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mhhf1ve
mhhf1ve
6/7/2017 9:46:23 PM
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Re: not a single point of failure..
Wireless charging isn't quite practical just yet. It's very inefficient to convert energy from one form to another. I've seen a bunch of proposed methods for wireless charging -- and none are going to make it into people's homes any time soon.

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Ariella
Ariella
6/7/2017 8:07:35 PM
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Re: not a single point of failure..
@mhhf1ve were you kidding about the over the air charging? It's one of the things mentioned in http://www.pocket-lint.com/news/130380-future-batteries-coming-soon-charge-in-seconds-last-months-and-power-over-the-air 

Specifically, it's this:

uBeam uses ultrasound to transmit electricity. Power is turned into these sound waves to be transmitted and then converted back to power on reaching the device.

The uBeam concept was stumbled upon by 25-year-old astrobiology graduate Meredith Perry. She started the company that will make it possible to charge gadgets over the air using a 5mm thick plate. These transmitters can be attached to walls, or made into decorative art, to beam power to smartphones and laptops for example. The gadgets just need a thin receiver to be added in order to receive the charge.

Expect to see uBeam as a viable upgrade to your gadgets this year or early next.

 


But that's only one of the cool battery ideas listed there. There are also water-powered, which is distinct from dew-powered, and other really innovative battery ideas, including one that turns a form of waste into power.

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mhhf1ve
mhhf1ve
6/7/2017 7:05:35 PM
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Codecs..
> "the H.264 codec is running out of road.."

Is that really a huge problem? If anyone has a good primer on why the codec matters *that* much, I'd appreciate a link here. Thanks in advance!

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mhhf1ve
mhhf1ve
6/7/2017 7:03:55 PM
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Re: not a single point of failure..
Battery tech hasn't made the same kind of huge improvement jumps.. because there are several tradeoffs with the underlying chemistry. As has been noted, the more energy you try to pack into a battery -- the more prone it is to exploding. So making batteries "smaller" isn't the silver bullet.

So we're probably destined to rely on more efficient silicon processors for the foreseeable future.. until someone figures out how to beam (lots of) electricity wirelessly and safely over moderately long distances. 

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mhhf1ve
mhhf1ve
6/7/2017 6:59:38 PM
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Re: not a single point of failure..
> "Ads are typically served off a different server, and maybe a different CDN."

It's a jarring experience that isn't very forgivable because that pause between content and ad only serves to highlight the break in attention. It's not quite as bad as a "pop up" ad, but it's hopefully going to get the same kind of consumer backlash that forces adtech companies to improve the experience to make it more seamless. 

I'm sure if there's a study that says ad breaks with a seamless transition sell x% more product -- that ad break would disappear PDQ.

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Ariella
Ariella
6/7/2017 12:35:28 PM
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Re: not a single point of failure..
@Adi true, better to have the battery die on you than explode on you. But we definitely need to find better batteries. Perhaps if we get them smaller, there can be a system of batteries built in that rotates from one to the other as they lose power without having to disconnect theing to swap them out.

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Adi
Adi
6/7/2017 7:40:45 AM
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Re: not a single point of failure..
mhhf1ve  - It's a good point and its come up before. Ads are typically served off a different server, and maybe a different CDN. There's a point when the content video goes blank and the ad stream punches in. So delivery times and QoE can vary. But if the brand doesn;t want to invest in high QoE, the whole experience can be quite frustrating -- and it's not the SVoD providers fault. 

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Adi
Adi
6/7/2017 7:35:38 AM
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Re: not a single point of failure..
dcawrey - that's very true. Even for things like pre-loading, battery impact is a concern. But the silicon is getting better with each iteration, so will require less power. And batteries are also getting better. 

Although they are also exploding occasionally, which is an even bigger concern. 

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dcawrey
dcawrey
6/6/2017 7:56:55 PM
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Re: not a single point of failure..
Interesting to see how the limits of battery technology really could hinder innovation at the device level. 

I think everyone, from companies to consumers, are wishing for a better battery. 

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mhhf1ve
mhhf1ve
6/6/2017 2:54:28 PM
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not a single point of failure..
Delivering high quality video isn't a simple task -- esp given that there can be multiple chokepoints along the way to the end user. 

I've seen services like Hulu deliver its shows without lagging or performance issues, but then when it comes to the ads, the ads buffer and stall sometimes -- presumably because there are different underlying platforms for shows versus the ads. So making the overall experience smooth and high-quality isn't as easy as it might look. YouTube sets the bar for providing an experience that most people expect. 

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