02 Nov Huawei Throws Down The Gauntlet With New Mate 20 Devices

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Huawei announced its new Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro at an eagerly-awaited event in London this past week. A lot of the excitement around the Mate 20 line of devices can be attributed to Huawei’s new Kirin 980 processor—the first Android SoC with 7nm and ARM’s new powerful A76 CPU cores. After the release […]

23 Oct Google’s New Hardware Showcases Its AI Capabilities

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Google held its annual hardware event in New York City last week. Google’s Pixel 3 launch was possibly one of the most heavily leaked launches in industry history, with virtually all of the specifications of the device unveiled before the event began. Google was very aware of this fact and cobbled together a montage of […]

23 Oct Qualcomm Reinforces Its Global Mobile 5G Orchestrator Role At 4G-5G Summit

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5G is a technology that many (including I) believe will be transformative above and beyond enabling 10X speeds on our smartphones, tablets, and PCs. 5G will be the key to accelerating productization of self-driving cars, stylish AR glasses, flexible and robotic factories, and even drones. I am currently attending Qualcomm’s 4G-5G Summit in Hong Kong […]

23 Oct The NVIDIA RTX 2070 Is The Best $500 Gaming GPU

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NVIDIA GeForce 2080 Founder’s Edition.   NVIDIA This week NVIDIA continued the rollout of its GeForce RTX 20 line of gaming graphics cards, with the release of the new mid-range RTX 2070. Significantly more affordable than the recently launched 2080 and 2080 Ti (which Moor Insights & Strategy Analyst Anshel Sag benchmarked and reviewed here), the […]

16 Oct Intel Cranks It Up To 9 With New CPUs

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Display at Intel’s Fall Desktop Launch event.   ANSHEL SAG Last week at an event in New York City, Intel  announced its new desktop offerings for the fall—the 9 Series of CPUs and a new Xeon 28-core chip. Many of these chips, such as the 28-Core Xeon, have been anticipated for quite some time, and are […]

15 Oct Intel Sets Sail With Rolls-Royce On Autonomous Shipping

Over the last several years, I’ve watched Intel progressively up its game in the autonomous machines arena. It announced its entry to the scene back in 2016 with its partnership with BMW and MobilEye (which our AI analyst Karl Freund covered here), and ultimately acquired MobilEye. Last year, I got a look at Intel’s holistic, […]

12 Oct Microsoft Adds Two New Windows Desktop Services And Vertical Teams Workflow Capabilities At Ignite

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Ron Markezich, Microsoft CVP, talks Microsoft 365.  PATRICK MOORHEAD Today I continue my coverage of Microsoft Ignite 2018, which I attended last week in Orlando, FL. Ignite is Microsoft’s annual customer and CIO conference, which I make a strong effort to attend every year (see my coverage of 2016 and 2017’s conferences if interested). While […]

03 Oct The Long Road Ahead For Magic Leap And AR

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The new Magic Leap One AR headset.   ANSHEL SAG I want to start off this brief by saying that I’m a huge proponent of AR and VR and I don’t want to come across as a naysayer. It’s important to note that mistakes have been made by all players on the scene at some point […]

02 Oct Oculus Quest: Facebook’s VR Headset For The Future

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ANSHEL SAG Last week Facebook  rounded out its VR headset lineup with the announcement of its new Oculus Quest VR headset. The Oculus Quest bridges the gap between the $200 Oculus Go mobile headset, with features 3-DoF (degrees of freedom) tracking, and the $349 Oculus Rift, which has 6-DoF tracking but requires a roughly $1,000 […]

02 Oct Microsoft Surface Event All About Maximizing ‘Whole Life Experiences’

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Surface Pro 6 in black.  PATRICK MOORHEAD Today I attended Microsoft’s event in New York City where it unveiled a whole suite of Surface products and Windows updates geared toward enabling personal productivity and managing the balance between work and personal lives. These announcements come on the heels of Microsoft Ignite 2018 in Orlando, FL, […]

