.

Runtime error 6 occurs with Microsoft Site Server 3.0.

Microsoft Site Server 3.0 is an example of how this kind of error may occasionally occur in even the most tested and professional software. Fortunately, this is one instance of runtime error 6 that can be easily cured. Microsoft support currently offers help with this error.

What else can cause an overflow problem?

Typically, the problem with this error comes from a mistake in programming. It can also come from your registry.

The Windows registry is a directory of program files that all the programs on your computer use. It directs functions to connect with their proper compliments in other programs and hardware.

Without it, your word processor would have to search your entire computer for the printer jack, every time you wanted to print a document. It would also have to search your entire computer for the keyboard, screen, and supporting software every time you started it up!

This would leave your computer capable of running more than a handful of programs at any one time – and even those would run slowly.

Registries can become cluttered over time through no fault of yours. They can also become damaged by spyware and viruses – problems that anti-virus programs do not typically fix. You can help avoid this by learning more about runtime error 6 and other registry issues. …

Low Budget Smartphones Are Best

The manufacturers in the smartphone domain face the temptation to pack their products with all the latest technology, their most powerful processors, and their largest displays. The mobile phone market is invaded by over four inch wide displays and quad-core processors that could power a PC.

It is easy to understand the strategy because any company needs a bigger profit so they give people what they think is best. After the regular client sees an advertisement that induces the idea that "bigger is better", the client will automatically want the fastest, largest, best packed with features smartphone of them all.

What they usually forget or simply ignore is the fact that the latest, most powerful set of features and hardware also cost more than a regular, not so heavily promoted device.

When looking for the perfect smartphone, the possible buyer should not go for the first product that is presented to him. The best advertised product is not necessarily the best choice. A smart possible client will always look for alternative solutions because you can never know what you can find until you have a glance. Maybe the right product is just a click away and is waiting to be discovered.

The producing companies in this domain and in many others have the habit to promote their most expensive devices because these are the ones that will probably bring them their largest amount of profit. The cheaper alternatives in the smartphone domain are probably only promoted by the carriers when they are trying to get a contract signed.

The point of this article is to bring to the surface a certain fact that is probably ignored by most of the people interested in this kind of device. The high-end, latest technology smartphones that we all see all over the internet and TV will usually cost more than five hundred dollars and this is why it is very important to know that those devices are not the only ones on the market.

There are devices that will do every regular smartphone chore that the super expensive devices claim they can do, but in some cases for even only a quarter of the price. The only difference between these two categories of products will be a couple of seconds in the processing speed and less than an inch on the display's width.

People should think about this and decide if those highly advertised products are worth the money or not. The hardware inside a decent smartphone that will work properly does not have to be able to do 3D Hollywood special effects programming. A processor with a frequency of 800MHz will work just fine with any smartphone applications. Those applications that are made for smartphone operating systems are designed to work on the most poorly equipped smartphone so that every user can run it. A smartphone also does not need 16 or 32 GB of free space because almost anyone owns a PC at home that will be better at storing the …

Web Application Development

In computing, a web application is a client-server computer program in which the client (including the user interface and client-side logic) runs in a web browser. Common web apps include webmail, online retail sales, online auctions, instant messaging services and many other functions. The general distinction between a dynamic web page of any kind and a web application is unclear. Web sites most likely to be referred to as web applications are those which have similar functionality to a desktop software application, or to a mobile app. Single page application are more application- like because they reject the more typical web paradigm of moving between distinct pages with different URLs.

Technologies

There are two main categories of coding, scripting and programming for creating Web Applications:

I. Client Side Scripting / Coding – Client Side Scripting is the type of code that is executed or interpreted by browsers.

Client Side Scripting is generally viewable by any visitor to a site (from the view menu click on “View Source” to view the source code).

Below are some common Client Side Scripting technologies:

1) HTML (Hypertext Markup Language)

2) CSS (Cascading Style Sheets)

3) JavaScript

4) Ajax (Asynchronous JavaScript and XML)

5) jQuery (JavaScript Framework Library – commonly used in Ajax development)

6) Moo Tools (JavaScript Framework Library – commonly used in Ajax

7) Dojo Tool-kit (JavaScript Framework Library – commonly used in Ajax development)

II. Server Side Scripting / Coding – Server Side Scripting is the type of code that is executed or interpreted by the web server.

Server Side Scripting is not viewable or accessible by any visitor or general public.

Below are the common Server Side Scripting technologies:

1) PHP (very common Server – Linux / Unix based Open

Source – free redistribution, usually combines with MySQL database)

2) Zend Framework (PHP’s Object Oriented Web Application Framework) ASP (Microsoft Web Server (IIS) Scripting language)

3) ASP.NET (Microsoft’s Web Application Framework – successor of ASP) Ruby on Rails (Ruby programming’s Web Application Framework – free redistribution)

4) Perl

5) Python

Advantages of web application development:

1) Web apps are developed with programming languages such as HTML and CSS, which are well known among IT professionals.

2) These apps run on the device’s own web browser through a simple URL.

3) They may also open websites. This means that they don’t require to be updated in the way common apps do. In this sense, it’s the website to which the application is linked that will be updated.

4) On the other hand, a web app’s development time is lower. Hence its lower price.

Disadvantages of web application development:

1) An Internet connection will be an absolute must to run it. Otherwise, you will not be able to browse the website and the web app will be of no use to you.

2) It will also lose visibility as it will not be on display in the stores.

3) In addition, there will be some access restrictions as to certain hardware features of …