A Battery-less Future?

By | November 8, 2019

(Corrected: Atmosic has not (yet) won the GSA Award, but is short listed for it. The winner will be announced in December. Apologies) At what point can we ditch batteries, the last encumbrance to our wireless nirvana? The biggest single block on a wireless, connected future where everything everywhere is attached to chips and sensors which relay, receive… Read More »

Volocopters, UAMs and eVTOLS

By | October 29, 2019

Another acronym you need to get used to: UAM, for Urban Air Mobility. Think flying cars. Or for now, helicopters and drones that carry people. Like the Volocopter, which completed its first manned flight over Singapore’s Marina Bay last week (see below). It’s also opened the first air taxi voloport (yes, you’re going to have to get used… Read More »

Subscription Model Redux: Loadsa Money for Uncertain Returns

By | October 25, 2019

Last week I wrote about subscription fatigue particularly as it applies to video. Ampere Analysis (I don’t yet have a link to the press release) have just released some data that looks at another angle of this. Global spend on TV, film and sports content “expanded from $100 billion to $165 bln between 2008 and 2018 – a… Read More »

Is 5G Bad for You?

By | October 22, 2019

5G has reignited old discussions about whether mobile signals are bad for us — both from cell towers and from the devices themselves. I’m not a doctor, first off. But I think it’s at least worth taking a look at the data. A piece by Fierce Wireless’ Sue Marek points to some poor reporting on the 5G base… Read More »

The Phantom Prospects of 5G

By | October 18, 2019

Telcos are once again touting a new generation of mobile protocols as their saviour. And once again, we should raise an arched eyebrow.  A great piece by Mike Dano from Light Reading dissects the reasons behind — and the challenges facing — telcos’ push for 5G. And why you shouldn’t be expecting 5G to rock your world any… Read More »