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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|

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|

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|

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|

What is digital?

I recently attended a Digital Conference in Bury St Edmunds organised by @inDigitalEA. The presenters and new world digital evangelists provided plenty of useful insight and ideas in terms of digital and its use in marketing.

Digital marketing is the delivery of marketing material and content via websites, social media, apps and email. Digital has opened […]

May 13th, 2014|

Success or Failure?

There is obviously a very fine line between business success and failure. The supermarket and retail giant Tesco announced this week annual profits of £3.3bn. That’s a huge amount of money that many of us would struggle just to comprehend. However the news of Tesco’s vast profits was seemingly met with doom and gloom by […]

April 17th, 2014|

Rows and Columns

Having worked in the electronics and displays industry for some years I read this display resolution nomenclature article with some interest. Inherently I think the naming convention Coordinated Video Timing (CVT) is a good idea. The traditional and established VGA, SVGA and QVGA are known and understood – well they are if you’ve worked in […]

March 16th, 2014|

Gesture Control: Part 1

I recently read an RSS news article about gesture control for television. It made me think. The feature discussed how gesture control could be used to control and engage with smart TVs. I must confess I don’t get it. There are many applications which can and most definitely will benefit from gesture control. Domestic TV? […]

February 15th, 2014|