I dream of broadband data which is key to understanding current market trends and how they do – or do not – also apply to households on the other side of the digital divide.
The week when:
- Snoring For Champions
- Garmin adds LTE support
Content was supposed to be king. But the mobile carriers have discovered that it’s a tough business to play in… not to mention an expensive one too.
Fitness challenges are increasingly popular as we all worry about our health and wellness. But when these challenges just count steps, are they really a fair calculation?
Earth Day is nearly upon us and I was feeling relatively smug. I live in a eco-friendly apartment (for the U.S.), I recycle, and I even support a few environmental groups, such as The Plastic Soup Foundation. All is good in the world. Or at least it was...
Last year was one of transition for me, as I joined the renting world after many years of house ownership. My home automation needs remained, but the mix of products certainly changed.
The week when:
- No Go for Glow
- TiVo+ Expands
- Netflix Ending Free Trials
The day has passed and, as expected, Samsung launched its all 5G range of S20 Galaxy phones. Better cameras, better screens … everything you would expect from a flagship phone series. The fact that they live-streamed the event using the S20 camera was a nice touch, helping to prove that the phones have truly met the standard of production camera kits… at least for a livestream anyway.
Last week Motorola revealed its much-awaited foldable smartphone, built on the foundations of its once-iconic RAZR V3 clamshell design. As one of the lucky few to have hands-on time with the device prior to launch, two words sum up my experience: painful excitement.
The last couple of weeks have confirmed to me that there is a lack of compelling innovation in the consumer electronics space… at least right now. Phone and smartwatch launches have become small iterative enhancements rather than substantial innovations, while IFA, the large European consumer electronics show, was a muted affair with little to set the world on fire.