Security threats and the growing Internet of Things

26th May 2016 0

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.”

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.

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