Intel and Dreamworks CES 2014

Michael Amazon Cloud, CES 2014, Cloud, TechTalk

One of the most impressive talks came from Kate Swanborg of Dreamworks Animation. Kate has been with Dreamworks through releases like Shrek, Madagascar, The Croods, A Sharks Tale and the last release Turbo. During her speech we got an insight into the processing power and time needed to produce these movies and how they come to life. She also spoke …

TweetShirt CES 2014

Michael CES 2014, TechTalk

CES 2014 brought the Social Media Vending machine right into the think of it. “IF” you could get an internet connection you could theoretically tweet the machine with a special tweet plus a code and it would dispense a t-shirt for you. It worked really well for me but the machine did have a few moment of confusion. Something to …

808 portable sound CES 2014

Michael CES 2014, TechTalk

The news seems to have hooked on that CES 2014 is about wearable tech. Whilst there is a fair amount of wearable tech it is nothing compared to the vast amounts of exhibitors showing off their latest portable sound devices. I gave up counting these exhibitors at 34, all plugging their latest sound boxes. However, 808 Audio were a little bit …

LG Curved CES 2014

Michael CES 2014, TechTalk

The very first stand I came across this year was LG. This was surprising as last year in the main hall Samsung dominated everything (except Sony’s wrap around screen that was impressive.) LG had a very impressive passive 3D display which was just incredible to watch, unfortunately the images and video don’t translate very well. There was nothing dramatically new …

Qualcomm Formula E Launch for CES 2014

Michael CES 2014, TechTalk

Today Qualcomm launched the Formula E car in the US. The car has made several appearances but this was its first public demonstration. Formula 1 driver Lucas di Grassi drove the 150mph capable Spark-Renault SRT_01E giving the crowd a rather quick demonstration in the Mandalay Bay parking lot. What a great way to start CES 2014, watching a giant radio …

UPDATE Ghost 0.3.1 Maintenance Release

Michael Cloud, TechTalk

Today I braced myself to update to the latest version of Ghost v 0.3.1. To my surprise it was actually relatively simple. All it took was a bit of SSH, File transfer and knowing how to start / stop the web services on my new CentOS Box and of course doing the same to Ghost 0.3.1. Straight up I cannot …