mannerisms

Ruminations on the electronics industry from David Manners, Senior Components Editor on Electronics Weekly.

Latest electronics industry views about Bullshit

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Mythical Empires

There’s no idea like an old idea. 26 years ago Echelon set up to connect things in the home. It had demos showing the lights being switched on, curtains opened and drawn, gates and garage doors opened and shut – all remotely…

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A Feel

A ‘premium feel’ sounds like what some old celeb did in the 60s and is now banged to rights for, but actually it’s what Samsung is saying is how its latest phone feels…

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Bollox

“Is your business being affected by negative Internet content?” is a question asked in an ad I keep hearing on local radio…

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Wearables Bollox

Wearables were, IMO, bollox until I got my Gear2 – and now I would not be without it.

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Cynk Or Swim

A company quoted on the OTC market with no assets, no revenues, no web-site, one employee and an accumulated loss of $1.5 million has seen its shares rise 24,000% from 16 cents on June 16th to $14 giving it a value of $4 billion…

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IoT Breakthrough

At last the IoT makes sense. The defining product of the IoT revolution has arrived – the toothbrush which connects to your phone…

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More IoT Bollox

Despite he existence of the Qualcomm open-source software AllJoyn for connecting IoT devices, Intel and others have announced their intention to create a different standard called the Open Interconnect Consortium (OIC…

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Bonkers

Has the world gone crazy? Microsoft is giving MacBook Air owners $650 to buy a Surface 3 which sells for $800…

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World Cup Bollox

Our pathetic performance in the World Cup, followed by Harry Redknapp’s comments that players used to come to him asking him to get them excused from England duty, makes me think: what do England players get paid…

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Soaring Semi Stocks Prompt M&A Speculation

Soaring semiconductor stock valuations led by Intel with the SOX nudging 640 are leading to speculation that an intensive period of semiconductor M&A is on the way…

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