24 Jan CES 2020’s Most Compelling PC Gaming Announcements

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CES is a mad show, featuring thousands of new product announcements every year. I’ve gone through many of the CES 2020 announcements and filtered through to find what I believe are the most compelling. Gaming is an important market segment for the majority of the PC makers and virtually everyone had something to announce in […]

21 Jan RESEARCH PAPER: Solving The Need For High-Performance, Low-Power Computing

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In the world of computing, low-power performance is increasingly important. There are a multitude of trends driving this shift, which likely began in mobile but now affects all types of computing across the ecosystem. You can download the paper by clicking on the logo below: Table Of Contents Executive Summary Processing That Matches Workloads Intel […]

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 Qualcomm’s XR2 5G Brings Together The Best In Immersion And Connectivity

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Qualcomm is the undisputed leader in mobile XR, a position it has more or less held since this most recent wave of VR and AR devices excited the market. Qualcomm helped to pioneer many of the technologies that make mobile XR possible today and is the technology behind many of the most successful XR devices, […]

12 Dec Intel Taps MediaTek For Its 5G Laptop Designs

Intel’s journey on 5G has been quite an interesting one. The company was it’s slated to compete with the likes of Qualcomm, Huawei, and Samsung in 5G. Eventually, after a few stumbles, the company fell short of expectations and ended up spinning off the majority of the company’s efforts in a $1 billion transaction with […]

12 Dec MediaTek Surprises With Dimensity 1000 5G Smartphone SoC

MediaTek has a long history of being a competitive player in the smartphone market. The company’s position has always been one that many have considered being a mid-tier and low-end solution provider with many of the most popular phones in the world selling with its chips in volumes that would surprise anyone. However, most of […]

12 Dec What Does Half-Life: Alyx Mean For The PC VR Market?

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I’ve covered the VR market for a long time—as an analyst for Moor Insights & Strategy for the past 5 years, and even earlier when I was a journalist covering the industry for my own website. When Valve and HTC flew me out to Seattle for the HTC Vive’s launch in 2016, there was a […]

06 Dec Why Game Streaming Needs 5G

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In the initial reviews of Google’s Stadia platform, many cite latency as a significant issue for the quality of the experience, especially over a wireless signal. This was the downfall of many previous game streaming services, including one of the first live game streaming services, OnLive. Even the ones currently in existence don’t do very […]

02 Dec Smartwatches Are The Future, But What’s Going On?

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There are lots of wearables out there today and the market is very broad and saturated at nearly every end of the spectrum. The number of headphones, earbuds, smart watches, fitness bands and smart glasses on the market can be overwhelming. What’s promising about the market is that lots of wearables have gotten considerably better, […]

02 Dec My Apple Card Got Stolen: Here’s What Happened

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I’ve had my physical Apple Card for several months, alternating between using it as a primary credit card and a secondary card. While I’m a proponent of NFC payment methods, I signed up for the physical card because I was attracted to the premium-looking titanium makeup of the card. Several weeks ago, to my surprise, […]

24 Sep RESEARCH PAPER: Overcoming Cost And Complexity In Digital Marketing

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The retail shopping experience continues to change, especially with the growth of online shopping and the increased digital nature of retail. While the brick and mortar retail sector struggles, online retail sales continue to grow at a break-neck pace, growing 17.7 percent in 2018 alone1. Between 2008 and 2018, online retail sales grew 300 percent, […]

16 Sep RESEARCH PAPER: Thin Client Performance And Capability Reaches PC Party

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Businesses will always face challenges meeting the computing requirements of their employees. One of these challenges is finding the balance between end user performance demands and the security, cost, and management of each user’s devices. For organizations with hundreds or thousands of users, this is incredibly difficult to manage. You can download the paper by […]

19 Jun RESEARCH PAPER: The Importance of Eye Tracking in Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR)

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The VR and AR industries are still in their infancy; however, changes are happening within the industry at a record pace. Users and developers are both learning lessons about the immersive technology needed for the industry to grow. Certain features will become necessary for day-to-day use as the industry grows and matures into a mainstream […]

19 Jun Eye Tracking Has The Potential To Completely Change AR And VR

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Eye Tracking Technology Note: Moor Insights & Strategy Analyst Anshel Sag made significant contributions to this blog. AR and VR are still in the growth phase of development with billions of R&D and content money being poured in annually. A lot of that money is being invested in technologies to improve the experience as the […]

10 Jun Computex 2018 Reaffirms The PC Is Growing Stronger

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Welcome to Computex Note: Patrick Moorhead and Anshel Sag jointly wrote this piece.  For many years Computex has been known as ‘the PC hardware show.’ CES was all about gadgets, MWC all about mobile phones and Computex all about PC hardware. In recent years, Computex has tried to shift its focus away from PC hardware […]

29 May RESEARCH PAPER: The Importance Of Fabs In Crypto Mining

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The cryptocurrency markets have caused upheaval in the technology and financial markets. When the price of Bitcoin peaked at roughly $19,000, there was a mad rush to acquire cryptocurrencies, including Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Litecoin. This frenzy drove people to flood the exchanges, many of which closed to new users, making acquiring cryptocurrencies difficult unless you […]

22 Feb RESEARCH PAPER: The Full Impact Of 5G On IT Industry Hardware Spending

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There are many reasons the IT industry is heavily investing in 5G. The most obvious is that 5G is a major shift in the way wireless cellular technologies work that represents a quantum leap from 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE). The deeper, non-technical reasons include the industry’s desire to deliver more services with improved capabilities […]

12 Feb RESEARCH PAPER: The Advantage Of Deploying Dell Rugged PCs

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The traditional PC market has been in decline since 2012; however, the market recorded some growth in Q1 2017 before shrinking 0.4% percent in Q2 2017, according to IDC market data. Sub-segments within the PC market, for example 2-in-1s as well as high-end gaming PCs, are partially driving this growth, reflecting an increasing need for […]

03 Aug RESEARCH PAPER: Active Alignment Will Be Critical For Future Optical Systems Manufacturing

New usage models and applications for technology products, such as machine learning and artificial intelligence, created a need for computers to “see” the outside, physical world. We refer to this as “computer vision”. As these usage models and markets evolve, higher quality imaging systems are needed to enable better optical performance. Consumer expectations for thinner […]