Personal Computing

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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The Samsung S21 Ultra: A Phone To Render Most Cameras Obsolete

I took a multitude of devices with me on a recent weekend road trip with my vaccinated friends. Most of these devices were cameras or, specifically, different types of cameras. I took my S21 Ultra, iPhone 11 Pro, Sony a7iii, Insta360 One , and Snap Spectacles 3 glasses. All of these cameras got some use …

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Microsoft Reaffirms It’s All-In On Gaming At E3

Last week I attended Microsoft’s E3 event, held virtually for the second consecutive year due to the pandemic. At the event, Microsoft made it very clear just how important gaming is to the 46-year old company. At a separate analysts-only event conducted before the official opening of E3, Microsoft’s executive team made the case to developers …

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The Big Question That Might Be Answered At WWDC 2021

Anyone who has followed Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) events over the past decade knows that it can be a crapshoot trying to predict what Apple might unveil. Typically, Apple uses the event to talk about how it is evolving its flagship desktop, mobile, tablet, wearable and TV operating systems. That said, the company has, on occasion, surprised …

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If You’re Hungry For Data-Driven Transformation, Google’s Serving Up A Data Cloud Summit For You

On May 26th, the Google Data Cloud Summit kicks off, the first in a series of digital events dubbed the Google Cloud Summit series, taking place over the coming months. Google Data Cloud Summit is a half-day event focused on using Google Cloud technologies to advance data-driven transformation. If you have conflicts next Wednesday, don’t worry because …

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Microsoft Build- New Windows, Enhanced Arm Support, And Adds Azure Features

Microsoft’s annual Build conference for software developers (Microsoft now calls “Creators”) wraps up this week. In my previous article on Microsoft Build, I focused on three enhancements: Process Advisor and GPT3 for the Microsoft Power Platform and Azure Synapse link for Microsoft Dataverse. In this article, I will highlight more of the new products and enhancements. Satya Nadella Keynote The most intriguing …

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NVIDIA Doubles Down On Improving Supply For Gamers By Introducing Three ‘Light Hash Rate’ Cards

The demand for PCs continued at a staggering pace in Q1 2021, driven by the need for one suitable device per family member of the household, work from home demands, and the ever-increasing demand for PC gaming. Canalys Research said that for Q1 2021, the market saw staggering 55% growth. These outlandish year-over-year numbers were accentuated by …

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Synaptics May Be A Premium IoT Company, But It’s Still Cranking Out Solid Fingerprint Readers For Notebooks And Chromebooks

As I’ve been following and writing about Synaptics over the last few years, I’ve witnessed a fascinating and transitional time for the company. I’ve seen Synaptics turn around its financials under its adept new CEO, Michael Hurlston, and lean hard into its IoT efforts. So much so that I believe it’s more apt these days …

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Unfold Games Awards 2021 Contestant Winners

In November of 2020, I had the opportunity to announce the beginning of a brand new indie competition called Unfold Games Awards. You can read about it here. It was organized by Wlad Marhulets, creator of the hit title DARQ, which was nominated and won numerous awards competing with triple-A titles such as Borderlands 3, Death Stranding, The Last …

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An Interview With CEO Cornelia Geppert Of Jo-Mei Games And Her Experience That Led To Sea Of Solitude

Digital media, simulation technologies, such as AR, VR, and XR, and in this case, videogames have brought about a renewed interest in psychoanalysis. The digital world breathes new life into psychoanalysis, as simulations achieved with new technology challenge our notions of self, identity, and representation (after all, on the internet, nobody knows you are a …

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Samsung Launches New Galaxy Book Pro PCs At Galaxy Unpacked 2021

Last week, at Galaxy Unpacked 2021, Samsung launched a couple of new Windows PCs, the Galaxy Book Pro and Galaxy Book Pro 360. Samsung is taking a mobile-first approach here with an extra emphasis on the word “mobile”. The company looks committed to blurring the lines between mobile and PC. Samsung also designed the Galaxy …

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Hands On With Campfire’s New Holographic Computing Enterprise Headset And Platform

I’ve been aware of San Diego-based XR company Campfire since CES last year, where I swore to secrecy in order to gain access to its first AR demos. Since then, Campfire has quickly matured into a complete solution for professional 3D design and collaboration —one that explicitly seeks take advantage of existing platforms to advance …

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What Users Have To Look Forward To With Chromebooks Powered By Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 7c

With the Covid-19 pandemic, the importance of large display devices like notebooks and Chromebooks took center stage. Tens of millions of students, businesspeople, and government workers had to be productive outside of their physical offices and learning centers – quickly hunkering down in their homes, for instance. We saw a tripling of Chromebook sales, and …

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Why Microsoft Won The $22 Billion Army Hololens 2 AR Deal

Many of the world’s leading tech companies are vying to develop what will become the next mainstream computing platform. While there’s disagreement on whether the platform will be AR, VR or some form of mixed reality, there is no doubt that one of the companies leading the charge is Microsoft. Since the first Hololens launched …

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What’s Better, The New M1 MacBooks Or The Microsoft Surface?

Over the last five months, I have spent an immense amount of time using the new Apple M1 MacBooks. I published an out-of-the-gate review of the M1 MacBook last November using my productivity tools. I then followed it up with a AAA gaming review and finally an Intel Evo PC vs. MacBook M1 review. I have spent much time evaluating …

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