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NRK breaks new ground to show chess on television

#NRKSJAKK´s Heidi Røneid med en Arduino Ethernet microprosessor.

When The Norwegian Broadcasting (NRK) planned the television broadcast of the now ongoing Chess Olympiad 2014 in Tromsø, Norway, we encountered a challenge: How do we mix video, graphics and the results of many ongoing chess parties simultaneously? The solution included a rack full of mini-switchers, open source, HTML5 code still in beta – and a bunch of $80 miniature computers.

Nordlandsbanen: minute by minute, season by season

Beautiful skies over the Nordlandsbanen, when we recorded the journey 23 February 2012. Photo: Sindre Skrede/NRK

The article and all pictures used are licensed under Creative Commons, you can use all of it or parts of it in whatever way you find suitable, as long as you attribute it with the following text and clickable link to this page: Content licensed under Creative CommonsSource: NRKbeta.no http://nrkbeta.no/2013/01/15/nordlandsbanen-minute-by-minute-season-by-season/ The Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation (NRK) …

The hunt for Albertio

Gasuns Slideshare update EIG - GIE - facsimiles from Oct 2nd and Oct 10th respectively

Earlier this year, NRKbeta told you the story of something looking a lot like a web scam scheme somebody was trying to lure us into: Fraud 2.0: Albertio wants to stick his straw in NRKbeta’s Google Juice. Someone calling themselves Albertio Ward wanted to translate one of our articles to Bulgarian for free. After having …

Friday Snack: The hunt for a polar explorer advertisement

The advertisement «Men wanted for hazardous journey. Low wages, bitter cold, long hours of complete darkness. Safe return doubtful. Honour and recognition in event of success.» has been a marketing litterature classic for ages. Irish polar explorer Ernest Shackleton is said to have received 5000 replies by mail. We write «said to have», because even …

On NRKbeta’s article comments

Translated from the original article in Norwegian: http://nrkbeta.no/2012/03/26/om-nrkbetas-kommentarfelt/ and back dated to the same publishing date. A while ago, I was approached with a handful of questions about the comments here at NRKbeta, what thoughts I had, and how we handle comments. Camilla Haga is doing a bachelor’s degree in media sciences at Oslo University, …

Is it possible to replace Facebook?

According to internet expert Clay Shirky, Facebook is now so big it cannot be replaced by a competitor anymore. This is an English language version of Er Facebook blitt uerstattelig? published yesterday. When Clay Shirky visited Norway last week, I got the opportunity to interview him for the NRK P2 show Kurer.

Hurtigruten: 5 day TV marathon in the midnight sun

View from Hurtigruten

The article and all pictures used are licensed under Creative Commons, you can use all of it or parts of it in whatever way you find suitable, as long as you attribute it with the following text and clickable link to this page: Content licensed under Creative Commons Source: NRKbeta.no http://nrkbeta.no/2011/06/16/hurtigruten-eng/ Norsk versjon av artikkel …

The future of public service broadcasting

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This op-ed was printed in Wired Italy, June 2010. You can read more about this blog at our english about-page. Norwegian intro: Tidligere i vår ble jeg bedt om å skrive en kronikk for Wired Italia. Den stod på trykk i juninummeret og som vanlig prøver vi å publisere våre eksterne medieinnspill her på NRKbeta …

NRK P3 Spotify Playlists – The beauty of open access to data

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Ved å bruke Spotifys nye Metadata API, kan vi nå lage en oppdatert side med Spotify-lenker for NRK P3s A, B og C-lister. Empire State of Mind med Jay-Z og Alicia Keys ligger på P3s A-liste denne uka. Resten av artikkelen er på engelsk. Two days ago Spotify announced a public Spotify Metadata API. This …

Congratulations – you just wet your pants

(Norwegian info: Dette er en engelsk versjon av «gratulerer med våte bukser».) Picture: «Fail» – av Nima Badiey med en Creative Commons 2.0-lisens. You may know the expression «peeing in your pants to keep warm». It means that to pee in your pants to stay warm, may be a good tactic at the moment. But …

Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation sets up its own bittorrent tracker

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Information in Norwegian: Dette er en engelsk artikkel som informerer om at NRK har satt opp sin egen BitTorrent-tracker. Noe som kan være av internasjonal interesse. Vi har også en egen artikkel som forklarer hvorfor vi av og til skriver på engelsk her på NRKbeta. Oppdatering: her er den norske versjonen av denne nyheten. («The …

NRK pulls «Our daily Beatles» podcast because of rights

(this is an English version of NRK må dessverre stoppe «Vår daglige Beatles» – for our international readers) Yesterday we wrote that NRK is podcasting all 212 episodes of the radio series «Our daily Beatles» – with the original music – for free. Some thought this was too good to be true. And it was… …

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