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, […]

11 Jun Qualcomm Supercharges The Always Connected PC With New Snapdragon 850

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The new Qualcomm Snapdragon 850 processor. The always connected PC is a relatively new category from Microsoft , requiring an “always on” internet connection and supporting up to 20 hours of battery life. Right now, most of those offerings are coming from Qualcomm and its Windows on Snapdragon effort, which include systems from ASUS, HP […]

06 Jun Review: ASUS NovaGo Always Connected Windows 2-in-1 PC

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The new ASUS NovaGo Always Connected 2-in-1 PC The competition in the PC market is starting to heat up again. Now that the market has effectively reached its maximum size, we are starting to see more unique and new offerings from other players. One such of these offerings is the new ASUS NovaGo Always Connected […]

01 Jun Arm Announces Next Generation Cores For Premium Mobile Devices, Including Personal Computers

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Arm Holdings At an event in San Francisco today, Arm announced its latest generation of premium CPU, GPU and video cores for mobile applications. As Arm is an IP company that licenses out its designs to SoC vendors, it will not be building or selling any chips with these cores for any purposes other than […]

31 May Oculus Go Ushers In The Next Phase Of Consumer VR

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The Oculus Go standalone VR headset. People have been heralding VR as the future of computing for a while now, and the industry has spent a lot of time and money trying to realize that vision. However, the early iterations of VR fell short of people’s expectations in one way or another—either the VR headset […]

03 May Standalone VR Has More Legs Than You Might Think

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HTC Vive Focus We’re still in the early phases of virtual reality, but with blockbusters like Ready Player One coming out, people are getting more and more interested in standalone VR. If you watched the movie, a lot of the VR users were completely untethered and running around the real world with VR headsets on. […]

03 May Image Sensors: The Eyes Of AI And Intelligent Systems

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Image sensor. With the advent of the smartphone we have witnessed one of the most powerful tools that mankind has ever seen. However, one of the lesser understood and talked about phenomena accompanying the smartphone is the rise of the image sensor. By integrating progressively more and more powerful image sensors into smartphones, we have […]

05 Apr Dell Springs Into Action With New XPS 15 And G Series Gaming Notebooks

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The new Dell G7 15″ from the company’s new G Series of gaming notebooks. We got a taste of what to expect from Dell  in the coming year at CES 2018, but there are always new surprises not mentioned at the big conference. Dell announced this week that it is freshening up its several of […]

26 Mar GDC 2018: Getting Serious About Virtual Reality

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Analyst Anshel Sag tries out the new Oculus Go VR headset. I attended the 2018 Game Developers Conference (GDC 2018) with primary goal of assessing the current state of VR. One thing that I noticed was that there was a lot less experimental VR and a lot more commercial VR showcased this year. These applications […]

13 Mar MWC 2018 Sets The Record Straight On 5G

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Source: GSMA Mobile World Congress Barcelona is the premier mobile technology show of the year, where all the premier suppliers have an opportunity to show off their chops and convince the rest of the industry that they know what they’re doing. This year’s show was particularly significant in that it was the last big opportunity […]

13 Mar Robots Are The Future Smart Assistants

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Sony’s new Aibo robot dog As any techie could tell you, smart home assistants are all the buzz right now, with Amazon.com , Apple , Google, Microsoft , and others with significant stakes in the market. While the current assistants available offer a wide range of capabilities, at the end of the day, they are […]

13 Mar Tests Show Not All Rugged Notebooks Are Created Equal

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Source: Anshel Sag Overall, the PC industry is either shrinking from quarter to quarter or staying flat in terms of units and revenue. There are a lot of different segments and sub-segments in the industry, many growing at a very high rate. Some of those segments include convertibles like 2-in-1s, gaming PCs, and rugged PCs. […]

09 Mar Context Is Everything When It Comes To AR

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Osterhout Design Group’s ODG R9 AR glasses. I have spent a lot of time thinking about augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) over the last few years. There are a lot of misinformation and misconceptions out there when it comes to AR and VR. The first misconception is that AR and VR somehow compete with […]

09 Mar 360 Cameras Are Hard, Insta360 Makes Them Look Easy

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Source: Anshel Sag I have been tracking the 360-camera space for quite some time. One crucial thing I’ve found in my coverage is that building a good, consumer-friendly 360 camera is not easy. While it’s a relatively new market, the field is already littered with failures and dead camera companies. I wanted to talk today […]

25 Jan CES 2018: Virtual Reality And Augmented Reality Get Another Shot

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Analyst Anshel Sag tries out Black Box VR at CES 2018. I have been tracking and reporting on VR and AR trends since I joined Moor Insights & Strategy in 2014. There is no doubt that 2015 was the beginning of the hype cycle for VR, with it eventually culminating in disappointment at the end of […]

24 Jan New Dell And HP Laptops Harness The Power Of Intel And AMD

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There was a plethora of major announcements at CES 2018, but in the frenzy of things, many may have overlooked two very attractive laptops: the Dell XPS 15 and the Spectre x360 15. The reason why Dell and HP ’s new 15” laptops are such a big deal is that they’ve successfully taken the chip-level […]

18 Jan Battle Of The Smartphone Titans: iPhone X — Pixel 2 XL — Note8

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The three flagship phones, side-by-side. I spent the last few months running around the world with arguably the three most popular phones in the world: the Apple iPhone X, the Google Pixel 2 XL, and the Samsung Note8. I have spent considerable time with all three phones, using each of them as daily drivers at […]

09 Jan Lenovo Leans Into VR With Google Daydream At CES 2018

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  Lenovo’s newly announced Mirage Solo and Camera. Lenovo is without a doubt one of the companies in the tech industry that are willing to take risks—especially when it comes to new platforms like VR and AR. This is extremely evident in the company’s relationship with Google — Lenovo was the first company to ship a […]