09 Jan Teardown Reveals Globalfoundries 22FDX Shipping In End Products Like Google’s 2nd Gen Nest Mini

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It has been a year since Globalfoundries made the strategic decision to focus on its FDX platform, FinFET, RF and low power technologies over the bleeding edge. I have never seen the company more energized and focused than it is now, and I believe the industry is genuinely relieved the “pivot” is working out as competition in […]

28 May Nortek’s Elan Latest Whole Home Automation Product: Like A Grown Up Google Nest, Sonos, And Dropcam

I have been in and around home automation for over 20 years and like many in the industry, am very impressed and excited about the future of home automation. While the DIY consumer side of the business is getting a lot of press attention lately particularly with Google’s $3.2B Nest acquisition and Apple rumors, what you may not […]

09 Jan Cisco Increases Its Societal Impact As Documented In Its 2019 CSR Report

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As leading a technology industry company, I have the blessing to cover a wide range of topics. While new technology releases and developments certainly make up a large portion of my coverage, I also like to devote time researching the human side—company culture and CSR, for example.  While Cisco Systems is indisputably on the leaderboard […]

27 Dec What North’s Focals AR Glasses Taught Me About Augmented Reality

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Earlier this year, I bought myself a North’s Focal AR glasses, with a discount I received for my participation in Intel Capital’s Global Summit. Today I wanted to share with you my review of the AR glasses, and the main takeaways from my experience with them. A personalized experience First, I stopped by the Focals […]

20 Dec Game Review: Illusion Ray Studio’s The Beast Inside

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Polish indie developers Illusion Ray Studio released a Kickstarter in April 2018 for a Survival-Psychological Horror game titled ‘The Beast Inside,’ followed up with a demo in early March 2019. An immense level of hype surrounded the title, which received the support of over 2,000 backers. The title was finally released on October 17th, 2019. You […]

02 Dec Dell EMC PowerOne: Is The Future Of Autonomous Infrastructure Here?

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Dell Technologies has been busy in the press since it launched PowerOne. What is PowerOne? What does it mean for enterprise IT? And is it really autonomous infrastructure? The next few paragraphs will address these questions. For a deeper dive on PowerOne, visit the Moor Insights & Strategy site. PowerOne – pragmatic innovation drives the autonomy journey Autonomous […]

25 Nov Success Of Google’s Fitbit Acquisition Hinges On Its Ability To Counter Privacy Concerns

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Google’s announcement last week that it would acquire Fitbit for $2.1 billion was not particularly surprising for many observers who follow the smart home, wearable and IoT category. After all, Google has demonstrated on several occasions that it was willing to “buy” itself into the hardware business. It acquired Nest Labs in 2014 for $3.2 […]

28 Oct Microsoft Widens Surface Line With Pro X, 15″ Laptop 3, Neo Foldable, New Processors And Earbuds

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Today I attended Microsoft’s annual fall hardware event in New York City, timed conspicuously right before the western selling season begins. The company’s Surface line gains more and more traction every year, for a lot of reasons (see my recap of last year’s Surface event here for a taste). Canalys reported that the entire Microsoft Surface line […]

14 Oct Five Top Themes From Amazon’s Alexa And Echo Event You Need To Know

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I had the pleasure of attending Amazon’s “AskAlexa” event at its Seattle Day 1 headquarters. I attend or observer over 50 events a year, and while I think details matter, sometimes the broad strokes stick out more than the tip of the paintbrush. There was a lot to consume and analyze in what seemed like […]

03 Oct IFA 2019 Analysis: Huawei Strikes Out, Qualcomm And Roku Hit Home Runs

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This year’s IFA technology trade show extravaganza, conducted once again in Berlin’s spacious Messe Berlin fairgrounds (26 exhibit halls covering 1.7 million square feet), was undoubtedly the place to be for anyone wanting to learn more about where consumer electronics technology is headed. With over 245,000 visitors, more than 1,800 exhibitors, 2,300 keynote attendees, 1.5 […]

23 Sep Darq Review: Debut Game Published By Unfold Games

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The time has finally come. In the fall of 2016, ‘Unfold Games’ released a teaser trailer for a puzzle-platform based psychological horror that blew me away. It has been three years since the initial release of that trailer, and quite a bit has changed, but the game ultimately surpassed my expectations. Darq appears to profoundly borrow […]

23 Sep 5 Smart Home Myths Dispelled

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Given the strong response to my recent Forbes column about the myths of cord-cutting, I decided to write a similar piece about some of the consumer misconceptions surrounding the smart home. Taking the smart home plunge can be a daunting task, and in some ways, the challenges are even more formidable than cutting the cord. Hopefully, […]

10 Sep ‘Silver Chains’ Review – Debut Game From Cracked Heads Games

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“Silver Chains” is a new first-person survival/psychological horror game for the PC and soon to be released on Nintendo Switch, released from indie developer Cracked Heads Games published by Headup Games. I recently got the chance to spend some time with this new title, and I wanted to share my review. The protagonist is an […]

19 Aug 5-Month Review: Samsung’s Galaxy S10+ And Buds

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I’ve had the pleasure of using many Android devices, dating back to the Google  G1 and all the way up to the Galaxy S10. However, it’s not often I get an opportunity to review a smartphone with a complimentary pair of equally impressive earbuds. I have been using the Galaxy S10+ with the Galaxy Buds since they […]

02 Aug 4 Cool Smart Home Products That Deserve Consideration

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Summer is finally here. I’ve recently come across a handful of new smart home products that are truly useful and game-changing—particularly if you’re spending more time indoors than usual hiding from the heat. Let’s dive in. Netgear Nighthawk AX12 Router satisfies your need for speed I’ll admit it: I’m a hopeless router fanatic, and I’m […]

31 Jul Synaptics Timing With Edge Solutions Aligns With Google’s Increased Privacy Push

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Google held its big annual developer conference, I/O, back in May. While the event has come and gone, its repercussions continue to be felt—particularly around privacy and how the company seeks to enable more of it. I think this conversation opens up an opportunity for vendors who are creating intelligent solutions for the edge—one of […]

25 Jul 4 Cool Smart Home Products That Deserve Consideration

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Summer is finally here. I’ve recently come across a handful of new smart home products that are truly useful and game-changing—particularly if you’re spending more time indoors than usual hiding from the heat. Let’s dive in. Netgear Nighthawk AX12 Router satisfies your need for speed I’ll admit it: I’m a hopeless router fanatic, and I’m […]

21 Jun HP Takes Innovation Past Thin, Light And Low Power At Computex 2019

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Last week at Computex 2019 in Taipei, Taiwan, HP Inc., announced its updated lineups of business and consumer laptops that you can expect to see for corporate Windows 10 refreshes and the “back to school” buying season. HP Inc. announced growth last quarter in its PC business with a 2% improvement and big commercial gains […]

13 Mar The 10 Most Bizarre Things About The FTC-Qualcomm Case

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It has been two months since closing arguments were presented in the FTC versus Qualcomm Trial, and Judge Koh could issue a verdict at any moment. In these past few months, I have been analyzing what a ruling might mean. I’m not a lawyer, but have seen a lot of antitrust action and was considered […]

15 Feb Amazon’s Acquisition Of Eero Validates Mesh Networking In Today’s Connected Home

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The news outlets have been abuzz this week with Amazon ’s decision to cancel its recently announced plans to build a new headquarters in New York City. Relatively little coverage was given to the e-commerce behemoth’s announcement earlier in the week that it was acquiring Eero, a startup specializing in mesh networking solutions for the home. While acquisitions like […]