Mark Vena, Patrick Moorhead

Calix Raises The Stakes In Home Network Security

It wasn’t too long ago things were looking stark for the globe. Though we’re still dealing with the fallout of the COVID pandemic, vaccines are rolling out at a fever pitch in the United States and several other regions of the world. There is a reason to be optimistic for the remainder of 2021 and …

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Microsoft Reaffirms It’s All-In On Gaming At E3

Last week I attended Microsoft’s E3 event, held virtually for the second consecutive year due to the pandemic. At the event, Microsoft made it very clear just how important gaming is to the 46-year old company. At a separate analysts-only event conducted before the official opening of E3, Microsoft’s executive team made the case to developers …

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The Big Question That Might Be Answered At WWDC 2021

Anyone who has followed Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) events over the past decade knows that it can be a crapshoot trying to predict what Apple might unveil. Typically, Apple uses the event to talk about how it is evolving its flagship desktop, mobile, tablet, wearable and TV operating systems. That said, the company has, on occasion, surprised …

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Summertime Solutions For Your Smart Home

With the Memorial Day holiday now officially behind us, I’d like to provide commentary on several smart home products that I’ve spent time with over the spring. Today we’ll look at a surprising new laptop, a new robotic vacuum from one of my favorite companies in the space, and lastly, for consumers with an aversion …

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Apple WWDC 21: Rinse And Repeat

If any mainstream consumers took the time to watch Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference earlier this week, they likely found themselves regularly yawning. This is not to say that the newly-announced operating system features aren’t necessary or don’t have the potential for added productivity and security. There just wasn’t any real headline-leading drama. Rumors of new Apple Silicon? …

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The ‘New’ Connectivity Standards Alliance: Does It ‘Matter’?

Earlier this week, Amazon, Google, Apple and many other tech companies announced their participation in the Connectivity Standards Alliance, or CSA (a rebrand of the decades-old Zigbee Alliance). The coalition’s mission is to deliver open standards for the smart home and Internet of Things (IoT) categories. The newly formed CSA also announced Matter, a rebranding of …

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