Samsung’s S8/S8+ Offer the Promise of a Bigger Picture and not just Thanks to the Infinity Screen

Samsung’s events always get a lot of attention but the scrutiny around the launch of the Galaxy S8 is somewhat unprecedented — the same can be said about the product leaks. We would do the … Continue reading

Carolina Milanesi / March 30th, 2017

The Future is Unevenly Distributed – Tech Should Fix That

William Gibson famously said, “the future is already here; it’s just not evenly distributed yet.” Nowhere is that more true than in the tech world where it’s easy to think that innovations, products, and services available … Continue reading

Jan Dawson / March 29th, 2017

Augmented Reality Finally Delivers on 3D Promise

The disillusionment was practically palpable. 3D—particularly in TVs—was supposed to be the saving grace of a supposedly dying category, and drive a new level of engagement and involvement with media content. Alas, it was not … Continue reading

Bob O'Donnell / March 28th, 2017

Three Millennial Tech Myths Busted

A core thesis we have about the future of technology here at Creative Strategies centers on a younger demographic. Because of that, much of our continued research on the industry leads us to do dedicated … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / March 27th, 2017

Podcast: Apple iPads, Semiconductor Renaissance, Intel AI

In this week’s Tech.pinions podcast Tim Bajarin, Ben Bajarin and Bob O’Donnell discuss the new product announcements from Apple, new developments in the semiconductor market from companies like nVidia and ARM, and Intel’s recent announcement … Continue reading

Bob O'Donnell / March 25th, 2017

Despite 5G Hype, still a Compelling Roadmap for 4G

5G was the dominant topic of conversation at this year’s Mobile World Congress. While this might be the sexiest topic in telecom right now, there’s still a compelling 4G LTE roadmap, incorporating many of the … Continue reading

Mark Lowenstein / March 24th, 2017
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Google’s YouTube Advertiser Problem has No Easy Fix

Last week, UK advertisers, including the government, the Guardian newspaper, and various others began boycotting Google’s ad products including YouTube over the fact their ads were appearing next to troublesome content, ranging from videos promoting … Continue reading

Jan Dawson / March 23rd, 2017

In the Market for a Tablet? No-Brainer to buy an iPad

I am sure you know by now Apple has announced a new iPad model simply called iPad – aka the 5th Generation. This is not quite an update to the Air 2 as some of … Continue reading

Carolina Milanesi / March 22nd, 2017

Chip Magic

Sometimes, it just takes a challenge. After years of predictable and, arguably modest, advances, we’re beginning to witness an explosion of exciting and important new developments in the sometimes obscure world of semiconductors—commonly known as … Continue reading

Bob O'Donnell / March 21st, 2017

Why Russia’s Hacking of Yahoo Matters

Over the last week, I have had to respond to many media requests to discuss my take on the story about the two Russian spies and 2 other Russia-related hackers who stole 500 million records … Continue reading

Tim Bajarin / March 20th, 2017

Tech’s Failure

We like to think technology can solve our pressing problems but there’s one problem it has not been able to solve. It’s a problem that, if solved, would have one of the most positive impacts … Continue reading

Phil Baker / March 17th, 2017
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Facebook Is Trying Too Hard

Facebook got some criticism from prominent users over the past week as it introduced a Stories-like feature called My Day into its Messenger app. This was somewhat surprising because the equivalent feature in Instagram has … Continue reading

Jan Dawson / March 16th, 2017

Why Today’s Education System is Failing Our Children

Schools are supposed to develop skills and capabilities while encouraging kids to “think differently” and maximize their abilities. Sadly, most schools are failing to do so today. The reasons rest within curricula that are not … Continue reading

Carolina Milanesi / March 15th, 2017

Computing on the Edge

It’s easy to fall into the trap these days that anything really important in tech only happens in the cloud. After all, that’s where all the excitement, investment and discussion seems to be. To be … Continue reading

Bob O'Donnell / March 14th, 2017

The American States and the Autonomous Auto Conundrum

I have the privilege of working with a US state (who shall remain nameless) on various issues related to tech in general and in education, broadband policy and, most recently, the need to develop their … Continue reading

Tim Bajarin / March 13th, 2017

Ten Things in Tech that Should be Easier

In an era of self-driving cars, artificial intelligence, and drones that can deliver packages, why is it so hard to turn on the damn TV? Technology has simplified a lot of tasks that used to … Continue reading

Mark Lowenstein / March 10th, 2017

Hamilton, Burr, Tech, and Trump

On Wednesday, Disney CEO Bob Iger was asked at the Disney shareholders meeting why he was participating in one of President Trump’s advisory councils. He responded with a quote from the musical “Hamilton” saying, “He … Continue reading

Jan Dawson / March 9th, 2017

Has Apple Lost the Current Generation of Students?

When I worked for Apple in the 90s, there was a constant push to put Apple computers in schools so students would be more likely to become Apple customers for life. Now, nearly 30 years … Continue reading

Phil Baker / March 8th, 2017

Cars Need Digital Safety Standards Too

When it comes to using your digital devices, physical safety is probably one of the few things you don’t have to worry about. Sure, the occasional overheating battery can be a problem, but generally speaking, … Continue reading

Bob O'Donnell / March 7th, 2017

The Spin Class that was Mobile World Congress 2017

I don’t know if you have ever been to a Spin Class but, if you have, the amount of adrenaline generated by a good drill sergeant instructor, upbeat music, and hard work leaves you exhausted, … Continue reading

Carolina Milanesi / March 6th, 2017

Podcast: Big Themes and Key Takeaways from MWC

Ben Bajarin and Carolina Milanesi discuss her time in Barcelona for Mobile World Congress and key themes and takeaways from the show.

Ben Bajarin / March 5th, 2017

Despite Naysayers, VR continues to Ramp

The virtual reality backlash has begun, with some industry watchers suggesting 2016 was a disappointment and recent retail changes and price drops from category heavyweight Oculus point to doom and gloom. I’m not buying it … Continue reading

Tom Mainelli / March 3rd, 2017

CEOs and the Company Cultures They Create

Over the past couple of weeks, the culture of one particular company has been almost permanently in the tech news. Uber has hit the headlines again and again since one of its former employees shared, … Continue reading

Jan Dawson / March 2nd, 2017

How Apple might Deliver AR on the iPhone

If you follow the world of tech, you know that two of its new big things are AR and VR. VR got a major push with the introduction of Oculus Rift and made Oculus a … Continue reading

Tim Bajarin / March 1st, 2017

The Messy Path to 5G

It’s the hottest topic in the tech world—certainly at this week’s Mobile World Congress (MWC) trade show in Barcelona, Spain—it is. The next generation of wireless networks—commonly called 5G—is on the lips of most people … Continue reading

Bob O'Donnell / February 28th, 2017
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