A Key Building Block for 8K and Beyond: The Magic of NVMeoF

April 3, 2018

One of the things I like most about the technology industry is that it is characterized by a relentless quest for improvement. There is always something newer, faster and better right around the corner. Never a dull moment. And always the drive to be first and best.Last week, for example, the first commercial non-stop flight from Australia to the United Kingdom took place. A 787-9 Dreamliner departed Perth and landed at London Heathrow 17 hours and 9,009 miles later. Thanks to more efficient engines and aircraft design, this elimination of a stopover resulted in a nearly 20% time savings from what was already a very quick journey (historically speaking). That said, aircraft manufacturers are busy engineering machines that will enable even faster journeys, and soon there will be non-stop service between any two points around the globe. The question, of course, is not if that will happen, but simply when.

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With over 165 rides, shows and attractions, Knott’s Berry Farm is the place to go for family fun! With five themed areas, there is something at Knott’s for everyone. Experience world-class thrills on Silver Bullet, the park’s first-ever suspended coaster, or Sierra Sidewinder the spinning coaster that offers a panoramic view. Experience Pony Express – The Ride, delivering a horseback relay at speeds never imagined in the Old West.

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Music and podcasts are competing for the same time

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The pandemic changed media consumption.Consumers acquired an extra 12% of entertainment timeand though everything was up, some categories grew much faster than others. One of the biggest gainers was spoken word audio, with podcasts and audiobooks seeing dramatic rises and while music hours grew too, the increase was below 12%, which means that music lost share. In the current entertainment environment of plenty this may be an academic concern, but when life returns to some form of normality (commutes, going out, gyms etc.) some or all of that extra 12% of entertainment time will go, which means that growing by less than the market average could translate into decline.

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Six Things Blockchain Can Do For Gaming

Article | April 14, 2020

Since their foundation in the 1970s and 80s, video games have moved from fringe interest to a major media staple. The industry has enjoyed huge revenues from dedicated fans, especially over the past few months, and the growth shows no sign of slowing down. Gaming is also an industry renowned for its commitment to innovation, adopting technological developments and spawning a fair few of its own. Chief amongst technological developments over the last decade has been blockchain technology, the new system of trading and ownership built on transparency and decentralization, the standard-bearer of which is the digital currency.

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Why video streaming needs to stop fighting the last consumer war

Article | May 28, 2021

Video streaming services have achieved mainstream engagement, with binge viewing now eclipsing linear TV viewing as the leading form of TV show consumption. While the digital disruptors may revel in their newfound status as the masters of TV consumption, and the TV and film industry are forced to adapt to this new reality, a subtler shift in mindset needs to occur. Streaming services, led by subscription video on demand (SVOD) hegemon Netflix, still operate in the mindset of having a digital native consumer base. For these streaming incumbents, the success of SVOD still rests upon their ability to appeal to younger consumer bases who have a) grown up in a digital environment, and b) are by definition young and eager for new and constantly evolving consumer experiences. Add to this the post-second world war presumption that popular entertainment should always be youth-centric focused, and streaming is still de-facto a youth-orientated proposition.

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Hi-Res audio: It’s all about a maturing market

Article | May 21, 2021

Music streaming contrasts sharply with video streaming. While the video marketplace is characterised by unique catalogues, a variety of pricing and diverse value propositions music streaming services are all at their core fundamentally the same product. When the market was in its hyper-growth phase and there were enough new users to go around, it did not matter too much that the streaming services only had branding, curation and interface to differentiate themselves from each other. Now that we are approaching a slowdown in the high-revenue developed markets, more is needed. Which is where Hi-Res comes in.

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Knott's Berry Farm

With over 165 rides, shows and attractions, Knott’s Berry Farm is the place to go for family fun! With five themed areas, there is something at Knott’s for everyone. Experience world-class thrills on Silver Bullet, the park’s first-ever suspended coaster, or Sierra Sidewinder the spinning coaster that offers a panoramic view. Experience Pony Express – The Ride, delivering a horseback relay at speeds never imagined in the Old West.

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