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CES 2017 highlights growing concerns over global air pollution and its associated health impact

2/Feb/2017

CES 2017 highlights growing concerns over global air pollution and its associated health impact

With more than 80% of people living in urban areas and air pollution a hot news topic, it was no great surprise to see that one of the biggest themes at CES this year was ‘air quality’. But it was not the global brands picking up on this theme; instead it was interesting to see some exciting products from startups addressing the global air pollution problem. In fact, the most popular area of the event was in the EUREKA area where there were a few hundred startups. Read more

IFA 2016: Smarter homes, healthier, sustainable and better connected

25/Oct/2016

IFA 2016: Smarter homes, healthier, sustainable and better connected

IFA exhibition provides a strong indication of what to expect in the consumer market for 2017. This year’s event focused on products and experiences intended to make homes smarter, healthier, more sustainable and better connected. Read more

IFA 2015: The UX take on the connected home

25/Aug/2015

IFA 2015: The UX take on the connected home

September is nearly here, meaning that the tech world will be once again converging on Berlin for the annual IFA convention. This is Europe's largest and oldest tech convention and naturally, PDD will be attending. Read more

Cost acceptable & customised innovation - Chinese brands go global!

24/Nov/2014

Cost acceptable & customised innovation - Chinese brands go global!

After attending CEF electronics show in Shanghai, Emily Lai investigates how local Chinese brands can survive and thrive if they want to expand in a global market place. What will set these Chinese brands apart from other players within their own highly competitive and fast moving marketplace? Read more

TV at the crossroads

24/Jul/2013

TV at the crossroads

I recently saw an interesting tongue-in-cheek statistic in the Wired Magazine (March 2013) commenting on what people look for in a TV; 4% wanted improved features like gigantic screens and ultra-high 4k resolution, whilst the remanding 96% wanted the ability to find what to watch, when they want to. Is this highlighting a disconnect between manufactures and users? Are the 72 inch ultra-sharp screens now sitting with the six bladed razors and the 24 megapixel compact cameras in the quest for features over utility? Read more

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