08 Jan2018 NVIDIA Reinforces Automotive AI Lead With Uber And Volkswagen Announcements At CES 2018

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Under the chaos and fog that is the Customer Electronics Show (CES) this week in Las Vegas, few companies break through the noise and stand out.  CES is the preeminent show for consumer technology vendors.  This year the primary focus of this mega conference is on advancements in robotics (machine intelligence), drones, medical devices, gaming, […]

08 Jan2018 Intel Doubles Down On The Smart Home At 2018 CES

In response to the tremendous growth occurring in connected devices within the home, Intel  announced today a comprehensive 5-point strategy focused on bringing more intelligence to the home, along with other new advanced capabilities. This new strategy is great in that it accentuates a partnership element and is highly focused on facilitating solutions that make consumers’ lives more convenient, […]

08 Jan2018 NVIDIA Takes G-Sync To The Next Level With 65-Inch BFGD At CES 2018

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NVIDIA’s BFGD display technology When I first saw that NVIDIA was making a “BFGD”, I thought that they were going to be making something for Doom. However, these BFGDs are a short name for Big Format Gaming Displays. While new displays are usually not that exciting, NVIDIA has succeeded in making things interesting with their […]

08 Jan2018 AMD Continues Their 2017 Momentum With New Ryzen And Vega Announcements At CES 2018

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AMD CEO Lisa Su presents at AMD’s 2018 CES Tech Day 2017 was a great year for Advanced Micro Devices on all measurements which was made all that more impressive given it was on the heels of the company suffering many years of challenges. No longer is anyone discussing AMD’s “survival,” but rather the industry is […]

07 Jan2018 Intel Officially Launches New 8th Gen Chip With AMD Radeon RX Vega Graphics

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Intel’s 8th Generation Core Processor with RX Vega M Graphics Intel and AMD have been competitors for a very long time. But times have changed and AMD and Intel are now working together on something that truthfully helps both companies. That product is Kaby Lake G also known as Intel 8th Gen Core with Radeon […]

05 Jan2018 Ten Predictions For AI Silicon In 2018

2017 was an exciting year for fans and adopters of AI. As we enter 2018, I wanted to take a look at what lies ahead. One thing is certain: we’ve barely just begun on this journey and there will be great successes and monumental failures in the year to come. Before I dive into the […]

04 Jan2018 802.11AX Is Coming From Intel In 2018

Today, Intel announced it will be expanding its portfolio of Wi-Fi chips with 802.11AX chipsets for 2×2 and 4×4 home routers, and gateways for cable, DSL, fiber, and other consumer retail devices. Heralded as the next generation of Wi-Fi, 802.11AX promises to replace the current Wi-Fi networks that we use today. The importance of the […]

03 Jan2018 6 Big Predictions For The Smart Home/Security Space In 2018

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2018 promises to be an interesting year for the smart home and security industry. We’ll undoubtedly see many new products and solutions designed make our lives easier and more productive, so that we can focus on the things that matter to us most. After all, isn’t that the goal of a winning consumer technology product? […]

02 Jan2018 Virtual Reality In 2017: A Year In Review

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HTC Vive I previously warned against setting expectations and valuations too high with VR. While 2016 was the year that many of those sky-high expectations crashed and burned, 2017 saw things beginning to turn around. Here’s my take on the progress made in the industry this past year. Consumer VR begins a turnaround Initially, consumer […]

29 Dec2017 Review: New AirTV Is Tantalizingly Close To The Perfect Cord Cutter Solution

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  The new AirTV In my past several columns, I’ve been making the case that it’s never been a better time for consumers to cut the cord from their current cable or satellite provider, due to the plethora of low-cost “Over The Top” (OTT) premium content services now available for streaming. When combined with an […]

21 Dec2017 2018 Predictions: Apple Buys Tesla — Cook Retires — Musk Takes The Reins

Every year pundits, analysts, bloviators, and anyone with a voice make outlandish predictions for the coming year. Most do not come true, but it is nice to be the guy that got it right, even if it was a small prediction. In keeping with this tradition, I submit my 2018 predictions for the Internet of […]

18 Dec2017 The Perfect Cord Cutting Solution: Wouldn’t It Be ‘Loverly’?

Like Eliza Doolittle, the poor flower girl yearning for a better life in “My Fair Lady,” I long for the perfect “no compromise” cord cutting solution—which sadly does not exist today. In my last column, I discussed how the market environment continues to improve and conjure up better solutions for customers to cut the cord […]

14 Dec2017 Synaptics Shipping First In-Display Smartphone Fingerprint Reader With Vivo

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Top 5 smartphone vendor Vivo will ship Synaptics Clear ID very soon If I had to put my finger on one specific set of technologies that accelerated the surge of mobile growth, it would be advancements in smartphone UI. Capacitive touch gave smartphones their smooth, finger-based feel, fingerprint sensors made the phone more secure (and […]

14 Dec2017 Fixed 5G, The Prequel: Starring AT&T And Verizon Wireless

I’m a Star Wars nerd and this week brings the release of the latest installment to the franchise, The Last Jedi. Before Disney took the helm, George Lucas kept us all confused with prequels and sequels. When it comes to 5G, one thing is certain—“fixed” 5G is the prequel to mobile broadband 5G network rollouts, […]

14 Dec2017 AMD Wins Another Cloud Provider With Baidu ABC Services

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AMD & Baidu Advanced Micro Devices celebrated another victory in the cloud market yesterday. Chinese Artificial Intelligence (AI) and search giant Baidu announced the immediate availability of AI, big data and cloud computing (ABC) services based on single-socket servers powered by EPYC. This announcement follows Microsoft ’s announcement last week that its new L-Series storage-optimized […]

08 Dec2017 Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 845 Offers Clues To Next Year’s Smartphones

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Qualcomm unveils the new Snapdragon 845 processor. Qualcomm  has finally lifted the veil off its Snapdragon 845 processor. It has been one of the most awaited announcements of the year, with products based on it expected to be available in the first half of 2018. Qualcomm’s  Snapdragon 845 represents a sizeable uplift in the company’s […]

08 Dec2017 Ubergate Post Mortem: Will We Ever Learn?

“It’s not the crime, it’s the cover up,” is a phrase that was popularized during the Watergate scandal in the 70s. At the time, it was in reference to President Nixon lying to the American public about his knowledge of the wrongdoing—and as we all know, the coverup led to his eventual resignation of the […]

07 Dec2017 NVIDIA Introduces Titan V For Machine Learning Acceleration On The PC

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NVIDIA created the “TITAN” line of products years ago to represent “the best” of everything the company brings to the PC platform. If you want the best and can afford it, NVIDIA suggests TITAN. TITAN’s target market has shifted and will continue to evolve.  In the past TITAN targeted gamers (TITAN X) or machine learning […]

06 Dec2017 There’s Never Been A Better Time To ‘Cut The Cord’

As expected, this holiday season is already awash with some great (and not so great) deals on televisions. While getting that 65” 4K TV is always tempting, there’s another potential gift to consider: cutting the proverbial cable or satellite cord could save you or someone else literally hundreds of dollars over the course of the […]

06 Dec2017 What Will It Take For Qualcomm And Microsoft’s Always Connected PC To Be Most Successful?

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Qualcomm’s Cristiano Amon releases details on Qualcomm’s Always Connected PC I am attending Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Summit this week in Maui (rough I know), which is the company’s once a year event to show off to press, analysts and the world what’s on deck for the mobile world and those markets and devices using mobile technologies […]