02 Feb RESEARCH PAPER: Physically-Based Rendering Revolutionizes Product Development

During the creation of a physical product, digital assistance in the form of computer automated design software (CAD) enables fast and cost effective development. Such tools allow designers to comprehend correct form and function throughout product development. Concept drawings or renderings provide the earliest insight into the product and set overall expectations. Any difference between […]

02 Feb Home Wi-Fi Gets A Big Boost Led By Google

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In the typical US home, a single Wi-Fi router typically provides the wireless network coverage, and that was enough for most uses. If for some reason there was poor coverage, users would just move closer to the router. But with today’s smart and connected homes, the choice to move closer is often not an option, […]

31 Jan RESEARCH PAPER: Consumer Networking Gains Wi-Fi Mesh

Consumers traditionally deploy a single Wi-Fi router for the home and adapt their usage around the router. But, changing needs are rendering this strategy unworkable for many homes as the coverage area needs are increasing, the prevalence of mobile devices is changing the access patterns and a host of consumer Internet of Things (IoT) devices are now entering the […]

22 Jan Samsung And 3rd Party Experts Did What They Needed To Do With Its Note7 Disclosure And Plan

Samsung Electronics has the number one market share position globally at 20% (Q3 IDC) while Apple has 12.5% global market share and Huawei has 9.3%. Apple’s iPhone has over 60% share of the premium $500+ smartphone space. The Samsung Galaxy Note7 was Samsung’s best challenge to the iPhone’s premium dominance for years and went after […]

18 Jan PC Gaming Gets A Big Boost At CES 2017

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Many different PC vendors announced new systems at CES 2017, with some launching entirely new lines of PC gaming hardware. Companies like Lenovo and Samsung Electronics launched new brands for their gaming notebooks, while others like Dell and Hewlett-Packard introduced new products and updated existing ones that had just been introduced late last year. With […]

15 Jan Samsung Slowly Filling In Its Computer Line With New Notebooks And Chromebooks Announced At CES 2017

Samsung Electronics is best known for mobile products like smartwatches, smartphones and tablets and of course, HDTV and appliances, but not so much as a computer company. I wasn’t expecting Samsung to be so computer-heavy this year at CES 2017, but they really were. Of course, Samsung will always have new TV announcements and the […]

12 Jan Samsung Ramps Up Mobile Alliance Program Adding New Capabilities And Categories

Samsung Electronics has been successful in the enterprise delivering solutions encompassing smartwatches, smartphones, tablets, software and services. Part of their success can be attributed to “product,” as they were the first to harden Android with Samsung Knox, they have the widest array of mobile offerings available, and are pushing the boundaries with mobile security. Their […]

09 Jan NVIDIA Doubles Down On Automotive And Cloud Gaming, Adds Smart Home Capability At CES 2017

At this year’s CES 2017, NVIDIA’s CEO Jen-Hsun Huang presented in the CES opening keynote his vision for the company’s future to the audience, explaining where he believes the company will succeed in the future. I also liked that Huang simplified AI and graphics so more could understand it. Of the areas where NVIDIA participates […]

05 Jan Dell Excels At CES Again With New And Futuristic Business And Consumer Offerings

Dell has excelled in the CES award count over the last few years where they’ve announced both new consumer and commercial designs. Their performance has not been limited to CES as they’ve made a run on market share as well, with 15 straight quarters of year over year market share growth. Last quarter alone, Dell […]

04 Jan Intel At CES 2017: ‘It’s On’ In Automotive And 5G And We Still Love PCs

Intel has been on a multi-year journey to diversify themselves from a PC and server play to an IoT leader spanning the endpoint to the datacenter and everything in-between. So far, the company has seen its biggest differential success in the data center maintaining their giant compute share and growing in networking and storage and […]

