25 Jan Moor Insights & Strategy’s 2018 Predictions

Columns: 2018 Predictions: Sprint Wins 5G Race — Ericsson And Nokia Merge (January 10, 2018) by Will Townsend Ten Predictions For AI Silicon In 2018 (January 5, 2018) by Karl Freund 6 Big Predictions For The Smart Home/Security Space In 2018, (January 3, 2018) by Mark Vena 2018 Predictions: Apple Buys Tesla — Cook Retires […]

25 Jan Can The Movie ‘Tommy Boy’ Teach The Value Of Network Assurance?

I’ve written quite extensively on intent-based networking in the past. There are many vendors that own various subsets of the topology such as orchestration, translation, validation and optimization. Others, such as Cisco Systems with its “Network Intuitive” strategy, are endeavoring to take a more comprehensive and closed-loop approach, including all these elements to automate the […]

24 Jan Storage Industry 2018: Predictions For The Year To Come

When it comes to storage, this new year certainly won’t be boring. A number of technologies and market movements have been percolating over the past few years and will reach full steam in 2018—impacting the landscape for enterprise suppliers and enterprise buyers alike. There is a lot to cover, so let’s dive in. The year […]

23 Jan Top Smart Home And Home Automation Products From CES 2018

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Consumer Technology Association  As expected, last week’s CES was an expansive affair, with 3,900 exhibitors presenting interesting (and more than a few head-scratching) products and solutions across 240,000 square feet of floor space at the Las Vegas Convention and World Trade Center. More than 184,000 attendees visited this year’s show (a CES record), and while […]

08 Jan Moor Insights & Strategy Analyst Coverage At CES 2018

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  Podcasts: Patrick Moorhead on The Tech Analysts Ep 7 – 1/8/18 – Intel, AMD, and NVIDIA at CES 2018 Ep 6 – 1/7/18 – Meltdown and Spectre Security Concerns Columns: HP Announces New Premium Notebooks, Game Streaming, Alexa Desktop And 3D Cameras At CES 2018, Patrick Moorhead (January 21, 2018) Dell Showcases New XPS Notebooks […]

05 Jan Ten Predictions For AI Silicon In 2018

2017 was an exciting year for fans and adopters of AI. As we enter 2018, I wanted to take a look at what lies ahead. One thing is certain: we’ve barely just begun on this journey and there will be great successes and monumental failures in the year to come. Before I dive into the […]

04 Jan 802.11AX Is Coming From Intel In 2018

Today, Intel announced it will be expanding its portfolio of Wi-Fi chips with 802.11AX chipsets for 2×2 and 4×4 home routers, and gateways for cable, DSL, fiber, and other consumer retail devices. Heralded as the next generation of Wi-Fi, 802.11AX promises to replace the current Wi-Fi networks that we use today. The importance of the […]

03 Jan 6 Big Predictions For The Smart Home/Security Space In 2018

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2018 promises to be an interesting year for the smart home and security industry. We’ll undoubtedly see many new products and solutions designed make our lives easier and more productive, so that we can focus on the things that matter to us most. After all, isn’t that the goal of a winning consumer technology product? […]

02 Jan Virtual Reality In 2017: A Year In Review

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HTC Vive I previously warned against setting expectations and valuations too high with VR. While 2016 was the year that many of those sky-high expectations crashed and burned, 2017 saw things beginning to turn around. Here’s my take on the progress made in the industry this past year. Consumer VR begins a turnaround Initially, consumer […]

29 Dec Review: New AirTV Is Tantalizingly Close To The Perfect Cord Cutter Solution

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  The new AirTV In my past several columns, I’ve been making the case that it’s never been a better time for consumers to cut the cord from their current cable or satellite provider, due to the plethora of low-cost “Over The Top” (OTT) premium content services now available for streaming. When combined with an […]

21 Dec 2018 Predictions: Apple Buys Tesla — Cook Retires — Musk Takes The Reins

Every year pundits, analysts, bloviators, and anyone with a voice make outlandish predictions for the coming year. Most do not come true, but it is nice to be the guy that got it right, even if it was a small prediction. In keeping with this tradition, I submit my 2018 predictions for the Internet of […]

18 Dec The Perfect Cord Cutting Solution: Wouldn’t It Be ‘Loverly’?

Like Eliza Doolittle, the poor flower girl yearning for a better life in “My Fair Lady,” I long for the perfect “no compromise” cord cutting solution—which sadly does not exist today. In my last column, I discussed how the market environment continues to improve and conjure up better solutions for customers to cut the cord […]

14 Dec Synaptics Shipping First In-Display Smartphone Fingerprint Reader With Vivo

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Top 5 smartphone vendor Vivo will ship Synaptics Clear ID very soon If I had to put my finger on one specific set of technologies that accelerated the surge of mobile growth, it would be advancements in smartphone UI. Capacitive touch gave smartphones their smooth, finger-based feel, fingerprint sensors made the phone more secure (and […]

14 Dec Fixed 5G, The Prequel: Starring AT&T And Verizon Wireless

I’m a Star Wars nerd and this week brings the release of the latest installment to the franchise, The Last Jedi. Before Disney took the helm, George Lucas kept us all confused with prequels and sequels. When it comes to 5G, one thing is certain—“fixed” 5G is the prequel to mobile broadband 5G network rollouts, […]

14 Dec AMD Wins Another Cloud Provider With Baidu ABC Services

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AMD & Baidu Advanced Micro Devices celebrated another victory in the cloud market yesterday. Chinese Artificial Intelligence (AI) and search giant Baidu announced the immediate availability of AI, big data and cloud computing (ABC) services based on single-socket servers powered by EPYC. This announcement follows Microsoft ’s announcement last week that its new L-Series storage-optimized […]

08 Dec Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 845 Offers Clues To Next Year’s Smartphones

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Qualcomm unveils the new Snapdragon 845 processor. Qualcomm  has finally lifted the veil off its Snapdragon 845 processor. It has been one of the most awaited announcements of the year, with products based on it expected to be available in the first half of 2018. Qualcomm’s  Snapdragon 845 represents a sizeable uplift in the company’s […]

08 Dec Ubergate Post Mortem: Will We Ever Learn?

“It’s not the crime, it’s the cover up,” is a phrase that was popularized during the Watergate scandal in the 70s. At the time, it was in reference to President Nixon lying to the American public about his knowledge of the wrongdoing—and as we all know, the coverup led to his eventual resignation of the […]

07 Dec NVIDIA Introduces Titan V For Machine Learning Acceleration On The PC

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NVIDIA created the “TITAN” line of products years ago to represent “the best” of everything the company brings to the PC platform. If you want the best and can afford it, NVIDIA suggests TITAN. TITAN’s target market has shifted and will continue to evolve.  In the past TITAN targeted gamers (TITAN X) or machine learning […]

06 Dec There’s Never Been A Better Time To ‘Cut The Cord’

As expected, this holiday season is already awash with some great (and not so great) deals on televisions. While getting that 65” 4K TV is always tempting, there’s another potential gift to consider: cutting the proverbial cable or satellite cord could save you or someone else literally hundreds of dollars over the course of the […]

06 Dec What Will It Take For Qualcomm And Microsoft’s Always Connected PC To Be Most Successful?

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Qualcomm’s Cristiano Amon releases details on Qualcomm’s Always Connected PC I am attending Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Summit this week in Maui (rough I know), which is the company’s once a year event to show off to press, analysts and the world what’s on deck for the mobile world and those markets and devices using mobile technologies […]