or


[10/20/08 - 09:36 AM]
Sci Fi's Dvice Gets Political
The site "helps voters by assessing voting machines across the U.S., ranking each state's voting technology by its vulnerability to tampering."

[via press release from Sci Fi]

SCI FI'S DVICE GETS POLITICAL

How Reliable Is Your Voting Machine - Interactive Map Shows If Your Vote Will Count

New York, NY � October 20, 2008 � In 2000, the election was on hold for weeks because of voting glitches in Florida. In 2004, many people questioned voting machine results in the pivotal state of Ohio. As Election Day nears in 2008, how safe and secure has voting technology become? SCI FI's tech site DVICE.COM helps voters by assessing voting machines across the U.S., ranking each state's voting technology by its vulnerability to tampering and by the likelihood someone could make an honest mistake while trying to cast a ballot. Voters can go to dvice.com/voting to gain more insight on their states' voting procedures as the November election nears.

Using an interactive map, DVICE quickly explains to voters which machines are being used in every county in every state and shows voters if they will be facing lever, punch card, optical scan, electronic or paper machines. Voters can get more information on each kind of machine, including tips on how to make sure their votes count for the intended candidates.

Beneath the map, viewers will find a legend that shows a gradient of colors from red to yellow to green. The colors correspond to the vulnerability of the technology (green = less vulnerable; red = more vulnerable). Each machine category type is shown beneath the gradient at a position that corresponds to its susceptibility, allowing users to get an idea of how problematic it may be to vote in their state using the technology provided.

Map highlights:

-The most potentially error-prone state in the country is New York, because of its reliance on antiquated lever machines.

-Idaho is the only state that still uses punch cards to vote, making it highly error prone, but also difficult to manipulate the results.

-The number of counties using electronic touch screens has actually gone down since the last national election because of concerns about potential hacking.

-Since 2000, Florida has completely retired the punch card machine and now only uses optical scan machines.

Launched in November 2007 and part of the SCI FI Network, DVICE is a consumer entertainment tech site that features news about the sexiest, coolest and most revolutionary gear on the horizon for consumers. Using a combination of entertainment and information provided by a staff of in-the-know writers and contributors, readers can stay current in an ever-changing world while learning about new technology. DVICE feeds the viewers' obsession with gadgets and allows its users to have fun while doing so.

SCI FI Channel is a television network where "what if" is what's on. SCI FI fuels the imagination of viewers with original series and events, blockbuster movies and classic science fiction and fantasy programming, as well as a dynamic Web site (www.scifi.com ) and magazine. Launched in 1992, and currently in 93 million homes, SCI FI Channel is a network of NBC Universal, one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies.





  [october 2008]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
   


· SHOWATCH
(series past and present)
· DEVWATCH
(series in development)
· MOVIEWATCH
(tv movies and mini-series)





[03/24/17 - 02:58 PM]
TV One Premieres "The Lost Souls Cafe" on Easter Sunday, April 16 at 6 pm ET
Loretta Devine, Christian Keyes, Kiki Haynes and Ernest L. Thomas star in the film adaptation of Donald Welch's popular inspirational stage play.

[03/24/17 - 01:20 PM]
"Into the Badlands" Is 2017's #1 Returning Cable Series
AMC further spins the numbers for Sunday, March 19.

[03/24/17 - 10:51 AM]
Univision Network Casts Marco de la O as Star of New Boundary-Breaking Original Series "El Chapo"
The new ripped-from-the-headlines drama explores the life story of one of the world's most notorious criminals over a span of three decades - from 1985, when he was a low level member of the Guadalajara Cartel, his rise to power and his ultimate downfall.

[03/24/17 - 10:38 AM]
John Leguizamo Joins the Cast of "Waco" - Premieres on Paramount Network in 2018
Leguizamo joins the cast as ATF agent Robert Rodriguez, who was was sent into Koresh's Mount Carmel to gather evidence and build a federal case against the Branch Davidians but forged a bond with the people inside.

[03/24/17 - 10:05 AM]
Discovery Channel Revs Up Motor Line-Up with New Series "House of Cars" (W/T)
The series, produced by Coolfire Studios, is an original unscripted series that proves building cars isn't just for the pros - it's for anyone who thinks they have what it takes to test their chops on a big build.

[03/24/17 - 10:00 AM]
Leah Remini and Kevin James Reunite on the Two-Part Season Finale of the #1 New Comedy "Kevin Can Wait"
In the two-part finale, Kevin agrees to come out of retirement briefly to reprise his undercover assignment in an ongoing police investigation where he and fellow cop Vanessa Cellucci (Remini) will, once again, pose as husband and wife.

[03/24/17 - 09:30 AM]
AMC to Air Special Edition of "Talking" After Show Following the "Better Call Saul" Season Three Premiere and Finale Episodes
Hosted by Chris Hardwick, the hour-long talk show will feature series cast, producers and celebrity fans discussing the Emmy(R) nominated series' third season.

[03/24/17 - 08:41 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Pulls in Front with NCAA Coverage
The Eye wins the night among total viewers and adults 18-49.

[03/24/17 - 08:02 AM]
"J. Cole: 4 Your Eyez Only, A Dreamville Film," The Grammy-Nominated Music Star's Second HBO Special, Debuts April 15
In the spirit of his previous outing, this exclusive presentation is a multi-narrative show that combines music performances with intimate interviews documented through Cole's lens.

[03/24/17 - 08:00 AM]
"Charlie Hustle" & "The Big Hurt" Reunite as MLB Analysts for FOX Sports' 2017 Season
"Charlie Hustle" and "The Big Hurt" add to an already impressive baseball cast for FOX Sports, which also includes World Series Champions Alex Rodriguez, and Nick Swisher.

[03/24/17 - 07:26 AM]
Giada De Laurentiis Returns to Her Family's Homeland and Showcases the Food and Culture of Florence in New Season of "Giada in Italy," Premiering Sunday, April 9th at 12PM ET/PT
The series shares Giada's passion for all things Italy - especially the food.

[03/24/17 - 02:52 AM]
Academy Award Winner Adrien Brody Joins "Peaky Blinders" for Series Four
Tom Hardy returns as Jewish gang leader Alfie Solomons, alongside series regulars Natasha O'Keefe and Packy Lee.

[03/23/17 - 07:32 PM]
"This Just In" Celebrates First Daytime Emmy Nomination
Since "This Just In's" 22 episode critically acclaimed first season on PopTV continues to be an overwhelming success, a second season is already planned.

[03/23/17 - 02:46 PM]
CBS Announces Mario Lopez as Host of "Candy Crush" Premiering Sunday, July 9 on CBS
In the new CBS series, the game that has become a worldwide phenomenon comes to life as teams of two people use their wits and physical agility to compete on enormous, interactive game boards featuring next generation technology.

[03/23/17 - 02:32 PM]
National Geographic Announces Ensemble Cast for Global Scripted Event Series "The Long Road Home," Based on Martha Raddatz's New York Times Best-Seller
Michael Kelly, Jason Ritter, E.J. Bonilla, Kate Bosworth, Sarah Wayne Callies, Noel Fisher and Jeremy Sisto star in the eight-part series.