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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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Is CES still Relevant?

When I head off to the 2016 edition of CES in a few weeks, it will be the 37th year I will be attending the winter CES show. I have actually attended more that 37 … Continue reading

Tim Bajarin / December 23rd, 2015
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Tech Products the Tech.pinions Team would Buy

One of the more interesting questions our team gets around the holidays is, what tech products we would buy with our own money. As analysts, we are given dozens of products to check out and, … Continue reading

Tim Bajarin / December 16th, 2015
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What China Needs to Learn from “The Hover Board Fires”

One of the hottest products on the market this year are hover boards. These cool products have caught the imagination of a lot of people, especially kids, who want this type of scooter to zip...

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Tim Bajarin / December 15th, 2015
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Why Glass is Critical to the Future of Tech

From the beginning of my career in tech, I came to understand how important the various materials are when it comes to creating products. My journey in semiconductors started by understanding the raw materials needed … Continue reading

Tim Bajarin / December 9th, 2015
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Why Google is at a Major Crossroads

For the last few months, we have been writing about the fact that millions of people, especially the younger generation, came into the digital age via smartphones. More importantly, their primary OS has been Apple’s...

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Tim Bajarin / December 8th, 2015
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The Most Interesting Gadget Fight this Holiday Season

I was looking over the list of the hottest tech products in demand this holiday season and two of them popped up as interesting and contradictory. One of the products are hover boards and I...

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Tim Bajarin / December 2nd, 2015
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In Memory of Steve Wildstrom

When we started Tech.pinons in 2011, we searched for the best talent we could find to help us launch our analytical tech blog. One of the first people who came to mind was Steve Wildstrom … Continue reading

Tim Bajarin / November 25th, 2015
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Is Apple Positioning the iPad Incorrectly?

Over the last few weeks, since the iPad Pro came out, Apple CEO Tim Cook has often stated the iPad Pro could replace a laptop. While I believe there is some truth to this, after...

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Tim Bajarin / November 25th, 2015
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Are We About to Enter The Era of Mobile Televisions?

One of the companies we have great respect for is NPD. In fact, some of our best industry friends are from this company. They recently sent me a press release with their updated research forecast...

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Tim Bajarin / November 19th, 2015
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Why Apple’s A Series Processors are Central to Their Future

Anyone who has had a chance to use the iPad Pro realizes very quickly that this is one really fast tablet. Apple’s A9 processor is what they calla a “desktop class processor” and that sure … Continue reading

Tim Bajarin / November 18th, 2015
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Apple TV and Its Future App Ecosystem

Now that I have had some serious time with the Apple TV, it is clear Tim Cook’s comments about apps being the future of TV is quite important to the vision Steve Jobs suggested to...

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Tim Bajarin / November 13th, 2015
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How Apple Prompted Google to Create “Chromedroid”

News broke last week that Google was in the process of possibly merging Chrome and Android into what perhaps we should call “ChromeDroid”. Although Google has not confirmed this (yet), Eric Schmidt’s recent comments at … Continue reading

Tim Bajarin / November 6th, 2015
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The Serious Outside Threat to Our Power Grid

Two years ago in my annual column on predictions for the New Year, I said I feared some rogue group would attack our power grid and could take out cities, banks, businesses, and other high...

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Tim Bajarin / November 4th, 2015
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Microsoft’s Surface Book and its Impact on Apple and PC Vendors

I have been intrigued by various reviewers who have suggested Microsoft’s Surface Book is the best laptop on the market today. If I were one of Microsoft’s PC partners, this very thought would offend me....

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Tim Bajarin / October 30th, 2015