Rethinking Wearable Computing

Bring up the topic of wearables these days, and you’re likely to see rolled eyes, shrugged shoulders, and a general sense of “whatever.” The problem, of course, is that wearables were badly overhyped and haven’t … Continue reading

Bob O'Donnell / February 21st, 2017

Podcast: Samsung Arrest, iPhone AR, Apple Content, Facebook Manifesto

In this week’s Tech.pinions podcast Tim Bajarin and Bob O’Donnell discuss the recent arrest of the Samsung heir apparent, chat about iPhone rumors and Apple’s potential plans for Augmented Reality, debate Apple’s efforts in creating … Continue reading

Bob O'Donnell / February 18th, 2017

Modern Workplaces Still More Vision Than Reality

We’ve all seen the images. Happy young employees, working productively in open-air workspaces, easily collaborating with co-workers and outside colleagues all-over the world, utilizing persistent chat tools like Slack to keep on top of all … Continue reading

Bob O'Donnell / February 14th, 2017

Podcast: Android Wear 2.0 Smartwatches, Android-Enabled Chromebooks, Oculus-Best Buy

In this week’s Tech.pinions podcast Ben Bajarin and Bob O’Donnell discuss the release of Android Wear 2.0-based smartwatches and the state of the overall wearable industry, analyze the potential impact of forthcoming Chromebooks from Samsung … Continue reading

Bob O'Donnell / February 11th, 2017

The Missing Map from Silicon Valley to Main Street

Regardless of where you sit on the political spectrum, the maelstrom created by the last US presidential election uncovered a painful reality for the tech industry: a striking gap between it and much of mainstream … Continue reading

Bob O'Donnell / February 7th, 2017

The Network vs. The Computer

The history of the technology industry has seen several swings back and forth between dependence on a network that can deliver the output of centralized computing resources, to client devices that do most of the … Continue reading

Bob O'Donnell / January 31st, 2017

Podcast: Tech Earnings for Alphabet, Microsoft and Intel

In this week’s Tech.pinions podcast Ben Bajarin and Bob O’Donnell discuss earnings reports from Alphabet (Google), Microsoft, Intel and what they say about the future of tech industry. If you happen to use a podcast … Continue reading

Bob O'Donnell / January 28th, 2017

Voice Drives New Software Paradigm

A great deal has been written recently on the growing importance of voice-driven computing devices, such as Amazon’s Echo, Google Home and others like it. At the same time, there’s been a long-held belief by … Continue reading

Bob O'Donnell / January 24th, 2017

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
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