03 May Standalone VR Has More Legs Than You Might Think

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HTC Vive Focus We’re still in the early phases of virtual reality, but with blockbusters like Ready Player One coming out, people are getting more and more interested in standalone VR. If you watched the movie, a lot of the VR users were completely untethered and running around the real world with VR headsets on. […]

03 May Image Sensors: The Eyes Of AI And Intelligent Systems

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Image sensor. With the advent of the smartphone we have witnessed one of the most powerful tools that mankind has ever seen. However, one of the lesser understood and talked about phenomena accompanying the smartphone is the rise of the image sensor. By integrating progressively more and more powerful image sensors into smartphones, we have […]

02 May Dell Technologies World 2018 Day 2: New Products Galore

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Dell Vice Chairman Jeff Clarke kicks off Dell Tech World Day 2 As I wrote yesterday, this week I am attending Dell Technologies World 2018 in Las Vegas to get a look the conglomerate’s overall vision, and to see what new products and solutions it has in store for its customers and partners in the […]

01 May Dell Technologies World 2018 Day 1: One Big Happy Family

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Dell Technologies Michael Dell storms onto the stage at this year’s event This week I’m attending Dell Technologies World 2018 in Las Vegas, the tech giant’s premier annual show. Over 14,000 attendees came to the event and included customers, press, analysts, technology and channel partners. Dell is a company that I follow very closely, and […]

01 May Protequus Launches Nightwatch Edge-Computing Smart Halter, An Early Warning System For Horses

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Nearly two and half years ago, I conducted some research on and wrote an article about an IIoT (Industrial IoT)-enabled horse halter in early-stage development, called NIGHTWATCH. While my family is heavily involved in horses, I had no idea that over 100,000 people would be interested in and read the article. Today, Austin-based Protequus, a […]

26 Apr Intel Chooses A New Path And It Feels Like The Right One

Intel has been on the move for the past few years driving an incredible amount of change. Once focused exclusively on X86 processors for PCs and servers five years ago, the company has branched out into what it calls “data-centric” which takes datacenter and adds automotive via a MobilEye acquisition, FPGAs via an Altera acquisition, […]

24 Apr Cisco Introduces New Collaboration Features, But Is It Enough To Beat Microsoft, Google, And Slack?

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Cisco SVP and GM Rowan Trollope talks about the new Webex architecture As I covered in my Microsoft Teams analysis here, chat-based tools are all the rage right now in business productivity, collaboration and “future of work” conversations. A lot of them have popped up in the last several years—Cisco Systems Spark, Facebook for Work, Flock, […]

23 Apr BenQ ‘treVolo S’ Electrostatic Speaker Review

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BenQ treVolo S Bluetooth Speaker (Zane Pickett) Consumers are using Bluetooth speakers more and more these days to play music and videos and the market is booming. Given Bluetooth pervasiveness in smartphones, tablets, laptops and other music devices (e.g., Amazon Alexa and Google Home), this makes a lot of sense.  The need for portability, assistance, […]

23 Apr There’s More To ‘Full’ 5G Than You Think

It appears everyone is talking about the impending launch and availability of 5G networks and devices. Operators, OEMs and chip manufacturers alike have been very excited to talk about their 5G offerings and what they are planning to do as well as what they are doing today. As industry analysts, we, of course, have jumped […]

19 Apr Apple’s New iPhone Recycling Robot ‘Daisy’ Is Impressive, And In Austin

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Apple is one of those companies I affiliate with doing everything it can reasonably do to protect the environment. This is tough, as electronics use materials in components like batteries that, at the end of life, can end up in landfills that could be harmful to the environment.  Also, electronics use much energy in their […]

19 Apr AMD Does It Again With 2nd Generation Desktop Ryzen Processor

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AMD: Ryzen 2017 was quite the year for Advanced Micro Devices who came from the throes of corporate peril to a sustainable entity to a product performance leader in certain products, workloads, and markets.  When was the last time you saw this? What a difference a year makes. AMD’s client computing group, in one year, […]

17 Apr HP’s Executive Forum Gives Insights Into Business, Products, And Just As Important, Company Culture

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“Accelerate” was the theme for this year’s HP Executive Forum As a technology industry analyst, I attend many different kinds of events; some public, but many more private. I recently attended HP’s Executive Forum held in Las Vegas, where HP Inc. brought in its North American channel partners to discuss HP’s roadmap and mutual business […]

13 Apr Moor Insights & Strategy Analysis on NVIDIA GTC 2018

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  Moor Insights & Strategy Blogs: Pure Storage And NVIDIA Announce AIRI Converged Infrastructure Reference Architecture, by Patrick Moorhead (April 10, 2018) NVIDIA Reinforces Machine Learning Training Lead Via Platform Improvements At GTC 2018, by Patrick Moorhead (April 9, 2018) Arm Chooses NVIDIA Open-Source CNN AI Chip Technology, by Karl Freund (March 29, 2018) NVIDIA […]

10 Apr Is The Alienware AW958 The Beginning Of The End Of Razer Mouse Dominance?

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This blog was written by Patrick “Pico” Moorhead. You can see his bio below. PC gaming mice are an essential aspect of how well you participate in gaming.  I have had the pleasure of trying out close to 25 mice over my gaming career and believe the gaming mouse is as vital to the quality […]

10 Apr Pure Storage And NVIDIA Announce AIRI Converged Infrastructure Reference Architecture

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  AIRI (AI Ready Infrastructure) Last month, I attended NVIDIA’s GTC 2018 conference, which has turned into one of the premier AI, ML and DL conferences in the world. You can read my analysis here. Part of the reason for this reputation is NVIDIA’s leadership in machine and deep learning training which it helped to create […]

09 Apr Dell Introduces New AMD-Based Inspiron Consumer Notebooks And All-In-Ones

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Dell Inspiron 15 My analyst colleague Anshel Sag covered Dell’s gaming and premium XPS introductions here last week, but Dell also released four new Advanced Micro Devices- based Inspiron notebooks which AMD called to my attention.  Also, two AMD-based all-in-ones are available now in China and EMEA (Europe, Middle East, Africa) markets expanding on availability in […]

05 Apr Dell Springs Into Action With New XPS 15 And G Series Gaming Notebooks

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The new Dell G7 15″ from the company’s new G Series of gaming notebooks. We got a taste of what to expect from Dell  in the coming year at CES 2018, but there are always new surprises not mentioned at the big conference. Dell announced this week that it is freshening up its several of […]

02 Apr After One Year, Microsoft Teams Pulls Into Pole Position For Large Enterprises

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Teams stats after one year Chat-based tools are all the rage right now in business productivity, collaboration and “future of work” conversations. A lot of them have popped up in the last several years—Cisco Systems Spark, Facebook for Work, Flock, Google Hangouts Chat, Slack, and Microsoft Teams, to name the players so far. They are all […]

26 Mar GDC 2018: Getting Serious About Virtual Reality

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Analyst Anshel Sag tries out the new Oculus Go VR headset. I attended the 2018 Game Developers Conference (GDC 2018) with primary goal of assessing the current state of VR. One thing that I noticed was that there was a lot less experimental VR and a lot more commercial VR showcased this year. These applications […]

21 Mar Intel And Healthcare Partners Lean Into AI At SOLVE Event

We’re about nine months into the Intel Xeon Scalable Processor(Skylake) server ramp and end customers have been making optimizations to their current software code and also rolling out new projects based on the new platform with its new capabilities. I got the chance to talk with Intel’s Navin Shenoy, EVP, and GM of the Data […]