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IFA’s China CE Show and the Chinese Push for VR

I was in Shenzhen, China last week at the first CE China trade show, produced by IFA, the German company that also produces the giant IFA trade show in Berlin each September. Shenzhen, which has...

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Tim Bajarin / April 26th, 2016
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Super Computers and Autonomous Vehicles

At last week’s nVidia GTC conference, I spent a lot of time talking to people at the show about nVidia and their partners’ autonomous vehicle plans. nVidia’s CEO Jen-Hsun Huang used his keynote to introduce...

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Tim Bajarin / April 13th, 2016
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Why Oculus Could be Destined to Ultimately Fail

If you have read my columns on VR recently, you know I am relatively bullish on this new technology. I have used all of the headsets available and, while the actual VR differs with each,...

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Tim Bajarin / April 5th, 2016
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Can Apple Reinvent Itself Again?

On Friday, April 1, 2016, Apple celebrates its 40th anniversary. I have had the opportunity to professionally follow Apple since 1981. When I first began interacting with the company, it was a very small firm … Continue reading

Tim Bajarin / March 30th, 2016
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Samsung Gear VR – Training Wheels for Virtual Reality

One of the most iconic pictures of nerdom was taken at the last Mobile World Congress when thousands of people in the audience were captured wearing the Samsung Gear VR headsets. Although this scene has...

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Tim Bajarin / March 30th, 2016
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How VR will Disrupt the Entertainment and PC Markets in the Near Future

For those folks who attended the recent Game Developer Conference in San Francisco, no one could have escaped the major theme that permeated the show. Almost everywhere you turned, there was some VR demonstration or … Continue reading

Tim Bajarin / March 23rd, 2016
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The Not-So-Hidden Agenda Behind Apple’s New iPhone and iPad

On Monday, Apple introduced two new products that are quite important to their overall strategy and will have an impact on achieving two key goals in the future. First up is the iPhone SE. From...

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Tim Bajarin / March 23rd, 2016
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How the Tech Revolution is Setting Up Another Civil War

I recently read an insightful piece in Newsweek entitled “Trump’s Rebel Yell: How The Tech Revolution is setting up another Civil War”. I am writing this to suggest to our readers and, for that matter,...

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Tim Bajarin / March 16th, 2016
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US Cracking Down on China’s ZTE is Bad News for Silicon Valley’s China Relations

Earlier this week, we learned the US has placed major trade restrictions on China’s ZTE and made it difficult for them to buy components and software from US suppliers. According to multiple reports, ZTE broke...

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Tim Bajarin / March 9th, 2016
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Could the FBI Court Order to Apple be Counter-Productive?

Since the court order came out ordering Apple to assist the FBI in accessing the iPhone of the San Bernadino terrorist, I have been talking to various legal authorities and Washington insiders to try and...

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Tim Bajarin / March 2nd, 2016
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Why the Apple/IBM partnership is a Bigger Deal than I Imagined

I spent the last few days in Las Vegas at IBM’s annual Interconnect customer conference where they shared with 23,000 attendees the latest and greatest technology coming from Big Blue. It is one of the...

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Tim Bajarin / February 24th, 2016
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Can You Put A Face to Big Data?

One of the most popular buzzwords in tech is something called Big Data. However, trying to get a straight answer as to what Big Data is can be difficult. In fact, as I looked into … Continue reading

Tim Bajarin / February 22nd, 2016
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A Cautionary Note about VR

One of the more influential financial analysts following Apple is Gene Munster of Piper Jaffray. He made headlines recently when he stated in a report to clients that Apple could be getting into VR/AR in...

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Tim Bajarin / February 17th, 2016
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Four Wild Cards that Could Spur New Apple iPhone Growth

There has been a lot of talk that the iPhone has peaked and that it will not see any significant new growth. Although iPhone growth has slowed, I am not quite ready to say Apple’s...

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Tim Bajarin / February 9th, 2016
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Rethinking the Value of the iPad Pro and Surface Pro

Ever since 2-in-1s were introduced about five years ago, I have been cool to this form factor. The idea of marrying a tablet and a keyboard was a disconnect for me. Part of the reason … Continue reading

Tim Bajarin / February 3rd, 2016
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Could Mainstream PCs be Used to Power Better VR?

On January 25th, I wrote a piece in our main area where I asked the question, “Should Apple Jump on the VR Bandwagon?” I said Apple had not yet made much noise in the area...

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Tim Bajarin / February 3rd, 2016
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Is the Best Business Model for Autonomous Vehicles One-To-One or One-To-Many?

One of the more important trends at the 2016 CES show came from the auto industry. Although the Detroit and LA Auto Shows took place the following week, most of the big auto makers chose...

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Tim Bajarin / January 28th, 2016
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Should Apple Jump on the VR Bandwagon?

When anyone talks about VR these days, they normally bring up Microsoft’s HoloLens, Facebook’s Oculus Rift and Samsung’s Gear VR. A recent product from HTC called the Vive just entered the VR scene and we … Continue reading

Tim Bajarin / January 25th, 2016
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Why We Older Folks Should be Excited about Self Driving Cars

I had my first introduction to a self-driving car in 1962. I was 12 years old and it came thanks to my first visit to Disneyland when I took a ride in Automania. These were...

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Tim Bajarin / January 21st, 2016
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The New Vision for AT&T

Over the last few years while at CES, I have been invited to meet with Glen Lurie, now the president and CEO of AT&T Mobility. When I met with him in January of 2014, he … Continue reading

Tim Bajarin / January 13th, 2016
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The Killer App for My Apple Watch

Now that I’ve had an Apple Watch for some time, I am beginning to garner some important personal perspectives on how I use it and the one app that is the most valuable to me....

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Tim Bajarin / January 13th, 2016
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CTA’s Top Trends for 2016

Two days before the start of CES, CTA’s Chief Economist, Shawn Dubravac shared what he saw as the top trends for 2016 that he gathered through CES’ data-driven research. Shawn often writes for Tech.pinions and … Continue reading

Tim Bajarin / January 8th, 2016
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Concerns and Predictions for the Tech Industry and Market in 2016

For the last 25+ years, I have written an annual predictions column and have tried to look forward to what might happen in tech in the New Year. Actually, they were less predictions and more … Continue reading

Tim Bajarin / December 31st, 2015
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Consumer VR may go Mainstream Sooner than Expected

For Christmas, I bought myself Samsung’s new Gear VR Goggles to get a better handle on the basic consumer VR experience and to find out if it is any closer to being technology consumers will...

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Tim Bajarin / December 30th, 2015
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Revenue Streams Automakers Reap from Smarter Cars

At CES in 2013, I had lunch with Glen Lurie, then the GM of ATT’s mobile business. At the time, he told me of his vision of equipping all cars with a cellular wireless radio...

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Tim Bajarin / December 28th, 2015
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