Yearly Archives: 2017

04May 2017

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away smartphones used primitive energy sources called batteries  that users could easily replace. Then came the Apple iPhone and made it difficult to swap out the battery. Batteries failed too often and even caught fire. Users got upset. But the labels on the batteries stayed the same. […]

21Apr 2017

T’is the season of new smartphone releases. The Samsung S8 is here and the drums are beating loud ahead of the much anticipated Apple iPhone 8 (or Edition, or whatever they will call it). These devices and their makers clearly tout their performance features: faster processors, better camera, pretty displays, more memory….etc. But for this […]

17Mar 2017

History recalls how great the fall can be While everybody’s sleeping, the boats put out to sea Borne on the wings of time It seemed the answers were so easy to find Roger Hodgson, Supertramp, from Fool’s Overture, 1977 MWC 2017 is over. The crowds came and saw ideas and innovations. The media covered and […]

24Jan 2017

Samsung announced this week the results of their investigations regarding the Galaxy Note 7 fires. Samsung hired three independent test laboratories, Exponent, TUV Rheinland and UL to perform the analyses. The result was three full reports and presentations with technical details, mostly written by engineers for engineers. Vlad Savov at The Verge called the reports “humble and […]

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