Category Archives for Innovation

2017 Predictions

This piece was written for the BBC World Service’s Business Daily. This year is going to be an interesting one, but in technology it’s going to be particularly so. Social media is going to see some reverses, as users start … Continue reading

12. January 2017 by jeremy
Categories: BBC, Innovation, predictions | Tags: , , , , | 1 comment

Xiaomi Goes Virtually Edgeless By Using Ultrasound

Regular readers will know I’ve been looking out for this to happen for a while: the use of sound, or rather ultrasound, as a form of interface. Here’s a Reuters piece I did on it a year ago:  From pixels … Continue reading

26. October 2016 by jeremy
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Jack’s Hit: Apple’s Missing Socket

There’s been a lot of talk about the removal of the iPhone’s audio jack, most of it knee-jerk, albeit sometimes amusing. A sampling:  Apple Plug Fill in your archaic headphone connector with beautiful aluminium and plug yourself into the future. Apple … Continue reading

09. September 2016 by jeremy
Categories: Innovation, Phones | Tags: , , , | 1 comment

BBC World Service – Smell tech

At the end of this program is my piece on smell technology, if you like that kind of thing. BBC World Service – Business Daily, UK FinTech Mulls a Post-Brexit Future (with everything else going on it might seem a bit flippant, … Continue reading

01. July 2016 by jeremy
Categories: BBC, Devices, Innovation | Tags: , | 1 comment

Nose job: smells are smart sensors’ last frontier | Reuters

My piece for Reuters about the technology of smell: Nose job: smells are smart sensors’ last frontier | Reuters. A video version is here. Nose job: smells are smart sensors’ last frontier SINGAPORE | BY JEREMY WAGSTAFF Phones or watches … Continue reading

22. June 2016 by jeremy
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iPad Pro Thoughts

Jean-Louis Gassée again hits the right note in his piece on the iPad Pro: Wrong Questions | Monday Note. Tim Cook shouldn’t go around saying it will replace the laptop. It might for him, but the laptop/PC has evolved to be … Continue reading

24. November 2015 by jeremy
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From pixels to pixies: the future of touch is sound

My piece on using sound and lasers to create 3-dimensional interfaces. It’s still some ways off, but it’s funky. Screenshot from Ultrahaptics video demo From pixels to pixies: the future of touch is sound | Reuters: SINGAPORE | BY JEREMY … Continue reading

01. October 2015 by jeremy
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Cook: 3D Touch a Game Changer

I think 3D Touch is the most important thing that Apple has done for a while, and I think as with all such things we don’t really see it until later. Cook seems to agree: 20 Minutes With Tim Cook – … Continue reading

16. September 2015 by jeremy
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Force field: Apple’s pressure-based screens promise a world beyond cold glass

A piece looking at the technology behind the pressure sensing. My prediction: once people play with it they’ll find it hard to go back to the old way of doing things. Maybe typing on an touchscreen may one day feel … Continue reading

10. September 2015 by jeremy
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Moleskines Redux

Of course, I claim a lot of the credit for this decade-long trend Why Startups Love Moleskines:  “The notion that non-digital goods and ideas have become more valuable would seem to cut against the narrative of disruption-worshipping techno-utopianism coming out of … Continue reading

15. June 2015 by jeremy
Categories: Innovation, Low tech, Non-tech, Productivity | Tags: | 1 comment

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