CES Unveiled – Everything Conne...

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CES officially kicked off Sunday night with CES Unveiled, a mini tradeshow for vendors to highlight their most significant products for the press and industry analysts ahead of the actual show. Despite being held in a relatively small hotel ballroom, three hours was not enough time to talk to every vendor. However, the event does provide a pr [...]

2015 CES Preview

Just as the high-tech industry has shifted from being PC-centric, so too has the massive International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) that is set to kick-off 2015 in Las Vegas. The success of CES has been that it continues to morph to track the technologies and trends that define our industry and impact our lives. Unlike previous years where [...]

Living With The Microsoft Band

We’re still in the very early stages of fitness wearable technology in general and the Microsoft Band product is certainly an example of something that is still a work in progress. As version 1.0 of a Microsoft fitness product, my experience with the Band indicated that the company has done a reasonably good job in its first attempt, bu [...]

Reviewing NVIDIA’s Shield Table...

NVIDIA's Shield Tablet and Shield Portable
NVIDIA recently released its new Shield Tablet and Shield Wireless Controller. Previously, the company had released its original Shield Android gaming console, now renamed Shield Portable. The Shield product line is the company’s to deliver a portable gaming experience to its user base. While the product can run Android games and other apps [...]

Will Apple Watch Win the Wrist Wars?

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  At the Apple Event on September 9 there was “one more thing,” which turned out to be the long-rumored Apple Watch. It wasn’t called the iWatch as had been expected, but otherwise it matched the rumors.  This was Tim Cook’s first completely new product category release and he made the most of it. There are three levels of fit and finis [...]

Don’t Be Foolish IBM!

It was around 2009 when I wrote I predicted in a research report that IBM would be out of the chip business within the next 10 years, and I was being polite with that prediction. IBM began selling off pieces of its once great semiconductor group over a decade ago as the company shifted its focus on systems software and services. However, it j [...]

Android Assault

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It took Google several years to realize what the software community had already known – Android is good for a wide variety of applications and should not be limited to handsets and tablets. At Google I/O, the company’s software developer conference, Google announced the broadest strategy yet for the Android operating system (OS). As expected, [...]

Apple’s WWDC 2014 Keynote

  Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) opened with a keynote marked by humor and significant refresh of both of Apple’s operating systems-OS X and iOS. The two hour-long keynote was jam packed with new operating system features and new APIs, and even a new Apple programming language. Those looking for new Apple hardware came aw [...]

The Day Net Neutrality Died

In January, the U.S. Court of Appeals struck down efforts by the FCC to prohibit Internet service providers (ISPs) from prioritizing web traffic in support of net neutrality. In the face of that defeat, the FCC appears to be turning the other direction. Today, the FCC voted in favor of new proposed rules that would allow ISPS to charge a prem [...]

AMD Lays Out ARM Roadmap Through 2016

  AMD made a significant roadmap announcement on Monday, May 5 that clearly showed how completely AMD has embraced the ARM architecture for future products. The company announced it has taken an architecture license for the ARMv8 instruction set. In doing so, the company has positioned itself as the only CPU vendor that can produce both [...]