The high energy cost of HDR

9th May 2016 0

Consumer testing data from the US indicates that 4K TVs consume an average of 30% more power than HD, and HDR is even worse.

Some Vegas for you

2nd May 2016 0

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.

Confessions of an ex-news junkie

28th March 2016 0

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…

2016: The Year Reality Becomes Virtual

25th March 2016 0

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…

Border Point – the future in 350 words

10th March 2016 0

Several years ago, the rather excellent New Scientist held a short story competition where you had to imagine the future in 350 words. So, one hungover morning, I wrote this. It didn’t win but I still rather like it.

Meanwhile, at Mobile World Congress…

1st March 2016 0

Not that I was, you understand. When it comes to gentlemen and gentlewomen of the press, by far the most efficient way of monitoring the really big tradeshows nowadays is from a distance and simply surfing the tsunami of information that pours out from them.

VR: the hidden agenda

22nd February 2016 0

Suddenly, with this single picture, the billions of dollars invested in VR research all make sense.

Content marketing: from Sky to Barcelona

20th February 2016 0

A couple of pieces I’ve done recently for Viaccess-Orca. The first is one of our regular looks at significant news in the TV industry, the second a quick Barcelona Guide for visitors to MWC 16.

10 years after: Marrakech and travel writing

12th February 2016 0

I’ve never done any professional travel writing. Having bucked the odds and got into music journalism with Sounds a quarter of a century ago, trying to roll a 7 again and getting into the vastly more competitive travel market always felt like it was going to be more trouble than it was worth when there was a living to be made elsewhere. Here’s an extract from the start of a blog I first made notes on, well, 10 years ago today…

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