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One of its key roles has been maintaining the integrity of the Web s domain name system. Someday in the future, your TV set will smell. Now it turns out that day is not that far away. Researchers at the University of California San Diego, in collaboration with Samsung, have developed a compact device capable of generating on command thousands of aromas, according to a paper published this week in the scientific journal Angewandte Chemie. The device is small enough to attach directly to the back of any TV set or to mobile phones, the article says. The smell comes from solutions held in 10, 000 tiny chambers in the device. A small electrical charge heats the solution, turning it into a gas with the desired smell, the developers claim. The idea of smell-o-vision has been around since at least the 1950s when it was tried in movie theaters but has never caught on with consumers. But, if the new system proves practical, advertisers would likely be the first to use it paying extra to release the aroma of, say, baking cookies during their dessert commercials. Researchers said they tested the new device by using two commercial perfumes, Live by Jennifer Lopez and Passion by Elizabeth Taylor. The challenge, they said, was coming up with an electrical system that was reliable enough to zap the correct tiny chamber without setting off any neighboring aromas. Americans who watch the most video online tend to watch less TV, according to The Nielsen Co. , a finding that overturns a longstanding belief that people who watch more programming do so over all ratings agency said Wednesday that starting last fall, it noticed a segment of consumers who were starting to make a trade-off between online video and regular TV. The activity was more pronounced among people ages finding could be troubling to television networks that have been putting shows online in order to reach new audiences. The hope was they wouldn t diminish viewership on television, where they still make most of their advertising polled about 2, 600 people who said they watched videos online in the first three months of the year, and divided them into fifths based on how much they watch. The fifth that watched the most video online consumed nearly 19 minutes a day, and also watched the least amount of television, at about four hours and 32 minutes a day. The fifth that watched the least online video at less than a tenth of a minute a day watched the most TV at 4 hours and 50 said such a finding doesn t indicate that people are about to drop their pay TV packages to watch video only online, a notion known as cord cutting. About 91 percent of TV households still paid for a TV subscription in the first quarter, and most of the changes had to do with people switching between cable, telephone and satellite, TV viewing crept up by 2 percent from a year ago to 158 hours and 47 minutes a month, while video watching on the Internet jumped 35 percent to 4 hours and 33 minutes per month. Watching on mobile devices such as smartphones rose 20 percent to 4 hours and 20 minutes a Wakshlag, chief research officer at Time Warner Inc. s Turner Broadcasting System, said the decrease in TV viewing made by the heaviest watchers of online video was relatively small and not something we view as destructive or damaging. He noted that overall viewing went up on all platforms, meaning that Time Warner s TV Everywhere strategy of making content available to subscribers on multiple devices was the right also found differences based on the ethnicity of – Americans watched the most of any ethnic group on TV and over mobile devices, at nearly 213 hours a month on TV, and 6 hours and 30 minutes on mobile devices. Asians watched the least TV at 100 hours and 25 minutes, and the most online video at 10 hours and 19 were the most likely to have a smartphone, at 53 percent, followed by Asians at 48 percent, African-Americans at 39 percent and whites at 30 s senior vice president of insights and analysis, Pat McDonough, said the study suggests that advertisers have to cast a wider net to make sure they re reaching the audiences they want. The real implication for advertisers is you need to think broadly, she said. You need to think about reaching people on the screen that they re available on at that time. Did you just drop your cellphone in water? Or maybe you d like to know what to do if that happens! This week on Upgrade Your Life, Becky Worley shows us first aid techniques for rescuing a drowned smartphone. To test them out, Becky took a BlackBerry, a Droid, and an iPhone, and dropped all three into room temperature water for 60 seconds. Then she went through the following steps:Step 1: Do NOT turn on the phoneWhy do water and smartphones not mix? Because the water shorts out your smartphone s electrical circuits. So whatever you do, don t turn it on to check to see if it still 2: Pull out the battery and SIM cardYou want to remove anything removable: Pull out the battery, the SIM card and the memory card, if your phone has one. As long as that battery s in there it s providing power to your phone, and that s what you need to stop phones, like the iPhone, don t have a removable battery. Unfortunately, you ll just have to skip this step and hope for the best if you dunk one of 3: Freshwater rinseDid you drop your phone in salt water? The salt can corrode your device. So after you pull out the battery and SIM card, immerse your phone in fresh water to rinse out the 4: Dry your phone using compressed airIf you have a compressed air can handy the kind that s used to clean computers or keyboards run it full-blast all over your phone, with the back cover taken off if you can. A vacuum cleaner also works, even though it s pulling the air in the other direction. As long as it s blowing cool air over those circuits to dry them out, it s all t stick your phone in the oven, even on low. The heat can warp your phone s circuits, and melt its internal components.

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