14 Jun Wonderspaces: The Future Of Immersive Media

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The author inside a Wonderspaces exhibit. Today I wanted to talk about Wonderspaces, a series of fully-immersive curated art installations and VR experiences that I believe represents a unique new approach to art and technology. I have had the opportunity to attend Wonderspaces in San Diego twice, once last year in its Mission Valley location, […]

11 Jun Qualcomm Supercharges The Always Connected PC With New Snapdragon 850

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The new Qualcomm Snapdragon 850 processor. The always connected PC is a relatively new category from Microsoft , requiring an “always on” internet connection and supporting up to 20 hours of battery life. Right now, most of those offerings are coming from Qualcomm and its Windows on Snapdragon effort, which include systems from ASUS, HP […]

10 Jun Computex 2018 Reaffirms The PC Is Growing Stronger

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Welcome to Computex Note: Patrick Moorhead and Anshel Sag jointly wrote this piece.  For many years Computex has been known as ‘the PC hardware show.’ CES was all about gadgets, MWC all about mobile phones and Computex all about PC hardware. In recent years, Computex has tried to shift its focus away from PC hardware […]

06 Jun Review: ASUS NovaGo Always Connected Windows 2-in-1 PC

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The new ASUS NovaGo Always Connected 2-in-1 PC The competition in the PC market is starting to heat up again. Now that the market has effectively reached its maximum size, we are starting to see more unique and new offerings from other players. One such of these offerings is the new ASUS NovaGo Always Connected […]

01 Jun Arm Announces Next Generation Cores For Premium Mobile Devices, Including Personal Computers

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Arm Holdings At an event in San Francisco today, Arm announced its latest generation of premium CPU, GPU and video cores for mobile applications. As Arm is an IP company that licenses out its designs to SoC vendors, it will not be building or selling any chips with these cores for any purposes other than […]

31 May Oculus Go Ushers In The Next Phase Of Consumer VR

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The Oculus Go standalone VR headset. People have been heralding VR as the future of computing for a while now, and the industry has spent a lot of time and money trying to realize that vision. However, the early iterations of VR fell short of people’s expectations in one way or another—either the VR headset […]

30 May HP ENVY x2 Review: Great For Insane Battery Life Use Cases

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HP Envy x2 with Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 I had the opportunity to use HP’s first Always Connected PC, the HP ENVY x2 for nearly six months. This PC is part of Microsoft’s Always Connected PC initiative which is designed to bring constant connectivity to Windows PCs. To use Microsoft’s words, “Always Connected PCs are instantly […]

08 May Microsoft On The Move On Day One Build 2018 With Big Edge IoT, AI, And Mixed Reality Expansion

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Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella kicks off BUILD 2018 in Seattle I’m back on the road again attending Microsoft Build 2018 in Seattle, Washington. The company’s annual developer’s conference is always a highlight of the season for me, with developers, partners, press, analysts, and some customers all coming together to hear about the latest and greatest […]

08 May Microsoft Build Day 2 Puts Microsoft 365 In The Spotlight

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Microsoft’s Joe Belfiore kicks off Day 2 of Build Today I wanted to continue my coverage of Microsoft Build 2018 in Seattle, Washington. As a reminder, Microsoft Build is the company’s annual developer’s conference targeted to developers, partners, press, analysts, and some customers who come together to hear about the latest and greatest from the […]

07 May Microsoft Shows IoT, Edge Momentum With New Support From Qualcomm, NXP And DJI

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Microsoft’s comprehensive IoT platform Microsoft has been on the move in IoT with a $5 billion investment, building out and connecting what Microsoft calls the “intelligent edge” and the “intelligent cloud”. Two weeks ago, at RSA, Microsoft announced Azure Sphere for the “deep edge”, a platform including certified MCUs, Linux-based Sphere OS, and Azure Sphere […]

04 May NVIDIA Ends GeForce Partner Program

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NVIDIA NVIDIA published a blog today announcing that the company is ending its GeForce Partner Program (GPP). GPP in my mind created two tiers of customers- “partners” in the program who received more marketing and engineering benefits than those who were not in the program. There has been some negative chatter in the tech press […]

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 […]