Anshel Sag, Patrick Moorhead

AMD’s Ryzen 7000 Series Takes Gaming And Content Creation To New Heights With Zen 4

AMD has been teasing the new Ryzen 7000 series and AM5 platform for the last few months and has already given us some previews of what to expect. But with these things, you always wait until the launch to get final numbers, and AMD is making some genuinely impressive claims for the Ryzen 7000 series, …

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Amazon’s EV Delivery Trucks Demonstrate Its Leadership And Firm Commitment To Sustainability

As one of the world’s largest retailers, Amazon and its initiatives have been responsible for driving many trends and paradigm shifts. In 2019, it co-founded and became the first signatory of The Climate Pledge, a commitment, signed by companies across all industries, to reach net-zero carbon across their operations by 2040. Seeking to deliver on …

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How MediaTek Is Helping Change The 5G Landscape

A couple week ago, MediaTek made a series of announcements geared towards further development of the 5G industry. MediaTek has shown itself to be a world leader in 5G through its enablement of the technology on devices around the world. While MediaTek may not be a household name for most yet, its chips are pervasive …

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Meta And Qualcomm Sign A New, Deepened Multi-Generational VR Agreement

At IFA 2022 in Berlin, Germany, Qualcomm CEO Cristiano Amon and Meta’s Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg spoke together during Qualcomm’s IFA 2022 press conference to announce the deepening of the relationship between the two companies. Qualcomm has a history of making XR-related announcements, as I covered back at IFA 2016. Qualcomm’s XR platform is already …

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T-Mobile And SpaceX’s Satellite Partnership Paves The Way For Real Use Of Satellite In 5G

The satellite communications space has been incredibly busy over the last year, with many companies discussing the possibility of satellite connectivity for consumer devices. Many players in the space, such as AST SpaceMobile and Omnispace, have already launched satellites and are in talks with various carriers around the world to roll out services. One of …

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The Galaxy S22 Ultra Is Samsung’s Best Phone Ever, But It Won’t Talk About Its Greatest Feature

Samsung’s Galaxy S22 Ultra is a great overall phone that can function both as a high-end consumer smartphone or a high-end business device, thanks to the integration of the S Pen. Though I found myself using the S Pen considerably less with the S22 Ultra than I ever did with the Note series, the new …

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Review: HP’s Omen 45L Desktop Is A Refreshing Desktop From A Major OEM

For a long time, boutique builders have been the only way to get a desktop PC that you could quickly service yourself. Over the last few years, HP’s Omen gaming brand has made considerable strides to incorporate easily upgradable and replaceable components and standardized parts into its line of gaming PCs. Admittedly, this approach inherently …

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Intel’s Arc A370M Is Great For Creators On-The-Go

Intel recently released the first members of its new Arc family of GPUs, the A350M and A370M. Representing the mobile faction of the Arc lineup, these two GPUs will mostly be found in laptops. Intel has already scored design wins with ASUS, HP, Lenovo, Samsung, and others, which is not surprising given the strength of …

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RESEARCH PAPER: Why processor performance is more than frequency and core count

The IT industry is undergoing significant workload shifts that challenge the status quo. Previously, the industry generally accepted that improving central processing unit (CPU) core count, clock speed, and instructions per cycle (IPC) would yield the best performance and power consumption results. In the last few years, the world’s leading processor manufacturers introduced performance and efficient processor …

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Hands-On With The First Snapdragon Spaces AR Game: Motorola’s ‘Play Like A Padre’

In April, Motorola announced a multi-year partnership with the San Diego Padres, an agreement that will put the Moto logo on the team’s jerseys starting in 2023 and have Motorola outfit the Padres Hall of Fame with interactive technology displays and product integrations. I am a big fan and season ticket holder of the San …

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Arm’s New CPU And GPU Cores Usher A New Generation Of Total Compute Solutions

ARM pre-briefs the press and analysts like me about its latest innovations in the client computing space every year in the run-up to Computex in Taipei, Taiwan. This year, we met at Arm’s offices in Austin, TX about a month later this year to get the latest on the company’s CPU and GPU cores and …

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A Lack Of Consumer Portability And Choice Are Negatively Affecting The Mobile Experience: Part 2 

In the first part of this series, we spoke about how messaging services and payments are limiting consumers’ ability to freely move between ecosystems and interact with friends and family in meaningful ways. In this next installment, we will talk about how cloud services, app stores and wearables also affect the user experience and limit user choice …

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AWE 2022: An Analyst’s Take Of The Biggest News And Experiences From The Show

This year, AWE 2022 returned to the Santa Clara Convention Center at its original time in early June. Last year’s event, held in November after being rescheduled, was the first time I was able to attend given past scheduling conflicts, and I was impressed by its wealth of XR news. This year’s show also did …

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RESEARCH PAPER: How Lenovo’s ThinkReality A3 Accelerates Enterprise Augmented Reality Adoption

The augmented reality (AR) market is growing rapidly1, supported by billions of dollars in investment every year, especially in the enterprise space where many different companies are aggressively working to bring new headsets and platforms to market. AR’s growth is also a component of the metaverse that many within the industry expect will encapsulate augmented reality along …

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Ray-Ban Stories Review: Comfortable But Limited

As someone who lives in San Diego, I wear sunglasses often. I’ve owned a few pairs of Ray-Bans in the past and several different pairs of smart glasses. When Meta and Luxottica (the parent company of Ray-Ban) announced their own smart glasses collaboration, Ray-Bans Stories, I was immediately interested. I’ve been thoroughly impressed by Meta’s …

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Varjo Brings High-Fidelity XR Streaming To The Cloud With Varjo Reality Cloud

I have followed Varjo since it launched its first VR headset just before MWC 2017. Since then, I have tried all of its subsequent headsets and products and had a front row seat to the company’s evolution. Varjo now offers a broad range of high-end headsets, including the Aero, the VR-3 and XR-3, which address …

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The Biggest Mobile Device And Chipset Announcements At MWC 2022

Earlier this month, I attended Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2022 in Barcelona, my first in-person MWC since the pandemic outbreak in 2020. I felt comfortable attending this year knowing that strict testing, masking and tracing requirements were in place. Out of the approximately 61,000 people who attended the show, I am personally only aware of …

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One Year Review: The Dell UltraSharp 40 Curved Monitor Is Nearly Perfect For Creators

Until recently, curved monitors have primarily targeted the gaming market, with its need for high frame rates and wider displays delivering more immersion. While some 49” curved ultrawide displays exist for productivity, their aspect ratios in the 21:9 and 32:9 ballpark make creation challenging, aside from some simpler video and audio editing. Additionally, there’s considerably …

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Qualcomm Deepens Commitment To The Metaverse With $100 Million Snapdragon Fund And Square Enix Partnership

Qualcomm Deepens Commitment To The Metaverse With $100 Million Snapdragon Metaverse Fund And Square Enix Partnership  At GDC 2022, Qualcomm came out guns blazing with two significant announcements, and both focused on the growth of content in the Extended Reality (XR) industry. Qualcomm has already made big splashes in the XR content space by announcing …

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Analyst Take: The Most Exciting Gaming Products At CES 2022

While I had been hoping to attend CES 2022 in person earlier this month, the winter surge of the Omicron variant forced me to watch the annual consumer electronics showcase remotely, for the second year in a row. Though it was far from the pre-pandemic CES experience, there were still plenty of major gaming announcements …

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