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25 Feb RESEARCH BRIEF: Bringing Intelligence to the Cloud Edge

The telecommunications industry is moving to cloud-based technologies at the network edge to help tackle the explosion of mobile video consumption, service mobility, virtualization of Customer-Premise Equipment (CPE), the Internet of Things (IoT), and other latency-sensitive applications. But unfortunately today, much of the compute still happens at the center of the network or on the client device. [...]

25 Feb RESEARCH NOTE: NVIDIA Tegra X1 Targets Neural Net Image Processing Performance

NVIDIA Tegra X1 (TX1) based client-side neural network acceleration is a strong complement to server-side deep learning using NVIDIA Kepler based Tegra server accelerators. In the software world, “function overloading” refers to using one procedure name to invoke different behavior depending on the context of the procedure call. NVIDIA borrowed that concept for their graphics processing pipelines. [...]

09 Feb Will Microsoft’s Windows 10 Win With PC Gamers?

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After attending Microsoft’s Windows 10 event in Redmond last month, I’ve written a bit about Microsoft’s Windows 10; for consumers, enterprises and on the Surface Hub and HoloLens. Now it’s time to talk about gamers. To this day, Microsoft still internally struggles at the corporate level in what seems like the eternal battle between PC and Xbox console gaming. Microsoft wants [...]

02 Feb Synaptics’ New ForcePad Adds Thinner, More Accurate And Flexible Notebook Interface

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The PC hardware industry today is riddled with a lot of similarities between the different hardware, so many PC OEMs are constantly looking for ways to differentiate themselves. One way to accomplish this is through improving the overall PC user experience through new and unique hardware user interfaces. One of those ways has been through [...]

30 Jan Is Windows 10 Microsoft’s Consumer Comeback OS?

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I had the distinct pleasure attending Microsoft’s event in Redmond last week where they brought out a myriad of new products like HoloLens and Surface Hub and disclosed many more details on Windows 10, in particular, the consumer features. In the totality of the event, I think Microsoft score big in that they projected that they could innovate and that [...]

28 Jan Microsoft HoloLens Gets Face Wearables Right

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I attended Microsoft’s big event last week in Redmond where they made a number of product announcements, one of them called HoloLens. HoloLens is Microsoft’s own head-mounted device that is worn like a large set of goggles. Their solution is designed to be unique in many ways and Microsoft is doing everything they can to distance [...]

20 Jan Show Me the Money: IoT Style Part 2

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In Show Me the Money: IoT Style Part 1 I discussed hardware and a company called CentraLite.  CentraLite provides “white box” solutions for home automation powerhouses such — Lowe’s Iris, Comcast Xfinity, Time Warner IntelligentHome, and SmartThings just to name a few, and how CentraLite is generating revenues in the IoT hardware space.  Today I’m [...]

13 Jan Show Me the Money: IoT Style Part 1

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So, as I walk the show floor at CES, one of the constant things I am considering is where is the money in IoT? I think we can all agree there is money in analytics and big data on the consumer as well as the industrial side.  But where will the cash come from in [...]

08 Jan Advanced Micro Device’s FreeSync Becomes A Reality At CES 2015

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Last CES, Advanced Micro Devices touted a new way of enjoying desktop gaming with their Project FreeSync which looked to introduce dynamic display refresh to the gaming audience. They coined the term “FreeSync” after the fact that their solution promised to utilize already existing industry standards in order to bring dynamic display refresh capabilities at [...]

07 Jan Dell Hits Home Runs At CES 2015

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Remember back in 2013 when Dell was losing PC market share and talking about focusing on “profitable growth in commercial markets”? It seemed then like Dell was losing their nerve in the consumer PC market. Then Dell announced in June of 2013 sweeping changes to their PC strategy that I wrote about here. The results in [...]