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I Live with Robots. Eventually You Will Too

I have a doorman who unlocks my door whenever I arrive home. Rain or shine, day or night, my doorman is always there. I never have to knock; he just knows when I’ve arrived home … Continue reading

Shawn DuBravac / December 5th, 2016
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The Emergence of Purpose-Built IoT Networks

One of the ‘next big things’ in the mobile landscape is going to be the Internet of Things (IoT) – the billions of devices that will be connected to the internet in the coming years. … Continue reading

Mark Lowenstein / December 2nd, 2016
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A Dozen Acquisition Targets for Big Tech Companies

A little over two years ago, I wrote a post suggesting several companies Apple, Google, and Microsoft might want to acquire. As I thought about that post this week, I planned to revisit it in … Continue reading

Jan Dawson / December 1st, 2016
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Will Amazon Silence Alexa with a Screen?

According to Bloomberg, Amazon is developing a high-end Echo-like device which will feature a better speaker and a seven-inch touchscreen. The speaker is said to be larger and tilt upwards so the screen can be … Continue reading

Carolina Milanesi / November 30th, 2016
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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
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The Demise of the Others

I’d like to offer an interesting observation. As I look back over the past annual shipments of the PC, smartphone, and tablet categories, an interesting pattern appears. Take a look at this chart: (Click to … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / November 28th, 2016
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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
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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
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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
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Sleeping with the Enemy Would Benefit Both Microsoft & Apple

Because of what I do, I try different devices all the time. While I have used Windows 10 PCs since they became available, I never made one my main working device. For the past nine … Continue reading

Carolina Milanesi / November 21st, 2016
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The Wireless Industry is Changing Before Our Eyes

There are moments in time where one can sense important shifts going on in an industry. I think now is one of those times in wireless. First, some historical context – what have been the … Continue reading

Mark Lowenstein / November 18th, 2016
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Four Ways to Deal with Fake News Online

“Fake news” is the phrase du jour across the political, media, and technology domains over the past couple of weeks, as a number of people have suggested false news stories may have swung the result … Continue reading

Jan Dawson / November 17th, 2016
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The Perfect Ten of Wearables

Earlier this week, Bloomberg reported Apple is evaluating moving into digital glasses. According to “people familiar with the project who did not want to be identified” (when do they ever want to be?), the device … Continue reading

Carolina Milanesi / November 16th, 2016
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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
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The MacBook Pro and Touch Bar Experience

The Big Upgrade Arguably, the new MacBook Pros are a noticeable boost for those who need to upgrade their Mac. My MacBook Pro is a 2012 and, while it works fine for most tasks, was … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / November 14th, 2016
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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
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Apple’s Newest Product: Used iPhones

Apple this week started selling refurbished iPhones in the United States through Apple.com. Of course, wireless customers have long had the opportunity to buy used iPhones (and other brands) from their carriers and other retailers … Continue reading

Tom Mainelli / November 11th, 2016
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The Danger of a Device-Based Approach to Assistants

With Amazon Echo and Google Home now both in the market, dedicated device-based personal assistants have been in the news quite a bit lately. I’ve been called several times by reporters asking me whether Apple, … Continue reading

Jan Dawson / November 10th, 2016
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Has Google Set Up Google Home to Disappoint?

When I saw Google Home for the first time back at Google I/O, I was excited at the prospect of having a brainier Alexa in my home. Like others, I waited and almost forgot all … Continue reading

Carolina Milanesi / November 9th, 2016
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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
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The Importance of the Quality Engineer

When a new product is introduced at a company event, it’s the executives, design engineers, and industrial designers that get the all of the credit. But behind every new product is engineers that focus on … Continue reading

Phil Baker / November 7th, 2016
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Podcast: Earnings Season Recap

Ben Bajarin and Jan Dawson discuss Q3 2016 earnings season highlights and key takeaways. We are trying a new format, which I explain at the beginning of the track. Hope you guys like this format … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / November 5th, 2016
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The Election’s Impact on Tech Regulation

The Obama presidency and the FCC, under Chairman Tom Wheeler, have been among the more activist and ambitious in recent memory. There have been some big victories — successful spectrum auctions, innovative spectrum sharing and … Continue reading

Mark Lowenstein / November 4th, 2016
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The Mainstreaming of the Mac

There’s been lots of talk since Apple’s event last week about the reception to the new MacBook Pros, especially among the Apple commentariat. It’s fair to say the backlash against these new devices is stronger … Continue reading

Jan Dawson / November 3rd, 2016
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Touchscreen or No Touchscreen, That is the Question!

A lot has already been written about Apple’s Touch Bar for the MacBook Pro and how Apple should have just gone all in and actually added a touchscreen. I hinted on the day of the … Continue reading

Carolina Milanesi / November 2nd, 2016
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