01 Oct HP Inc. Announces Incredible Looking, Leather Bound, New Form Factor PC

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HP Spectre Folio.   HP INC. I have been in and around the personal computer industry nearly 30 years and have seen many innovative technologies, business models and designs. Some of them worked commercially, some were lighthouse positioning statements and some of them just flopped. The great thing about the PC industry is that it’s fearless- […]

27 Sep Apple Watch Series 4 May Be a Life-Saver

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While the new Apple iPhone X models were certainly the big news at the Apple Special Event yesterday, the new Apple Watch Series 4 was also particularly noteworthy. Essentially an overhaul of the Apple Watch, the new series offers a number of disruptive technologies that I believe will expand the appeal of wearable devices far […]

26 Sep VR In The Skies: Alaska Airlines Partners With Skylights To Launch Allosky In First Class

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The Allosky standalone VR headset, coming soon to First Class Alaska Airlines flights.   SKYLIGHTS As the VR industry continues to mature, we’re seeing new and interesting applications for the technology emerge. Previously, these applications were limited by the fact that VR headsets required a dedicated computer to power them. Now, the growth of standalone VR […]

25 Sep NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080, 2080 Ti: Very Fast, With Untapped Potential

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I’ve traveled around the world tracking the recent launches of NVIDIA’s Turing family of GPUs. At SIGGRAPH, in Vancouver, Canada , the company launched the RTX family of graphics cards based on the RTX series for professional users. At Gamescom, in Cologne, Germany, NVIDIA announced the consumer offerings, namely the RTX 2000 series, which includes […]

21 Sep IFA 2018: 5 Big Consumer Technology Reveals

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The IFA technology showcase in Berlin last week was a sprawling affair, attracting over 230,000 consumers, journalists, and industry pundits from all over the world. Historically it has been geared towards European consumers, but due to the conference’s late August timing, more and more companies are using it as a platform to announce new products […]

20 Sep Samsung Resets The Business Phone Bar Again With The Note9, Three Weeks In Review

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The Samsung Galaxy Note9.   PATRICK MOORHEAD The Samsung Galaxy Note9 is the next in a series of business and creativity-focused smartphone devices that Samsung has been releasing for many years. Because the Note line has traditionally been a second half of the year release, it comes out with a more refined feel than its “S” […]

18 Sep My Return To Sony: A Review Of The Sony a7 III Camera

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The new Sony a7 III camera.   ANSHEL SAG I started my journey with digital cameras at a very young age. When my bar mitzvah came around, I asked for and received my first digital camera: the Sony DSC-F717. Back then in 2002, the best digital camera you could get was a Canon EOS-1Ds or Nikon […]

18 Sep Lenovo Raises The Bar At This Year’s Transform 2.0 Event

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Last week I attended the second annual Lenovo Transform event at Pier 36 in New York along with Moor Insights & Strategy server analyst Matt Kimball.  The goal of Transform is very similar to any other large-scale enterprise player customer, channel, press, and analyst event- to impress upon everyone that you should buy, assort and […]

13 Sep Intel Rolls Out More 8th Gen Offerings For Thin And Light Notebooks

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The year-long rollout of Intel’s 8th Gen Core Processors  INTEL This week, Intel announced the release of two new 8th Generation Intel Core Processors, the U-series and the Y-series of mobile processors for thin and light laptops. The six new chips that make up these two series are the latest additions to a long series […]

13 Sep AMD Repeats Its Review Success With 2nd Gen Threadripper And Raises The Stakes With 32 Cores

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AMD 2nd Gen Threadripper Last year AMD surprised everyone with their first generation Threadripper products which were received with major excitement from enthusiasts and professionals alike. AMD teased a second generation of Ryzen Threadripper based on the new Zen+ cores built on Globalfoundries 12nm process earlier this year at Computex 2018 in Taiwan. This updated […]