What we learned from CES 2016

21st January 2016 0

This year’s CES in Las Vegas saw TVs get literally rolled up as 4K HDR became the de facto standard, VR kit hit the market at a much higher price than anyone expected, and, in a bravura performance, Netflix CEO, Reed Hastings, turn on the service in 130 countries while he was making his keynote speech.

5G: a sort of bluffer’s guide

18th January 2016 0

Last year, researchers at the University of Surrey’s 5G Innovation Centre managed to get a jaw-dropping one terabit per second data rate out of 5G technology. What is to come and when-ish it will arrive.

The hunt for the Moon landing tapes

13th January 2016 0

Over forty years ago, on July 20 1969, Neil Armstrong descended the steps of the Lunar Lander and became the first man ever to walk on the surface of the moon. The resulting images are some of the most iconic ever captured. They also aren’t the original. Much, much better ones were transmitted but have been lost over the years. Houston, as the saying goes, we have a problem…

The importance of online mindfulness

12th January 2016 0

One of the things I’ve been increasingly puzzling about recently is the disconnect between our online lives and our real ones; the personas if you like that we present to people in the real world and the ones that we forge for ourselves online.

The Toaster Problem

12th January 2016 0

Recently, I had to buy a new toaster. You would think this was a simple process: it’s not. And the problems I encountered along the way tell us a lot about what is wrong with buying technology today.

The fine art of prediction

12th August 2015 0

In an industry that sets so much store on predicting the near future and trying to make some sound business sense of it all as it goes along, rewinding five years and seeing the slight mess of the predictions we’ve made for 2015 is always constructive.

The persistence of memory

22nd May 2015 0

How do we know what happened 500 years ago? Effective long-term data storage retrieval systems. Or books as we like to call them.

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