Has Apple delivered Steve Jobs’ Vision of Disrupting TV?

One of the last real public mysteries surrounding Steve Jobs comes from a comment he made to his biographer, Walter Isaacson, telling him about his vision for TV. Here is the passage that caused quite...

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Tim Bajarin / February 22nd, 2017
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Is Mobile Innovation Dead?

I have a very long history when it comes to being involved with laptop designs. In 1984, as part of my consulting work with IBM, I was asked to be part of the team that...

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Tim Bajarin / February 15th, 2017
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The Unintended Consequences of H1B Visa Cutbacks

As someone who has lived in Silicon Valley all of his life and worked in the tech sector for 35 years, I have come to appreciate the role H1B Visas have had on the growth...

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Tim Bajarin / February 8th, 2017

Has Apple Missed the Voice-Controlled Hub Revolution?

By now, most have either heard of Amazon’s Echo or Google’s Home hub that uses voice as the means to get answers to questions, set alarms, play music or be used as a control center...

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Tim Bajarin / February 2nd, 2017

Why Trying to Upstage Apple Could Backfire

Last Sunday, Samsung held a press conference to share why some units of the Galaxy Note 7 caught fire and caused real damage to their phones and their reputation. Although the reason is clearly a...

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Tim Bajarin / January 25th, 2017

Lenovo’s Yogabook could be the Perfect Design for Future Tablets and Smartphones

Over the Christmas holidays, I began testing a new product from Lenovo call the Yoga Book. I tested both the Android and Windows OS version and, while testing these two-sided tablets, I began to realize...

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Tim Bajarin / January 18th, 2017

Why Tech Leaders can’t Succumb to a Presidential Bully Pulpit

Merriam-Webster defines a “bully pulpit” as: Bully pulpit comes from the 26th U.S. President, Theodore Roosevelt, who observed that the White House was a bully pulpit. For Roosevelt, bully was an adjective meaning “excellent” or … Continue reading

Tim Bajarin / January 16th, 2017

A Potential Downside of Self-Driving Cars

One of the great things about self-driving automobiles is they should be much safer than ones driven by humans today. Last August, Gary Shapiro, the CEO of the Consumer Technology Association, told the Wall Street...

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Tim Bajarin / January 11th, 2017

The Real Timeline for Autonomous Self-Driving Vehicles

As I head to Las Vegas for CES, I am assured by pre-CES meetings that self-driving cars will be a hot topic at the show. Faraday Future is set to announce their new car to...

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Tim Bajarin / January 4th, 2017
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The Top Trends for CES 2017

Since the Tech.pinion’s team is taking next week off for the holidays and won’t be back in full swing until January 3rd, 2017, just a few days before the 2017 edition of CES, I wanted … Continue reading

Tim Bajarin / December 21st, 2016

Microsoft and Qualcomm’s New Partnership for Low Cost Laptops

Chromebooks have been selling well, especially in education markets. These stripped-down notebooks basically run web browsers and anything you can do in a web browser can be done on a Chromebook. Education markets value them...

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Tim Bajarin / December 21st, 2016

Can Tech Execs influence President-Elect Trump?

About nine months before George Bush became president, I and about 70 others were asked to join an independent tech advisory board to help then-Gov Bush of Texas understand the role of tech in the...

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Tim Bajarin / December 13th, 2016

Industry Concerns for the New Year

For the last 28 years, I have written a prediction column for the New Year. I study our research and look for trends and information that gives me hints of what I believe might be...

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Tim Bajarin / December 7th, 2016
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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 Tech industry and the Search for a Cancer Cure

As someone who has tracked the tech market for the past 35 years, there is one major theme I have seen over and over again when it comes to the goals of many tech innovators. … Continue reading

Tim Bajarin / November 23rd, 2016

What Lessons can the Tech World Learn from 2016 Pollster Failings?

Two weeks before the election, I traveled to Maine to be at a conference. I picked up a car in Boston and drove through Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Maine. Coming from California which is was...

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Tim Bajarin / November 16th, 2016

Smartphones and the Future of Digital Cameras

For about 20 years, I have been a huge fan of digital cameras, both DSLR and Point-and-Shoot versions. Almost every year, I would buy the newest model to take most of the really important pictures,...

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Tim Bajarin / November 9th, 2016
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Two Fears regarding AI and Robots

Bill Gates, Elon Musk and Stephen Hawking all have something very important in common. All three have gone on the record sharing their concerns and fears about AI and Robotics. While these technologies hold a...

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Tim Bajarin / November 2nd, 2016

Why the MacBook’s Pro’s Touch Bar Matters

How many of you remember the role macros played in the early days of the PC? Macros are basically shortcuts to set up an often used spreadsheet or to add a set of database formats … Continue reading

Tim Bajarin / October 31st, 2016

Could AR be Apple’s Next Big Thing?

In August, I wrote a piece suggesting Apple did not have any VR products that could hit the market any time soon. Since then, Apple CEO Tim Cook has gone on record stating AR seems...

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Tim Bajarin / October 27th, 2016
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Another Key Impact of AR and VR

For the early part of my career in computers, the only user interface I had to work with was via a keyboard. I started out working with mini-computers and the keyboard is what we used...

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Tim Bajarin / October 19th, 2016
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Could Apple Bring OLED to the Masses?

I have recently been testing the new Lenovo Yoga with its brilliant OLED screen. If you have not seen a laptop with an OLED display, try and do so as it is a game changer...

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Tim Bajarin / October 12th, 2016

STEM: The Next Great Equalizer?

I grew up in the age of Sputnik and the race for the moon. Like most of the youth of my generation, we were challenged in school to “beat the Russians” to space and were...

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Tim Bajarin / September 28th, 2016

Reading Project Titan’s Tea Leaves

Immediately after rumors reported Apple had laid off a group of people involved with project Titan, I received calls from media who took this to mean project Titan is dead and Apple is no longer...

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Tim Bajarin / September 19th, 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
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