Personal Computing

The Good, Bad And The Ugly Of Apple’s Mac Launch With M1 Processors

In my over 30 years in tech, I’ve spent approximately an equal amount of time as a hardware OEM, a chipmaker, and now, as industry analyst. So you can imagine how much interest I would have with Apple (an OEM) using a new processor (M1) in their new line of Macs. I have been impressed …

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The New Xbox Series X: A Next-Gen Gaming Console That Radiates Power

The arrival of the new Xbox Series X instantly transformed me into a 15-year-old. When it showed up at my home last week, I literally stopped everything I was doing to set it up. Could it really live up to Microsoft’s hype over the past year and deliver a gaming experience that we’ve never seen before? After …

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What Apple Is Promising With The New MacBooks And Its Smartphone-Derived Silicon

As I reported in June, Apple announced at its WWDC that it is moving the Mac lineup of PCs from Intel processors to its own home-grown mobile SoCs. The company says it will manage a multi-year transition from Intel-based systems over two years, and it will leverage its Bionic line of IP for its new designs. This …

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Surface Laptop Go Review: Premium Notebook On A Budget

Since 2012, Surface has led the way as the Microsoft PC brand. Microsoft Surface offers a range of premium notebooks, including the Surface Book, Surface Laptop, and as of earlier this month, the newest addition, the Surface Laptop Go. The Surface Laptop Go is Microsoft’s lightest and most affordable notebook it has ever launched at …

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Skyroam Solis X Review: The World’s First Global Smart Spot

A couple of weeks ago, I was sent the newest flagship device by Skyroam, the Solis X. Many of our analysts at Moor Insights & Strategy travel in and outside of the United States and are always on the go. Between impediments like bad Wi-Fi connections in hotel rooms and aboard airplanes, reliably accessing the …

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Qualcomm Extends Its 5G Reach Into Infrastructure

Qualcomm held its annual 5G summit online last week. I thought the company’s use of a virtual reality conference center was very creative—it made me yearn to board a flight! Qualcomm dedicated day one to keynotes and the second to several breakout sessions. Today I would like to provide my impressions from the event.     5G …

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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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Investors Hear The Eargo Smart Hearing Aid Opportunity Knocking

Investors celebrated Eargo’s entrance to the public equity market with gusto this week, sending shares up 87% on its first day of public trading. The smart hearing device maker’s stock opened at $36, double its $18 IPO price, and then hit a peak of $43.80. Shares closed at $33.68, up a nifty 87%. Eargo set the initial …

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HP ZBook Create G7 Notebook PC Review- A Workstation For Prosumer Creators

Since 2013, HP has been offering mobile workstations under the Z Workstation brand, including the popular ZBook. Mobile workstations are becoming more popular for creators and gamers who need to game and create while on the go or away from their primary PC. This has been especially true during the time of Covid-19. Thanks to …

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What Apple MacOS Developers Need To Consider Before Investing In The New Processor Platform

In June, Apple announced at its WWDC that it is moving the Mac lineup of PCs to its own home-grown mobile SoCs. The company says it will manage a multi-year transition from Intel-based systems, and it will leverage its Bionic line of IP and smartphone processors for its new designs.  Unrelated to this, early this …

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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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Apple Claims The IPhone 12’s A14 Bionic ‘Challenges Laptops’ But Gives No Details

Apple hosted its iPhone 12 launch event on Tuesday and gave more details on its newest Apple A14 Bionic SoC. The A14 SoC is the heart of Apple’s latest iPad Air, and all four versions of the new 5G enabled iPhone 12. During the new iPhone 12 and A14 Bionic chip’s unveiling, the company made …

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Four Practical Applications Of Artificial Intelligence And 5G

It is no secret that artificial intelligence (AI) is a technical marketing whitewash. Many companies claim that its algorithms and data scientists enable a differentiated approach in the networking infrastructure space. However, what are the practical applications of AI for connectivity and, in particular, 5G? From my perspective, it encapsulates four key areas. Here I …

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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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Lenovo Releases Fresh New Fall Lineup Of Innovative Consumer And Business Devices

It has been quite a busy fall tech season with many announcements from most PC OEMs following Intel’s 11th Gen Tiger Lake processor with Xe graphics announcement. Lenovo’s products span a broad array of devices, from convertible laptops to the world’s first foldable PC and even ultra-thin gaming laptops and smart hubs. These products span …

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Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 5G Three Week Review: Nearly Perfect

Earlier this month, the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 5G became available for purchase. The Z Fold2 5G is Samsung’s second iteration of the Galaxy Fold and comes with some needed design improvements. The foldable form factor is a breath of fresh air, considering the incremental improvements that we have witnessed in the last few years …

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Samsung Galaxy Tab S7+ Review: The Best Android Tablet Yet

In early August, Samsung announced the new Galaxy Tab S7 and S7+. These tablets are premium and designed to compete with the Apple iPad Pro and Microsoft Surface Pro. The new Android tablets target the high-end tablet market. These tablets look more like a PC replacement than a tablet for just reading or watching videos. Although …

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Microsoft Launches Surface Laptop Go And Improves Windows 10 On ARM User Experience

The Microsoft Surface brand continues to be an industry leader in premium devices and peripherals. The brand has a firm foot in premium devices with 2-in-1’s, notebooks, tablets, earbuds, headphones, all-in-one’s, and more. Under the leadership of Panos Panay, the Surface team has $7 billion in annual revenue run rate to show for their efforts. …

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NVIDIA Wants To Change The Game Yet Again With The ‘DPU’

This week, I tuned into NVIDIA’s annual GPU Technology Conference, or GTC, albeit virtually due to the pandemic. The processor powerhouse has a long history of category-defining innovation, dating back to its launch of the first 3D GPU in 1999. This week’s keynote was chock full of news and innovation, including another all-new processor category …

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HP’s New Fall Laptop Lineup Embraces Intel’s New 11th Gen Processors And Evo Program

As we approach the holiday buying season, many of the world’s leading PC vendors are announcing their latest PCs based on Intel’s newest 11th Gen Core processors. I covered Intel’s latest 11th Gen Tigerlake processors and Evo platform and the benefits they bring to the market, including the new Evo experience program. With HP’s latest premium line …

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