AMD Announces Ryzen 3000XT Refresh Desktop CPUs

One year ago, AMD launched its most successful desktop CPU lineup to date, the 3rd Generation Ryzen desktop processors. Also known as the Ryzen 3000 Series, these parts gave mainstream users a plethora of options in high-performance CPUs, specifically targeting gaming and content creation use cases. This lineup brought impressive single-threaded performance gains, introduced 16 …

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Six Five Podcast Ep 44- Please Pass Me The Honeycode (AWS, NVIDIA, Dell, AMD, Polycom cited)

AWS Honeycode (Dan/Pat) AWS Tackles Low Code/No Code With New HoneyCode HPE Discover (Dan/Pat) https://futurumresearch.com/research-notes/hpe-announces-updates-to-its-hpe-greenlake-for-partners-program/ Software is Back! GreenLake and Ezmeral Go Big at HPE Discover https://www.forbes.com/sites/moorinsights/2020/06/26/hewlett-packard-enterprise-sharpens-its-edge-at-discover-2020/  NVIDIA and Mercedes (Pat/Dan) https://www.forbes.com/sites/moorinsights/2020/06/29/nvidia-and-mercedes-benz-appear-to-be-reinventing-automotive-business-model/  Dell Tech Could Spin off VMware (Dan/Pat) Rumors Emerge of Dell Expanding Ownership or Spinning Off VMWare? AMD reaches 25×20 energy goals set …

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Six Five Live Ep 46- Earning Your Keep (Microsoft, NVIDIA, Arm, IBM, Intel, Microsoft cited)

Leading global tech analysts Patrick Moorhead (Moor Insights & Strategy) and Daniel Newman (Futurum Research) are front and center on The Six Five analyzing the tech industry’s biggest news each and every week and also conducting interviews with tech industry “insiders” on a regular basis. The Six Five represents six (6) handpicked topics that will …

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Microsoft Goes Deeper In Consumer Market With Teams Family App

I have written extensively on how communication solutions are booming in the backdrop of Covid-19, and many companies like Cisco Systems, Google and Microsoft are improving and updating their services for the masses and enterprises. Microsoft has been on the move with Teams adding new features very quickly, education features, and Teams as a full platform.  Microsoft recently …

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Amazon Establishes Counterfeit Crime Unit To Combat Fake Products

Last week, Amazon announced that is has established a Counterfeit Crime Unit to help combat the billions of counterfeit listings that are attempted each year on Amazon. You can access Amazon’s full announcement post here. Everyday counterfeiters are trying to sell inferior quality goods on Amazon under the brand name of other companies. These counterfeiters often infringe …

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An Inside Look At Cloudera’s Strategy For Helping Businesses Weather The Covid-19 Storm

If you’ve been following my coverage the last several months, you know I’ve been spending a lot of time examining the tech industry’s response to the Covid-19 global pandemic which hit the country with force in March. After some time, I realized I was falling into using the same sort of buzzwords everyone in the …

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The Dell Latitude 9510 Review: Premium Design, Beefy CPU And Long Battery Life

At the beginning of the year, Dell announced its newest lineup of Latitude devices at CES 2020, including new 9000 series. Dell’s Latitude 9000 series is at the top of Dell’s enterprise notebooks, with the Dell 9510 being the first Latitude 9000 series device. The Latitude 9510 was a big hit at CES 2020, and last …

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Cisco Partners With Brazilian Government To Digitize Brazil

Cisco Systems is a company that’s developed a reputation for having one of the most wide-reaching and successful CSR programs. The networking giant invests heavily in the global communities it operates in, through job creation, skills training, disaster response, non-profit partnerships, and much more. A few years ago I caught wind of another program that, …

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Exploring Marvell’s Digital Transformation Strategy and Focus for the Future – Six Five Insiders Edition

On this episode of The Six Five – Insiders Edition podcast hosts Patrick Moorhead and Daniel Newman talk to Chris Koopmans, the CMO of Marvell, about the company’s rebranding efforts, their transformation initiatives and the product lines and services that Marvell is focusing on for the future.  In our conversation, Chris, Daniel and I explored Marvell’s recent pivot …

