13 Mar MWC 2018 Sets The Record Straight On 5G

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Source: GSMA Mobile World Congress Barcelona is the premier mobile technology show of the year, where all the premier suppliers have an opportunity to show off their chops and convince the rest of the industry that they know what they’re doing. This year’s show was particularly significant in that it was the last big opportunity […]

13 Mar Tests Show Not All Rugged Notebooks Are Created Equal

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Source: Anshel Sag Overall, the PC industry is either shrinking from quarter to quarter or staying flat in terms of units and revenue. There are a lot of different segments and sub-segments in the industry, many growing at a very high rate. Some of those segments include convertibles like 2-in-1s, gaming PCs, and rugged PCs. […]

09 Mar Context Is Everything When It Comes To AR

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Osterhout Design Group’s ODG R9 AR glasses. I have spent a lot of time thinking about augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) over the last few years. There are a lot of misinformation and misconceptions out there when it comes to AR and VR. The first misconception is that AR and VR somehow compete with […]

09 Mar 360 Cameras Are Hard, Insta360 Makes Them Look Easy

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Source: Anshel Sag I have been tracking the 360-camera space for quite some time. One crucial thing I’ve found in my coverage is that building a good, consumer-friendly 360 camera is not easy. While it’s a relatively new market, the field is already littered with failures and dead camera companies. I wanted to talk today […]

21 Feb Qualcomm Signs Up 13 Carriers And 12 Retailers To Its Always Connected PC Platform

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Qualcomm powers a new category of devices called “Connected PCs” Notebooks that are connected wirelessly to the internet with great battery life have been a bit of a Kobayashi Maru for PC OEMs, carriers, and chipmakers for the last decade.  Much investment has gone in with very little to show for it.  Carrier plans were […]

20 Feb IBM Targets Installed Base With Second Phase Of POWER9 Systems

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IBM POWER9 server Back in December, IBM announced the first phase of its POWER9 products—its first POWER9 chip and its first POWER9-based server (read my full write-up of the announcement here). Now IBM has officially launched the second phase of its POWER9 server products. While the first phase centered around newer customers focusing on AI […]

19 Feb HP Inc. Expands Device-As-A-Service Offering With Apple, Workstations And VR

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HP will offer Apple iPhones, iPads and Macs in its DaaS program Whether it’s Microsoft Azure IaaS (Infrastructure-as-a-service), Salesforce.com SaaS (software as a service), Uber (rides), VRBO (homes) and even HomeAdvisor (people), “X”-as-a-Service is one of the biggest trends in technology right now. XaaS has been enabled by reducing friction between the buyer and the […]

12 Feb Qualcomm Achieves 4.5 Gbps 5G Speeds With X50 And 2.0 Gbps With New X24 LTE Modem

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The new Qualcomm Snapdragon X24 LTE modem provides max throughput of 2.0 Gbps As we approach Mobile World Congress in Barcelona in less than two weeks, we are starting to get more early releases of what the world’s leading mobile companies are planning to show off at the show. We have seen some announcements from […]

09 Feb HP Inc’s New 3D Color Printers Will Likely Accelerate Prototyping Industry Adoption

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HP’s new Jet Fusion 300/500 3D Printer can be purchased from $50K-$100K HP Inc. has been very busy so far this year, with consumer launches at CES 2018 (detailed here) and equally promising mainstream commercial notebook PC and mobile workstation launches (read more here) just last week. HP Inc. excels in these areas with the […]

08 Feb NVIDIA’s Upcoming GTC 2018 Is The Place To Be If You Are Anyway Involved In AI Or ML

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GTC 2017 opening keynote Every year, NVIDIA holds a series of GPU Technology Conferences, commonly referred to as GTC and gets kicked off with a big event in San Jose and is followed up by regional eventsin places like Beijing, Munich, Tel Aviv, Taipei, Washington DC, and Tokyo. If you or your company is involved […]

