Many years ago, I worked on a small intranet project that displayed output from a number of Crystal Reports. Remember Crystal? I spent many happy days working with the late nineties version of their software, which was quite pioneering at the time. Crystal Reports was the grand-daddy of today's Microsoft PowerBI. You could connect it to... Continue Reading →
The centre of the consumer innovation universe, also known as the Consumer Electronics Show or CES, ended last week and as is always the case each year, it was bigger than ever before. Not even a deluge of rain and a subsequent power cut could dampen the rush of new tech. Indeed, this year, having... Continue Reading →
Who loves Neapolitan ice cream? Admit it, we all do. The chance to get three of your favourite flavours out of just one scoop is too good to miss, lest you're one of those fussy eaters that digs each third out of the plastic tub in turn. Yet this most nostalgic family favourite also happens... Continue Reading →
Virtual and Augmented Reality is certainly maturing, now finding its way into business after a gentle transition into our homes. About a year ago, I had a go at a VR-enabled tool used to train engineers on how to service an offshore turbine on a wind farm (that's me in the picture above). The physical... Continue Reading →
The early-adopters did good: sales of smartwatches steadily continue, and the products are getting better, too
The recent UK government announcement on the ban of petrol and diesel sales drew headlines, but will we even own cars by 2040?
It's a good time to be writing and selling digital games right now. Revenues direct from games are up 4% across all formats, which includes PCs, consoles and mobile devices, free and paid variants, while advertising spend continues to line app developer pockets. Happy times. Gaming has diversified to an extraordinary level for manufacturers. For... Continue Reading →