What “Hidden Figures” Can Teach Us about AI

This weekend, I finally watched Hidden Figures. I took my 9-year-old daughter with me to witness how instrumental women of color were to the success of several NASA missions — something that historically has been … Continue reading

Carolina Milanesi / January 18th, 2017

Inside the Mind of a Hacker

Writing about security is kind of like writing about insurance. As a responsible adult, you know it’s something you should do every now then, but deep down, you’re really worried that many readers won’t make … Continue reading

Bob O'Donnell / January 17th, 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

Podcast: CES 2017 and Detroit Auto Show Autonomous Cars

In this week’s Tech.pinions podcast Tim Bajarin, Jan Dawson and Bob O’Donnell discuss car technology announcements from CES 2017 and the NAIA 2017 Detroit Auto Show, as well as the regulatory, technical and business challenges … Continue reading

Bob O'Donnell / January 14th, 2017

Why I’m Optimistic About the Future of Cars

I spent last week at CES and a couple of days this week at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. In both cases, I spent a lot of time listening and talking to … Continue reading

Jan Dawson / January 12th, 2017

Move Over IoT, AI is the New Hot Acronym

I survived CES 2017 to tell this story. From the very first day of press conferences and CES Unveiled, it was obvious connected-anytime-anywhere was what we were going to see at the show. It soon … Continue reading

Carolina Milanesi / January 11th, 2017

Takeaways from CES 2017

By now you’ve undoubtedly read or viewed several different CES stories across a wide range of publications and media sites. So, there’s no need to rehash the details about all the cool, crazy, or just … Continue reading

Bob O'Donnell / January 10th, 2017
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The Unintended Consequences of a Single Design Decision

Being involved in the design and development of consumer products, I’ve seen how a single design decision can have huge unintended consequences and change an entire industry — for the better or the worse. As … Continue reading

Phil Baker / January 9th, 2017

“Alexa, play the Tech.pinions Podcast.”

In this weeks episode, Ben Bajarin, Carolina Milanesi, and Tim Bajarin discsuss Amazon’s invasion of CES 2017 with their Alexa smart voice assistant.

Ben Bajarin / January 7th, 2017

Dancing the Tango: Augmented Reality in Your Hands

Head-mounted augmented reality devices such as Microsoft’s HoloLens and Meta’s Meta 2 show what high-dollar, cutting edge AR hardware can do, but the fact is few consumers will be buying these products anytime soon. I … Continue reading

Tom Mainelli / January 6th, 2017

This is What You’re Missing about Vocal Computing

On Christmas morning, as my mom and I hurriedly rushed around my kitchen making final preparations, a third voice would occasionally interject into our conversations. Sitting at my counter was Alexa, helping me through the … Continue reading

Shawn DuBravac / January 6th, 2017

With TV, Tech isn’t the Problem

Along with much of the Tech.pinions team, I’m at CES this week and, as usual, TVs and TV-connected devices are a big theme. Streaming video providers are also present and making announcements of various kinds. … Continue reading

Jan Dawson / January 5th, 2017

What Apple’s Acquisitions in 2016 Tell Us about 2017 and Beyond

There is a lot of speculation about the “iPhone 8” and what Apple should be focusing on in 2017 in order to stay ahead of the game or, for some, barely keep up with competition. … Continue reading

Carolina Milanesi / January 4th, 2017

Top 10 Tech Predictions for 2017

Predicting the future is more art than science, yet it’s always an interesting exercise to engage in as a new year comes upon us. So with the close of what was a difficult, though interesting … Continue reading

Bob O'Donnell / January 3rd, 2017

Rapidly Diffusing Technology

With the mass proliferation of smartphones and a rapidly maturing consumer base making their smartphones their primary computing devices, there is a fascinating new dynamic emerging. Our company, Creative Strategies, spent a lot of time … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / January 2nd, 2017

Living the Daydream: Google’s New VR Platform takes Shape

I’ve been testing hardware that runs Google’s virtual reality (VR) platform called Daydream. It’s a little rough around the edges and is clearly pushing its brand new hardware to its limits. But overall, it’s a … Continue reading

Tom Mainelli / December 23rd, 2016

Thinking about Apple’s Next New Product Category

Many tech news publications do “year in review” and preview pieces at this time of year. One of the questions I always get asked is what new hardware products Apple might launch in the coming … Continue reading

Jan Dawson / December 22nd, 2016

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

Cars as Client Devices

It’s no secret that an enormous amount of advanced tech hardware is making its way into today’s automobiles. Whether it’s for assisted or autonomous driving features, advanced infotainment systems or simple safety enhancements, modern cars … Continue reading

Bob O'Donnell / December 20th, 2016

Apple AirPods: More than just Headphones

Prior to their going on sale, we had quite a bit of information about the AirPods and what they were capable of doing. We knew they would pair easily and that there were sensors built … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / December 18th, 2016

Podcast: Autonomous Cars, Uber, Waymo, Facebook Fake News

In this week’s Tech.pinions podcast Jan Dawson and Bob O’Donnell chat about developments in autonomous and connected cars, with a specific focus on Uber’s SF experiments, Google spinning out Waymo, and previewing car-related news at … Continue reading

Bob O'Donnell / December 17th, 2016

Memo to President-Elect Trump: Networks are a Critical Part of Infrastructure

President-elect Trump says he wants to spend upwards of one trillion dollars “rebuilding our nation’s infrastructure”. I urge him to consider that mobile and broadband networks, along with connectivity, are just as important for business … Continue reading

Mark Lowenstein / December 16th, 2016

Tech Should be Helping Families

Technology has done an amazing job of helping empower us as individuals – we can do more, and more quickly and easily, because of technology. But technology can also be isolating, separating us from each … Continue reading

Jan Dawson / December 15th, 2016

Microsoft’s AI Is Not Just About Being Smart

On December 13th at a very announcement-packed event in San Francisco, Microsoft shared its views of Artificial Intelligence and the progress it has made thus far. Back in September, Microsoft created a new AI and … Continue reading

Carolina Milanesi / December 14th, 2016

The Workplace of the Future

To no one’s surprise, how and where we work matters to people. Not just the company you work for, but the physical environment, the culture, the people, and the tools you use to get things … Continue reading

Bob O'Donnell / December 13th, 2016
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