Last week Dell Technologies, in collaboration with the Institute for the Future (IFTF) published a report exploring how emerging technologies could impact the work environment over the next decade. The report highlights four technological areas: Collaborative AI, Multimodal Interfaces, Secure Distributed Ledgers, and Extended Reality. There is no question that these areas will have a … Continue reading Towards a More Inclusive Work Environment Thanks to Tech
As a long-time telecom analyst, I’ve done numerous projects and written countless reports about the ‘last mile’ problem. In fact, one of the most promising use cases for 5G is using wireless to get from a fiber drop (or small cell) to the home, since FTTH has proven so cost-prohibitive. But Tim Bajarin’s Techpinions column … Continue reading Scooters, Bikes, and ‘The Third Lane’
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Veteran fans of thriller author Michael Crichton may recall that his career kicked into high gear with the 1969 release of a novel entitled “The Andromeda Strain.” The book described the impact of a deadly microbe strain delivered to earth from space via a military satellite. Next week in San Francisco, Google is heavily rumored … Continue reading The Andromeda Strain
During the early computer era of the 1960s, it was thought there would only be the need for a few dozen computers. By the 1970s, there were just over 50,000 computers in the world. Computers have grown in power by orders of magnitude since. They have become more intelligent in the way they interact with … Continue reading There is A Revolution Ahead and It Has A Voice
By 2020, more than 200 billion objects will be connected to the Internet of Things (IoT) – a 99-fold increase over 2006 levels. As we continue to embed sensors into everyday objects, we’re transforming established systems from health care to education, as well as emerging tech categories, from drones to driverless cars. And with the … Continue reading What to Expect in Tech Innovations in 2016
The only way forward for Windows Phone — that is not death — is work. Real work. In the 21st century, real work is inherently collaborative. Collaboration is the Achilles Heel of all things iPhone, iOS, and Apple. Steve Jobs, for all his greatness, for all he achieved, did not play well with others. Evidence … Continue reading Steve Jobs Reveals The Only Way Forward For Windows Phone
Ever since Microsoft unveiled Windows 8 at the BUILD event in 2011, it was apparent that the Windows PC future was touch, gestures, tablets, convertibles, and hybrids. Intel’s unveiling the following year at Computex 2012 with a plethora of form factors solidified that future. To predict the future of PCs, one must have an opinion … Continue reading Why I Prefer Convertibles Over Notebooks
Tablets are one of the more uniquely positioned personal computer products I have ever seen. Largely because they have aspects of personal computing traits the same way a notebook does. However, they also have a more shared screen or communal set of traits which notebooks do not have. Desktops have evolved in a way where … Continue reading Kindle Fire Free Time and the Future of Family Computing
As I have cited previously, human computer interface (HCI) changes have defined the winners of the last decade in the phone, tablet, and premium PC and game console markets. I believe this will continue into the future. As important as the singular technologies are the way that different kinds of controls come together as a … Continue reading How Significant is the Synaptics ThinTouch, ForcePad and ClearPad Technology?
I recently spent a few days at AMD’s Fusion Developer Summit in Seattle, Washington. Among many of the announcements was one to introduce the HSA Foundation, an organization currently including AMD, ARM, Imagination, MediaTek, and Texas Instruments. The HSA Foundation was announced to “make it easy to program for parallel computing.” That sounds a bit like … Continue reading HSA Foundation: for Show or for Real?
By now, you’ve probably all heard or read about Apple’s new desktop operating system, Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, or just “Lion” for short. While I believe it is a really good operating system today, what I am most interested in is what it means for tomorrow. I’d like to share with you my thoughts … Continue reading Mac OS X Lion and the Future of Computing
I’ll admit, when I heard about HTC adding pen capability to its tablet, I rolled my eyes and wrote it off. Then I watched HTC’s promotional video on the HTC Flyer and read comments from respected journalists and analysts and knew then I needed to try it out for myself. You see, I have been … Continue reading The Revenge of Pen Computing?
Convertible computers are those that can serve as a standalone media tablet and, when attached to a keyboard, can serve as a notebook. I believe that in 2013, these will be immensely popular. This is aggressive for many reasons, primarily because a convertible PC has never been widely successful. I’d like to share a few … Continue reading Why Convertible PCs Are About To Become Very Popular