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The state of the smartphone art

By Andrew Everard | Wed, 30 Jan 2013, 1:56pm

Just out are the figures for last year's smartphone sales, and some 'finger in the wind' predictions of how the market will shape up this year – and with less than a month to go before the industry's annual bunfight in Barcelona, where most ...

KOREA: Seems it's not just the Japanese TV companies concerned about the rise of China

By Andrew Everard | Mon, 21 Jan 2013, 2:23pm

Last week I wrote about the growing threat the ever-stronger Chinese TV manufacturers pose to Japan's former giants of the consumer electronics industry, and stirred up some trenchant opinions about the pros and cons of Chinese-made TVs against ...

As CES 2013 showed, the Chinese aren't coming – they're already here

By Andrew Everard | Mon, 14 Jan 2013, 2:28pm

The TV landscape is changing.  From being the leaders – both in technology and sales – , big Japanese names such as Panasonic and Sony are in the unenviable position of playing catch-up to the new masters of the market, the South Korean ...

Never mind – 2013 is an OEL New Year. Hopefully...

By Andrew Everard | Thu, 27 Dec 2012, 3:08pm

The Korean giants' race to be first in the shops with superthin organic electroluminescent TVs seems to be slowing – which means there might even be some chance for the big Japanese names to catch up. Or just ever-thinner TVs fighting over ...

How to turn tagging and artwork anarchy into Blissful order

By Andrew Everard | Tue, 18 Dec 2012, 12:40pm

It's hard to argue with the benefits of having an entire music library at your fingertips. Finding a favourite work, or album, or track, is no longer a matter of hunting through racks and stacks of CDs, but can be achieved with a few taps of a ...

Victor's plan to turn CDs into high resolution threatens the entire HD music industry

By Andrew Everard | Tue, 4 Dec 2012, 9:05am

Interesting – or rather worrying – news out of Japan that Victor Entertainment, the music division of JVC has developed a way to convert CD-quality recordings so they can be sold as HD music.The report, from Japan's Nikkei business news service ...

90 years after its first transmission, BBC radio – from Arthur Burrows to Danny Baker

By Andrew Everard | Wed, 14 Nov 2012, 8:31am

I have to whisper this around the office, but considering I spend my life surrounded by all things audio and visual, I’m not a great watcher. Yes, we have a big TV at home, and occasionally will load up a movie on a Friday or Saturday night, but ...

Well, would you Adam an' Eve it?

By Andrew Everard | Wed, 24 Oct 2012, 11:23am

Serpent or servant? The biblical scholars may argue whether the partner in crime in the Garden of Eden was a snake or a mistranslation, but all seem agreed that the instrument of humanity's downfall was a singular fruit.Take one bite when it is ...

The end of 90 years of TV history as the last analogue transmitters go dark

By Andrew Everard | Tue, 23 Oct 2012, 12:34pm

After today, analogue TV in the UK is no more.The last transmitters to be switched off, just after midnight tonight, will be the Brougher Mountain, Divis and Limavady masts in Northern Ireland, along with over 40 smaller local ...

4K TV may be the Next Big Thing. Eventually. Or maybe not.

By Andrew Everard | Wed, 10 Oct 2012, 1:37pm

Y'see, I never got the whole 3D thing – and this isn't going to be some kind of Kermodian rant about lowered light and contrast levels, effects added in during post-production or how the 3D doesn't add anything to the movie experience, but just ...