Inside the Mind of a Hacker

Writing about security is kind of like writing about insurance. As a responsible adult, you know it’s something you should do every now then, but deep down, you’re really worried that many readers won’t make … Continue reading

Bob O'Donnell / January 17th, 2017

Podcast: CES 2017 and Detroit Auto Show Autonomous Cars

In this week’s Tech.pinions podcast Tim Bajarin, Jan Dawson and Bob O’Donnell discuss car technology announcements from CES 2017 and the NAIA 2017 Detroit Auto Show, as well as the regulatory, technical and business challenges … Continue reading

Bob O'Donnell / January 14th, 2017

Takeaways from CES 2017

By now you’ve undoubtedly read or viewed several different CES stories across a wide range of publications and media sites. So, there’s no need to rehash the details about all the cool, crazy, or just … Continue reading

Bob O'Donnell / January 10th, 2017

Top 10 Tech Predictions for 2017

Predicting the future is more art than science, yet it’s always an interesting exercise to engage in as a new year comes upon us. So with the close of what was a difficult, though interesting … Continue reading

Bob O'Donnell / January 3rd, 2017

Cars as Client Devices

It’s no secret that an enormous amount of advanced tech hardware is making its way into today’s automobiles. Whether it’s for assisted or autonomous driving features, advanced infotainment systems or simple safety enhancements, modern cars … Continue reading

Bob O'Donnell / December 20th, 2016

Podcast: Autonomous Cars, Uber, Waymo, Facebook Fake News

In this week’s Tech.pinions podcast Jan Dawson and Bob O’Donnell chat about developments in autonomous and connected cars, with a specific focus on Uber’s SF experiments, Google spinning out Waymo, and previewing car-related news at … Continue reading

Bob O'Donnell / December 17th, 2016

The Workplace of the Future

To no one’s surprise, how and where we work matters to people. Not just the company you work for, but the physical environment, the culture, the people, and the tools you use to get things … Continue reading

Bob O'Donnell / December 13th, 2016

Podcast: Microsoft WinHEC, Amazon Go, Apple Movies

In this week’s Tech.pinions podcast Ben Bajarin and Bob O’Donnell chat about the announcements from Microsoft’s WinHEC conference, the launch of Amazon’s innovative Go retail store, and Apple’s interest in getting movies on iTunes shortly … Continue reading

Bob O'Donnell / December 10th, 2016

Multipurpose, Multifunction Tech Devices to Drive Future Growth

Do more with less. It’s a great personal mantra, a worthwhile business and societal goal, and increasingly, likely to be a necessity for companies who are designing and building tech products. The challenge is that … Continue reading

Bob O'Donnell / December 6th, 2016

The Magic Inside Your Devices

Sometimes, it’s what’s inside that counts more than what we can see on the outside. That’s certainly the case with people, and increasingly, I think, it’s going to be the case with tech devices. Many … Continue reading

Bob O'Donnell / November 29th, 2016

Podcast: Holiday Tech Shopping Predictions

In this week’s Tech.pinions podcast Carolina Milanesi and Bob O’Donnell chat about the upcoming holiday shopping season and the potential opportunities and challenges for a wide variety of different tech devices. If you happen to … Continue reading

Bob O'Donnell / November 23rd, 2016

Virtual Experiences Will Drive VR Devices to Mainstream

Sure, the gaming side is cool. Battling space aliens or shooting bad guys with virtual reality products like Google’s new DayDream VR, Samsung’s Gear VR, Sony’s Playstation VR, or PC-driven systems like the HTC Vive … Continue reading

Bob O'Donnell / November 22nd, 2016

Ready or Not, We’re Entering an AI World

The tech landscape as we know it is about to be obliterated. No, I’m not talking about the impact of a Trump presidency, but something bigger—much bigger. The impact of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and related … Continue reading

Bob O'Donnell / November 15th, 2016

Podcast: The Trump Effect: The Election’s Impact on Tech

In this week’s Tech.pinions podcast Ben Bajarin and Bob O’Donnell analyze the recent US election results and discuss what the potential impacts could be on the US and worldwide tech market. If you happen to … Continue reading

Bob O'Donnell / November 12th, 2016

The Best Automotive Tech Opportunity? Make Existing Cars Smarter

Everyone, it seems, is excited about the opportunity offered by smart and connected cars. Auto companies, tech companies, component makers, Wall Street, the tech press, and enthusiasts of all types get frothy at the mouth … Continue reading

Bob O'Donnell / November 8th, 2016

It’s Time for an IoT Security Standard

The writing has been on the wall for some time. Worse, the recent DNS attack that brought down portions of the Internet strongly suggest that previously predicted concerns have become unpleasant realities. The problem? Security, … Continue reading

Bob O'Donnell / November 1st, 2016

Podcast: Microsoft Surface and Apple MacBook Events

In this week’s Tech.pinions podcast Ben Bajarin, Carolina Milanesi and Bob O’Donnell analyze the big events this week held by Microsoft and Apple, discussing their latest PC offerings and getting a glimpse into their future … Continue reading

Bob O'Donnell / October 29th, 2016

The Indefatigable PC

By all rights, it should be dead by now. I mean, really. A market based on a tech product that first came to market over 35 years go? And yet, here we stand in the … Continue reading

Bob O'Donnell / October 25th, 2016

Podcast: Dell-EMC World, Le Eco Launch, Apple Car

In this week’s Tech.pinions podcast Jan Dawson, Carolina Milanesi and Bob O’Donnell discuss the recent Dell/EMC World event, debate the potential impact of new Chinese content/device maker LeEco, and analyze recent news around Apple’s rumored … Continue reading

Bob O'Donnell / October 22nd, 2016

Can IT Survive?

If you’ve ever worked at a business with at least 20 employees, you’ve undoubtedly run into “them”—the oft-dreaded, generally misunderstood, secretly sneered at (though sometimes revered) IT department. The goal of Information Technology (IT) professionals, … Continue reading

Bob O'Donnell / October 18th, 2016

Podcast: PC Shipments, PlayStation VR

In this week’s Tech.pinions podcast Tim Bajarin, Jan Dawson and Bob O’Donnell discuss the recent PC shipment and forecast numbers from IDC and Gartner, and analyze the impact of Sony’s PlayStation VR on the overall … Continue reading

Bob O'Donnell / October 15th, 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

Podcast: Google Hardware Event

In this week’s Tech.pinions podcast Carolina Milanesi, Ben Bajarin and Bob O’Donnell analyze the announcements coming out of Google’s recent hardware event, including their Pixel smartphones, Daydream VR Headset and Google Home smart speaker. If … Continue reading

Bob O'Donnell / October 8th, 2016

Service Providers Still Act Like Utilities

If you ever want to enliven a cocktail party filled with executives from the telecommunications or cable industry, just start talking about dumb pipes. As in, “your service doesn’t offer anything more than a simple … Continue reading

Bob O'Donnell / October 4th, 2016

Podcast: Blackberry, Microsoft AI

In this week’s Tech.pinions podcast Carolina Milanesi, Jan Dawson and Bob O’Donnell discuss Blackberry’s announcement of exiting the phone business, and analyze Microsoft’s recent efforts around Artificial Intelligence initiatives from their Ignite conference. If you … Continue reading

Bob O'Donnell / October 1st, 2016
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