At a corporate video shoot, I was a taken back by the recording gear sitting atop the videographer’s two tripods: not sophisticated prosumer models from Canon or Sony, not a couple of standard consumer beer can-style camcorders, not even a pair of GoPros – they were shooting with couple of off-the-shelf D-SLRs. This unusual (to me) digital camera deployment represents the confused nature of our nearly 35 year wrestling match with consumer video recording. And, apparently, the confusion isn’t about to end.
Read all about the ever-evolving and confusing nature of video recording formats here.
Nearly every TV maker at IFA in Berlin displayed are UHD OLED sets, all using panels sourced from LG. Read who and why here.
Posted in Digital Technology Consulting, IFA, TV/4K/UHD
Tagged 4K, Grundig, HDR, HFR, HLG, IFA, LG, Loewe, OLED, Panasonic, Skyworth, UHD
A few of the reports I wrote for TWICE on IFA 2016 in Berlin are linked here.
Posted in IFA, TWICE
Tagged Berlin, IFA, LG
In recent dueling ads about their tablet/laptop hybrids, both Apple and Microsoft ask the rhetorical question: What is a computer?
Well, we kinda know that, don’t we? The real question is, what is a “portable computer?”
Read the answer here.
Apparently by the 23d century, we’ll have returned to flipping flip phones. We know this because in Star Trek Beyond, the intrepid crew of the USS Enterprise employs communicators with lids that have to be flipped up to operate—subspace radio gear still must be pretty bulky in 2260.
But why don’t we have smart flip phones now, especially when smartphone makers are looking for any competitive edge they can find? Read my observations here.
Posted in Apple, cell/smartphones, Digital Technology Consulting
Tagged Apple, cellular phone, flip phone, Galaxy, iPhone, mobile phone, Motorola, RAZR, Samsung, Spock, Star Trek Beyond, StarTAC
Some of the UHD Blu-ray player suppliers who have dipped their toes into the new format pool are taking different approaches on selling a new packaged media format in a video landscape where fewer consumers will likely show much interest. Read all about them here.
A piece I wrote for Slickdeals, which you can read here.
For VR to go mainstream, there may need to be a non-helmet, group-sharing counterpart—wider TVs with paradigm-snapping viewing capabilities. Are there any on the horizon? Find out why or why not here.
A piece for BetaNews on portable battery packs.
Best portable power solutions
A preview of the new Bose QuietControl 30 Bluetooth/active noise canceling in-ear phones, coming in September, for a site called Gadget Review, which you can read here.