Wi-Fi Gets A Boost From 60GHz (Forbes...


CES featured a number of new products featuring the 60GHz 802.11ad standard, also known as WiGig. Building on that momentum, Intel and Qualcomm, two of the semiconductor industry’s leaders in wireless technology, and also fiercest competitors, announced an effort to ensure growth of the WiGig market and compatibility between chipsets. (full article)

Mobile Audio Dials Hi-Res To Eleven A...


The repercussions of the rapidly increasing in-ear personal audio quality unveiled at CES 2016 will be heard in augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) markets in 2016. Advances in Bluetooth, increased processing power and improvements to speaker designs have produced a wide range of new in-ear products. (full article)

The Missing Ingredient in Software-De...

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Freescale is stepping up their smart kitchen profile; they aim to reinvent cooking for a software-defined age using solid-state radio frequency (RF) transmitter technology. See our Forbes column and Medium blog for a lot more detail about how Freescale RF cooking technologies will bring Internet of Things (IoT) capabilities into the heart of smart kitchens. The future […]

Clash of Cultures: Fossil Q – Looks A...

Clash of Cultures: Fossil Q – Looks Aren’t Everything

Rough out-of-box experience segues into questionable usage model Wearable technology is in its infancy. The smartphone is pretty much a personal computer in your pocket, and it doesn’t make much sense to shrink a 5-inch smartphone’s direct manipulation user experience (UX) into smaller form factors, like watches. Especially considering that smartphone screen sizes are trending […]

Qualcomm puts a Hex on the Snapdragon...

Qualcomm puts a Hex on the Snapdragon 820

The Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 820 extended unveiling continues with the reveal of the Hexagon 680 DSP (Digital Signal Processor) at the Hot Chips conference in Cupertino. As with the other elements of the Snapdragon 820, the Hexagon DSP has also undergone significant upgrades from the previous generation of Qualcomm mobile SOC processors. Qualcomm has already revealed […]

The Snapdragon 820 Brings Visual Comp...


At SIGGRAPH, the annual graphics conference, Qualcomm released more information about the company’s forthcoming Snapdragon 820 chipset. Unlike the Snapdragon 810, all of the major functional cores on the 820 were designed in-house at Qualcomm. Qualcomm released information on two of the three cores that make up the multimedia subsystem – the Adreno Graphics Processing […]

Paul Teich Joins Tirias Research


Technologist Paul Teich has joined Tirias Research as a Principal Analyst. Paul is an industry expert with over 30 years of experience and expertise in computing, servers, storage and networking. Prior to joining Tirias Research, Paul served as the CTO of another technology market research firm and was a key member of AMD’s technical and […]

NVIDIA Shield Android TV – First impr...

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NVIDIA has created a premium over-the-top (OTT) set-top box (STB) built with its highest performing Tegra SoC processor, wrapped in a sleek package. The Shield unit delivers top notch video with 4K display support and has NVIDIA’s leading GPU technology to support console grade gaming. I have had the unit for approximately five days and […]

Cool Tech: GoPro Meet Lily


GoPro forever changed the way we capture action shots for sports and other activities and it remains king of the hill when it comes to action video cameras. The only issue is the viewing angles are rather limited because the camera needs to be connected to the user or user’s equipment. So, if you really […]

Questions and (Some) Answers about Mi...


If you have been following the progress of Microsoft’s HoloLens augmented reality headset, you know the Internet was flush with reviews from Microsoft’s BUILD conference in early May. If not, here’s a short summary: Microsoft HoloLens is a stand-alone headset with special lenses that can project images in front of the wearer’s eye, giving the […]

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