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A tale of time – do I need a smart watch?

As an observer of most things tech I’ve been considering what to write about for this blog article. The blog posts are not as frequent as I would like and the age old excuse of ‘not enough time’ always rears its ugly head. It’s a fairly lame excuse to be honest. Apparently though our perception […]

June 24th, 2016|

The Internet of Things: Hype, hope, or hit?

The Internet of Things continues to generate much media coverage.

Back in September 2014 I wrote a blog piece with my then thoughts on the IoT: The Internet of Things: more time on the sofa?

Now, more than 12 months hence, I don’t think much has changed. Perhaps industry will see the up take and use […]

January 7th, 2016|

Wearables – the next big thing?

As someone who has worked in the electronics industry for some years I am beginning to wonder why I have become increasingly sceptical about new technology markets and how applications and real world systems will evolve and develop.

Naturally enough, many technology businesses are keen (nay desperate) to find and exploit the ‘next big thing’. So […]

July 10th, 2015|

Investment in network bandwidth

This BBC website article discusses how the 5G network will change the world ‘5G will follow in the footsteps of 4G and 3G…’

Hmmm, 5G sounds great. 4G sounds great too. Outside of the big UK cities the availability of 4G is very limited. In some rural areas 3G is a bonus. 2G is ofen as […]

January 31st, 2015|

Flexible Displays – what and when?

There is much ongoing investment into the research and design to development, produce and commercialise flexible display substrates. The flexible display of the future is likely to use some form of plastic substrate. This will necessitate research into new materials, new manufacturing processes and production techniques.

At the time of writing, TVs are going curved, as […]

December 1st, 2014|

Curved TVs – an immersive viewing experience?

Perhaps I should be less sceptical about some of the technology and marketing ideas being used in the latest TVs, displays and monitors.

As discussed previously in this blog I think 3D TV for home and domestic viewing has been and gone. A bit of a damp squib to be honest. At least for the […]

October 29th, 2014|

The Internet of Things: more time on the sofa?

The Internet of Things (IoT) is going to be something. Nobody really knows what it will be or what might evolve. In numerical terms, it could be quite a big something. By 2020, some business analysts are predicting that there could be as many as 30 billion devices connected to the internet, each with […]

September 26th, 2014|

Colour Depth

A brief description of colour depth and what it means:

6-bit RGB equates to a colour palette of 262,144 colours.

8-bit RGB equates to 16,777,216 colours.

10-bit RGB equates to 1,073,741,824 colours.

Any increase the colour depth means more shades (or definition) of each colour.

In the digital world the number of colours depends on the […]

September 3rd, 2014|

RIP 3D TV

Here’s the copy for a blog post I originally wrote in September 2011 entitled ‘Who wants a 3D TV?’

3D TV. So what’s that all about then? I know what it is and what it does. But why? who wants it? who needs it? Where are the glasses? Sorry Dad I sat on the £100 3D […]

July 31st, 2014|

The FIFA World Cup and 4K UHD TV

The FIFA World Cup 2014 in Brazil begins this week. I shall be watching some but not all of the games. I enjoy watching a good game of football. Equally, watching a poor game is often a wasted 90 minutes. Why didn’t I do something more useful? Cut the grass, clean the car, go for […]

June 10th, 2014|