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December 2008 Blog Posts (3)

What Makes Your Stuff Tick? Pulse~LINK's CWave Technology

In my preparation for the barrage of meetings I have set up at CES to identify the trend-setting new devices and services driving the home of the future, I have also been speaking with some of the players that provide key infrastructure that makes many of the devices in your home tick. They will be the focus of an upcoming report aptly entitled "What Makes Your Stuff Tick"? that will highlight some of these enabling technologies. Many of these companies' products go unnoticed by the average… Continue

Added by Brian Mahony on December 19, 2008 at 3:47pm — No Comments

Internet Video/Audio/Telephony Part One: Problem Statement

OK. Here is the first part of the analysis of the evolving "connected home" market. First task in understanding any new trend is defining the problem statement. I will start with Internet video since that is perhaps the most dynamic of the three.

Internet Video

People like to watch TV. A lot of TV. Ever since the big black and white piece of furniture arrived in the home people were hooked. Families gathered around. To be informed, entertained, made to feel… Continue

Added by Brian Mahony on December 9, 2008 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Ordered the Blackberry Storm today- review when I get my hands on it...

OK I did some research and I actually went ahead and bought the Blackberry Storm today (had to order from Verizon over the phone since it is on back-order until December 15.) I have been holding on to an ancient Blackberry and have been much maligned by co-workers, but as I said before, I am an early adopter but also a pack-rat, and I will hold onto a device as long as it keeps working and until an alternative can provide a step-level improvement in functionality (at least 50% better if not… Continue

Added by Brian Mahony on December 2, 2008 at 12:29am — 1 Comment

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