World of Holes

So, You’re Going to Solve the DDoS, Hacker Problem   You may have heard there was a rather big DDoS (Distributed Denial-of-Service) in the U.S. recently. It might have even interrupted some of your video streaming, tweeting, posting.  Jeezz, sorry about that. DDoS is a… Read More

Smart Toys for Tots

Toys are Getting Smarter, More Educational but Riskier “Second star to the right and straight on till morning” – “Peter Pan,” Disney, 1953 If you want to know what your kid is going to be begging you for this Christmas (yes, it’s not too early… Read More

Ratings

Sundance Spotlights Tomorrow’s Content Developers     On any given day (excluding holidays), there are about 11.5 film festivals taking place where visual storytellers show off their best creative efforts in the hope that they will find a waiting audience and open checkbook. I get… Read More

Keeping Viewers

Personalizing Relationships, Results in Digital OTT Ecosystem   The NAB (National Association of Broadcasters) show is just around the corner (April 22-27) and the M&E (media & entertainment) industry is actively trying to figure out where to place their bets on the new digital ecosystem.… Read More

The Smart City Holy Grail

The Smart City Just Might Be an Engineer’s Unfulfilled Dream   We’ve lived most of our adult life in Silicon Valley or what some call a bubble environment. You know: Everyone and nearly everything is connected 24/7. Everyone has 4-5 devices with them all the… Read More

An Interview with a VR Filmmaker

Post-Dubai VR Interview with Lewis Smithingham, president, 30ninjas Shortly after his return from the Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF), we caught up with Lewis Smithingham, president of 30ninjas at CES in Las Vegas where he was busy shooting and producing VR (virtual reality) content for… Read More

VR Progress

The Alternate World of Virtual Reality at CES   Even though industry analysts are lukewarm on the success of VR (virtual reality), you couldn’t tell it as you navigated around many of the booths during CES with HMDs (head-mounted displays) taking you into fantastic immersive… Read More

Drones Taking Flight

Consumer Drones Are Nuisances, Not Profits     At CES, a whole new flock of fly-high, fly-fast, fly-bad drones were introduced and now the category is suddenly destined to be the next monstrous consumer category. Some were so small they fit in the palm of… Read More