Having recently pulled out of Facebook myself (lost password, noticed stress levels dipped markedly when not checking it, decided not to reset password) I can appreciate why the Guardian and the BBC have pulled out of its Instant Articles initiative.
I was watching one of my daughter’s favourite programmes, StormChasers, with her yesterday, and in one fairly chaotic scene an excited group of storm-chasing twenty-something meteorologists is trying to work out what’s going on with a wall cloud and where a possible tornado might be forming. Man A speaks without comment. Man B speaks without comment. Woman A speaks. “What do you know, girl?” says my daughter. WTF?
Here’s something that I’ve just written for RedShark to prove that I am still here. Work, fatherhood, voluntary work…all of it makes little time for website updates (which is a poor excuse but it is mine own).
Work ticks on, life gallops along, and in the tumult occasionally mere things like website updates are overlooked. But here’s proof I do actually work for a living and don’t spend all summer parked in front of Le Tour…
A piece written for RedShark that, while it majors on 8K, happens to include the rather astonishing fact – well, to my mind anyway – that you will be able to see more VR from Rio 2016 than 4K.
A really interesting one that I’ve just completed for Viaccess-Orca that looks at some of the developing issues that surround the Internet of Things. Future phrases you never want to hear include “Some bugger’s hacked the toaster” or, rather more seriously, “OMG, the car’s crashed again.”
Consumer testing data from the US indicates that 4K TVs consume an average of 30% more power than HD, and HDR is even worse.
Apologies for the lack of content during April, but much of the month was spent either prepping for NAB, working (remotely) during NAB, summarising NAB, then recovering from NAB.
Once upon a time if I wasn’t plugged into the grid, I wasn’t really switched on myself. But then the grid became bigger, I started drawing too much information, and the fuses blew…
Have to admit, I was a real skeptic about VR when it first reared its head again and Zuckerberg ploughed some of his many billions into Oculus Rift. I think I still am when it comes to the broadcast industry too. As with Stereo 3D it feels too much of a jump for the viewer. Gaming however…