In-person events: In flux and in trouble

The 2022 tech event season started out with CES trying to overcome its disastrous 2021 remote conference by going back to the in-person model. The result was another disaster because attendance was extremely low. Dell Technologies World a few months later was very well-attended but many people got sick and likely regretted their attendance. More … continue reading

Anticipating the 6G revolution

March was NVIDIA’s GTC (GPU Technology Conference), and it remains my favorite show of the year. This is because NVIDIA does far more than most in imagining what the future world will look like after deploying their latest technology. In a world of events that focus on speeds and feeds, NVIDIA focuses on why I … continue reading

Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8: A potential game changer for developers

I attended Qualcomm’s launch of its Snapdragon 8 platform in Hawaii in December. Saying that the combination of technologies was impressive would be an understatement. The camera’s capabilities are better than a DSLR, the sound quality exceeds what most high-end sound systems can reproduce, and the gaming performance rivals gaming consoles. The peripherals and software … continue reading

Huawei’s Harmony OS: Doing what Microsoft couldn’t

When the United States moved to sanction Huawei and deny it access to American technology, it forced Huawei to pivot away from Google and Android and embrace a next-generation operating system it had been working on quietly for years.  The disadvantage to a new OS is that it has no initial developer support; the advantage … continue reading

Anticipating disruptions from China and NVIDIA

The personal technology market is overdue for change; two vectors to watch are NVIDIA’s ARM acquisition and the forced cutoff of technology-sharing with China.  Both moves are inherently disruptive in and of themselves tactically, but strategically the implications are far more significant.   Let’s look at each in turn. NVIDIA ARM ARM has primarily lived on … continue reading

Potentially huge new markets for developers

At CES this year, an impressive number of enterprise providers presented solutions for homes mostly focused on home offices, robotics, and automobiles (emphasizing autonomous electric cars).  Companies like Caterpillar, BlackBerry, Hive, IBM, Philips, Google, Amazon, Twitter, Wing Venture Capital, and others are showcasing solutions that are being asked to bridge capabilities between homes and large … continue reading

Analyst View: Opportunity to develop virtual worlds

Two products were announced this year that together would seem to create an unparalleled opportunity for developers. That opportunity is to create virtual worlds for both consumer and commercial audiences. As we continue to struggle through the coronavirus pandemic, the need for more in-home entertainment and work collaboration alternatives is sharply increasing. People want to … continue reading

Analyst Watch: Three smartphone trends worth watching

A few months ago, before the COVID-19 pandemic broke out, the near-term future of the smartphone seemed obvious. We were moving to foldable devices with the only question being whether these devices would unfold to get to tablet size (Samsung) or fold down to fit better in your pocket (Samsung, Motorola). But with the collapse … continue reading

Analyst View: The coming mobile disruption

There are three technologies that not only will massively impact Smartphone but they are going to have a major impact on PCs as well. They are 5G, Wi-Fi 6, and foldable screens. Combined, they should expand what we can do with mobile devices, change the performance limitations that currently define them, and do interesting things … continue reading

Analyst View: Qualcomm’s potential hybrid AI revolution

Qualcomm had a coming-out party for their new AI technology that includes a series of new smart Snapdragon parts with built-in AI capability for smartphones and connected devices. They also surprised with the announcement of their Cloud AI 100 simulator. Both of these things are interesting by themselves but, together, they have the potential to … continue reading

Analyst Watch: Will RAZR design cut into Apple’s lead?

Cell phone designs in its first years were incredibly fluid, with only one real constant — users, for whatever reason, hated screen phones.  They were hard to type on, operating systems were a mess, there were no real apps, and they were comparatively expensive. One of the first powerful successes was the Motorola RAZR, which … continue reading

Analyst View: The advantages of Moto Z

I’ve been carrying the Moto Z from Motorola for several weeks now and I’m really falling in love with the modular aspects of this phone. I firmly believe that we have been focused too much on making these things thin, which has made them harder to hold, done ugly things to battery life and thermals, … continue reading

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