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…
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.
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.
One from RedShark about the rollout of 4K.
Suddenly, with this single picture, the billions of dollars invested in VR research all make sense.
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.