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Interactive Media Products

  1. 1. Interactive Media ProductsYouTubeYouTube is a video sharing website, created by three former PayPal employees in February 2005, onwhich users can upload, view and share videos. The company is based in San Bruno, California, anduses Adobe Flash Video and HTML5 technology to display a wide variety of user generated videocontent, including movie clips, TV clips, and music videos, as well as amateur content such as videoblogging and short original videos.Link: is an optical discstorage format, invented and developed by Philips, Sony, Toshiba, andPanasonic in 1995. DVDs offer higher storage capacity than Compact Discs while having the samedimensions.Pre-recorded DVDs are mass-produced using molding machines that physically stamp data onto theDVD. Such discs are known as DVD-ROM, because data can only be read and not written norerased. Blank recordable DVD discs (DVD-R and DVD+R) can be recorded once using a DVDrecorder and then function as a DVD-ROM. Rewritable DVDs (DVD-RW, DVD+RW, and DVD-RAM)can be recorded and erased multiple times.Link:
  2. 2. CDThe Compact Disc (also known as a CD) is an optical disc used to store digital data. It was originallydeveloped to store and playback sound recordings only, but the format was later adapted for storageof data (CD-ROM), write-once audio and data storage (CD-R), rewritable media (CD-RW), VideoCompact Discs (VCD), Super Video Compact Discs (SVCD), PhotoCD, PictureCD, CD-i, andEnhanced CD. Audio CDs and audio CD players have been commercially available since October1982.Link: is the transmission of signals through free space by electromagnetic waves with frequenciessignificantly below visible light, in the radio frequency range, from about 3 kHz to 300 GHz. Thesewaves are called radiowaves. Electromagnetic radiation travels by means of oscillatingelectromagnetic fields that pass through the air and the vacuum of space.Link:
  3. 3. Video GamesA video game is an electronic game that involves human interaction with a user interface to generatevisual feedback on a video device. The word video in videogame traditionally referred to a rasterdisplay device, but following popularization of the term "video game", it now implies any type ofdisplay device. The electronic systems used to play video games are known as platforms; examplesof these are personal computers and video game consoles. These platforms range from largemainframe computers to small handheld devices. Specialized video games such as arcade games,while previously common, have gradually declined in use. Video games have gone on to become anart form and industry.Link: (TV) is a telecommunication medium for transmitting and receiving moving images that canbe monochrome (black-and-white) or colored, with or without accompanying sound. "Television" mayalso refer specifically to a television set, television programming, or television transmission.
  4. 4. Link: PhonesA mobile phone (also known as a cellular phone, cell phone and a hand phone) is a device that canmake and receive telephone calls over a radio link whilst moving around a wide geographic area. Itdoes so by connecting to a cellular network provided by a mobile phone operator, allowing access tothe public telephone network. By contrast, a cordless telephone is used only within the short range ofa single, private base station.In addition to telephony, modern mobile phones also support a wide variety of other services such astext messaging, MMS, email, Internet access, short-range wireless communications (infrared,Bluetooth), business applications, gaming and photography. Mobile phones that offer these and moregeneral computing capabilities are referred to as smartphones.Link: computer is a programmable machine designed to automatically carry out a sequence of arithmeticor logical operations. The particular sequence of operations can be changed readily, allowing thecomputer to solve more than one kind of problem. An important class of computer operations onsome computing platforms is the accepting of input from human operators and the output of resultsformatted for human consumption. The interface between the computer and the human operator isknown as the user interface.
  5. 5. Link: ConsolesA video game console is an interactive entertainment computer or customized computer system thatproduces a video display signal which can be used with a display device (a television, monitor, etc.) todisplay a video game. The term "video game console" is used to distinguish a machine designed forpeople to buy and use primarily for playing video games on a TV. As of 2007, it is estimated thatvideo game consoles have made up 75% of the worlds gaming market.Link: is a line of portable media players created and marketed by Apple Inc.. The product line-upconsists of the hard drive-based iPod classic, the touchscreen iPod touch, the compact iPod Nanoand the ultra-compact iPod shuffle. iPod classic models store media on an internal hard drive; whileall other models use flash memory to enable their smaller size (the discontinued mini used aMicrodrive miniature hard drive). As with many other digital music players, iPods can serve asexternal data storage devices. Storage capacity varies by model, ranging from 2 GB for the iPodshuffle to 160 GB for the iPod classic. The iPod line was announced by Apple on October 23, 2001,and released on November 10, 2001.Link:
  6. 6. iPadThe iPad is a line of tablet computers designed and marketed by Apple Inc., primarily as a platform foraudio-visual media including books, periodicals, movies, music, games, apps and web content. Itssize and weight fall between those of contemporary smartphones and laptop computers. The iPadruns on iOS, the same operating system used on Apples iPod Touch and iPhone, and can run its ownapplications as well as iPhone applications. Without modification, the iPad will only run programsapproved by Apple and distributed via the Apple App Store (with the exception of programs that runinside the iPadsweb browser).Link: