Anshel Sag, Patrick Moorhead

Qualcomm’s Mobile GPU Innovations Power The Future Of Gaming

I recently spoke with Qualcomm’s Head of Gaming, Dave Durnil, and its Head of Display & GPU, Salman Saeed. Our conversation gave me some valuable insights into Qualcomm’s Elite Gaming program and a deeper dive into the company’s gaming heritage—where it’s been, where it is today and where it is headed. Many people may not …

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The Metaverse Debate Rages On: Who’s Right And Why Does It Matter?

The Metaverse is a popular term across the gaming and entertainment industry that refers to the theoretical 3D “virtual world” of the future. The term, which has roots in dystopian science fiction, can mean many different things to different people, and as such, can be difficult to explain to the layperson. Ultimately, however, the Metaverse …

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T-Mobile’s 5G Network Enables VR Human Cadaver Lab At Fisk University

Since the beginning of the global 5G roll out, many operators have touted VR as one of the leading use cases for new technology. As someone that has deep knowledge of both VR and 5G, I initially believed this to be a pie-in-the-sky ambition. While some operators like Deutsche Telekom launched VR streaming services, they …

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Intel Gives More Detail On Consumer And HPC Graphics At Architecture Day 2021

While Intel has been slowly trickling out information about its discrete GPUs based on the Xe Architecture, at its Architecture Day, it  took the wraps off its consumer branding for its GPUs, ARC,  and also disclosed that the first ARC product would be codenamed Alchemist, to be available in Q1 of 2022. Alchemist targets the Xe HPG …

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What Does Google’s Tensor SoC Mean For Google’s Hardware And Software Efforts?

This past week, Google announced its upcoming Tensor SoC, supported by a blog from Google Hardware lead Rick Osterloh detailing how the SoC will impact Google’s Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro flagship phones. Interestingly, though Osterloh’s blog mentions AI four times, it never once mentions 5G—the primary selling point for phones these days. This is likely …

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Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Fold Reviewed: The Most Compact And Versatile 13” PC

Lenovo’s Thinkpad X1 Fold is the world’s first genuinely foldable PC. Most other PCs are convertibles that can rotate around the hinge of the display and the keyboard or detach from the keyboard. The Thinkpad X1 Fold is the first laptop in the world that can bend in half, from a 13” tablet to a …

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The Samsung S21 Ultra: A Phone To Render Most Cameras Obsolete

I took a multitude of devices with me on a recent weekend road trip with my vaccinated friends. Most of these devices were cameras or, specifically, different types of cameras. I took my S21 Ultra, iPhone 11 Pro, Sony a7iii, Insta360 One , and Snap Spectacles 3 glasses. All of these cameras got some use …

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Hands On With Campfire’s New Holographic Computing Enterprise Headset And Platform

I’ve been aware of San Diego-based XR company Campfire since CES last year, where I swore to secrecy in order to gain access to its first AR demos. Since then, Campfire has quickly matured into a complete solution for professional 3D design and collaboration —one that explicitly seeks take advantage of existing platforms to advance …

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Why Microsoft Won The $22 Billion Army Hololens 2 AR Deal

Many of the world’s leading tech companies are vying to develop what will become the next mainstream computing platform. While there’s disagreement on whether the platform will be AR, VR or some form of mixed reality, there is no doubt that one of the companies leading the charge is Microsoft. Since the first Hololens launched …

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RESEARCH PAPER: What To Consider When Benchmarking Workstations

Moor Insights & Strategy believes that benchmarks need to follow a specific set of rules to be useful. They must be up to date and relevant to specific workloads. The guiding principle of running any benchmark is that it must assess a system’s performance in a particular application or workflow in a way that reflects a typical …

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T-Mobile Goes After Businesses And AT&T And Verizon Should Be Concerned

T-Mobile has gone through numerous changes in the last few years, one being that the “Uncarrier” has expanded the aperture beyond consumer. For years, T-Mobile has focused on bringing disruption to the consumer segment, but it chose not to balance its business services efforts.  The good news is that T-Mobile’s acquisition of Sprint brought many …

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Microsoft’s Mesh Platform For Mixed Reality Puts Microsoft At The Forefront Of XR Collaboration

Moor Insights & Strategy has long considered Microsoft as one of the major platform players in the XR space with its HoloLens AR headset and Windows MR VR headsets, and Windows Mixed Reality platform. While many of Microsoft’s competitors are vertically integrated, like Facebook and Apple, Microsoft’s approach is far more ecosystem-focused, spreading the opportunity …

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How Qualcomm Plans To Make AR Viewers Smarter And More Useful

To facilitate the acceleration of AR, this week Qualcomm released a reference design for its Snapdragon XR1 Smart Viewer. Co-developed in partnership with Chinese partners BOE and Goertek, experts in display and XR technologies, this reference design is capable of simultaneously running multiple advanced features and high-quality graphics. Let’s take a closer look at the …

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Smartphones Diversify With New Rollables And Foldables As Market Matures

Smartphones are currently in the same transformational phase that we saw PCs go through over the last 10 years. While the PC category used to be defined by desktops and laptops, now, a PC has many different forms. These range from form factors like Dell’s Optiplex 3090, which neatly and discretely hides inside of a …

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ThinkReality A3 Expands Lenovo’s Leadership Position In Enterprise XR At CES 2021

I have been covering XR for many years, from both the PC and mobile perspective. One of the companies in the industry that has always been willing to take a risk is Lenovo—something I was saying about the company even before its launch of the Mirage Solo and Mirage Camera with Google. Lately, Lenovo has …

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Dell Elevates The Work From Home Experience At CES 2021

Dell has a history of making big product launches at CES, across multiple product segments in its client product portfolio. This year, Dell’s new products center around commercial clients, new productivity displays and gaming. Dell’s core business has always been commercial client, be that desktops or laptops. This year, though, the company leaned more heavily …

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The Dell XPS 17: The Content Creator’s Dream Laptop

Many of you are familiar with the Dell XPS line of laptops, the XPS 13, 15 and 17, where the company typically debuts its latest, greatest technologies. This year was no different, with a few twists—Dell introduced refreshed designs of both the XPS 13 and 15 (which traditionally leap-frog years) and reintroduced the XPS 17 …

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Varjo Sets A New Standard For Enterprise XR And VR

Headset maker Varjo has a reputation in the XR industry as a company that never stops pushing the envelope of what’s possible. This is particularly true in the enterprise market, where it has become the headset of choice for many customers, including multiple automakers and defense contractors.  Most of the bleeding-edge XR technologies get a …

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Surface Duo Review: Misunderstood And Underappreciated

I will be the first person to admit that I was only mildly interested when I initially heard about the Microsoft Surface Duo. My first smartphone was a Microsoft-powered HTC Titan, branded the XV6800 and made for UTStarcom. I loved that phone—it ran Windows Mobile 6 Professional Edition and came with Microsoft Office pre-installed on …

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