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HP Inc. Proved They Have Sustained Premium PC Prowess At CES 2016

Spectre’s front-firing B&O speakers (Credit: Patrick Moorhead) Four years ago as Hewlett-Packard, the company appeared to deprioritize the premium PC space. The company seemed a lot more focused on the much higher volume, mid-range and entry-level space than the lower volume, yet higher profit margin space dominated at the time by Apple. It’s a tough space, particularly …

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Qualcomm Rounds Out IoT Offerings At CES 2016

Steve Mollenkopf, Qualcomm CEO presenting at CES 2016 (Credit: Patrick Moorhead) Lots of chip companies like ARM Holdings, Intel, NVIDIA and  Qualcomm are spending time and effort to find a place for themselves in the IoT market because they, like I, believe in a gigantic, future market. Some companies are focusing on wearables and drones while others are …

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Synaptics ‘IronVeil’ Brings Biometric Security To The Desktop PC

Synaptics IronVeil technology on a ThermalTake gaming mouse (Credit: Anshel Sag) Over the last week, there have been some important announcements related to client device security. Intel announced Authenticate yesterday, and late last week, Microsoft reiterated support for Intel’s Skylake with its Credential Guard. Security is becoming one of the most important things that businesses and consumers think about when it …

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Lenovo Expands X1 Brand Across Product Line At CES 2016

Lenovo is a company that has generally been synonymous with quality and innovation while ensuring that their products also deliver new utility and battery life. This is the company who popularized 2in1s with the Yoga line, put a tablet battery into the hinge, and recently added pico projectors to tablet models- they aren’t afraid to …

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HP Inc. Takes Innovation Risks With New Line Of Commercial PCs

In the PC and mobile world, with new processor launches come refreshed product lines. HP Inc’s latest commercial offerings are no different as they’ve introduced the latest and greatest technologies into their new commercial laptops, SFF (small form factor) PCs and room computing solutions, including their AIOs (All-in-one). As Hewlett-Packard has split in two, the …

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Motorola’s New Moto 360 – The Smartwatch that Delivers, Mostly

Motorola’s first generation Moto 360 was universally lauded as the best looking and functional smartwatch on the market, especially among the Android Wear watches. Even after Apple released the Apple Watch, many still believed the Moto 360 to be the truer to form watch on the market. But even being one of the best smart …

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What’s Driving All The Home Automation Growth?

Home Automation (Credit: Mark Moz) I’ve been thinking a lot lately about what exactly is driving the recent explosion of home automation applications and equipment. Over the past few years we have seen a great deal of change. The plethora of equipment includes (and this is a small sample, not an exhaustive list): Do it …

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Are Gigabit Speed Internet Service’s Biggest Beneficiaries Lawyers?

Austin, TX is a hotbed of Internet activity, proving the theory that strong competition brings consumer benefits as we now have multiple providers for gigabit (1000Mb/s) internet service. But, the biggest beneficiary might not be carriers like AT&T, Comcast, Time Warner Cable or even Google – it could be the lawyers. Promises of massive bandwidth and lightning-fast …

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LG G4 Review: Great Smartphone Experience And Good Example Of Debunking The 8 Core Myth

Today, consumers have a broad selection of premium phones ranging from the Apple iPhone 6 to the Samsung Galaxy S6 to the LG G4. What’s common between most of these phones is their focus on wireless performance, user experience, battery life and photography. However, they do vary in these categories in ways that set them apart from …

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Saudia Arabia: Home Of One Of the World’s Largest Planned Smart Home Cities?

The Internet of Things (IoT) has certainly been a hot topic of discussion over the past few years, and some would argue it’s an over-used buzzword, reconditioned from the embedded world while adding big data analytics. All of the talk is turning into reality in many areas, though, and is emerging in some areas much …

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Apple MacBook Review: Redefining The Ultrathin Notebook Experience

As I have explained before, I’m an industry analyst, not a reviewer, but I do review important, new category products to better understand new usage models and the potential for category and/or vendor share shift. I had the chance to use the new Apple MacBook for the last week as my primary notebook and I want to …

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Apple And Synaptics: A Convergence In The Force

After Apple’s announcement of their newest notebook, plainly dubbed “MacBook”, many PC makers are going to look to a company to give them similar features. However, the irony in this situation is that force sensitive touchpads have actually been available to PC OEMs for quite some time now and most of them have mostly failed …

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Apple Announces Futuristic New MacBook

(Photo credit AP) I attended Apple’s announcement today in San Francisco at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts where Apple announced a new, grounds-up, MacBook line of notebooks, representing where Apple is driving the future of notebooks.  Branded simply “MacBook”, the future is 24% thinner, 16% lighter, fanless, with Retina Display and with a …

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The Newly-Formed Lenovo Enterprise Group Is Impressive

I had the pleasure a few weeks back to spend two days with the senior management team of the Lenovo enterprise group at their newly-renovated headquarters in the Research Triangle area of North Carolina. The new Lenovo enterprise team combines the IBM X86 assets acquired by Lenovo and the original Lenovo enterprise team. The event I attended …

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HP EliteBook Folio Expands The User Interface’s Dynamic Range For Enterprise Notebooks

There was a day when most of the consumer PC designs were driven by corporate PC designs. This was in the day of WordPerfect, Harvard Graphics and Lotus 1-2-3. A lot has changed since then and for the most part, it has been consumer PC design driving commercial PCs. Interestingly, after using one of Hewlett-Packard’s …

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