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OWC Announces New ThunderBay 4 with Thunderbolt™ 3

OWC adds to its line-up of powerful Thunderbolt 3-integrated products OWC®, a leading zero emissions Mac and PC technology company, is introducing their fastest ThunderBay yet. Thunderbolt 3 speeds up this highly-acclaimed product line, with speeds up to twice as fast as the original. This new version will continue to provide the performance the pros rely on to create workflows ...

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OWC Presents the Eagerly Awaited ThunderBlade V4

The OWC ThunderBlade V4 is the fastest external drive available. OWC®, a leading zero emissions Mac and PC technology company, is pleased to announce the release of the ThunderBlade V4, the fastest external drive the company has ever offered. Ultra resilient and completely silent, the ThunderBlade V4 is, in fact, the fastest external drive on the market today. Debuting at ...

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OWC Goes Extreme With Envoy Pro EX Thunderbolt™ 3

 Super-fast, portable, bus-powered and bootable, the Envoy Pro EX Thunderbolt 3 is the new extreme performance portable SSD from OWC. OWC®, a leading zero emissions Mac and PC technology company, introduces the bus-powered Envoy Pro EX Thunderbolt™ 3.  OWC takes the award-winning Envoy Pro EX to the next level with one of the first external storage solutions to integrate Thunderbolt ...

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The Business of TV Changes When We Moved to OTT

“Running ain’t freedom. You should know that.” – Dom Toretto, “Fast Five,” Universal Pictures, 2011   Traditional TV networks around the globe don’t like kids like my kids very much.   When they’re slouching in front of the TV set watching something on one of the thousands of channels they include in their “reasonable” bundle, they’re okay.   But that ...

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Pirating Video Content Is Sleezy, Not a Badge of Honor

“The world is a dangerous place, Elliott, not because of those who do evil, but because of those who look on and do nothing.” – Mr. Robot, “Anonymous Content” (2015)     I’m not a big fan of shopping at Costco – one of the buy-in-bulk stores in the U.S. – because: We don’t have anywhere to store that much ...

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Service Providers Wait Impatiently to be Back on Top

“You said you ‘n’ me was gonna get out of town and for once just really let our hair down. Well, darlin’, look out, ’cause my hair is comin’ down!” – Thelma, “Thelma & Louise,” Pathe Entertainment, 1991 When we first heard that T-Mobile had just signed a deal with Netflix to give them the service free we thought: That’s ...

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Hulu, Cream VR Take Viewers Deep Inside Monaghan’s Curious Mind

While Hulu is best known for its mainstream, award-winning series like The Handmaid’s Tale, the streaming media firm had an early interest in taking viewers inside their content with VR (virtual reality). Beating Netflix to market with a VR app, Hulu now has a rapidly growing library of VR shows. The recently released project, A Curious Mind, takes viewers deep ...

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2.0TB OWC Aura Pro X SSD Flash Shipping

Incredible doubling of capacity options for Mac Pro, MacBook Air, MacBook Pro Retina WOODSTOCK, IL – December 14, 2017 – Other World Computing (OWC®), a leading zero emissions Mac and PC solutions company, announces Aura Pro X SSD Flash upgrade availability to now include the 2.0TB model, providing up to an incredible 16X more capacity than an existing Apple factory ...

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OWC Launches Thunderbolt 3 Family at CES

OWC will showcase the best in storage and connectivity solutions, and kick off its 30th anniversary celebration at the show. Woodstock, IL – December 15, 2017 OWC®, a leading zero emissions Mac and PC technology company, will introduce and demonstrate an entire new family of ground-breaking Thunderbolt™ 3-integrated products at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. OWC’s management team ...

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Internet May Be a Human Right, Streaming Content Isn’t

  “We will tell the whole world, that we speak, the truth. No force can stop us now, we’re cool, we’re badasses,” – Harry, “True Lies,” 20th Century Fox, 1994     Have you noticed that most of the calls you get on your smartphone are from solicitors?   Other than that, … not so much!   Voice has been ...

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Content Production, Delivery, Viewing Can Be Targeted, Beautiful Or…

There are two things SMPTE (Society of Motion Picture & Television Engineers) conference attendees like: How to stay ahead of tech that’s breathing down their necks Standards   O.K., execs don’t like it when that technology seems to be disrupting almost every phase of their business; but the win is that if it allows them to produce stuff faster and ...

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OWC President, Jen Soulé, Recognized at 14th Annual Stevie® Awards for Women In Business

Stevie Award Winners Announced in New York WOODSTOCK, IL – Other World Computing (OWC®), a leading zero emissions Mac and PC technology company, announced today that company President Jen Soulé has received a Silver Stevie Award for the category Female Executive of the Year – Consumer Products – 11 to 2,500 Employees at the 14th annual Stevie® Awards for Women ...

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Animated Passion…60 years of Bringing Ideas to Life

Ed and his absolutely brilliant, sterling career. Harvey Minz. Movielab. Always creating ‘against the grain’ Barry Rappaport. Film-TV Distributor. The Passion – Ed Darino shares his early visions and passions for animated filmmaking at Disney’s Red Cat Theater during the 2017 LA Film Forum.  He synthesized 60 years of animation experimentation and experience for the audience. Ed is not only ...

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VR Opens New Challenges, Risks, Opportunities for Entertainment

The annual SMPTE (Society of Motion Picture & Television Engineers) is a technical conference. You know, loaded with technical sessions where senior engineers from across the M&E (media & entertainment) industry catch up on the standards and technology-–the stuff they need to keep up on with the rapidly shifting content development, production, distribution and monetization landscape. That’s important with new ...

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Entertainment Tomorrow – Instant, Personal, Alone, Together

  “I’ve seen things you people wouldn’t believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I watched C-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhauser gate. All those moments will be lost in time… like tears in rain…” Batty, Blade Runner, Ladd Company, 1982     Soon after the release of the Blade Runner remake, SMPTE (Society of ...

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Good VR Content Isn’t Just Entertainment It’s Personal Experience

While studios and distributors around the globe push out new films, series, mini-series and content to fill the insatiable entertainment demands of folks; they just have a hard time figuring out how they’re going to make huge profits from VR (Virtual Reality), which seems to be a solo adventure.   But there’s a cadre of experienced, experimenting filmmakers who are ...

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