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Bad Web Sites can be Silly, Ultimately Dangerous

There’s little doubt that our new web distribution systems often fail to do the best job in protecting information. Sometimes, as in the case of the massive loss of federal government information and the theft … Continue reading

Steve Wildstrom / July 29th, 2015
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The Windows 10 Hardware Argument

The release of Windows 10 is bringing with it a range of perspectives on the eagerly awaited operating system and what it means for the future of computing. One of the biggest questions has been … Continue reading

Bob O'Donnell / July 28th, 2015
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Taming the Energy of Gaming Computers

Gaming PCs consumed roughly 75 billion kilowatt-hours per year of electricity By Dr. Jon Peddie, President, Jon Peddie Research, publishers of “Tech Watch” and “Graphics Speak” with Nathaniel Mills of “Greening The Beast” and Evan … Continue reading

Jon Peddie / July 27th, 2015
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Podcast: Tech Earnings from Apple, Qualcomm, Microsoft and Amazon

Welcome to this week’s Tech.pinions Podcast. This week Jan Dawson, Ben Bajarin, and Bob O’Donnell discuss the quarterly earnings from tech giants Apple, Qualcomm, Microsoft and Amazon and what they mean both for the companies … Continue reading

Bob O'Donnell / July 25th, 2015
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Is it Time for Apple to Open the Apple Watch to the Android Crowd?

We now know Apple has done well with the Apple Watch and that it outperformed the iPhone and iPad in terms of units shipped during their first 9 weeks on the market. However, they are … Continue reading

Tim Bajarin / July 24th, 2015
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Where the Apple Watch goes next

So much has been written already about the Apple Watch over the past few days that I’m reluctant to add to the pile. But having already written a preview piece and a brief analysis of … Continue reading

Jan Dawson / July 23rd, 2015
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Windows 10: Microsoft’s New View

In 1995, Microsoft introduced its first really popular operating service, Windows 95, which was so attractive customers stood in store lines to buy it when it became available at midnight, and was a bargain when … Continue reading

Steve Wildstrom / July 22nd, 2015
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The Complexity Challenge Drives Shadow IT

We’re on the edge of a precipice in the enterprise tech industry, and most people don’t even realize it. The problem? The technology developments that have driven some of the greatest advancements in business—things like … Continue reading

Bob O'Donnell / July 21st, 2015
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Apple Watch Satisfaction

A lot has been written about the Apple Watch. A lot will continue to be written about the Apple Watch. Apple has positioned it as their most personal product yet. Personal tastes are often subjective … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / July 20th, 2015
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Podcast: Apple Earnings Preview, Xiaomi, Intel Earnings

Welcome to this week’s Tech.pinions Podcast. This week Tim Bajarin, Ben Bajarin, and Bob O’Donnell preview Apple’s earnings, discuss Xiaomi’s recent comments on copying and their potential entry to the US market, and analyze Intel’s … Continue reading

Bob O'Donnell / July 18th, 2015
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How Glasses can Deliver Brain Transplants

A few weeks back, I wrote a piece in Tech.pinions that blasted Google and their Glass program and said it did great damage to the overall consumer market for glasses. I explained that technologies like … Continue reading

Tim Bajarin / July 17th, 2015
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Television’s Advertising Addiction

Last week, my weekly column was “TV’s Detour” and I focused on the first of what I described as two shifts that appeared to be happening in the world of television. The shift I discussed … Continue reading

Jan Dawson / July 16th, 2015
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What’s Wrong with Twitter

I love Twitter. I hate Twitter. Twitter has become, for me, more important than even email, a regular report for the things going on in the world. It is also overwhelmed by junk that makes … Continue reading

Steve Wildstrom / July 15th, 2015
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The Hidden Opportunity of Corporate Smartphones

I’ve been doing a great deal of research on corporate purchase, usage, and management of devices recently, and I’ve come across some interesting findings. Most importantly, the corporate smartphone is far from dead. Though it’s … Continue reading

Bob O'Donnell / July 14th, 2015
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The Mobile Commerce Inflection Point

I’m convinced an inflection point of mobile commerce is upon us. Several catalysts are developing and 2016 is shaping up to be the year we may look back and reflect upon as the year our … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / July 13th, 2015
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Podcast: Apple Watch Sales, PC Shipments, Microsoft-Nokia

Welcome to this week’s Tech.pinions Podcast. This week Tim Bajarin, Ben Bajarin, and Bob O’Donnell discuss reports of struggling Apple Watch sales, analyze rapidly declining PC sales numbers, and converse about Microsoft’s recent writeoff of … Continue reading

Bob O'Donnell / July 11th, 2015
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Three More Industries Apple Could Disrupt

On January 2, 2012, I wrote a piece for Time Magazine titled “Four Industries Apple Can Disrupt in the Near Future”. In it, I suggested Apple will someday impact the Auto, Watch, TV and Appliances … Continue reading

Tim Bajarin / July 10th, 2015
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TV’s Detour

Waves of disruption The TV industry is constantly going through change. Focusing just on the last twenty years or so, we’ve seen several waves of disruption: Boxes – TiVo, Slingbox, and others, which allowed viewers … Continue reading

Jan Dawson / July 9th, 2015
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Imagining the Personal Companion of the Near Future

The fast developing potential for truly useful applications that can convert our personal companions, our smartphones, from basic input/output devices into truly thinking machines is dazzling, science fiction-like, and almost staggering in their scope and … Continue reading

Jon Peddie / July 8th, 2015
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The Analytics of IoT

One of the big promises of IoT is supposed to be insight. The idea is that, by collecting all kinds of data from a myriad of connected sensors, both businesses and consumers will be able … Continue reading

Bob O'Donnell / July 7th, 2015
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My Week Without Apple Watch

Sometimes, in order to truly appreciate life with modern day conveniences, we have to be reminded of what life was like before them. As an experiment for the last week, I decided to live without … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / July 6th, 2015
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The Future of Everything is in Your Head

I have chickens. You know, the kind that sleep in a coop in the backyard and lay eggs. Three chickens, three eggs, every single day. In the U.S., we have a peculiar relationship with our … Continue reading

Shawn DuBravac / July 3rd, 2015
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Apple and Google’s Partners

It’s been a busy couple of weeks in tech news, despite the traditional summer lull where major news is concerned. Among the biggest news this past week has been Apple’s launch of Apple Music and … Continue reading

Jan Dawson / July 2nd, 2015
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The MacBook: A Top Laptop Worth Every Penny

The new MacBook is most definitely not for everyone. But I absolutely love it. If you need portability more than maximum power, if your need is for a small, excellent quality display with a great … Continue reading

Steve Wildstrom / July 1st, 2015
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IOT Momentum Starting to Build

Sometimes the signs of change are more obvious than others. When a spokesperson for the Linux Foundation calls to talk about an open source contribution from Microsoft into the Qualcomm-driven AllSeen Alliance that’s about bridging … Continue reading

Bob O'Donnell / June 30th, 2015