23 Apr BenQ ‘treVolo S’ Electrostatic Speaker Review

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BenQ treVolo S Bluetooth Speaker (Zane Pickett) Consumers are using Bluetooth speakers more and more these days to play music and videos and the market is booming. Given Bluetooth pervasiveness in smartphones, tablets, laptops and other music devices (e.g., Amazon Alexa and Google Home), this makes a lot of sense.  The need for portability, assistance, […]

13 Apr Moor Insights & Strategy Analysis on NVIDIA GTC 2018

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  Moor Insights & Strategy Blogs: Pure Storage And NVIDIA Announce AIRI Converged Infrastructure Reference Architecture, by Patrick Moorhead (April 10, 2018) NVIDIA Reinforces Machine Learning Training Lead Via Platform Improvements At GTC 2018, by Patrick Moorhead (April 9, 2018) Arm Chooses NVIDIA Open-Source CNN AI Chip Technology, by Karl Freund (March 29, 2018) NVIDIA […]

10 Apr Is The Alienware AW958 The Beginning Of The End Of Razer Mouse Dominance?

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This blog was written by Patrick “Pico” Moorhead. You can see his bio below. PC gaming mice are an essential aspect of how well you participate in gaming.  I have had the pleasure of trying out close to 25 mice over my gaming career and believe the gaming mouse is as vital to the quality […]

10 Apr Pure Storage And NVIDIA Announce AIRI Converged Infrastructure Reference Architecture

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  AIRI (AI Ready Infrastructure) Last month, I attended NVIDIA’s GTC 2018 conference, which has turned into one of the premier AI, ML and DL conferences in the world. You can read my analysis here. Part of the reason for this reputation is NVIDIA’s leadership in machine and deep learning training which it helped to create […]

09 Apr Dell Introduces New AMD-Based Inspiron Consumer Notebooks And All-In-Ones

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Dell Inspiron 15 My analyst colleague Anshel Sag covered Dell’s gaming and premium XPS introductions here last week, but Dell also released four new Advanced Micro Devices- based Inspiron notebooks which AMD called to my attention.  Also, two AMD-based all-in-ones are available now in China and EMEA (Europe, Middle East, Africa) markets expanding on availability in […]

05 Apr Dell Springs Into Action With New XPS 15 And G Series Gaming Notebooks

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The new Dell G7 15″ from the company’s new G Series of gaming notebooks. We got a taste of what to expect from Dell  in the coming year at CES 2018, but there are always new surprises not mentioned at the big conference. Dell announced this week that it is freshening up its several of […]

02 Apr After One Year, Microsoft Teams Pulls Into Pole Position For Large Enterprises

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Teams stats after one year Chat-based tools are all the rage right now in business productivity, collaboration and “future of work” conversations. A lot of them have popped up in the last several years—Cisco Systems Spark, Facebook for Work, Flock, Google Hangouts Chat, Slack, and Microsoft Teams, to name the players so far. They are all […]

26 Mar GDC 2018: Getting Serious About Virtual Reality

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Analyst Anshel Sag tries out the new Oculus Go VR headset. I attended the 2018 Game Developers Conference (GDC 2018) with primary goal of assessing the current state of VR. One thing that I noticed was that there was a lot less experimental VR and a lot more commercial VR showcased this year. These applications […]

21 Mar Intel And Healthcare Partners Lean Into AI At SOLVE Event

We’re about nine months into the Intel Xeon Scalable Processor(Skylake) server ramp and end customers have been making optimizations to their current software code and also rolling out new projects based on the new platform with its new capabilities. I got the chance to talk with Intel’s Navin Shenoy, EVP, and GM of the Data […]

13 Mar MWC 2018 Sets The Record Straight On 5G

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Source: GSMA Mobile World Congress Barcelona is the premier mobile technology show of the year, where all the premier suppliers have an opportunity to show off their chops and convince the rest of the industry that they know what they’re doing. This year’s show was particularly significant in that it was the last big opportunity […]

