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Where Next for Personal Electronics?

Since launching with the Walkman in the early 80’s, the personal electronics market has grown to reach $540 billion in retail value in 2016 and supports a market of accessories worth a further $60 billion. The market is characterised by many failed, forgotten or fading products, such as the mini-disc player, ebook and pager, but ultimately is a mar ...

5G - Living Life in the Fast Lane of Data Delivery

As the 5G industry begins to move from the theory to practice, we take a closer look at some of the markets likely to be impacted. Why do we need 5G? 5G is designed to deliver much greater capacity and bandwidth, which will be a fundamental part of supporting new use cases and changing the way we communicate, consume media and construct the IoT, ...

VR - What's Going on Beyond the Hardware

When taking stock of the VR ecosystem, it is clear that the commitment to driving the sector towards eventual success is as strong as ever. From a hardware perspective, continued innovation combined with price erosion is grabbing consumers’ attention whilst the big investors in VR such as Facebook are providing clear evidence of their ongoing VR pu ...

New Consumer Image Capturing/Sharing & Photo-Printing Insights

In an age where nearly 4 billion images are captured per day globally by consumers, primarily via Smartphones, and a total of 5 trillion images are stored digitally, there is a growing thirst for insight into consumer behaviour across image capturing, image storage, image sharing and the conversion of some of these images into physical, printed pro ...

Embrace Change or Fall by the Wayside: The New Reality of the Broadcast Market

The world of professional video production and delivery is changing at a remarkable rate. Advancements in technology have always meant that consumers have had an increasing number of options of how to watch “television”, but OTT is taking this fragmentation to a whole new level. Historically, technology changes in the broadcast industry have been ...

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