Adrian has been writing about the media industry for 20 years in a wide number of leading publications. He is a longstanding member of The IBC and ISE Daily teams, International Editor for CinemaEditor, award winning film critic, conference moderator and copywriter of white papers, press releases and marketing materials for a wide range of organisations. He lives in Liverpool and absolutely loves it.
Stone, papyrus, paper... the history of recorded information suggests that a physical medium has the best chance of long term survival. It’s a problem that Hollywood studios have long grappled with by retaining archival film prints of movies in the knowledge that, contrary to many digital, optical or cloud-based formats, it will safely last a century.
The perimeter boards surrounding sports or music events are habitually activated with sponsored virtual graphic overlays during broadcast coverage, opening up new revenue streams for broadcasters and rights owners. So far, so corporate, but a Swiss company has come up with a novel solution which enables broadcasters to show sports fans in different countries different perimeter advertising simultaneously and with the same live streamed event.
Minority Report has a lot to answer for, not least the stimulus given to a million articles like this about the future of the human-machine interface. Controlling internet-connected devices with gesture and voice is widely seen as the future but nothing has come close to the slick air interface imagined in Steven Spielberg’s 2002 movie.
When Facebook made a two billion dollar play for Oculus Rift it triggered the first rush to mainstream VR. Now it’s spent half that amount buying a company that makes mind reading technology. The brain-computer interface race is on.
Google claims to have built the first quantum system capable of a calculation that cannot be done by any normal computer. This means that it’s passed some sort of threshold called ‘quantum supremacy’ and while we don’t need to worry about transcending to the digitalverse just yet, it’s a milestone that’s worth reporting.
- Sunday 3 Nov 2019 - (40050) What you need to know about Aspect Ratios and Letterboxing
- Friday 8 Nov 2019 - (13228) Has the Holy Grail of long term storage finally been discovered?
- Friday 1 Nov 2019 - (6651) Canon EOS C500 II in action. "Probably the cleanest camera I've used"
- Monday 11 Nov 2019 - (4541) AMD announces Ryzen 9 3950X
- Tuesday 12 Nov 2019 - (4014) Dell's pint sized workstation is more powerful than you might think
- Saturday 16 Nov 2019 - (140) Whatever happened to plasma displays?
- Friday 15 Nov 2019 - (548) These are documentary filmmakers who risk their lives to tell a story
- Friday 15 Nov 2019 - (783) The Teradek Bolt 4K is "the next best thing to plug-and-play"
- Friday 15 Nov 2019 - (577) Zeiss adds controlled flares to Prime range
- Thursday 14 Nov 2019 - (661) Intense pressure and danger: The Rory Peck Awards recognises the best documentary and current affairs filmmakers