Why Kindle Fire Reviews Are All Over the Place

The Amazon Kindle Fire is having an extremely polarizing effect on reviewers. Most mainstream reviews, like this one from The Wall Street Journal‘s Walt Mossberg, have been favorable with some important reservations. But some, like The New … Continue reading

Steve Wildstrom / November 18th, 2011
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Best HP TouchPad Reviews Roundup

As I stated in my review of the HP TouchPad, I intended to focus more on the experience and my opinion on what features differentiated the TouchPad from the pack. All the reviewers points emphasize … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / June 30th, 2011

Baby Steps toward a Smart Connected Home

I recently took the first steps toward turning my “dumb” house into something a little bit smarter by buying some of the most expensive light bulbs and light switches on the planet. My reasons were twofold: One, I wanted something more robust … Continue reading

Tom Mainelli / February 17th, 2017

Two Possible Futures for Amazon’s Alexa

Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant was clearly the star of CES this year. No single consumer electronics device dominated coverage but lots of individual devices incorporated Alexa as their voice assistant of choice. The announcements ranged … Continue reading

Jan Dawson / January 19th, 2017
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Why Apple Needs to take Aim at Their Core Customers

On the second day Steve Jobs came back to lead Apple in 1997, I had a chance to meet with him and ask how he planned to revive and save Apple. Apple was $1 billion...

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Tim Bajarin / November 30th, 2016

The Danger of a Device-Based Approach to Assistants

With Amazon Echo and Google Home now both in the market, dedicated device-based personal assistants have been in the news quite a bit lately. I’ve been called several times by reporters asking me whether Apple, … Continue reading

Jan Dawson / November 10th, 2016

Has Google Set Up Google Home to Disappoint?

When I saw Google Home for the first time back at Google I/O, I was excited at the prospect of having a brainier Alexa in my home. Like others, I waited and almost forgot all … Continue reading

Carolina Milanesi / November 9th, 2016

The Importance of the Quality Engineer

When a new product is introduced at a company event, it’s the executives, design engineers, and industrial designers that get the all of the credit. But behind every new product is engineers that focus on … Continue reading

Phil Baker / November 7th, 2016

Samsung’s Challenges Reveal Need for Greater Vendor Diversity

Much has been written about how a debacle like the Note7 happened and what Samsung might do to repair its reputation. Samsung’s challenges also shed light on a unique fact about the U.S. smartphone market: … Continue reading

Mark Lowenstein / October 19th, 2016

Pixel and Surface: Comparing Google and Microsoft’s Hardware Game Plans

Google’s recent launch of the high-end Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones marks the company’s first self-branded entrance into the market, after dabbling via partner-branded Nexus products and a short run as the corporate owner of … Continue reading

Tom Mainelli / October 14th, 2016

The De-Democratization of Online Publishing

One of the wonderful things about the rise of the web, twenty-something years ago, was the way in which it democratized publishing – suddenly, anyone with an idea could set up a website and make … Continue reading

Jan Dawson / October 13th, 2016

Galaxy Note 7: The Death of a Smartphone

It’s hard to imagine a much worse scenario. The world’s leading smartphone company debuts a new device that initially is touted as one of the best smartphones ever made. Glowing reviews quickly follow and the … Continue reading

Bob O'Donnell / October 11th, 2016

HERE: A Clear Case of Together We Are Stronger

Ahead of this week’s Paris Motor Show, HERE announced how its Open Location Platform (OLP) aims to gather real-time data from sensors on board of connected vehicles to create a live assessment of road environment … Continue reading

Carolina Milanesi / September 28th, 2016

The Power of “Good Enough”

Tech reviews and broad tech industry media coverage are often about the cutting edge of technology and, as a result, can be very critical of anything seen as less than stellar. But the reality is … Continue reading

Jan Dawson / September 22nd, 2016

Unpacked for Friday September 16, 2016

Samsung officially recalls the Galaxy Note7 in North America – by Jan Dawson Samsung has finally issued an official recall of the Galaxy Note7 phone in North America, working with the US Consumer Product Safety...

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Carolina Milanesi / September 16th, 2016
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The Samsung Debacle and the Long Term Impact on its Reputation

I would sure hate to be the person at Samsung who made the decision to go with the battery supplier they are using in the 2.5 million Galaxy Note 7s they have shipped around the...

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Tim Bajarin / September 14th, 2016

How Apple can Grow in India

India has gone from never being mentioned on Apple earnings calls to being a frequent topic of discussion both in Tim Cook’s prepared remarks and in the analyst Q&A that follows — there were ten … Continue reading

Jan Dawson / June 30th, 2016

Cortana comes to Xbox One but Microsoft Needs a Bigger Trojan Horse for the Home

As widely reported in the press on Monday, Microsoft released an update for its preview members which included access to Cortana. Cortana will be on the Xbox One dashboard and users will be able to … Continue reading

Carolina Milanesi / June 8th, 2016

The Challenges of Retail for Startup Hardware Companies

In a recent column, I covered some of the challenges entrepreneurs have in getting their products into retail. This column explores the issue in more detail. It’s based on an interview I had with James … Continue reading

Phil Baker / April 29th, 2016

China, Apple’s iOS source code and the pursuit of unfounded speculation

Source code isn’t trivial – and that for the iPhone is closely guarded. Photo by Jason Swaby on Flickr. Let’s begin at the end – because news stories generally should start off with the most...

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Charles Arthur / April 28th, 2016

Is Retail Hindering Product Innovation?

As I work with tech startup companies to create and manufacture their new hardware products, one of the frequent challenges is the difficulty in meeting their sales expectations. All of the excitement and anticipation during … Continue reading

Phil Baker / April 11th, 2016

Options for Improved Wireless Coverage and Performance are Multiplying

Despite all the marketing, TV ads, and even talk about 4G LTE and now 5G, instances of poor wireless coverage remain a common frustration among users. But even where coverage is generally good, the combination … Continue reading

Mark Lowenstein / March 4th, 2016

MWC Smartphone Announcements Symbolize a Changing Market

This week has seen a slew of announcements from major smartphone manufacturers in conjunction with the global mobile industry’s annual event, Mobile World Congress, held in Barcelona, Spain. All the usual suspects, except Apple, have … Continue reading

Jan Dawson / February 25th, 2016

What’s Next for Fitness Wearables?

This year, some 50 million fitness trackers will be sold. Devices such as the Fitbit HR, Jawbone Up, and Garmin Forerunner are among the most popular “tech” gift items this holiday season. This category has … Continue reading

Mark Lowenstein / December 18th, 2015

Tech Products the Tech.pinions Team would Buy

One of the more interesting questions our team gets around the holidays is, what tech products we would buy with our own money. As analysts, we are given dozens of products to check out and, … Continue reading

Tim Bajarin / December 16th, 2015
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