14 Nov Samsung Improves And Expands The Mobile Experience With One UI 2

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A few years ago, I believe the general industry consensus was that Android phones didn’t provide the best overall smartphone experiences. The hardware may have been ahead in certain areas, but some felt Android phones felt a bit sluggish, maybe even the experience degraded over time and seemed complex.  After my experiences with the Galaxy […]

14 Nov Lenovo ThinkSmart Hub 500 For Zoom Rooms Widens Its Smart Office Value Proposition

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Collaboration tools are huge in tech right now, with heavyweights (think Microsoft, Google, Cisco) young upstarts (such as Slack and Zoom), and veterans (think Poly) alike all vying to get in on the action. This flurry of activity is due in part to technological advancements in video and audio services, and to other factors such […]

28 Oct Why Microsoft’s Foldable Surface Duo Smartphone Could Be Successful

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I attended Microsoft’s fall event in New York City today and you can find my analysis of the Surface Pro, Laptop, Neo and Earbuds announcements here. In this analysis, I wanted to take time to discuss the biggest bombshell of the event, which is that Microsoft will ship a Surface phone during Holiday 2020 that folds […]

28 Oct Microsoft Widens Surface Line With Pro X, 15″ Laptop 3, Neo Foldable, New Processors And Earbuds

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Today I attended Microsoft’s annual fall hardware event in New York City, timed conspicuously right before the western selling season begins. The company’s Surface line gains more and more traction every year, for a lot of reasons (see my recap of last year’s Surface event here for a taste). Canalys reported that the entire Microsoft Surface line […]

14 Oct Samsung’s Galaxy Fold Enables New Vertical And Horizontal Commercial Use Cases

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As I sit here today with the new Samsung Galaxy Fold in my hands, I can’t help but think about how Samsung is enabling new smartphone use cases while everybody else is cranking out improvements and incrementalism to its smartphones. After taking the new and improved Fold for a spin, I feel like it is […]

03 Oct Analyst Take: It’s A Mixed Showing For Apple On iPhone Launch Day

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I had the opportunity to attend Apple’s fall event in Cupertino today. Coming on the heels of the IFA Berlin event which analyst Mark Vena covered here, Apple’s fall event signals what the company will be selling for the western holidays and in Q1. While Apple has been successfully diversifying its business over the last two […]

03 Oct After A Month-Long Review, I Believe The Galaxy Note10+ Is The Ultimate Business Smartphone

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The Samsung Galaxy Note10 is the newest in a long family of Note devices that the company released in August. After four weeks of use, the Galaxy Note10+ has been an impressive business workhorse. This review goes more into detail on the productivity and business side of the Galaxy Note10+ and how Samsung has set […]

23 Sep Darq Review: Debut Game Published By Unfold Games

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The time has finally come. In the fall of 2016, ‘Unfold Games’ released a teaser trailer for a puzzle-platform based psychological horror that blew me away. It has been three years since the initial release of that trailer, and quite a bit has changed, but the game ultimately surpassed my expectations. Darq appears to profoundly borrow […]

23 Sep Qualcomm Positions Itself As Wi-Fi 6 Leader With New Generation Of Chipsets

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At a recent event in San Francisco, Qualcomm QCOM +0% announced the latest generation of its Wi-Fi 6 chipsets intended for routers, access points, and smartphones. While Qualcomm is very well known for its mobile 5G chipsets, the company is also a leader in Wi-Fi. Qualcomm is not alone in its support of the new 802.11ax standard, also known […]

23 Sep Dell Technologies Dives Deeper Into Managed Services With ‘ProManage For End Users’

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Dell Technologies is a company I follow very closely as it is a major force in enterprise IT spanning many different areas from client to cloud. Of course, one part of that is the PC group’s offerings— in the most recent fiscal 2020 earnings disclosure the company said the Client Solutions Group posted record units […]

23 Sep IBM Continues To Invest Big In High-Performance Computing

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IBM has a long and rich heritage of success in HPC (high-performance computing) markets and workloads. The first IBM HPC system I paid attention to was BlueGene, announced in 2004, which, according to IBM, was “built to help biologists observe the invisible processes of protein folding and gene development.” Hence the name. This was during […]

10 Sep ‘Silver Chains’ Review – Debut Game From Cracked Heads Games

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“Silver Chains” is a new first-person survival/psychological horror game for the PC and soon to be released on Nintendo Switch, released from indie developer Cracked Heads Games published by Headup Games. I recently got the chance to spend some time with this new title, and I wanted to share my review. The protagonist is an […]

10 Sep Gamescom 2019: Ray Tracing Gets More Industry Support

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When NVIDIA first introduced ray tracing for its RTX-branded GeForce consumer graphics cards, I will admit I was a bit skeptical on the timing and performance needed for the hyper-realistic lighting effects. However, as I wrote about here, you really have to experience ray tracing to “get it,” and after I used it on five different […]

29 Aug Based On My Review, The Dell 7400 2-in-1 Lives Up To Its Enterprise Value Proposition

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Back in May, Dell refreshed its business line of Latitude laptops along with the launch of its new Unified Workspace. I covered Dell’s Unified Workspace already as well as the refreshed line of Latitude laptops in full, and now I want to focus specifically on my personal experiences with the Latitude 7400 2-in-1. Before we jump into the Dell Latitude 7400 2-in-1, it is relevant to talk about the Latitude 7000 series first.  The Dell Latitude […]

29 Aug TSMC’s Cheng Says Moore’s Law Isn’t Dead And Teases Its N5P Node

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TSMC, a company who has not broadly communicated much to the outside world in the past, uncharacteristically penned a blog today, here. In fact, this is TSMC’s first corporate blog, ever. I shouldn’t be surprised, though, as the author is no other than Godfrey Cheng, TSMC‘s new Head of Global Marketing. I have worked with Cheng when […]

22 Aug 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 Aug 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 […]

19 Aug 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 Aug 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 Aug 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 […]