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HP Leads By Example With Big-Time Strides In Sustainability

When it comes to making commitments to manufacturing products that are sustainable and friendly to the planet, some companies talk a big game but deliver less-than-stellar results. Others have applaudable aspirations but have neither the resources nor the corporate culture to make the necessary investments to achieve meaningful results in the sustainability area. Then there are companies …

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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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Dead By Daylight: ‘Silent Hill’ Chapter 16 Review

On June 16, 2020, Behaviour Interactive released its latest DLC (Downloadable Content), Chapter 16 of its Dead by Daylight franchise (watch the trailer here). The latest chapter is a collaboration with another well-known survival horror franchise, Silent Hill, originally released 20 years ago.  Over two decades after the initial release of Silent Hill, developer Mathieu Côté, Game Director for Behaviour Interactive, offered fans …

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Apple’s Smart Home Efforts Get A Much-Needed Boost At WWDC

Amidst the hoopla and grand expectations for this year’s WWDC, there was big news in the smart home space, which deserves some focus. Held digitally, the one hour and fifty-minute event was a smoothly produced affair, with almost a documentary-style feel to it. The absence of a live audience certainly did not reduce the impact …

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Crestron Outfits Offices And Remote Workers With Innovative Video Conferencing Tools For Covid-19 And The New Normal

There’s no denying that COVID-19 has changed the corporate landscape dramatically. With many employees forced to work from home, video conferencing platforms have become essential alternatives to face-to-face meetings. Vendors across the technology spectrum have responded to the predicament by offering their cloud conferencing solutions for free, or by expanding the functionality of their existing …

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Qualcomm’s New Snapdragon Wear 4100 And 4100+ Stand To Juice Next-Gen Wearables

Qualcomm is the leading supplier of wearable chipsets for smartwatches. The company’s last smartwatch chipset, the Snapdragon 3100, introduced an optional ultra-low power processor, but didn’t make significant improvements to performance over the previous generation. I believe that this may have hurt the non-Apple wearable market, but the overall wearable market has continued to grow. …

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NVIDIA And Mercedes-Benz Appear To Be Reinventing Automotive Business Model

Last week, NVIDIA and Mercedes-Benz announced their partnership going into the next decade to create fully autonomous vehicles (AVs). With NVIDIA’s global leadership in accelerated computing and Mercedes-Benz’s experience in the manufacturing of premium cars, together, they plan to create a new software-defined vehicle that includes in-vehicle computing systems and AI computing architecture. Mercedes-Benz and NVIDIA plan on rolling out the first …

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Amazon’s Climate Pledge Gains Crucial Momentum

In the wake of US withdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreement several years ago, it’s been left up to companies to make their own strides towards combating climate change. As such, it was big news last year when Amazon announced its own Climate Pledge—a ambitious goal to reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2040, a full 10 years ahead of the …

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RESEARCH PAPER: The Graphcore Second-Generation IPU

Graphcore, the U.K.-based startup that launched the Intelligence Processing Unit (IPU) for AI acceleration in 2018, has introduced the IPU-Machine. This second-generation platform has greater processing power, more memory and built-in scalability for handling extremely large parallel processing workloads. The well-funded startup has a blue-ribbon pedigree of engineers, advisers and investors, and enjoys a valuation …

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How The Oculus Quest, Supernatural VR And Apple Watch Helped Me Recover From Covid-19

As many of you may already know, I managed to contract Covid-19 in early March of this year and was sick for the good part of 3 weeks, including a 9-day hospitalization. During this hospitalization I managed to keep myself sane with the support of my friends and family and with the help of my …

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Hewlett Packard Enterprise Sharpens Its Edge At Discover 2020

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) held the digital version of its Discover event this week. Similar to the Atmosphere virtual event, held last week by HPE’s Aruba division, the “Intelligent Edge” was a core theme (see my coverage of the Aruba event here, if interested). Today I would like to share my edge and telco-related insights from Discover …

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