Personal Computing

MediaTek’s Flagship Dimensity 9000 SoC Isn’t The Company’s Only Interesting New Chip

Last month, MediaTek, at its Executive Summit in Laguna Beach, CA, announced its first foray into the flagship smartphone SoC market: the Dimensity 9000. The company’s first 4nm chip from TSMC features a multitude of flagship-worthy features that make it competitive with what’s already available in the market today. The company didn’t stop there, though. …

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Qualcomm Expands AR Ambitions With Snapdragon Spaces XR Developer Platform

Out of the flurry of XR industry activity at Augmented World Expo (AWE) 2021, one announcement that stood out was Qualcomm’s new XR development platform, Snapdragon Spaces. Not your typical Qualcomm platform rollout, Snapdragon Spaces represents the first wearable AR developer kit explicitly created for application developers hoping to build apps for AR and VR …

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HP Chromebase All-In-One 21.5 Inch Desktop Turns To Disrupt The Market

As the world continues to adapt to remote schooling and work, HP just announced a device designed to disrupt an area that will create a solution for many consumers and enterprise users. Today, I am sharing my take on the world’s first HP Chromebase all-in-one rotating screen desktop, the first Chromebase AiO to have a …

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Qualcomm And Mixed Reality: The Next Step In The Evolution Of XR?

XR typically refers to the spectrum of spatial technologies that cover the gamut between virtual (VR) reality and augmented reality (AR). The world is largely familiar with the concept of VR, the complete immersion in a digital space. It helps that VR is already available on consumer platforms such as Oculus Quest and PlayStation VR. …

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Poly Studio P21 Is The New All-In-One Secondary Monitor That You Didn’t Know You Needed

In June of this year, Poly announced a new audio and video solutions all-in-one device that combines an enterprise-grade display, camera, microphone, and speaker in an all-in-one device that connects over USB so that you can use it with any video app from your laptop. This is sure to aid enterprise and consumer workers who …

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HP Launches New Lineup Of Consumer Devices With A Focus On Camera Quality

Two weeks ago, HP announced its new line of consumer PCs and Monitors for the fall. This year, HP’s lineup of devices considers how often we use video calls and how much it has become a part of our digital lives post Covid-19. I cover many new and innovative technologies that span the digital transformation …

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Samsung Announces Bespoke Edition For The Galaxy Z Flip3 And Watch4 At The Galaxy Unpacked Event Part 2

Last week, along with the announcement of the new Apple M1 Pro and M1 Max-based MacBooks and Google’s Pixel 6 devices with its Tensor chip, Samsung held its Unpacked Part 2 event where it announced new designs of the Galaxy Z Flip3 and some of its accessories. In my coverage of the Galaxy Event Part 1 back …

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Movandi Makes MmWaves At Mobile World Congress Los Angeles 2021

Movandi, founded in 2016 by former Broadcom executives, aims to solve the propagation challenges associated with the deployment of 5G in the higher mmWave spectrum bands. And if you have been paying attention, it’s a big issue as only when high and mid-bands are pervasive will the true vision of 5G be possible. Movandi focuses …

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Google Unveils The New Tensor SoC, The Heart Of The New Pixel 6 Line Of Phones

It started as rumors and was eventually confirmed by Google that the company would be replacing Qualcomm’s chipsets in favor of its custom silicon. Some suspected that Google’s design would be completely new, while others suspected it would be some variation of Samsung’s Exynos processor. While it appears that Google is using a Samsung 5G …

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TRIPP Brings Zen To AR With Nreal And 5G

Over the last two years, accessible mental health care has been in increasingly high demand as the world struggles to cope with fallout from the ongoing pandemic. TRIPPis a meditation and mindfulness app for XR designed to help users relax and find their inner peace. Employing “trippy” visuals to achieve its goal (hence the name), the …

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Microsoft, Qualcomm And Valve Turbo Charge Wi-Fi Gaming With Dual Station For Windows 11

Windows 11 is finally available to the public. With the new PC operating system comes performance enhancements for many different aspects of the computing experience. One significant gaming-related improvement is Direct Storage, a feature previously only available on the Xbox Series X that promises to enable much faster game load and resume times. Another of the new features …

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Microsoft Announces New Surface Devices Including The Powerful Surface Laptop Studio

Every year for the past couple of years, Microsoft has rolled out a new and what I believe to be an innovative Surface device that brings to life what Microsoft envisions for its Windows operating system and Office Suite. I appreciate what Microsoft has done with its Surface devices and believe the Surface experience encapsulates …

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Amazon Announces New Product Categories, Improvements, And Updates At Devices Event

This week Amazon held its Amazon Devices & Services Event, where it announced many exciting devices to build on its home ecosystem. Last week I wrote about Microsoft’s Surface event, which you can read about here. What was great about the Surface event is that Microsoft released Surface devices that were to show OEMs its vision …

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Qualcomm Snapdragon Insiders Smartphone Review

A couple of months ago, I wrote about the new Smartphone for Snapdragon Insiders (SSI). The smartphone is a collaboration between Asus, responsible for designing, manufacturing, and selling the phone, and Qualcomm, who will offer the internals to power the experience. Like I mentioned before, this premium smartphone was designed for a select community of Snapdragon Insiders, …

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Samsung Galaxy Watch4 Review

Earlier last month, Samsung launched its newest flagship watch series, including the Galaxy Watch4 and the Galaxy Watch 4 Classic. I have been quite a collector of smartwatches for several years, including Samsung Galaxy Watches and Apple Watches. Smart Watches have changed the way I interact with my health. I use a Smartwatch every night …

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Poly Adds Two Zoom-Certified Devices To Its Video Conferencing Portfolio

This week at Zoom’s Zoomtopia event, Poly announced two Zoom-certified additions to its family of video conferencing solutions, the Poly Studio X70 (new) and the Poly Studio E70 (newly certified). Zoomtopia is Zoom’s annual video conferencing event, where it announced new innovations in the video call solution space. Earlier this year, Poly announced a suite of new …

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Qualcomm’s Mobile GPU Innovations Power The Future Of Gaming

I recently spoke with Qualcomm’s Head of Gaming, Dave Durnil, and its Head of Display & GPU, Salman Saeed. Our conversation gave me some valuable insights into Qualcomm’s Elite Gaming program and a deeper dive into the company’s gaming heritage—where it’s been, where it is today and where it is headed. Many people may not …

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The Metaverse Debate Rages On: Who’s Right And Why Does It Matter?

The Metaverse is a popular term across the gaming and entertainment industry that refers to the theoretical 3D “virtual world” of the future. The term, which has roots in dystopian science fiction, can mean many different things to different people, and as such, can be difficult to explain to the layperson. Ultimately, however, the Metaverse …

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T-Mobile’s 5G Network Enables VR Human Cadaver Lab At Fisk University

Since the beginning of the global 5G roll out, many operators have touted VR as one of the leading use cases for new technology. As someone that has deep knowledge of both VR and 5G, I initially believed this to be a pie-in-the-sky ambition. While some operators like Deutsche Telekom launched VR streaming services, they …

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