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AI Cambrian Explosion: 2021 Predictions

For the last two years, in January, I have published my predictions about the new AI silicon I expect in the coming year. Like the weatherman, I’ve gotten some details wrong but I’ve been reasonably accurate, at least directionally. So, here we go again with a look at likely 2021 advancements and possible failures. I …

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Quantum Computing’s New Dynamic Duo: John Martinis And Michelle Simmons

Professor John M. Martinis is one of the world’s top quantum scientists. As a follow-up to our conversation a few months ago, I had a chance to talk to him while he was temporarily working with Michelle Simmons, CEO of Silicon Quantum Computing, in Australia.  Michelle Simmons is a highly regarded quantum physics professor at …

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Three Cellular Networking Predictions For 2021

As we put a tumultuous 2020 in the rearview mirror, there are a number of exciting developments unfolding in the world of cellular networking. As a technology analyst that spends a significant time with both infrastructure providers and carriers, I anticipate three things gaining momentum in 2021: 5G private networking, Open RAN and the widespread …

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Amazon Bankrolls Housing Equity In Its Corporate Home Communities With $2B Fund

The ubiquitous online retailer and public cloud giant, Amazon, really needs no introduction at this point. The company has a vast footprint, with corporate offices, warehouses and other facilities across the world. Amazon has been a massive boon to communities, bringing jobs and growth with it. However, this comes at the risk of pushing out …

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Run Your Building From The Coffee Shop: A Conversation With Honeywell Forge’s David Trice

One thing that the average office worker probably rarely, if ever, thinks about is how much time, energy and resources it takes to simply keep their building running. From HVAC systems to lighting to security, there are many crucial, behind-the-scenes assets and operations we tend to take for granted. That list of infrastructure grows even …

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Moor Insights & Strategy Analyst Coverage of CES 2021

Articles/Blogs: AMD Expands Zen 3 Into Laptops At CES 2021, by Patrick Moorhead Dell Elevates The Work From Home Experience At CES 2021, by Anshel Sag NVIDIA Turns Up The Ampere At CES 2021, by Patrick Moorhead Intel Cranks CES 2021 To 11 With Massive Slew Of 11th Gen Core Processors, by Patrick Moorhead Lenovo …

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Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Is Growing Up And Gaining Customers

When you think of cloud providers, Oracle is probably not the first company that comes to mind. I must admit I was a skeptic of Oracle Cloud V1.0, but with Oracle’s second-generation cloud, announced at Oracle OpenWorld back in 2018, I see many improvements that deserve a closer look.  Oracle has been on a bit …

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Poly Sync 20 Review: Smart Speakerphone For Hybrid Work

On November 12th, Poly announced the availability of the Microsoft Teams-certified Poly Sync 20, a smart wireless speakerphone designed for working from home. The Poly Sync 20 is a portable device designed to make audio and communication easier and more conducive to the new, hybrid work environment. It connects wirelessly through Bluetooth to both a …

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The Dell XPS 17: The Content Creator’s Dream Laptop

Many of you are familiar with the Dell XPS line of laptops, the XPS 13, 15 and 17, where the company typically debuts its latest, greatest technologies. This year was no different, with a few twists—Dell introduced refreshed designs of both the XPS 13 and 15 (which traditionally leap-frog years) and reintroduced the XPS 17 …

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Varjo Sets A New Standard For Enterprise XR And VR

Headset maker Varjo has a reputation in the XR industry as a company that never stops pushing the envelope of what’s possible. This is particularly true in the enterprise market, where it has become the headset of choice for many customers, including multiple automakers and defense contractors.  Most of the bleeding-edge XR technologies get a …

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RESEARCH PAPER: Overcoming The Risks & Complexities Of Legacy Data Migration

Migrating data off legacy storage systems is a necessary part of maintaining an evolving IT infrastructure. Migrations can occur for any number of reasons: managing technical debt, reducing maintenance fees on legacy equipment, upgrading storage systems to meet new and increasing capacity, or performance requirements. You can download the paper by clicking on the logo …

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Graphcore Raises Yet Another Round

One would think, or hope, that a startup shipping its second-generation AI chips and software stack would be content to have over $200M in the bank to fund future development and market penetration. For UK AI startup Graphcore, that is a lot of money. When you are a darling in a fast-growing land grab, though, …

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Great Post-Holiday Smart Tech Gifts For Your Home

The Christmas holiday may be over, but the cavalcade of smart home products continues unabated. Here’s my round-up of yet another group of innovative products, ranging from a cool “smart” kitchen appliance, new earbuds that won’t bust your budget, a standalone science fiction-inspired speech translation device and a new widescreen monitor that might be just …

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AI Is More Than A Buzzword And Being Deployed Now On Ships And Golf Carts

More than ever, organizations are adopting artificial intelligence (AI) to bring efficiency, productivity gains, and a return on investment. In these uncertain times, AI is a powerful differentiator for companies of all sizes to transform digitally. In recent years, the cloud has become integral in advancing AI as vendors offering years of research and tools …

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Apple MacBook Pro 13″ M1 AAA Gaming Experience: Good Performance For Thin And Lite, But Rough Experience For Some Games

My expectations for AAA gaming on any 13″ notebook with integrated graphics are low for any IGP notebook brand. At Apple’s WWDC and Mac product launch, gaming (game/games/gaming) was cited 23 times, so I believe Apple intended to create a good gaming experience. Gaming has not been much of a focus for the Mac operating …

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T-Mobile TVision Review: More Competition In Streaming Services Welcomed

There has never been a better time to cut the cord. These days, more than ever, people are looking to save money on streaming, and the selection of robust, affordable live TV streaming services make cable TV unnecessary. Earlier this month, T-Mobile launched two new Live TV Streaming Services, TVision VIBE and TVision Live, that …

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Surface Duo Review: Misunderstood And Underappreciated

I will be the first person to admit that I was only mildly interested when I initially heard about the Microsoft Surface Duo. My first smartphone was a Microsoft-powered HTC Titan, branded the XV6800 and made for UTStarcom. I loved that phone—it ran Windows Mobile 6 Professional Edition and came with Microsoft Office pre-installed on …

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The Upcoming Women In Quantum Summit III And Its Secret 70 Year-Old Legacy

It is well-documented that women are underrepresented in STEM, particularly in physics and quantum, although thankfully it is to a lesser degree today than it was many years ago. In the 1930s and 1940s, some people believed that women didn’t have the proper brain structure for scientific investigation. Those opinions and other gender prejudices must …

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Hewlett Packard Enterprise Lab Efforts Seek To Enable 5G On A Massive Scale

I am convinced that the mountains that are near many Hewlett Packard Enterprise(HPE) facilities inspire the company’s lab and research and development efforts. I visited its lab in Roseville, California, in the summer of 2018, and was impressed by its capabilities. I wrote an article highlighting my insights. If interested, you can find it here.  Last month, …

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Never Heard Of Silicon Lifecycle Management? Join The Club.

Product Lifecycle Management offerings have helped companies manage their product lifecycles for decades, reducing costs, improving quality and making customers happy. Surprisingly, though, such a process is not in place for the silicon chips used in almost everything these days. While the semiconductor industry has matured on many fronts, producing vast quantities of faster, cheaper …

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