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” […]

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 […]

05 Sep The Huawei P20 Pro: The Best Smartphone Camera, Period

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The new Huawei P20 Pro smartphone.      ANSHEL SAG Over the past few months I’ve had a chance to try virtually every phone on the market, including the iPhone X, Pixel 2 XL, LG G7, Galaxy S9+, and many others. At this point, there is no question that many manufacturers and users consider the […]

05 Sep Huawei Kirin 980 Looks Good On Paper But AnandTech Benchmarking Accusations Could Indicate Otherwise

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Update: See Huawei’s prepared statement at the end of the article. Huawei has been on an up and down roller coaster related to smartphones as of late. On one hand, it achieved the number two global smartphone unit market share position surpassing Apple, only second to Samsung. Its premium smartphone market share is up, too, […]

28 Aug NVIDIA Doubles Down On Ray Tracing With Turing

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NVIDIA’s Jensen Huang holds up Turing-based card. ANSHEL SAG At SIGGRAPH 2018 in Vancouver, Canada NVIDIA came out “guns a blazing” with a series of major announcements including the introduction of a new GPU architecture rumored for many months. Because SIGGRAPH is a professional graphics show, NVIDIA took some time talking about the heritage the company […]

28 Aug NVIDIA Sets New Consumer Standard With New GeForce RTX 2000 Series GPU

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  CEO Jensen Huang unveils the RTX 2080.    NVIDIA This week, after much speculation, NVIDIA  unveiled its new GeForce RTX series at the 2018 Gamescom conference I personally attended in Germany. This series marks a significant departure from the company’s previous architectures and implements multiple new types of processing cores to further accelerate graphics […]

17 Aug StarVR One Takes VR To New Heights At SIGGRAPH 2018

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Trying out the new StarVR One headset.     ANSHEL SAG StarVR has been working aggressively to bring a new version of its headset to market, and this week it announced the fruits of its labor: the StarVR One. I attended the StarVR briefing where the company announced the new headset, and spent significant time using […]

17 Aug VirtualLink: Everything USB Type-C Is Supposed To Be

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Source: Anshel Sag As a tech analyst, I am a close follower of forward-looking technologies like DisplayPort, USB Type-C, and VR. For the longest time, the hopes and dreams of technologies like DisplayPort Alt Mode and USB Type-C have been limited by the complexity of the PC ecosystem. Now, the VirtualLink consortium (comprised of leading VR innovators […]

01 Aug Samsung Sneaks Out Sexy New Galaxy Tab 4 Prior To Unpacked Event

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Samsung Galaxy Tab S4.  SAMSUNG While Samsung’s Galaxy phones get all the headlines, the company is doing well in the tablet market. IDC’s Q2 2018 tablet tracker had Samsung Electronics in the #2 tablet unit market share position shipping 5.3M units, second only to Apple. The tablet market has skewed into what I consider low-end […]

31 Jul HP’s Vision And Approach For Immersive Computing Is Unique

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HP’s Sarah Clevinger shows off the breadth and capability of combining the HP FitStation with HP’s Sprout for helping scan people and help them find the perfect footwear.  ANSHEL SAG, MOOR INSIGHTS & STRATEGY As I’ve spent time working and researching the immersive computing industry there have been a lot of nuanced observations that I’ve […]

26 Jul Qualcomm Removes Many Investor Unknowns At Its 3rd Quarter Earnings Announcement

While the biggest news of yesterday was that Qualcomm walked away from its NXP acquisition based on China inaction, I wanted to cover more broadly the totality of what was covered and more importantly, what it really means.  I believe that most of the Qualcomm future shareholder unknowns were cleared up and that is important […]

23 Jul Qualcomm Extends 5G RF Leadership With New 5G Modules

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The new Qualcomm QTM052 Antenna Module.  QUALCOMM The 5G race is in full swing, and there’s lots of competition for leadership in the space. Qualcomm has again and again re-asserted its dominance, vying against players like Intel , MediaTek and Samsung Electronics . Many companies made major announcements about their 5G ambitions around MWC earlier […]

23 Jul Ookla Data Shows Unsurprisingly That Qualcomm-Based Smartphone Wireless Faster Than Apple iPhone’s

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OOKLA (OOKLA) Qualcomm issued some Ookla Speedtest data today that should surprise absolutely no one who understands modem and carrier network technology. Ookla’s recently-released user data showed that Qualcomm Snapdragon 845-based Android smartphones with the X20 modem outperformed the Apple iPhone X/8/7 between 192% and 11% on a variety of carrier network tests. The Ookla […]

20 Jul Mapbox Ushers In The Next Generation Of Mapping With New SDKs

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  A glimpse of the new Mapbox Vision SDK. MAPBOX Right now, a lot of people are very excited about the future of technologies like AR, VR, AI, and autonomous vehicles. However, as I’ve written before, most of these technologies are relatively useless without contextual awareness. I have also written in the past about the importance […]

20 Jul HP Launches New Entry Workstation Lineup With The Z2 Mini G4 Stealing The Show

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Z2 Mini G4 HP Yesterday, Hewlett Packard Inc. launched “Z2,” a new family of entry-level workstations, along with a new supercharged business desktop with workstation ISC certifications. Workstations, for those unfamiliar with the term, are very high-end personal computers used by financial traders, 3D and 2D designers, movie studios—some are even embedded into advanced equipment like […]

19 Jul Isn’t It Time We Stop Calling Synaptics The “Touchpad” Company?

This week during our July 4th “break” I had been reading some articles about Synaptics. While Synaptics does still manufacture and has the dominant share in computer touchpads and fingerprint readers, most of its business is related to mobile and IoT, not just PCs. So, isn’t it time to ditch the “touchpad” moniker? I like […]

16 Jul Microsoft Updates Microsoft 365 With Free Teams, Workspace Analytics, AI Enhancements And Nudges

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Microsoft gearing up for Inspire 2018 partner show in Las Vegas July 16-18. MICROSOFT As I have said many times before, the stakes are very high in the space the industry refers to as “the future of work.” The future of work encompasses the new ways workers get things done in a modern age of heterogeneous […]

14 Jul Is the Vive Pro Really Worth it?

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Credit: HTC Vive This blog was written by Patrick “Pico” Moorhead. You can see his bio below If you aren’t familiar with “VR” or virtual reality, it is an image or 360-degree world that is 3D to the eye, using two ocular lenses in a VR headset with a compute engine that drives the experience. […]