Personal Computing

Samsung Galaxy Note20 Ultra 5G Review: High End Smartphone Done Right

For the past few weeks, I have been using the Samsung Galaxy Note20 Ultra 5G as my go-to phone. The Galaxy Note20 Ultra 5G is Samsung’s newest offering aimed at Android users that view smartphones as an ultimate productivity platform. The Note20 Ultra is the follow on to the Note10 Plus and makes some significant …

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5G Is The Reason Apple Will Eventually Design All Its Processors

Recently, Apple finally announced the transition of its computers to the company’s own custom-designed processors, dubbed ‘Apple Silicon.’ While I’m not entirely sure why the company went with such an uninspired name, the reality is that most of Apple’s non-PC devices already run on what I would consider ‘Apple Silicon.’ A while back I actually …

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The Many Moves That Pushed T-Mobile Ahead Of AT&T

T-Mobile recently announced that it has surpassed AT&T in total number of customers becoming the #2 wireless provider in the United States. T-Mobile has gone through many major changes in an incredibly pivotal time not only  amid COVID-19 and its integration with Sprint, but also as wireless carriers deploy 5G networks..   If you have been keeping up with Moor Insights & Strategy’s five-part series about 5G, you would know that T-Mobile has set itself up to deliver a balanced mix …

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Microsoft Delivers New Mobile Productivity Use Cases With Surface Duo, Orderable Today For $1,399

Last October, Microsoft announced two new products, the Surface Duo (read here) and the Surface Neo (read here), to join its Surface lineup. While the Covid-19 crisis and Windows 10X reprioritization has delayed the release of the Surface Neo, today, Microsoft officially released its new Android smartphone, the Surface Duo. Last year, Microsoft promised Duo …

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Recommendations For A Great Work From Home Setup

Long before the outbreak of COVID-19, I was already working from home as a technology analyst. In this line of work, I tend to spend a lot of time perfecting my home office setup, continually trying new PCs, keyboards, monitors, wireless routers and other critical accessories. When many of my family members, friends and professional colleagues …

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Hyperice Releases Their New Flagship Percussion Gun – The Hypervolt Bluetooth And Bluetooth Plus

Vibration technology has been all the hype these days, and it does not surprise me that the many types of products offered to consumers are growing at an alarming rate. Percussion guns are all over wellness and fitness social media and the rest of the internet. If you live in Austin, Texas, as I do, you …

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T-Mobile Is The First Carrier Globally To Launch Nationwide Standalone (SA) 5G

Many carriers around the world raced last year to be the ‘first’ to launch 5G; those networks were built upon the foundation of 4G networks in a type of 5G mode called non-standalone (NSA). This means that the device needs to have both 4G and 5G signals to work because to save time and money, …

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The Samsung Galaxy Note20 Leads A New Crop Of Fresh Galaxy Devices

This year’s fall Samsung Unpacked event was loaded with new product announcements, many of which were expected. Earlier this year, right before COVID-19 shut down the whole world, some of the world’s press and analysts, including yours truly, attended the Galaxy S20 and Galaxy Z Flip launch event in San Francisco. Now, with Covid-19 still a very …

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Samsung Brings Swag To Its Ecosystem At Galaxy Unpacked 2020

Yesterday was an exciting day for tech as Futurum Research and Moor Insights & Strategy kick off the second day of The Six Five Summit, and Samsung kicks off the Samsung Unpacked event. Moor Insights & Strategy’s Senior Analyst Anshel Sag covered the Galaxy Unpacked 2020 announcements that you can read about here. At last year’s Samsung Unpacked …

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Exploring Qualcomm’s Vital Position In The 5G Ecosystem With QTL President Alex Rogers – The Six Five Insiders Edition

On this special episode of The Six Five – Insiders Edition, hosts Patrick Moorhead and Daniel Newman are joined by Qualcomm EVP and QTL President Alex Rogers to discuss Qualcomm’s recent win in the Court of Appeals, its licensing business, 5G intellectual property, and how Qualcomm helping spread the technology around the world. In our conversation, Alex, Patrick and I …

