mannerisms

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

Bullshit

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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Playing Hedgies

It’s a lovely sunny Tuesday afternoon so let’s play Hedgies – not Hedges – Hedgies i.e. what do we buy and what do we short…

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Milton Keynes (Who Else?) Falls For IoT Bollox

If something’s worth doing it’s worth paying for. Intel founder Bob Noyce used to say that he stayed clear of taking military money “because I thought it was an affront to any research people to say that you’re not worth supporting out of real money…

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Glassholes Are Suckers

If you’re a Glasshole you’re a sucker, reports teardown.com which finds the components and assembly cost of Google Glass come to $80…

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Forbes Bullshit

Forbes runs a curious article saying that the semiconductor industry in Italy is prone to strikes.

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Intel Loses The Plot

Intel’s new CEO has lost the plot with his $100 million acquisition of a wearable technology company called Basis Science…

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