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Five Top Themes From Amazon’s Alexa And Echo Event You Need To Know

I had the pleasure of attending Amazon’s “AskAlexa” event at its Seattle Day 1 headquarters. I attend or observer over 50 events a year, and while I think details matter, sometimes the broad strokes stick out more than the tip of the paintbrush. There was a lot to consume and analyze in what seemed like …

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IFA 2019 Analysis: Huawei Strikes Out, Qualcomm And Roku Hit Home Runs

This year’s IFA technology trade show extravaganza, conducted once again in Berlin’s spacious Messe Berlin fairgrounds (26 exhibit halls covering 1.7 million square feet), was undoubtedly the place to be for anyone wanting to learn more about where consumer electronics technology is headed. With over 245,000 visitors, more than 1,800 exhibitors, 2,300 keynote attendees, 1.5 …

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Darq Review: Debut Game Published By Unfold Games

The time has finally come. In the fall of 2016, ‘Unfold Games’ released a teaser trailer for a puzzle-platform based psychological horror that blew me away. It has been three years since the initial release of that trailer, and quite a bit has changed, but the game ultimately surpassed my expectations. Darq appears to profoundly borrow …

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5 Smart Home Myths Dispelled

Given the strong response to my recent Forbes column about the myths of cord-cutting, I decided to write a similar piece about some of the consumer misconceptions surrounding the smart home. Taking the smart home plunge can be a daunting task, and in some ways, the challenges are even more formidable than cutting the cord. Hopefully, …

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‘Silver Chains’ Review – Debut Game From Cracked Heads Games

“Silver Chains” is a new first-person survival/psychological horror game for the PC and soon to be released on Nintendo Switch, released from indie developer Cracked Heads Games published by Headup Games. I recently got the chance to spend some time with this new title, and I wanted to share my review. The protagonist is an …

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5-Month Review: Samsung’s Galaxy S10+ And Buds

I’ve had the pleasure of using many Android devices, dating back to the Google  G1 and all the way up to the Galaxy S10. However, it’s not often I get an opportunity to review a smartphone with a complimentary pair of equally impressive earbuds. I have been using the Galaxy S10+ with the Galaxy Buds since they …

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4 Cool Smart Home Products That Deserve Consideration

Summer is finally here. I’ve recently come across a handful of new smart home products that are truly useful and game-changing—particularly if you’re spending more time indoors than usual hiding from the heat. Let’s dive in. Netgear Nighthawk AX12 Router satisfies your need for speed I’ll admit it: I’m a hopeless router fanatic, and I’m …

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Synaptics Timing With Edge Solutions Aligns With Google’s Increased Privacy Push

Google held its big annual developer conference, I/O, back in May. While the event has come and gone, its repercussions continue to be felt—particularly around privacy and how the company seeks to enable more of it. I think this conversation opens up an opportunity for vendors who are creating intelligent solutions for the edge—one of …

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4 Cool Smart Home Products That Deserve Consideration

Summer is finally here. I’ve recently come across a handful of new smart home products that are truly useful and game-changing—particularly if you’re spending more time indoors than usual hiding from the heat. Let’s dive in. Netgear Nighthawk AX12 Router satisfies your need for speed I’ll admit it: I’m a hopeless router fanatic, and I’m …

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HP Takes Innovation Past Thin, Light And Low Power At Computex 2019

Last week at Computex 2019 in Taipei, Taiwan, HP Inc., announced its updated lineups of business and consumer laptops that you can expect to see for corporate Windows 10 refreshes and the “back to school” buying season. HP Inc. announced growth last quarter in its PC business with a 2% improvement and big commercial gains …

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Amazon’s Acquisition Of Eero Validates Mesh Networking In Today’s Connected Home

The news outlets have been abuzz this week with Amazon ’s decision to cancel its recently announced plans to build a new headquarters in New York City. Relatively little coverage was given to the e-commerce behemoth’s announcement earlier in the week that it was acquiring Eero, a startup specializing in mesh networking solutions for the home. While acquisitions like …

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CES 2019 Wrap Up #1: 4 Eye-Catching Solutions From The Conference Floor

People who attend the annual Consumer Electronics Show, or CES for short, generally use the word “survive” to characterize their visit. With 4,500 exhibiting companies, more than 180,000 in attendance (exceeding last year), and more 6,500 media and analysts, the show did not disappoint. A trip to CES is not for individuals who do not …

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If The FTC Case Against Qualcomm Seems Like a Clown Show Right Now, It’s Because It Started That Way

If you haven’t been following the FTC versus Qualcomm case and are in tech, you probably should. What’s likely at stake are future inventors’ rights to monetize their inventions, the U.S. government becoming an IP price fixer, U.S. 5G competitiveness and in related industries like self-driving cars and smart cities and potentially national security. If …

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HP Goes Big On Displays At CES 2019

This week I’m in Las Vegas attending CES 2019. The annual consumer electronics conference is a virtual who’s who of consumer tech, with most companies seizing the opportunity to announce flashy new products for the new year. Industry stalwart HP Inc., the #1 unit share PC manufacturer, kicked off the conference with a slate of new products geared towards …

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Consumer ‘Smart Home’ Technology Predictions For 2019

The annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas is the premier consumer electronics event, where companies big and small get a chance to showcase their new technologies. It always provides a strong glimpse of where the industry is going, and as such, is a must-attend for analysts like myself. On the eve of the show, …

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Qualcomm Differentiates Itself And Smartphone Partners From Apple And Huawei With The Snapdragon 855

I spent last week in Maui attending Qualcomm’s annual Snapdragon Technology Summit with my colleague and analyst, Anshel Sag. It was a tough assignment in Hawaii, but someone had to do it. I attend about fifty events per year, and the Snapdragon Summit is right there at the top- not just for the location, but …

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Even More Smart Home Products For The Holiday Season

With about a month left before Christmas, I’d like to provide another round of great tech products worth consideration when doing your holiday shopping. In my opinion, you can’t go wrong with any of these unique, affordable products. TCL 6 Series 65” Smart TV (Model 65R617) stands out in a crowded market Over the past …

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Huawei Kirin 980 Looks Good On Paper But AnandTech Benchmarking Accusations Could Indicate Otherwise

Update: See Huawei’s prepared statement at the end of the article. Huawei has been on an up and down roller coaster related to smartphones as of late. On one hand, it achieved the number two global smartphone unit market share position surpassing Apple, only second to Samsung. Its premium smartphone market share is up, too, …

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