Anshel Sag, Patrick Moorhead

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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Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 888 Builds On Leadership In 5G, AI And Gaming Performance

Qualcomm is known as the world leader in 5G technology, with its SoCs at the heart of many of the world’s leading flagship phones. Every December, the company hosts its Tech Summit to show off the latest flagship chips that are already shipping to customers for next year’s flagship phones. For the last few years, …

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5G And AI: Complementary Technologies Now And Into The Future

There is a lot of buzz in the technology sector around AI and 5G and their transformative potential. What is interesting about both technologies is that they are universally applicable across many industries and are likely to change the way many of them operate. For that matter, each technology has its own set of use …

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Just The Facts: T-Mobile Weighs In On 5G

As the end of a tumultuous 2020 approaches, the hype around 5G is in high gear. Apple’s recent 5G iPhone 12 announcement has gotten consumers excited about having the next generation of cellular connectivity in the palm of their hands. Operators worldwide are once again touting their respective 5G capabilities and network prowess. Many operators …

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Qualcomm Brings Wi-Fi 6E To Mesh With New Immersive Home Wi-Fi Platform

Connectivity is a crucial component of the modern age, and three types of connectivity dominate the consumer landscape: cellular, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. In the home, Wi-Fi is the predominant form of connectivity. Over the years, Wi-Fi networks have become increasingly more intelligent and aware of the devices connected to them. Some of these intelligent capabilities …

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Why You Should Buy The iPhone 12 Even If You Don’t Think You Need 5G

You may have already heard the buzz around the new iPhone 12, which Apple lifted the curtain on this week. Featuring an A14 Bionic processor and a Qualcomm 5G modem, the iPhone 12 represents Apple’s first attempt at a 5G phone—big news, even though Apple’s competitors are already on their 2nd or 3rd generation of 5G phones. …

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Why You Should Buy The 256 GB Oculus Quest 2

For those who pre-ordered it, Facebook’s long-awaited Oculus Quest 2 will finally arrive on doorsteps next month (the headset itself on Oct. 13th, and the Elite strap and battery accessory on the 16th). Though I will have to wait till then so to do a full review of the device, I wanted to go ahead …

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Review: The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Takes PC Gaming To New Heights

NVIDIA recently launched the RTX 3080, the flagship gaming GPU in the RTX 3000 series of its Ampere family of graphics cards. The RTX 3080 is the first to launch from the much anticipated lineup, to be followed by the RTX 3090 on September 24th and the RTX 3070 in early October. For more details …

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HypeVR Becomes 3nfinite And Launches Enbly App Enabling Spatial Volumetric Video Over 5G

I have been following HypeVR, a San Diego-based company in the VR space, since I encountered it at Intel’s booth at CES 2017, and I’ve watched the company’s technology improve and grow. During a recent visit to the company’s San Diego offices, founder Tonaci Tran walked me through the progress that the company has made …

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5G Is The Reason Apple Will Eventually Design All Its Processors

Recently, Apple finally announced the transition of its computers to the company’s own custom-designed processors, dubbed ‘Apple Silicon.’ While I’m not entirely sure why the company went with such an uninspired name, the reality is that most of Apple’s non-PC devices already run on what I would consider ‘Apple Silicon.’ A while back I actually …

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T-Mobile Is The First Carrier Globally To Launch Nationwide Standalone (SA) 5G

Many carriers around the world raced last year to be the ‘first’ to launch 5G; those networks were built upon the foundation of 4G networks in a type of 5G mode called non-standalone (NSA). This means that the device needs to have both 4G and 5G signals to work because to save time and money, …

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The Samsung Galaxy Note20 Leads A New Crop Of Fresh Galaxy Devices

This year’s fall Samsung Unpacked event was loaded with new product announcements, many of which were expected. Earlier this year, right before COVID-19 shut down the whole world, some of the world’s press and analysts, including yours truly, attended the Galaxy S20 and Galaxy Z Flip launch event in San Francisco. Now, with Covid-19 still a very …

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Reliance Jio’s Tesseract Announces Jio Glass XR Glasses

At Reliance’s RIL 43rd AGM (Annual General Meeting), the company announced the upcoming release of its own in-house designed MR glasses, called the Jio Glass. With 387.5 million subscribers, Reliance Jio is one of the world’s leading operators and the number one operator in India. It was the first in the world to launch a …

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Khronos OpenXR’s Momentum Shows Open Cross-Platform And 5G Potential

The OpenXR standard is a consortium of dozens of companies in the XR industry, across platforms, headsets, chipsets, and game engines. Orchestrated by the Khronos Group the consortium consists of some of the biggest names in the industry. The OpenXR 1.0 spec was finally ratified last year in July 2019. Now, Khronos is providing an …

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Intel Is Down In Processors, Not Out With 7nm Delays

Intel has enjoyed quite the run since the company introduced the Conroe and Merom 65nm processors in 2006. At that time, Intel was taking a beating from AMD, and the company needed a “Hail Mary.” For the last ten years, Intel has enjoyed a mostly unchallenged position in the processor market, and it has served …

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AMD Ryzen Threadripper Pro Builds On AMD’s Resurgence In Workstations

It is no secret that AMD has been on a tear lately, and one of the company’s biggest successes as of late is the high-end desktop PC category. Some of that high-end desktop momentum has also resulted in many prosumers and independent creators adopting AMD’s processors for their workstations at home and/or at work. While …

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When It Comes To Productivity, The Samsung Galaxy Book S Is A Marathon Runner

While the world has changed significantly in the last 6 months, something that remains is the need for light, portable and fast laptops. Today I wanted to offer my review of the Samsung Galaxy Book S, which I consider to be the perfect laptop in terms of productivity, without compromising connectivity and battery life. I first …

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Google’s Acquisition Of North Could Bring Glass 3 Next Year

Last week, a rumor surfaced that Google might be acquiring North, the Canadian maker of the Focals AR glasses. This week, the rumor was confirmed to be true. I have covered North since it started shipping its first smart glasses in the US, and got the chance to review the company’s Focals 1.0 glasses (see here). …

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