Personal Computing

Top Notebook Trends And Products From HP, Lenovo, And Dell At CES 2022

At CES, laptop OEMs announced their new competitive lineup of commercial, consumer, and creator/gaming laptops every year. As we jump into the new year, these new laptops set the stage for how the year will play out in innovative trends and new technologies. I want to give my top trends of CES 2022 from the …

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No, The 16-Inch MacBook Pro M1 Max Does Not Win In Every Notebook Content Creation Scenario

Apple announced its next-generation MacBook Pros this past October, and with it, Apple’s next generation of M1 silicon. Based on initial reviews, the changes to these new MacBooks seemed to excite the tech world. It wasn’t perfect at launch, far from it, but many ISVs jumped on board to write native apps for the new platform. …

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Qualcomm Made Its Case About Dominating Premium Android Phones In 2022 At Its Recent Snapdragon Summit

I thought I had published this analysis, but the CMS gods had second thoughts. Better late than never? Qualcomm held its annual Snapdragon Summit in Hawaii in December, and under reasonable, sometimes unreasonable COVID protocols (masks outside), I was able to attend the event in person. The event covered many topics, including XR, gaming, 5G …

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AMD, Intel, And NVIDIA, Announce New CPU, GPU And Automotive Processors At CES 2022

Although this year’s CES was far from ordinary with the pandemic still near and protocols still in place, it was a very exciting CES. I have already written about Qualcomm’s achievements in the realm of automotive and ADAS systems. I have also already written on the top notebook trends at CES 2022, of which these new technologies will go into. …

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Surface Pro 8 Review: Microsoft Shows How Windows 11 Is Also A Tablet OS

Microsoft announced its new line of Surface Devices in November, and I was able to pick up the Surface Laptop Studio, the Surface Pro 8, and the Surface Duo to insert into my workflows. I have been using the Surface Pro 8 and Windows 11 combo while traveling for a few weeks now.  The Surface …

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Surface Duo 2 Review: Huge Improvements To A Groundbreaking Design

Microsoft announced its next-generation Android smartphone, the Surface Duo 2, back in October, and I have been using the device for a few months now. The Surface Duo 2 is Microsoft’s second go at an Android device, and I think there are some admirable improvements over the last generation.  The Surface Duo 2 is a …

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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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