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14 Aug SXSW Interactive Madness in . . . August?

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It’s that time of year again: SXSW Interactive (South by Southwest) happens to Austin each March, much like a force of nature, and we are now just about six months in front of it. That means it is time to vote on the content! SXSW built a tool called “PanelPicker” to start sorting through thousands [...]

23 Jul AppliedMicro Can Improve On Big Data Workloads With Upcoming Gen 2 Features

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My analyst firm has been researching the nascent ARM-based server market and its technologies before it was cool to do so. ARM-based servers are not shipping in meaningful volumes today, but show promise. Two key points we are always making to folks we advise are to first, don’t make the mistake thinking ARM-based server SoC’s [...]

22 Jul Nvidia Shield Tablet: Mobile Gaming Strategy Gains Clarity

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Nvidia announced today two new members of the SHIELD family, the SHIELD tablet and the SHIELD controller for gaming. This comes on the heels of the Nvidia SHIELD portable released a year ago. I think the SHIELD tablet will get a warm reception by the press and gamers for multiple reasons and a much better [...]

18 Jul Is ARM the Secret Winner in the Human IOT Race?

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        With all the churn going on in the Human (wearables, home automation) side of the IoT space not many folks are going out on a limb to call winners and losers yet. There are going to be many winners (and losers) over time in Human IoT, but right now I’m going to [...]

16 Jul iOS App Comparison of IBM, SAP, Oracle and Salesforce

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The following are screen shots taken from the Apple App Store on July 16, 2014. Click on the images to see a detailed screenshot.

15 Jul Thread: And Then There Were Three…

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      Yesterday a group of companies including Samsung and Nest Labs banded together to create Thread Group, the latest in IoT consortium “Start-ups”.  Joining the Open Interconnect Consortium (OIC) announced last week and the AllSeen Alliance announced in December we now have 3 different groups proving how important IoT will be, and just how [...]

10 Jul RESEARCH PAPER: Wireless Technologies for Home Automation

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Simply put, there are too many choices for today’s low-end mainstream1 and DIY2 consumer when it comes to connecting the new breed of Home Automation (HA) equipment. With the plethora of thermostats, lights, locks and consumer friendly HA devices hitting the market from Nest, Philips, Belkin, Honeywell, Insteon, Schlage and others, it has become increasingly difficult [...]

02 Jul Qualcomm Gets The Jump On WiGig 60 GHz Wireless With Wilocity Acquisition

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Qualcomm announced today that they acquired Wilocity, one of the pioneers in 60 GHz WiGig technology. They also announced they would integrate this technology with their current WiFi offerings for use in devices like PCs and wireless routers and also integrate it into their Snapdragon 810 platform for use in phones, tablets, even TVs and displays. [...]

02 Jul RESEARCH PAPER: Enable Rack Level Scale-Out Domains with RoCE and AppliedMicro X-Weave

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Hyperscale datacenter operators want to expand the compute capacity of their server racks. Some server vendors are reacting by creating dense chassis that absorb the functionality of mid-rack switches, to the point where they are also capable of bypassing the top of rack (TOR) switch and connecting directly to the end of row (EOR) switch. [...]

30 Jun National Instruments Stepping Ahead Of Agilent Technologies With New 5G LabVIEW Wireless Design Tools?

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National Instruments Corp. (NASDAQ:NATI) has been primarily known by engineers and scientists as one of the premiere test and measurement equipment companies. In my nearly 25 years experience in high tech, I’ve spent a lot of time in many labs, and have seen National instruments gear in nearly every one of them. While National Instruments [...]