16 Apr AMD’s Ryzen 5 Launches To Predominantly Positive Reviews

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AMD Ryzen Last Tuesday, Advanced Micro Devices officially started selling their Ryzen 5 desktop CPUs, the mid-range follow-on to the more premium-priced and positioned Ryzen 7 desktop processor I wrote about here.  AMD has been shipping Ryzen 5 for weeks into the channel and into system builder OEMs but Tuesday was the first day that […]

11 Apr Getting A Taste Of 5G Experiences With Gigabit LTE

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(Source: Anshel Sag, Moor Insights & Strategy) I have been traveling around the world quite a bit lately, because a lot of changes are happening in the wireless industry. Carriers around the world are upgrading their 4G LTE networks to 4G LTE Advanced Pro, which is capable of delivering Gigabit-class LTE speeds. Yes, 5G is […]

10 Apr RESEARCH BRIEF: A Glimpse Into the 5G Future: 48 Hours With Gigabit LTE

As 4G LTE (Long Term Evolution) continues to mature, the industry is looking toward new technologies like Gigabit LTE to help consumers transition to 5G. Gigabit LTE is a marketing name for 3GPP’s (3rd Generation Partnership Project) LTE Advanced Pro technology, included in 3GPPP Release 13. This technology is part of the 4G LTE family […]

07 Apr RESEARCH BRIEF: Time To Reassess VDI?

The world of VDI (Virtualized Desktop Infrastructure) has been quietly innovating without many IT staff being aware of how much has changed and the implications of the improved VDI experience. Compared to five years ago, today’s best VDI experience is very different, driven by improvements on the server, networking and thin client. On the server […]

29 Mar Samsung Galaxy 8 Event: Analyst Quick Take

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Today I attended the Samsung launch of the Galaxy 8 and 8+ smartphones in New York City and wanted to provide my quick take. Overall, the value proposition is very strong for both of the phones, and it appears Samsung has a winner on its hands. Any price surprises could change that assessment, of course. […]

23 Mar Qualcomm’s New Snapdragon 835 Dazzles In GPU Performance

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Qualcomm has been known as one of the leading wireless chip suppliers and has also been considered one of the best SoC makers. Qualcomm has shifted from calling the Snapdragon 835 an SoC or chip and transitioned towards calling it a platform. This is fair considering how many different processors reside on a Snapdragon SoC, […]

13 Mar Google Cloud Next ’17: Impressive, But Hard To Find Definitive Differentiators After Day 1

I attended Google’s annual, enterprise-focused event, Google Cloud Next ’17, last week in San Francisco, paying close attention to all the announcements coming out of the three-day event. I attended their industry analyst event as well, held the day before. The conference is Google’s chance to showcase its achievements from the past year, as well […]

06 Mar Paperport Takes Me Closer To The Paperless Medical Office

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After practicing medicine for over 20 years I have amassed a large amount of paper from both clinical and business sources. Throughout college, medical school and residency, books and printed medical journals were my main medical resources. I tore articles from my journals, Xeroxed library books and made thermal copies from microfiche readers, then stored […]

02 Mar AMD Ryzen Desktop: AMD Said It Would Be Awesome And It Is For Certain Workloads

When Advanced Micro Devices announced nearly two years ago the Zen CPU architecture would provide an architectural improvement of 40%, my initial reaction was skepticism but with a healthy dose of optimism, too. For the last few years, AMD had some small wins and even some big wins like sweeping the Xbox and the PlayStation […]

28 Feb Lenovo Gets Even More Mobile At MWC 2017

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Because Lenovo is both a PC company and a smartphone and tablet company, Mobile World Congress (MWC) is usually a big show for the company. In fact, Lenovo sells more phones and tablets than anyone in the industry. This year was no different, as we saw Lenovo launching new Moto branded smartphones like the G5 […]

26 Feb Qualcomm Pulls An Ace From Their Sleeve: New 5G NR X50 Modems Can Now Do 2G To 5G #MWC17

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Last week, both Qualcomm and Intel made significant announcements regarding their support for 5G NR (New Radio), 5G partnerships and new capabilities. Those pre-MWC announcements were a primer for some of the things that we would be seeing at MWC 2017, however it looks like Qualcomm was holding back and saving the best for last. […]

23 Feb NVIDIA GeForce Has Moved From Graphics Card To Gaming Platform

NVIDIA is coming off the best year in the company’s history thanks to the growth of AI and NVIDIA’s position in that market. However, if you look at NVIDIA’s latest earnings, over 60% of their revenue still comes from gaming. NVIDIA’s gaming division had a fantastic quarter with 67% growth which I attribute a lot […]

21 Feb Qualcomm Broadens IoT Portfolio And 5G NR Capabilities Ahead Of MWC 2017

Mobile World Congress is the most important show in the wireless industry every year. This year is no different, with vendors like Qualcomm doing their best to show what this new hyper-connected wireless world will look like. At MWC 2017, the company will make many announcements in the areas of IoT and 5G as well […]

20 Feb Intel Grabs MWC By The Horns With Unique 5G And 4G Gigabit Modems Supporting CDMA

With Mobile World Congress just around the corner, it’s now time for every vendor related to wireless services and products to bring its best, including companies like Intel. I am told by sources the company will really “bring it” to Barcelona with announcements of a gigabit-class 4G LTE modem with CDMA support, following the recently […]

09 Feb Lenovo’s Phab2 Pro Shows Promise Of Augmented Reality In Phones

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(Source: Anshel Sag) While 2016 was the year everyone got hyped about virtual reality (VR) as headsets started to enter the market, the same could be said of augmented reality (AR) in 2017. There was a glimpse into that future in late 2016 with Lenovo ’s launch of the Phab2 Pro—Google’s and Lenovo’s first AR […]

09 Feb The Future Of Virtual Reality: Mobile VR Platforms In A Battle

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(Source: Anshel Sag) While everyone obsesses over whether Sony , Oculus or HTC HTCCY +% sold more virtual reality (VR) headsets last year, Google and Facebook have been waging a silent platform war. This war of platforms ultimately comes down to the inherent belief that smartphone VR is going to be the primary driver of […]

08 Feb A Glimpse Into The Future Of 4G LTE: Gigabit LTE

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  (Source: Anshel Sag) In Sydney, Australia last week, Qualcomm, Telstra , Netgear and Ericsson together demonstrated Telstra’s new Gigabit LTE network, which required all four companies’ respective expertise in 4G LTE to be possible. Australia’s Telstra is one of the fastest networks in the world and has been a launchpad for wireless technologies. Currently, […]

08 Feb Snap’s Spectacles: How To Do One Thing Well

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(Source: Anshel Sag) Snap recently released information about their upcoming IPO, and one of the big parts of that IPO has been about the company’s hardware ambitions. Before Snap launched the Spectacles, they were essentially a one trick pony with a very popular app called Snapchat. The company has since changed their focus and are […]

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, […]