08 Feb Qualcomm Drops A 19 Carrier And 18 OEM 5G Bomb On The Industry

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Snapdragon X50 5G Modem It isn’t normally that big of a big deal whenever a smartphone chip vendor announces a partnership with a hardware OEM or a network operator. However, with the technology transition from 4G to 5G, lots of things are becoming a big deal and the scale of these announcements is increasing in […]

08 Feb HP Inc. Rounds Out Its Printer Voice Command Capabilities With Amazon Alexa

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Last year, HP Inc. became the first company to enable voice commands into its printers via smart home speaker platforms, with its launch of voice control capabilities for Google Home and Microsoft Cortana. This past week, the company announced it was further building out this capability by adding Amazon.com’s Alexa to its roster. This announcement […]

07 Feb HP Inc. Ups The Ante With New Mainstream Business Notebooks And Mobile Workstations

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New mainstream HP EliteBook 800 notebook line. HP Inc. has been on a roll lately, recently re-attaining the #1-unit market share position in PCs. Today the personal computing and printing company announced new iterations of its mainstream (not premium) EliteBook 800 Series notebooks and ZBook portable workstation line, geared towards a younger, more “modern” workforce […]

04 Feb The U.S. Already Has Bleeding Edge Technology Manufacturing With GlobalFoundries Fab 8 In Malta, NY

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Fab 8 460,000 ft2 of clean rooms is very robotic and automated There has been more talk than ever in the past 18 months about the lack of high tech manufacturing in the US. This was highlighted in the recent election, and Apple was dragged through the mud a bit afterward with its China-only iPhone […]

30 Jan Esports Is The New College Football

Remember that time your mom told you to pay more attention to playing Super Mario Brothers? Neither do I. If the recent news stories are to be believed, though, moms might start warming up to the idea of letting their children play more video games. For those that haven’t been paying attention, eSports is a massive, […]

25 Jan Chinese Smartphone Makers Just Went All In On Qualcomm RF And 5G

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Steve Mollenkopf, CEO, Qualcomm, Cristiano Amon, President, Qualcomm, Yuanqing Yang, Chairman and CEO, Lenovo, Tony Chen, CEO, OPPO, Wei Shen, CEO, vivo, Bin Lin, Co-Founder & President, Xiaomi, Lixin Cheng, CEO of ZTE Mobile Devices, Xuezheng Zhang, Chairman, Wingtech Technology Nobody questions the overwhelming power that China has successfully wielded in the global economy over the last decade, and it is showing […]

25 Jan CES 2018: Virtual Reality And Augmented Reality Get Another Shot

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Analyst Anshel Sag tries out Black Box VR at CES 2018. I have been tracking and reporting on VR and AR trends since I joined Moor Insights & Strategy in 2014. There is no doubt that 2015 was the beginning of the hype cycle for VR, with it eventually culminating in disappointment at the end of […]

24 Jan New Dell And HP Laptops Harness The Power Of Intel And AMD

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There was a plethora of major announcements at CES 2018, but in the frenzy of things, many may have overlooked two very attractive laptops: the Dell XPS 15 and the Spectre x360 15. The reason why Dell and HP ’s new 15” laptops are such a big deal is that they’ve successfully taken the chip-level […]

21 Jan HP Announces New Premium Notebooks, Game Streaming, Alexa Desktop And 3D Cameras At CES 2018

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Continuing our coverage of CES 2018, today I will be providing a rundown of all the new products unveiled by HP, Inc. at the annual consumer electronics show in Las Vegas.  You can see all of our analyst’s CES 2018 content here. HP is now the #1-unit market share leader in PCs and printers and […]

18 Jan Battle Of The Smartphone Titans: iPhone X — Pixel 2 XL — Note8

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The three flagship phones, side-by-side. I spent the last few months running around the world with arguably the three most popular phones in the world: the Apple iPhone X, the Google Pixel 2 XL, and the Samsung Note8. I have spent considerable time with all three phones, using each of them as daily drivers at […]