Personal Computing

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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Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 Review- An Affordable Foldable For Every Businessperson

Recently, Samsung announced two new foldable smartphones, including the Galaxy Z Fold3 5G and the Galaxy Z Flip3. Over the last couple of years, I have spent an immense amount of time evaluating, reviewing, and expressing my opinions on the current state and the future of foldable phones. Since Samsung’s initial foldable concept a few …

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Intel Gives More Detail On Consumer And HPC Graphics At Architecture Day 2021

While Intel has been slowly trickling out information about its discrete GPUs based on the Xe Architecture, at its Architecture Day, it  took the wraps off its consumer branding for its GPUs, ARC,  and also disclosed that the first ARC product would be codenamed Alchemist, to be available in Q1 of 2022. Alchemist targets the Xe HPG …

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HP Shaking Up Its Consumer Family With New Chrome OS Devices

Today, HP announced two new devices that target consumers with an all-in-one Chrome OS desktop and a Chrome OS detachable powered by Qualcomm. Chrome OS holds a simple but niche OS market today primarily in education but during the pandemic, many businesses tried out the experience. I believe the rapid growth of digital adoption happening …

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Samsung Improves Its Foldables With Pen, Better Durability, Display, Processor, And Pricing

Samsung held its annual Galaxy Unpacked event today, where it announced its next generation of Galaxy devices. What always excites me about the Galaxy Unpacked Event is Samsung almost always announces something big and innovative that paves the way for new technologies and smart companion interactions. And for its competition to follow it. The Galaxy …

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Samsung’s B2B Head Says Every Businessperson Could Derive Value From A Foldable

I have written a fair amount on Samsung’s Business to Business (B2B) offerings, and one of those offerings includes its mobile lineup of business smartphones. You can read here how Samsung equipped Walmart workers with personal work devices with its XCover Pro. The Note Series has been the best lineup of B2B smartphones because of its all-around …

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Samsung Foldable Pre-Order Prices Are Actually Affordable When Compared To Premium Apple iPhones

One of the more eye-catching announcements at Samsung Galaxy Unpacked was its price points for its new foldable Galaxy Z series devices. Don’t get me wrong, the prices for the Galaxy Z Fold3 and the Galaxy Z Flip3 can be hard to swallow and should be looked at through the premium goggles. However, Samsung priced these new …

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AMD Fidelity FX Is Good For Gamers And The Industry

If someone has ever told you that RGB lighting on your gaming rig improves the performance of your rig, that person is wrong. It’s funny, but they are wrong. Although RGB lighting is a spicy feature for computer hardware, features that go into PC hardware can often go overlooked. When purchasing PC components to build …

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Dell Ultrasharp 4K Webcam Review- Ahead Of The Game In Webcam Technology

I have written a fair amount on work from home (WFH) and digital transformation solutions, services, and products over the past year and a half due to the pandemic. Webcams for PCs have become an essential product for those working from home or engaged in hybrid work. It is one of those features that OEMs …

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What Does Google’s Tensor SoC Mean For Google’s Hardware And Software Efforts?

This past week, Google announced its upcoming Tensor SoC, supported by a blog from Google Hardware lead Rick Osterloh detailing how the SoC will impact Google’s Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro flagship phones. Interestingly, though Osterloh’s blog mentions AI four times, it never once mentions 5G—the primary selling point for phones these days. This is likely …

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Microsoft Announces Windows 365 Cloud Desktop At Its Inspire Partner Event

Microsoft recently held its annual partner event, Inspire, where it announced new features to its 365 suites. Many of these new changes are solutions to how the business world has pivoted over the last 18 months towards a remote-hybrid work environment across all business and enterprise areas. Last year’s Inspire event was in the middle of the COVID pandemic, and Microsoft’s focus was on returning to the …

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T-Mobile And Halo Team Up To Launch 5G Semi-AV Taxi Service

This week, Halo Launched its driverless car service in Las Vegas, Nevada, one of the first forms of semi-Autonomous vehicle services to launch. With the help of T-Mobile and its nationwide 5G network, Halo will begin driving on Las Vegas’ public roads earlier this year. I have said in other blogs that I believe Autonomous …

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Why I Have To State The Obvious: The Snapdragon Insider Smartphone Was Made For Insiders

Qualcomm designed a new limited-edition smartphone made specifically for its Snapdragon Insider Community. Qualcomm is a company that I am very familiar with because of its involvement in various technologies, most notably its involvement in the 5G mobile ecosystem and expanding into automotive, PC and the IoT space. I also recently wrote a piece on …

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Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Fold Reviewed: The Most Compact And Versatile 13” PC

Lenovo’s Thinkpad X1 Fold is the world’s first genuinely foldable PC. Most other PCs are convertibles that can rotate around the hinge of the display and the keyboard or detach from the keyboard. The Thinkpad X1 Fold is the first laptop in the world that can bend in half, from a 13” tablet to a …

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New Qualcomm CEO Cristiano Amon On The Future Of Qualcomm, Tech And 5G

Years from now, when we look back at the technologies that shaped and impacted us the most, on a grand and magnificent scale, I believe we will recognize the importance of the push and adoption of wireless technologies like 5G. Qualcomm had been involved in virtually every major 5G launch globally, helping with the swift …

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Hewlett Packard Enterprise Aims High For 5G Automation

Last month, I spent time with Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) telco executives ahead of Mobile World Congress (MWC) Barcelona. The company recently underwent a reorganization that it claims will better enable the development of solutions to support mobile operator 5G deployments globally. HPE also announced at MWC a handful of enhancements to its 5G automation …

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Thoughts On Microsoft Windows 11 Preview Edition

Last month Microsoft announced its new Windows 11 operating system, which surprised many after Microsoft indicated Windows 10 would be the last. The surprise is especially true as everybody was expecting Windows 10X, and then it got scrapped, and now we are getting Windows 11. It makes you wonder if Microsoft thought Windows 10X was too …

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