The Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation (NRK) is launching a new program that will feature real couples having sex on the air as a way to bring expectations back in line with reality. John Rensten/Getty Images Norway is known for being a pretty progressive nation. Now the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation (NRK) is launching a new program in the fall that will further cement the country's open-minded reputation. Dubbed "Line Fixer Kroppen" (Line fixes her body), the show will be hosted by Norwegian television personality Line Elvsåshagen, and is actively recruiting real-life couples interested in having sex for the camera. It's scheduled to air on NRK's P3 channel — which is aimed at teens and young adults — beginning in November 2017, and already has approximately 30 pairs showing interest in participating. At first glance, it might seem like just another porno in progress. However, NRK is Norway's answer to PBS, and as such, the program will take a decidedly … [Read more...] about Norway Is Recruiting Real People for TV Sex
A group of researchers has suggested a possible cause for autism: television. Hemera/Thinkstock An autism diagnosis is something that every parent fears. It can mean a life of self-contained struggle, limited growth and social incapacitation for a child, and there is no cure. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, approximately one in 300 children in the United States suffers from autism-spectrum disorders (ASD). According to the Cornell and Purdue University researchers who released a study connecting toddler-age TV viewing with autism occurrence, that number is more like one in 175. When an infant or toddler exhibits abnormal social behavior such as refusing eye contact, withdrawing from outside stimulation and obsessively focusing on a single object and shows slow, non-existent or suddenly regressed psychological development in areas like speaking and understanding language, the wide variety of autism-spectrum disorders becomes a possible explanation. Autism is … [Read more...] about Can TV viewing cause autism?
Amazon's vice president of Kindle, Peter Larsen, displays the Amazon Fire TV, which allows users to stream video, music, photos, games and more through their television. Andrew Burton/Getty Image Now, when American families hit the couch at 8 p.m., the TV is no longer king. Dad might be watching the big game live on ESPN, but little Becky and Billy are huddled around the iPad, streaming the latest Pixar movie from Netflix. Meanwhile, mom is on her laptop binge-viewing the entire season of her favorite reality show. According to a 2013 survey, 51 percent of Americans between the ages of 13 and 54 watch a streaming TV show or movie every week [source: GFK]. While some are happy to watch them on laptops, tablets or smartphones, a growing share wants to watch streaming video on their big-screen TVs. For years, viewers have been streaming shows from Netflix to their TVs using gaming consoles like the Sony PlayStation and Microsoft Xbox. But more recently, several technology companies … [Read more...] about How Amazon Fire TV Works
While technological advancements in your TV's picture receive all the airtime, your TV's audio has also progressed considerably. Don't just concentrate on your home theater system's picture and leave the audio alone. With a few upgrades, you can significantly improve the sound of your TV and provide your home theater with cinematic quality audio. Read the tips listed below and learn about how to improve the sound on a TV. Speaker Placement Just by making a few adjustments to the speakers that you already have, you can considerably improve the sound quality coming from your audio system. Don't be scared of the cables running to the back of your living room, they can be easily hidden. Use the rear speakers on your sound system as they were intended. Place them in the back of the room. You'll be amazed at the difference in sound [source: Waring].Sound Bar Many flat panel TV consumers have noticed that the audio output of their new TV is not comparable to the picture on the screen. Sound … [Read more...] about How to Improve the Sound on a TV
Astronaut Image Gallery The broadcast of the first moon landing in 1969 is an example of NASA's impact on the field of television. See more astronaut pictures. NASA/Getty Images On July 20, 1969, viewers witnessed one of the most compelling live news reports in the history of television: American astronauts disembarking Apollo 11 and taking their first steps on the surface of the moon. This broadcast was a product of over a decade of technological development in TV accelerated by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). Let's look at how NASA has improved TV technology, starting with those early years. World War II spurred significant advancements in television in the United States. When the Soviet Union launched the Sputnik satellite in 1957, though, the U.S. government was motivated to prove superiority over the Soviets in the space race. President Eisenhower signed into law the National Aeronautics and Space Act of 1958. Since then, people worldwide have … [Read more...] about How has NASA improved TV technology?