20 Mar How VR And AR Could Be A Solution To Coronavirus Cancellations For Conferences

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As a technology industry analyst, I travel a lot for my line of work and attend many industry conferences and talk to a lot of people about the inner workings of the industry. One thing that I’ve started to notice is that many of the conferences I’m usually attending are being cancelled due to coronavirus […]

20 Mar Shadow Creator Announces 40K AR Headsets Shipped For Education

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During the craziness that is CES last month, Chinese AR headset manufacturer Shadow Creator announced it had shipped 40,000 of its Action One AR headsets from 400 different schools in China last year. AR is still a relatively nascent technology and many are still shipping only developer edition headsets; volumes are fairly low for most manufacturers. In […]

14 Mar Qualcomm Announces XR2 Reference Designs And New Partnerships

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Qualcomm leads the charge when it comes to XR chipsets, and the XR2 is the company’s latest. We covered the XR2 announcement back at Qualcomm Tech Summit in December and mentioned how important it would be for the industry to have access to all these new capabilities and technologies. Now, we’re starting to enter the next phase […]

02 Mar Samsung’s Galaxy S20 Line Marks A Generational Leap For Samsung

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There have been a lot of leaks about the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S20 line of phones. The company’s new line of Galaxy S phones promised to mark a generational leap in the phone’s specifications and capabilities—hence the jump from S10 to the S20. Now that we’ve seen the full specifications of the new Galaxy S20 […]

02 Mar Like It Or Not, The Future Is Full Of Foldables

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I first got a chance to play with Lenovo’s prototype foldable devices 3 years ago at Lenovo Tech World, and I’ve been excited about the emerging category ever since. It’s not just me, though—lots of people recognize the potential of foldable devices. Foldables were back in the news last week with the unveiling of its new Galaxy […]

14 Feb The Biggest PC Trends At CES 2020

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Historically, the annual CES conference is when all the big PC manufacturers announce their first products of the year. This year, however, was more of a conceptual year with a lot of new platforms and ideas being floated—some theoretical and others already shipping. PC manufacturers, big and small, had some interesting products and ideas to […]

10 Feb CPU Design Transforms PCs Into Truly Mobile Computing Devices

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Many market dynamics have driven the PC ecosystem to the point where they emulate many of the mobile experiences we get from our smartphones. The growth of the smartphone industry and its current size forced the PC industry to rethink the PC, and we’re starting to see the PC change from a large and clunky […]

03 Feb Pico, North And nReal Dominate XR At CES 2020

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Since both AR and VR are in the enterprise phase of development, it makes sense that there was very little AR and VR at CES 2020. In fact, these technologies are grouped within the very large gaming section at the exhibition, which can lead to some very confusing booth placements and unnecessary walking around. That […]

03 Feb The Oculus Quest Supply Situation Does A Disservice To The VR Community And Developers

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Many people are excited about buying the Oculus Quest—for many it will be their first VR headset. While it will be one of many for me, this one certainly is different. The Oculus Quest represents all that is needed from a VR headset and backs it up with a very solid library of titles and […]

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, […]