22 Jul XR And 5G At AT&T Shape 2019: A Match Made In Hollywood

I recently attended my first AT&T Shape conference at Warner Brothers Studios in Los Angeles, California. This year’s event focused heavily on 5G as a cornerstone technology, and how it will drive the entire company forward for at least the next decade. As such, AT&T  brought in a lot of partners and exhibitors to demonstrate exactly what 5G means […]

15 Jul RealWear: A Force To Be Reckoned With In Enterprise AR

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RealWear is a player in the enterprise AR space with a lot of momentum across multiple major enterprises. Over the last 18 months, the company shipped over 15,000 of its HMT systems globally, and can now boast over 1,300 enterprise customers and more than 120 applications. RealWear’s AR devices are designed to work in the […]

25 Jun AMD Takes Over Computex And E3 With New CPU And GPU Announcements

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AMD’s CEO Lisa Su laid out a very aggressive vision for the future of the company at its first keynote ever at Computex 2019. AMD picked a good year to participate in the opening Computex keynote—it had a lot of new products to announce, including its latest CPU and GPU built on the bleeding edge […]

20 Jun Qualcomm And Lenovo Announce The World’s First Prototype 5G PC

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Qualcomm is on a roll, its 5G modem leadership solidified by recent partner 5G announcements across carriers in the US, Europe, and Asia. While nearly all of these 5G devices have been smartphones, many have wondered when the first 5G PC would hit the scene. That question was answered at Computex 2019, with Qualcomm and Lenovo ’s joint […]

19 Jun Intel Charts A New Course With 10th Gen Core And Project Athena

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Intel is in the midst of a reinvention process, marked by a few missteps from the company on the manufacturing side and a change of leadership at the top. The company recently exited the 5G smartphone modem business and attempting to get back on track with its 10nm manufacturing process node. Intel is also facing competitive […]

17 Jun MediaTek’s 5G SoC Stands To Bring More Competition To 5G Devices

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Late last year, MediaTek announced that its M70 5G modem was in the works and would support all kinds of 5G networks and standards—a fully featured 5G modem. Then, at MWC, the company demonstrated the modem’s capabilities with partner equipment, showing some impressive Sub-6Ghz speeds. At Computex, MediaTek followed up with the announcement that it will integrate […]

31 May ARM’s New Mali D77 Processor Is All About VR

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Many are familiar with ARM and its CPUs and GPUs. They are found in billions of devices around the world and help to power some of the fastest SoCs inside today’s leading smartphones. However, ARM also makes a whole host of other processors, including neural processing units (NPUs) for AI and display processing units (DPUs) […]

31 May ARM Unveils Latest Cores At Computex 2019

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Every year, like clockwork, ARM unveils its latest processing core designs at Computex. ARM makes a habit of increasing performance by double digits almost every single release (which its competitors can’t claim). I believe these double-digit performance increases have enabled the ARM ecosystem to grow to a point where ARM cores are prevalent in nearly […]

18 Apr Qualcomm Fills Out The Rest Of Its AI Portfolio

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Qualcomm is widely known as a powerhouse of wireless communications. Lesser known is the fact that it has been working on AI for longer than most of its competitors. Qualcomm announced its Zeroth processors back in 2013, which were far ahead of their time. Much of the industry was not quite ready yet for dedicated AI […]

08 Apr Hololens 2: Microsoft’s Enterprise AR Power Play For Windows Mixed Reality

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Article by Anshel Sag. After months of anticipation, Microsoft  recently launched its Hololens 2 headset at MWC 2019 in Barcelona. It was quite a launch, complete with surprises and some controversy. Many developers and enterprises were eagerly awaiting this headset’s arrival to determine whether they should develop for platforms like Magic Leap or Hololens. The fact that […]

22 Mar HP Reverb: Everything You Need In A VR Headset

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As a tech analyst, I’ve tried virtually every VR headset in existence—the good ones and the bad ones. While the technology is improving greatly (particularly with headsets geared towards the enterprise), one area that I consistently hear complaints about is resolution. Seeking to address this, HP  Inc. recently announced its own foray into VR headset category, the […]

19 Mar Did The Industry Deliver On 5G At MWC 2019?

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This year is shaping up to be the year of 5G, with virtually every single company talking up their 5G game in one way or another. Since many of the first 5G smartphones and networks are expected to launch in 2019, MWC Barcelona 2019 was a prime opportunity for everyone to make their announcements and […]

12 Mar Qualcomm Helps 5G Smartphone OEMs Bridge The XR Gap With XR Viewer Accelerator

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At this year’s Mobile World Congress Barcelona, the talk was all about 5G and XR. Nearly every operator and OEM had some sort of 5G demo that utilized gaming and/or XR. XR gaming is proving to be one of the most compelling early consumer use cases for 5G. However, there’s still a big need for […]

12 Feb Display Technologies Ruled At CES 2019

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One of the big trends that people may have overlooked at CES this year was the plethora of new displays and display technologies on, well, display. This year’s conference brought a raft of new 4K HDR displays and the chips and connectivity to drive 4K HDR as a base-level standard—refreshing since we really haven’t seen […]

05 Feb Samsung Galaxy Note9: A Flagship Phone For Busy Millennials

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Upon the Samsung Galaxy Note9’s release in August 2018, I immediately pushed aside my Galaxy S9+ and made it my primary Android device. While one might not expect this upgrade to make much of a difference, considering the devices’ similar specifications, it really has. After using it for nearly 6 months, I can say that […]

05 Feb Review: The Dell XPS 15 2-in-1

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The Dell  XPS 15 2-in-1 is designed to deliver the company’s highest level of performance in a thin and light platform. This platform is unique because it is the first time that Intel INTC -0.21% and AMD partnered together to deliver a single chip with both a high-performance CPU and GPU. With special memory technology and power balancing capabilities, it is designed for […]

28 Jan Lenovo Boosts Legion Gaming Line At CES 2019

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CES 2019 showcased a multitude of PC gaming announcements from many different vendors, including Lenovo . Lenovo has been building up its Legion line of gaming hardware for the last few years and is starting to refine it, with new gaming laptop, desktop, and monitor offerings. PC gaming is growing at such a fast rate that no […]

17 Jan Alienware Area-51m: A Return To PC Gaming Roots At CES 2019

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Alienware is without a doubt one of the most easily recognizable gaming computer brands in the world. It has been a household name in PC gaming for as long as I’ve been a PC gamer (over 20 years), and in fact, the first PC I built with my own money utilized a knock-off of one […]

17 Jan Alienware Shoots For The Moon At CES 2019

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You don’t usually see established companies making too many big announcements at one show—perhaps a few new products and refreshes. That being said, Dell  went all in at CES 2019, with new products and major refreshes across the board for a non-gaming look at their CES 2019 announcements, check out my colleague Patrick Moorhead’s coverage. This was especially […]

07 Jan HP Inc. Takes OMEN To New Heights At CES 2019

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HP Inc. made a lot of big announcements at CES 2019, including some long-awaited OMEN products. HP  has done quite a good job of rebooting the OMEN gaming brand over the last few years and growing its overall gaming business around the brand. With the growth of PC gaming and the success of eSports, every major PC manufacturer […]