03 Jan ODG’s New R-8 And R-9 Mixed Reality Headsets Are Powered By Qualcomm Snapdragon 835

Osterhout Design Group (ODG) announced with Qualcomm that they would bring two new headsets to the market that are capable of both AR and VR. Both the ODG R-8 and the ODG R-9 head mounted displays (HMD) feature Qualcomm’s latest flagship system on a chip (SoC), the Snapdragon 835. While I have not had a chance […]

03 Jan HP Ups Its Innovation Game At CES 2017 With Updated x360 and AIO, New Sprout Pro, Game Display

HP is doing a good job of focusing on growth and emerging areas while still supporting legacy markets for the volume it provides. HP is investing a lot into innovation and taking risks and it’s really starting to show with their latest products like the HP Spectre, HP ENVY Curved AIO, Folio G1, the Elite […]

03 Jan Highlights From MI&S Analysts At CES 2017

(Photo Credit: CES®) Columns Forbes/ Anshel Sag: Chipmakers Get Serious About Autonomous Driving At CES 2017 Forbes/ Mike Krell: 5 Things I Think About CES 2017 Forbes/ Patrick Moorhead: NVIDIA Doubles Down On Automotive And Cloud Gaming, Adds Smart Home Capability At CES 2017 Forbes/ Anshel Sag: ODG’s New R-8 And R-9 Mixed Reality Headsets Are Powered By Qualcomm […]

03 Jan Lenovo Enters The Smart Home, Gets Aggressive In Gaming, AR And Premium X1 Line At CES 2017 #CES2017

At this year’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas,  Lenovo came out with their guns blazing by stepping up their product announcements more than I have ever seen them do in the past five years. Lenovo is entering new markets, adding new brands and further improving current offerings. When Lenovo came out with the Yoga […]

20 Dec 2016: The Year VR Didn’t Meet Expectations, Sort Of

As 2016 ends, many people look at the projected sales figures of the different VR headsets and are left disappointed. However they shouldn’t be, because their expectations were too high. Firms projected astronomical numbers for the size of the VR market going into 2020 and beyond, which included unrealistic expectations for 2016 as well. I […]

14 Dec Is Facebook Slowly Eroding The Oculus Brand?

Facebook acquired Oculus for $2 billion in 2014 and since has increased their influence over the company. Facebook’s own experience with hardware is limited; buying a hardware player like Oculus has proven to be more difficult than the company expected. While Oculus experienced growth pains earlier this year, Facebook made it abundantly clear at OC3 […]

08 Dec Qualcomm Challenges Intel Chip Leadership With 10nm Server And Windows 10 Announcement

While Intel has been dominant in PCs and datacenter, their two biggest income earners, the company has struggled to gain a foothold in mobile. This problem has been exacerbated by the growth of smartphones and tablets, both of which do not run on Intel’s processors and in some cases, replace devices that would use Intel processors. […]

07 Dec Microsoft Gives More Details About The PC’s Future At WinHEC, And It Looks Brighter

WinHEC (Windows Hardware Engineering Community) is Microsoft’s string of conferences designed to get hardware developers jazzed about developing for the Windows platform. Microsoft’s goal, like anyone with an ecosystem, is to get their fair share of resources committed to their platform. At this year’s WinHEC 2016 in Shenzhen today, Microsoft laid out what could possibly […]

07 Dec 3 Great Smartphone Cameras, 3 Continents, One Winner

(Source: Anshel Sag) I have spent the better part of the last two months using the Apple iPhone 7 Plus, which I reviewed here, as well as the LG Electronics V20 and the Google Pixel. (While I did not get a Pixel XL, there’s no doubt that the Pixel and Pixel XL have the exact same […]

07 Dec Microsoft Surface Book With Performance Base-Two Weeks In Review

Microsoft has been on a roll as of late. They’re doing great with Azure public cloud, substantially increasing Office 365 subscriptions, fielding a much improved Dynamics, and were first with an AI and CaaP ecosystem. So how about hardware? Well, Surface is on a $4B annual revenue run-rate and they just launched their first all-in-one, […]