22 Aug2019 Early Thoughts: iPadOS Will Change The Way You Work

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Cue the opening soundtrack to 2001: A Space Odysseyand you’ll get a sense of how revolutionary I believe iPadOS will be for tablet users. iPadOS is still several weeks from its formal release to the general public, but after using the beta version for the past month, I’m convinced that it will have significant repercussions in the […]

22 Aug2019 Samsung’s Galaxy Note Becomes Its Own Line With The Note10

Today, Samsung unveiled its new Galaxy Note 10, available in three different models at different price points. I recently published my review of the Galaxy S10+ (which you can find here, if interested), and I’ve been looking forward to seeing how Samsung would up the ante with the new Note. Without further ado, let’s take a […]

22 Aug2019 All Roads Lead To An Epyc “Rome” For Enterprise IT

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In case you weren’t convinced by AMD’s re-entry to the server market with the initial launch of EPYC in 2017, the company today launched an what I consider an incredible follow-on product with EPYC 7002 Series (codenamed Rome). While the market was excited to see the company re-enter the market with the original EPYC CPU, […]

22 Aug2019 AMD And Its Partners Deliver Big At 2nd Generation EPYC Datacenter Launch

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AMD took a big step forward today in the datacenter with its launch of the 2nd Gen EPYC processor and platform. I attended the AMD EPYC Horizon launch in San Francisco, CA, and want to hit the highlights. I will focus more on the high-level messages and meanings while Moor Insights & Strategy server and […]

19 Aug2019 Eargo: The Smart Hearing Aid Solution To Beat

According to the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD), approximately 15% of American adults (nearly 38 million) aged 18 and over report some trouble hearing. Furthermore, the NIDCD states that age is a strong predictor of hearing loss among adults aged 20-69, with the most significant amount of hearing loss in the […]

19 Aug2019 Apple’s Purchase Of Intel’s Modem Business Is All About 5G

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This afternoon, it became official: pending regulatory approvals, Apple  will acquire the majority of ’s smartphone modem business. The deal includes IP, equipment, leases, and roughly 2,200 Intel employees, to the tune of roughly $1 billion. This was almost destined to be, from the very day that Apple announced Intel would be its modem supplier of choice. Intel […]

19 Aug2019 Who Is ‘Really’ Leading in Mobile 5G, Part 5: Global Carriers

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This article is Part 5 of 6 in Moor Insights & Strategy’s series on mobile 5G leadership, focusing on current (not future) global carrier deployment of 5G networks. In Part 1, we analyzed 5G intellectual property and patent leadership. In Part 2, we examined the 5G chipset ecosystem, and in Part 3we reviewed manufacturers integrating 5G components into […]

19 Aug2019 AMD-NVIDIA Competition Is Back In Mid-Range Consumer GPUs

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This year was a very interesting one in consumer technology, as AMD introduced new CPU and GPU architectures, and NVIDIA  continued to cement new technologies like ray tracing. Both companies made significant progress. NVIDIA’s RTX ray tracing capabilities launched in some of the biggest titles at E3 and between Computex and E3 this year, AMD unveiled its full […]

19 Aug2019 Why The T-Mobile-Sprint State AG Lawsuit Will Settle

It’s been a hard-fought battle for T-Mobile and Sprint, but last Friday the U.S. Department of Justice sided with the Federal Communications Commission in granting approval to the merger. There are conditions to the deal: the companies will divest prepaid businesses and spectrum to Dish Network and grant Dish access to the new T-Mobile ’s network and retail locations as […]

19 Aug2019 5-Month Review: Samsung’s Galaxy S10+ And Buds

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I’ve had the pleasure of using many Android devices, dating back to the Google  G1 and all the way up to the Galaxy S10. However, it’s not often I get an opportunity to review a smartphone with a complimentary pair of equally impressive earbuds. I have been using the Galaxy S10+ with the Galaxy Buds since they […]

