A couple of weeks ago, in my Breaking Fad column over on The Register, I wrote about Dolby Atmos, and the difficulty in getting people to upgrade their AV systems. In short, people don’t upgrade home it the way they upgrade their phones, and you’ll need a compelling reason to do so. Most of what… Read More Beyond Atmos – objects are the next big thing in audio
Over on The Register I’ve written about why WRC-15 matters. You’ve probably never heard of it, but it’s a conference where decisions are made about the frequencies that countries can use for broadcasting and other purposes. And one of the agenda items for WRC-15, which takes place in November next year, could spell the end… Read More Why you should worry about WRC-15
Since I’ve had it, my Roku 2XS has generally been very stable; I can use it for hours a day watching Netflix, in high definition, without any problems. For the last ten days, however, it’s been nothing but trouble, Netflix support has been useless, and I’ve had to resort to spending the evening watching old… Read More Netflix on Roku – is it hanging for you?
For the last year or so, I’ve been doing more coding than writing, and a lot of that coding has been in various dialects of BASIC, using first Real Studio (now Xojo) to build cross platform apps for Mac and Windows, and latterly Basic4Android. I wanted to code for Android, but never having bothered with… Read More Android apps with Basic4Android
A digression from the usual subject matter here into politics; I’ve seen a lot of near-racist drivel (and some outright racist drivel too) floating around about Subway, and now The Sun is trying to stir up more much with their story about Halal chicken in Pizza Express, which is not news, and not the exclusive… Read More Supply and demand
Facebook’s new look manages to squeeze the stuff I care about into a small central section of the page, with navigation down the left and a stream of promoted junk at the right. Here’s how you can make it a bit more tolerable, if you’re a Firefox user. First grab the Stylish Add On for… Read More Ditching the clutter on Facebook
This morning, fellow journo Steve May tweeted about the new range of Sony TV sets; one of the things he asked about was Sony’s new transparent Twitter bar: What do you think of Sony’s new scrolling TV Twitter bar? Sony bullish, but can’t really see many using it myself… pic.twitter.com/caK4odiyhq — Steve May (@SteveMay_UK) January… Read More Social vs Communal – or why TV makers are wasting time with Twitter