13 Mar Tests Show Not All Rugged Notebooks Are Created Equal

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Source: Anshel Sag Overall, the PC industry is either shrinking from quarter to quarter or staying flat in terms of units and revenue. There are a lot of different segments and sub-segments in the industry, many growing at a very high rate. Some of those segments include convertibles like 2-in-1s, gaming PCs, and rugged PCs. […]

09 Mar Context Is Everything When It Comes To AR

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Osterhout Design Group’s ODG R9 AR glasses. I have spent a lot of time thinking about augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) over the last few years. There are a lot of misinformation and misconceptions out there when it comes to AR and VR. The first misconception is that AR and VR somehow compete with […]

09 Mar 360 Cameras Are Hard, Insta360 Makes Them Look Easy

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Source: Anshel Sag I have been tracking the 360-camera space for quite some time. One crucial thing I’ve found in my coverage is that building a good, consumer-friendly 360 camera is not easy. While it’s a relatively new market, the field is already littered with failures and dead camera companies. I wanted to talk today […]

21 Feb Qualcomm Signs Up 13 Carriers And 12 Retailers To Its Always Connected PC Platform

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Qualcomm powers a new category of devices called “Connected PCs” Notebooks that are connected wirelessly to the internet with great battery life have been a bit of a Kobayashi Maru for PC OEMs, carriers, and chipmakers for the last decade.  Much investment has gone in with very little to show for it.  Carrier plans were […]

20 Feb IBM Targets Installed Base With Second Phase Of POWER9 Systems

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IBM POWER9 server Back in December, IBM announced the first phase of its POWER9 products—its first POWER9 chip and its first POWER9-based server (read my full write-up of the announcement here). Now IBM has officially launched the second phase of its POWER9 server products. While the first phase centered around newer customers focusing on AI […]

19 Feb HP Inc. Expands Device-As-A-Service Offering With Apple, Workstations And VR

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HP will offer Apple iPhones, iPads and Macs in its DaaS program Whether it’s Microsoft Azure IaaS (Infrastructure-as-a-service), Salesforce.com SaaS (software as a service), Uber (rides), VRBO (homes) and even HomeAdvisor (people), “X”-as-a-Service is one of the biggest trends in technology right now. XaaS has been enabled by reducing friction between the buyer and the […]

12 Feb Qualcomm Achieves 4.5 Gbps 5G Speeds With X50 And 2.0 Gbps With New X24 LTE Modem

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The new Qualcomm Snapdragon X24 LTE modem provides max throughput of 2.0 Gbps As we approach Mobile World Congress in Barcelona in less than two weeks, we are starting to get more early releases of what the world’s leading mobile companies are planning to show off at the show. We have seen some announcements from […]

09 Feb HP Inc’s New 3D Color Printers Will Likely Accelerate Prototyping Industry Adoption

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HP’s new Jet Fusion 300/500 3D Printer can be purchased from $50K-$100K HP Inc. has been very busy so far this year, with consumer launches at CES 2018 (detailed here) and equally promising mainstream commercial notebook PC and mobile workstation launches (read more here) just last week. HP Inc. excels in these areas with the […]

08 Feb NVIDIA’s Upcoming GTC 2018 Is The Place To Be If You Are Anyway Involved In AI Or ML

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GTC 2017 opening keynote Every year, NVIDIA holds a series of GPU Technology Conferences, commonly referred to as GTC and gets kicked off with a big event in San Jose and is followed up by regional eventsin places like Beijing, Munich, Tel Aviv, Taipei, Washington DC, and Tokyo. If you or your company is involved […]

08 Feb Qualcomm Drops A 19 Carrier And 18 OEM 5G Bomb On The Industry

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Snapdragon X50 5G Modem It isn’t normally that big of a big deal whenever a smartphone chip vendor announces a partnership with a hardware OEM or a network operator. However, with the technology transition from 4G to 5G, lots of things are becoming a big deal and the scale of these announcements is increasing in […]