20 Mar How VR And AR Could Be A Solution To Coronavirus Cancellations For Conferences

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As a technology industry analyst, I travel a lot for my line of work and attend many industry conferences and talk to a lot of people about the inner workings of the industry. One thing that I’ve started to notice is that many of the conferences I’m usually attending are being cancelled due to coronavirus […]

20 Mar Shadow Creator Announces 40K AR Headsets Shipped For Education

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During the craziness that is CES last month, Chinese AR headset manufacturer Shadow Creator announced it had shipped 40,000 of its Action One AR headsets from 400 different schools in China last year. AR is still a relatively nascent technology and many are still shipping only developer edition headsets; volumes are fairly low for most manufacturers. In […]

20 Mar Marvell Delivers Huge 5G Enhancements And Announces Samsung And Nokia Wins

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Marvell has a long track record in supporting cellular infrastructure dating back to the 3G networking era. My principal Patrick Moorhead captured his insights in this regard at Marvell’s inaugural analyst event in late January. If interested, you can find that article here. This article contains contributions from him as well. The company made two strategic […]

20 Mar Intel Aggressively Updates Xeon And Announces Key 5G Product Lines

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Last week Intel made waves with big announcements in two of its major growth areas. In the latest volley in the datacenter wars between Intel and AMD, it announced new additions to its Intel Xeon Scalable platform, optimized specifically for performance and performance-per-dollar. In 5G network infrastructure, Intel also announced a new 10nm SoC for […]

20 Mar Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra Review: If You Were Ever Thinking Of Swapping Out Your iPhone, Now’s The Time

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A couple of weeks ago, I attended Samsung’s Galaxy Unpacked event with Moor Insights & Strategy analysts Anshel Sag and Mark Vena, where Samsung released its new line of phones. You can find Moor Insights & Strategy Senior Analyst Anshel Sag’s coverage of the S20 here. You can find my coverage of the S20 lineup here, as […]

14 Mar Why 5G Patent ‘Value’ Is More Important Than The ‘Number’ Of Patents

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Metrics are very important in society and business as they save time for everyone involved to get to certain levels of cognition and determine which widget or company is better at something. Whether it’s “miles per gallon,” automobile “0-60”, appliance energy rating labels, number or quality of patents or performance benchmarks, they all serve to […]

14 Mar Qualcomm Announces XR2 Reference Designs And New Partnerships

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Qualcomm leads the charge when it comes to XR chipsets, and the XR2 is the company’s latest. We covered the XR2 announcement back at Qualcomm Tech Summit in December and mentioned how important it would be for the industry to have access to all these new capabilities and technologies. Now, we’re starting to enter the next phase […]

06 Mar HP Inc. PC President Alex Cho: ‘Get Ready For The Return Of The PC’

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Ten years ago, when the Apple iPad was released, you could hear the PC industry’s collective shrug. Some like me thought it would impact the PC and the Mac, but most thought it would not. PC unit volumes were growing, there seemed to be a lot of competition, and netbooks, despite their lackluster quality and […]

06 Mar We Know The New Samsung Galaxy S20 Is An Awesome Consumer Phone, But How About For The Enterprise?

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Many have predicted that 2020 will be the year that 5G really takes off and I believe that. Last year most major carriers announced their plans for 5G network deployment and in the US, every major carriers have some kind of 5G network based on mmWave, sub6 GHz, or both. Additionally, we’ve seen 5G-enabled devices […]

06 Mar Samsung Galaxy Z Flip Review: A More Refined Foldable Phone

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Last week, Samsung released its new line of Galaxy S devices and its newest foldable device, the Galaxy Z Flip. You can find my event coverage of the S20 here and Moor Insights and Strategy Senior Analyst Anshel Sag’s coverage of the S20 here. The Z Flip is Samsung’s second, arguably third, go at a […]

02 Mar Samsung’s Galaxy S20 Line Marks A Generational Leap For Samsung

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There have been a lot of leaks about the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S20 line of phones. The company’s new line of Galaxy S phones promised to mark a generational leap in the phone’s specifications and capabilities—hence the jump from S10 to the S20. Now that we’ve seen the full specifications of the new Galaxy S20 […]

02 Mar Like It Or Not, The Future Is Full Of Foldables

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I first got a chance to play with Lenovo’s prototype foldable devices 3 years ago at Lenovo Tech World, and I’ve been excited about the emerging category ever since. It’s not just me, though—lots of people recognize the potential of foldable devices. Foldables were back in the news last week with the unveiling of its new Galaxy […]

02 Mar NVIDIA GeForce NOW Formally Launches Its Cloud Gaming PC Service And It Looks Good

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NVIDIA is an undisputed powerhouse in the PC gaming industry, thanks to its pioneering of the gaming GPU and efforts in accelerated gaming graphics. It’s long been the company to beat in the highest-performance arena, and is one who I follow very, very closely. In 1999, the company launched the first of its GeForce line […]

14 Feb The Biggest PC Trends At CES 2020

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Historically, the annual CES conference is when all the big PC manufacturers announce their first products of the year. This year, however, was more of a conceptual year with a lot of new platforms and ideas being floated—some theoretical and others already shipping. PC manufacturers, big and small, had some interesting products and ideas to […]

14 Feb Why You Should Consider Switching To The New Edge Browser

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Microsoft revamped its Edge browser since its release alongside Windows 10 back in 2015. The browser was still years behind Chrome and Firefox in terms of extensions, performance and browser features and has always been in the infamous shadow of what was Internet Explorer. This time around, Microsoft’s new Edge browser is built on the […]

10 Feb CPU Design Transforms PCs Into Truly Mobile Computing Devices

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Many market dynamics have driven the PC ecosystem to the point where they emulate many of the mobile experiences we get from our smartphones. The growth of the smartphone industry and its current size forced the PC industry to rethink the PC, and we’re starting to see the PC change from a large and clunky […]

10 Feb HP Inc. Goes More Vertical With New Education Chromebooks At BETT 2020

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HP Inc. is a company that’s been synonymous with PCs for many years now, and one of the ways it maintains its edge is with its rapid release cadence, willingness to take some innovation risks, and a focus on the channel. With CES 2020 barely in the rear view (see my coverage of the company’s […]

03 Feb Pico, North And nReal Dominate XR At CES 2020

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Since both AR and VR are in the enterprise phase of development, it makes sense that there was very little AR and VR at CES 2020. In fact, these technologies are grouped within the very large gaming section at the exhibition, which can lead to some very confusing booth placements and unnecessary walking around. That […]

03 Feb The Oculus Quest Supply Situation Does A Disservice To The VR Community And Developers

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Many people are excited about buying the Oculus Quest—for many it will be their first VR headset. While it will be one of many for me, this one certainly is different. The Oculus Quest represents all that is needed from a VR headset and backs it up with a very solid library of titles and […]

03 Feb Dell Upgrades PC Offerings With Next Generation Tech At CES 2020

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Though the Dell Technologies family now includes many different businesses under its umbrella, from servers to HCI to software-defined networking, it all began with PCs for the company. It’s an area where the company still excels, and I’ve followed it very closely throughout the years. Recent numbers showed the company achieving double-digit revenue growth in […]