Video-on-Demand and interactive TV dominated the broadband buzz 20 years ago. Now it is a reality. We stream video on demand. We guide our friends and family, our community, instead of program guides doing the job. You really should watch Peter’s latest passionate prediction.
If you want to impress your friends this summer, a postcard in the regular mail will do the job. Either you go traditional and buy one, or you create and post your personal ones. This might be the first summer in ages when you get more post than you did last year. Continue reading
Is this the start of the Networked Society? Let us go back some years in Core Network history and we will find a very old network solution. It was called the switchboard operator. Continue reading
It used to be simple: a TV screen, a data screen and a phone screen. Now all screens are video screens in different sizes and we move seamlessly between them. Get the picture with Peter’s latest passionate prediction.
As described in my last blog post, Mobility, Broadband and the Cloud have become general-purpose technologies with a broad applicability, creating a foundation for innovation and driving the transformation of society. Continue reading
It’s the time of the year when we attach frequent-flyer tags to suitcases for everyone in the family, or write out the small paper tags in the line at the airport. Luggage tags are one area where I think we will see a massive shift from paper and plastic to connected devices in the near future. Have you started to consider a better way to track your luggage yet? Continue reading
A few days ago, a colleague brought a 3D printer that he had built by himself into the office. As one would expect, it generated quite a stir, with everyone crowding around and watching it magically print out 3D objects right in front of us. Continue reading
4K or UltraHD is the new video format. It provides four times the resolution of HD TV. Your action camera has it. Your big screen TV will soon have it. 4K TV will be a major quality driver for video.
Sometimes it’s easy to ignore the things that are right there in front of you to see: our forests, our lakes, our animals, and indeed the entire natural environment around us. It’s harder to ignore them however when you think that we may be ruining them with each day that passes. But our consciousness about the environment is starting to change, and with it our behavior as well. Here’s a story about how, with the help of technology and connectivity, my family’s behavior has changed. Continue reading
With the short battery life of our smartphones, we have all grown used to taking a charging cable with us to recharge our phones in the middle of the day. As vacation season kicks off in the northern hemisphere, you are will probably notice new recharging challenges this summer compared with last year. What type of batteries and cables will you take on vacation this year? Continue reading