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Part I Book Review: ‘GameDev: 10 Steps To Making Your First Game Successful’ By Wlad Marhulets, Developer Of ‘DARQ’

Learning how to make a video game without any experience can be a fascinating and rewarding process. People worldwide are taking advantage of the vast video game market by creating and selling their games through Valve Steam and Epic Games platforms. Video games for various platforms and operating systems are slightly different, but they are …

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Reliance Jio’s Tesseract Announces Jio Glass XR Glasses

At Reliance’s RIL 43rd AGM (Annual General Meeting), the company announced the upcoming release of its own in-house designed MR glasses, called the Jio Glass. With 387.5 million subscribers, Reliance Jio is one of the world’s leading operators and the number one operator in India. It was the first in the world to launch a …

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Part II Book Review: ‘GameDev: 10 Steps To Making Your First Game Successful’ By Wlad Marhulets, Developer Of ‘DARQ’

Let’s continue where we left off from Part I. If you missed it, then you can go back and read it here. In the last section, we learned about ‘Marketing, ’Preproduction,’ and ‘Funding.’.   In Part II, you will be covering ‘Development, ‘Business and Law,’ and ‘Marketing and PR.’.   The popularity of video game development is booming, especially with COVID-19 spreading chaos. Despite …

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Part III Book Review: ‘GameDev: 10 Steps To Making Your First Game Successful’ By Wlad Marhulets, Developer Of ‘DARQ’

Let’s continue where we left off from Part II. If you missed it, then you can go back and read it here. In the last section, we learned about ‘Development, ‘Business and Law,’ and ‘Marketing and PR.’.   In Part III, we will be covering ‘Publishing, ‘Launch,’ and ‘What’s Next.’.   In the last three chapters of GAMDEV. Wlad gives his insights on if …

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Khronos OpenXR’s Momentum Shows Open Cross-Platform And 5G Potential

The OpenXR standard is a consortium of dozens of companies in the XR industry, across platforms, headsets, chipsets, and game engines. Orchestrated by the Khronos Group the consortium consists of some of the biggest names in the industry. The OpenXR 1.0 spec was finally ratified last year in July 2019. Now, Khronos is providing an …

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Intel Is Down In Processors, Not Out With 7nm Delays

Intel has enjoyed quite the run since the company introduced the Conroe and Merom 65nm processors in 2006. At that time, Intel was taking a beating from AMD, and the company needed a “Hail Mary.” For the last ten years, Intel has enjoyed a mostly unchallenged position in the processor market, and it has served …

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Microsoft Seeks To ‘Inspire’ With Back-To-Work Power Platform Updates

Last week, Microsoft held its annual partner event, Inspire, in the format that all major tech shows have adopted in the Covid-19 era—all virtual. While it was a decidedly different affair than previous Inspires (see my 2017 and 2018 coverage of the event), many of the challenges brought on by the pandemic happen to be in Microsoft’s wheelhouse. As the world, for better or worse, has started to reopen …

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Google Updates G Suite With New Integrated Design

It’s been quite the ride during Google’s nine-week Cloud Next ’20 On Air event. While the “per-week” investment isn’t a lot, it does force me to tune into Google’s channel each week. Maybe that’s the point? Check out my week 1 coverage here. Last week, Google did a deeper dive on day two of Google Cloud …

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Microsoft Adds New Microsoft 365 And Edge Browser Capabilities At Inspire

Last week, Microsoft kicked off its annual partner event, Inspire, with the 2020 twist of being all virtual. I covered Microsoft’s initiative to safely and efficiently bring businesses, schools, and organizations back onto the workforce here. While I mentioned some of the new features like Dataflex and Return To Work Power Platform Templates in that article, …

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AMD Ryzen Threadripper Pro Builds On AMD’s Resurgence In Workstations

It is no secret that AMD has been on a tear lately, and one of the company’s biggest successes as of late is the high-end desktop PC category. Some of that high-end desktop momentum has also resulted in many prosumers and independent creators adopting AMD’s processors for their workstations at home and/or at work. While …

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