Don’t panic! Skype’s not going away. But it is transitioning to a new future. Where once it was based around a peer to peer architecture, for various reasons – explained in this article on Ars Technica – that’s not entirely practical in future. When it first appeared, one of the great benefits of Skype was… Read More A farewell to Skype
I’ve been meaning to write up a little more about my experiences on holiday, using a Panasonic DMC-G2 kindly loaned by their press office, alongside my ancient and venerable Nikon FG-20. I’ve got a couple of articles lined up, looking more specifically at my experiences using the Nikon lenses with the Panasonic camera and a… Read More Playing with cameras
I’ve recently decided that I’ll attempt to have a proper holiday this summer, and a holiday more or less requires taking photographs. I have a Canon Powershot S50 that I bought several years ago, which is a 5 megapixel camera that’s done me pretty well, though it’s limited to a 3x optical zoom. I also… Read More On upgrading cameras and life through a lens
Panasonic has announced that the BBC iPlayer is now available on their 2011 TV sets, via the company’s VieraConnect platform. VieraConnect is the new beefed up version of VieraCast, which first appeared on the 2009 model sets. At the Convention earlier this year, they hinted that it was coming, but today’s press release is the… Read More BBC iPlayer arrives on VieraConnect for 2011 sets
Or why Panasonic’s Twitter client misses the point I mentioned last week that one of the things that Panasonic talked about at their Convention this year was the rebranding of VieraCast as VieraConnect, and the addition of some extra services. One of the ones that they made a big fuss about was the new Facebook… Read More How social do you want your TV?
I spent two days this week at the Panasonic Convention, held in London’s Excel Centre. The Convention is an annual event where Panasonic shows off its new European product ranges to both press and dealers, and happens in a different city each year. Amsterdam in 2009 saw the launch of the VieraCast service, and last… Read More Panasonic Convention roundup
Earlier this month, I was in Berlin for IFA, a huge show featuring all sorts of consumer electronics. Many of the different tech sites have covered products that were shown at it, some of which were pretty amazing. For example, LG had an OLED television set that was amazingly thin. I’ll upload a short video… Read More My IFA highlight – Panasonic’s home fuel cell