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, […]

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 […]