Personal Computing

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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Alienware Launches AMD Advantage M17 R5 With Impressive 480Hz Panel

PC gaming is one of the many trends that has accelerated over the past couple of years as people have adjusted to a more at home world. Gaming was growing before the pandemic but with entertainment forced to home, it really went into overdrive. More people look to gaming for social interaction, and I believe …

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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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HP Launches New Spectre And Envy Devices Aimed At Hybrid Work And Creators

HP recently announced its Spring lineup of Spectre and Envy laptops that closely follows what it announced last Fall, targeting the hybrid work environments we live in post-pandemic and how we are all creators. HP stands out from the crowd because it approaches who a creator is. Pre-pandemic, it was very apparent who would be considered …

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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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Qualcomm 5G Summit Highlights Infrastructure And Robotics Momentum

Qualcomm held its annual 5G Summit in San Diego from May 9th through the 11th. The month of May has proven to be remarkably busy from an event perspective, as many companies return to in-person events post-pandemic. Consequently, I had to juggle four other events during the same week of Summit—stay tuned for coverage of those in …

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After A 24-Year Absence, Intel Re-Enters The Discrete GPU Market With Arc

I hope everyone can agree that any competition is good competition. In more cases, than not, drives innovation and growth within the industry. There isn’t a lot of competition in discrete merchant graphics in PC gaming, commercial, workstation, and datacenter- there’s AMD and NVIDIA. I have always believed that three vendors are better for a …

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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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Review: Samsung Brings Back The Best Of The Note Legacy With The Galaxy S22 Ultra

The Samsung Galaxy Note series is one of Samsung’s most successful series of devices. During the phablet era, it led the charge, was the only successful smartphone with a built-in stylus, and for years had the highest-end specs and feature list of any smartphone. Strategically, Samsung consolidated its smartphone portfolio, making the 2019 Galaxy Note …

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Review: Samsung Made The Galaxy S22 Is The Most Compact Smartphone Of 2022

Last month, Samsung announced its Galaxy S22 lineup of devices at its Galaxy Unpacked Event. This year was a great year as we saw Samsung announce its Ultra device, bringing back the Note experience, and updating its Tab S serieswith a new Ultra tablet. While more eyes were on the Galaxy S22 Ultra and the Tab S8 Ultra …

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The Samsung Galaxy A53 5G Offers A More Affordable Samsung Experience

This week Samsung held its Galaxy A event where it announced two new Galaxy A devices. Last month, Samsung announced its Galaxy S22 lineup of flagship devices, and this time around, Samsung announced its more affordable Galaxy A53 and A33 smartphones. You can read my review of the Galaxy S22 Ultra hereand the Galaxy S22 here. What impressed me …

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RESEARCH PAPER: Moor Insights & Strategy Coverage Of Apple’s M1 SoC

Moor Insights & Strategy has written extensively on Apple’s newest M1 Silicon and its disruptive presence in the market. Moor Insights & Strategy analysis of the Apple M1 devices begins with Apple’s first M1 announcement in 2020 and ends with an analysis of the M1 Max and M1 Pro. You can download the paper by …

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RESEARCH PAPER: Moor Insights & Strategy Coverage Of CES 2022

At CES 2022, Moor Insights & Strategy analysts covered the most innovative technology trends in gaming, XR, IoT, mobile, personal computers, displays, processors, and automotive technology.  The Consumer Technology Association accommodated those analysts who attended live. You can download the paper by clicking on the logo below: Table Of Contents The Most Exciting Gaming Products …

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RESEARCH PAPER: Moor Insights & Strategy coverage of Mobile World Congress 2022

Mobile World Congress (MWC) was held in Barcelona, Spain, and was attended by top analysts at Moor Insights & Strategy, including Anshel Sag, Will Townsend, and Patrick Moorhead. Moor Insights & Strategy analysts covered the top tech areas, including mobile device and chipset announcements, networking, 5G, edge, carrier services, and IoT. You can download the …

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T-Mobile Introduces First 5G Automotive Service With BMW, Called ‘Magenta Drive’

T-Mobile and BMW announced this week that T-Mobile’s 5G network will be the first to offer unlimited voice calling and unlimited 5G data to the 2022 BMW iX xDrive50 and future BMW vehicles. It is the first realized step towards a broader push by the auto industry towards a Vehicle as a Service (VaaS) model.  …

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Qualcomm Showing It Is Very Much Still In The 5G Leadership Position

Qualcomm is a company that I follow very closely across multiple market segments, including 5G, smartphones, laptops, and automotive. Last week I attended Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2022 in Barcelona, Spain, where Qualcomm’s CEO, Cristiano Amon, announced new products, demonstrating to me that Qualcomm is still very much the leader in smartphone wireless connectivity.  It …

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