Yearly Archives: 2017

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 […]

17Jan 2017

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. It was the age of innovation, it was the age of imitation. It was the epoch of the battery, it was the epoch of lithium. It was the season of Japan, it became the season of China. It was the spring of hope for […]