19 Aug2019 AWS Reinforces Which Cloud Company Has The ‘Magic’ With Its Q2 Results

Last week was a fun one if you are into tracking quarterly cloud progress from Microsoft Azure, Google GCP, and Amazon AWS. While most of the stories have already been told about Microsoft and Google, I wanted to focus in on AWS’s quarterly performance as reflected in their earnings numbers. AWS reports numbers that are […]

19 Aug2019 The Qualcomm-Tencent Deal Demonstrates That The US And China Need Each Other

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Today, Qualcomm announced a sweeping, strategic collaboration agreement with Tencent Games covering 5G, smartphones, augmented and virtual reality, and personal computers. While I don’t pay too much attention to these kinds of non-binding, collaboration agreements, this one is interesting for many reasons above the current icy relationship between the US and China. While there wasn’t […]

19 Aug2019 Siggraph 2019: Having Experienced Ray Tracing, I Am Now Convinced It Is The Future

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Monday marked the start of Siggraph, the annual graphics conference, and I thought it was time to weigh in on ray tracing. I won’t personally be attending the show, but Moor Insights & Strategy analyst Anshel Sag will be. New technologies have come and gone for the past 100 years; some stick, most do not. […]

19 Aug2019 Former Synaptics CEO Rick Bergman Rejoins AMD To Lead PC And Semi-Custom Businesses

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AMD announced today that former CEO of Synaptics Inc., Rick Bergman, will be rejoining AMD to run what the company calls its “Computing and Graphics” (CG) business segment. The CG segment is its largest and includes its PC, gaming, and semi-custom businesses, which include the AMD Ryzen, Radeon and game console products and platforms. Last […]

06 Aug2019 Microsoft Wins Big In AT&T Cloud Deal Valued At $2B

The fight for cloud computing dominance is at its peak and the leaders are starting to show their faces. When it comes to IaaS, Amazon AWS has a big lead, followed by Microsoft Azure, IBM Cloud, Alibaba, and Google Cloud Platform. If you were wondering where Oracle was, Gartner doesn’t place the company in its […]

06 Aug2019 LG G8 ThinQ Impresses With Its Crystal OLED Sound Speaker And DAC

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In 2019 we have seen incredible innovations like a foldable smartphone, an in-screen fingerprint scanner, and even an in-screen camera. It is no secret that the LG G8 ThinQ isn’t the phone that everybody has been talking about in 2019. Not a lot has changed from last years LG G7, and it is getting difficult […]

06 Aug2019 Amazon Fire TV A Star Of Prime Day Sales

Unless you were living under a rock, you know that Amazon Prime Day, literally the biggest blow out shopping event only rivaling the holidays, took place last week. Amazon created Prime Day out of thin air and, for itself and partners, and it has brought much of the industry out of its summer shopping doldrums. […]

06 Aug2019 Intel Registers Solid Q2 Earnings And Its Future Opportunities Look Even Brighter

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I had the chance to talk with Intel CEO Bob Swan this week, which made earnings that much more interesting. We chatted about Intel’s long-term objectives and strategies, but before I dive into that, I wanted to touch on what Intel announced yesterday. Solid Q2 earnings Intel yesterday served up very solid earnings for Q2 […]

05 Aug2019 RESEARCH PAPER: Leveraging Server Architectures To Win In The Datacentric Era

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One of the trendy catchphrases for organizations going through digital transformation is“data is the new oil.” A more accurate phrasing of this statement is, “Data is the new crude oil and intelligence is the new gasoline.” An organization’s ability to transformpetabytes of data into meaningful intelligence enables differentiation in the marketplace. Data management is bigger […]

02 Aug2019 4 Cool Smart Home Products That Deserve Consideration

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Summer is finally here. I’ve recently come across a handful of new smart home products that are truly useful and game-changing—particularly if you’re spending more time indoors than usual hiding from the heat. Let’s dive in. Netgear Nighthawk AX12 Router satisfies your need for speed I’ll admit it: I’m a hopeless router fanatic, and I’m […]