The annual pilgramage to CES this year created quite an impression. The big themes were relentless connectivity and tracking, the concept of the Internet of Everything from Cisco, basically the intersection of humans, objects and technology and finally wearable technology.
Move over Apple, Samsung, Tesla and whichever else gee whiz company that comes instantly to your mind when you think about the tech sector.
The Apple vs Samsung war that went on to grab the headlines for long seems like an amateur fight when compared to this one. This one's happening totally in the ring. And, it's between many on either side! What broke out around Halloween seems to pack a lot of tricks, but no treats, unless you are a corporate lawyer on either side.
Recently I branched out to Windows Phone 8 after a Nokia Lumia 928 came my way. Was it going to be a chance to relive the days of working with Windows mobile? In a word "no". I am in disbelief. I am staggered that this operating system exists in 2013.
People still like to go shopping. They don't even buy all their groceries online, yet in theory most people would probably prefer to have their washing up liquid delivered rather than spending time personally fetching it from the supermarket.
From super-fast processors to Near Field Communication capabilities, these smartphones boast a raft of new features designed to make your life better. But they also come with a hefty price tag; what is the point in spending big on mobile handsets if you are not going to take advantage of their capabilities?
The Samsung SSD 840 EVO line-up is available in five capacities: 120GB, 250GB, 500GB, 750GB, and 1TB, as well as the three different kits (see above). For this review we had the 1TB model. The drive is fast, very fast and work's very well indeed. In fact it is the fastest SSD I have ever tried. There are a number of really great features with the drive too!
The latest wearable technologies and internet access being delivered on everyday products are for the most part revolutionary. While I anticipate a slow uptake in purchase of this new technology for now, most everyday items will offer us connectivity to the web in the near future and subsequently fit into the environment we live in. Life automation is truly alive and kicking.
Both Samsung and Somersby target Apple's Achilles heel - its wildly enthusiastic staff and a fan base that both companies portray as naïve at best, gullible at worst, taking both the product and themselves far, far too seriously.
How could a company as big as Samsung get its most important product launch of the year so terribly wrong? Can a bad launch damage end sales or is the device itself the only thing that matters? And what does a misguided production like this have to tell us about the management culture and mindset within Samsung?
South Korean President Park Geun-Hye ran on a ticket of 'economic democratisation'. An ambiguous term that was thrust into prominence during Park's campaigning. The term has earlier roots but has blossomed into importance as Park made it a key component of her campaign.
Whilst the written word and audio visual content are (and due to human biology are likely to remain) the most prevalent message type, the combination of touch screen, big data, interactive and click through real-time world of the tablet should bring big benefits to all.
Dear People of 2012, what will tech be like in 2013? Many will speculate. Predictions will be made. Stock markets will rise and fall in anticipation. But let me tell you how it's really going to go down. For I am already here.
Since the game-changing launches of the iPod, iPhone and iPad, many within the industry have asked where the next groundbreaking Apple technology is going to appear.
We're now at the same stage as TV companies were in the 1950s: "Sure we want to start our own station, but who is going to get up off their couch, walk over to the TV and press 891 for 'When Coffee Machines Turn Bad, especially when you have Espresso Bongo Carnage way before that on channel 561'?"
Samsung's Ativ Windows 8 range of devices announced on Wednesday in Berlin could really upset the Apple cart. Tech heads will be flocking to the Samsung stand at IFA this year with more interest than ever before - to see what the Korean giants are throwing back at Apple after their court battles.