12 Nov Intel’s New XMM 8160 5G Modem Brings Us Closer To Standalone 5G

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This blog includes contributions from Moor Insights & Strategy principal analyst Patrick Moorhead. Intel XMM 8160 5G modem. INTEL 5G is one of the most transformative technologies that has surfaced in the last ten years. It has the capabilities to reshape many industries including mobile devices, the IoT, smart transportation, VR, AR, manufacturing, and even the […]

02 Nov Huawei Throws Down The Gauntlet With New Mate 20 Devices

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Huawei announced its new Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro at an eagerly-awaited event in London this past week. A lot of the excitement around the Mate 20 line of devices can be attributed to Huawei’s new Kirin 980 processor—the first Android SoC with 7nm and ARM’s new powerful A76 CPU cores. After the release […]

23 Oct Google’s New Hardware Showcases Its AI Capabilities

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Google held its annual hardware event in New York City last week. Google’s Pixel 3 launch was possibly one of the most heavily leaked launches in industry history, with virtually all of the specifications of the device unveiled before the event began. Google was very aware of this fact and cobbled together a montage of […]

16 Oct Intel Cranks It Up To 9 With New CPUs

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Display at Intel’s Fall Desktop Launch event.   ANSHEL SAG Last week at an event in New York City, Intel  announced its new desktop offerings for the fall—the 9 Series of CPUs and a new Xeon 28-core chip. Many of these chips, such as the 28-Core Xeon, have been anticipated for quite some time, and are […]

03 Oct The Long Road Ahead For Magic Leap And AR

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The new Magic Leap One AR headset.   ANSHEL SAG I want to start off this brief by saying that I’m a huge proponent of AR and VR and I don’t want to come across as a naysayer. It’s important to note that mistakes have been made by all players on the scene at some point […]

02 Oct Oculus Quest: Facebook’s VR Headset For The Future

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ANSHEL SAG Last week Facebook  rounded out its VR headset lineup with the announcement of its new Oculus Quest VR headset. The Oculus Quest bridges the gap between the $200 Oculus Go mobile headset, with features 3-DoF (degrees of freedom) tracking, and the $349 Oculus Rift, which has 6-DoF tracking but requires a roughly $1,000 […]

26 Sep VR In The Skies: Alaska Airlines Partners With Skylights To Launch Allosky In First Class

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The Allosky standalone VR headset, coming soon to First Class Alaska Airlines flights.   SKYLIGHTS As the VR industry continues to mature, we’re seeing new and interesting applications for the technology emerge. Previously, these applications were limited by the fact that VR headsets required a dedicated computer to power them. Now, the growth of standalone VR […]

25 Sep NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080, 2080 Ti: Very Fast, With Untapped Potential

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I’ve traveled around the world tracking the recent launches of NVIDIA’s Turing family of GPUs. At SIGGRAPH, in Vancouver, Canada , the company launched the RTX family of graphics cards based on the RTX series for professional users. At Gamescom, in Cologne, Germany, NVIDIA announced the consumer offerings, namely the RTX 2000 series, which includes […]

18 Sep My Return To Sony: A Review Of The Sony a7 III Camera

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The new Sony a7 III camera.   ANSHEL SAG I started my journey with digital cameras at a very young age. When my bar mitzvah came around, I asked for and received my first digital camera: the Sony DSC-F717. Back then in 2002, the best digital camera you could get was a Canon EOS-1Ds or Nikon […]

11 Sep Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Wear 3100 Platform Ushers In New Era Of Wearables

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Wearables continue to become more functional and fashionable.   ANSHEL SAG While some continue to question the viability of the wearables market, each generation of devices is becoming more capable. The success of the Apple watch has certainly helped, along with the growth of companies like Fitbit, Mobvoi, and Garmin. I think we’re closer to the […]

05 Sep The Huawei P20 Pro: The Best Smartphone Camera, Period

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The new Huawei P20 Pro smartphone.      ANSHEL SAG Over the past few months I’ve had a chance to try virtually every phone on the market, including the iPhone X, Pixel 2 XL, LG G7, Galaxy S9+, and many others. At this point, there is no question that many manufacturers and users consider the […]

28 Aug NVIDIA Doubles Down On Ray Tracing With Turing

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NVIDIA’s Jensen Huang holds up Turing-based card. ANSHEL SAG At SIGGRAPH 2018 in Vancouver, Canada NVIDIA came out “guns a blazing” with a series of major announcements including the introduction of a new GPU architecture rumored for many months. Because SIGGRAPH is a professional graphics show, NVIDIA took some time talking about the heritage the company […]

28 Aug NVIDIA Sets New Consumer Standard With New GeForce RTX 2000 Series GPU

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  CEO Jensen Huang unveils the RTX 2080.    NVIDIA This week, after much speculation, NVIDIA  unveiled its new GeForce RTX series at the 2018 Gamescom conference I personally attended in Germany. This series marks a significant departure from the company’s previous architectures and implements multiple new types of processing cores to further accelerate graphics […]

17 Aug StarVR One Takes VR To New Heights At SIGGRAPH 2018

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Trying out the new StarVR One headset.     ANSHEL SAG StarVR has been working aggressively to bring a new version of its headset to market, and this week it announced the fruits of its labor: the StarVR One. I attended the StarVR briefing where the company announced the new headset, and spent significant time using […]

17 Aug VirtualLink: Everything USB Type-C Is Supposed To Be

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Source: Anshel Sag As a tech analyst, I am a close follower of forward-looking technologies like DisplayPort, USB Type-C, and VR. For the longest time, the hopes and dreams of technologies like DisplayPort Alt Mode and USB Type-C have been limited by the complexity of the PC ecosystem. Now, the VirtualLink consortium (comprised of leading VR innovators […]

31 Jul HP’s Vision And Approach For Immersive Computing Is Unique

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HP’s Sarah Clevinger shows off the breadth and capability of combining the HP FitStation with HP’s Sprout for helping scan people and help them find the perfect footwear.  ANSHEL SAG, MOOR INSIGHTS & STRATEGY As I’ve spent time working and researching the immersive computing industry there have been a lot of nuanced observations that I’ve […]

23 Jul Qualcomm Extends 5G RF Leadership With New 5G Modules

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The new Qualcomm QTM052 Antenna Module.  QUALCOMM The 5G race is in full swing, and there’s lots of competition for leadership in the space. Qualcomm has again and again re-asserted its dominance, vying against players like Intel , MediaTek and Samsung Electronics . Many companies made major announcements about their 5G ambitions around MWC earlier […]

20 Jul Mapbox Ushers In The Next Generation Of Mapping With New SDKs

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  A glimpse of the new Mapbox Vision SDK. MAPBOX Right now, a lot of people are very excited about the future of technologies like AR, VR, AI, and autonomous vehicles. However, as I’ve written before, most of these technologies are relatively useless without contextual awareness. I have also written in the past about the importance […]

06 Jul Samsung’s Galaxy S9+ Refines The Smartphone Formula

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The new Samsung Galaxy S9+.ANSHEL SAG I have been spending a lot of time with Samsung Electronics ’s latest phone, the Galaxy S9+. I’ve been carrying it, as well as the Apple iPhone X, Huawei P20 Pro, and Google  Pixel 2 XL, all around the world with me. Out of all of these, the phone that […]

14 Jun Wonderspaces: The Future Of Immersive Media

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The author inside a Wonderspaces exhibit. Today I wanted to talk about Wonderspaces, a series of fully-immersive curated art installations and VR experiences that I believe represents a unique new approach to art and technology. I have had the opportunity to attend Wonderspaces in San Diego twice, once last year in its Mission Valley location, […]