Anshel Sag

Qualcomm Positions Itself As Wi-Fi 6 Leader With New Generation Of Chipsets

At a recent event in San Francisco, Qualcomm QCOM +0% announced the latest generation of its Wi-Fi 6 chipsets intended for routers, access points, and smartphones. While Qualcomm is very well known for its mobile 5G chipsets, the company is also a leader in Wi-Fi. Qualcomm is not alone in its support of the new 802.11ax standard, also known …

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Samsung’s Galaxy Note Becomes Its Own Line With The Note10

Today, Samsung unveiled its new Galaxy Note 10, available in three different models at different price points. I recently published my review of the Galaxy S10+ (which you can find here, if interested), and I’ve been looking forward to seeing how Samsung would up the ante with the new Note. Without further ado, let’s take a …

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Apple’s Purchase Of Intel’s Modem Business Is All About 5G

This afternoon, it became official: pending regulatory approvals, Apple  will acquire the majority of ’s smartphone modem business. The deal includes IP, equipment, leases, and roughly 2,200 Intel employees, to the tune of roughly $1 billion. This was almost destined to be, from the very day that Apple announced Intel would be its modem supplier of choice. Intel …

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AMD-NVIDIA Competition Is Back In Mid-Range Consumer GPUs

This year was a very interesting one in consumer technology, as AMD introduced new CPU and GPU architectures, and NVIDIA  continued to cement new technologies like ray tracing. Both companies made significant progress. NVIDIA’s RTX ray tracing capabilities launched in some of the biggest titles at E3 and between Computex and E3 this year, AMD unveiled its full …

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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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XR And 5G At AT&T Shape 2019: A Match Made In Hollywood

I recently attended my first AT&T Shape conference at Warner Brothers Studios in Los Angeles, California. This year’s event focused heavily on 5G as a cornerstone technology, and how it will drive the entire company forward for at least the next decade. As such, AT&T  brought in a lot of partners and exhibitors to demonstrate exactly what 5G means …

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RealWear: A Force To Be Reckoned With In Enterprise AR

RealWear is a player in the enterprise AR space with a lot of momentum across multiple major enterprises. Over the last 18 months, the company shipped over 15,000 of its HMT systems globally, and can now boast over 1,300 enterprise customers and more than 120 applications. RealWear’s AR devices are designed to work in the …

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AMD Takes Over Computex And E3 With New CPU And GPU Announcements

AMD’s CEO Lisa Su laid out a very aggressive vision for the future of the company at its first keynote ever at Computex 2019. AMD picked a good year to participate in the opening Computex keynote—it had a lot of new products to announce, including its latest CPU and GPU built on the bleeding edge …

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Qualcomm And Lenovo Announce The World’s First Prototype 5G PC

Qualcomm is on a roll, its 5G modem leadership solidified by recent partner 5G announcements across carriers in the US, Europe, and Asia. While nearly all of these 5G devices have been smartphones, many have wondered when the first 5G PC would hit the scene. That question was answered at Computex 2019, with Qualcomm and Lenovo ’s joint …

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Intel Charts A New Course With 10th Gen Core And Project Athena

Intel is in the midst of a reinvention process, marked by a few missteps from the company on the manufacturing side and a change of leadership at the top. The company recently exited the 5G smartphone modem business and attempting to get back on track with its 10nm manufacturing process node. Intel is also facing competitive …

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MediaTek’s 5G SoC Stands To Bring More Competition To 5G Devices

Late last year, MediaTek announced that its M70 5G modem was in the works and would support all kinds of 5G networks and standards—a fully featured 5G modem. Then, at MWC, the company demonstrated the modem’s capabilities with partner equipment, showing some impressive Sub-6Ghz speeds. At Computex, MediaTek followed up with the announcement that it will integrate …

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ARM’s New Mali D77 Processor Is All About VR

Many are familiar with ARM and its CPUs and GPUs. They are found in billions of devices around the world and help to power some of the fastest SoCs inside today’s leading smartphones. However, ARM also makes a whole host of other processors, including neural processing units (NPUs) for AI and display processing units (DPUs) …

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ARM Unveils Latest Cores At Computex 2019

Every year, like clockwork, ARM unveils its latest processing core designs at Computex. ARM makes a habit of increasing performance by double digits almost every single release (which its competitors can’t claim). I believe these double-digit performance increases have enabled the ARM ecosystem to grow to a point where ARM cores are prevalent in nearly …

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Qualcomm Fills Out The Rest Of Its AI Portfolio

Qualcomm is widely known as a powerhouse of wireless communications. Lesser known is the fact that it has been working on AI for longer than most of its competitors. Qualcomm announced its Zeroth processors back in 2013, which were far ahead of their time. Much of the industry was not quite ready yet for dedicated AI …

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Hololens 2: Microsoft’s Enterprise AR Power Play For Windows Mixed Reality

Article by Anshel Sag. After months of anticipation, Microsoft  recently launched its Hololens 2 headset at MWC 2019 in Barcelona. It was quite a launch, complete with surprises and some controversy. Many developers and enterprises were eagerly awaiting this headset’s arrival to determine whether they should develop for platforms like Magic Leap or Hololens. The fact that …

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HP Reverb: Everything You Need In A VR Headset

As a tech analyst, I’ve tried virtually every VR headset in existence—the good ones and the bad ones. While the technology is improving greatly (particularly with headsets geared towards the enterprise), one area that I consistently hear complaints about is resolution. Seeking to address this, HP  Inc. recently announced its own foray into VR headset category, the …

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Qualcomm Helps 5G Smartphone OEMs Bridge The XR Gap With XR Viewer Accelerator

At this year’s Mobile World Congress Barcelona, the talk was all about 5G and XR. Nearly every operator and OEM had some sort of 5G demo that utilized gaming and/or XR. XR gaming is proving to be one of the most compelling early consumer use cases for 5G. However, there’s still a big need for …

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Samsung Galaxy Note9: A Flagship Phone For Busy Millennials

Upon the Samsung Galaxy Note9’s release in August 2018, I immediately pushed aside my Galaxy S9+ and made it my primary Android device. While one might not expect this upgrade to make much of a difference, considering the devices’ similar specifications, it really has. After using it for nearly 6 months, I can say that …

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