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

Lenovo’s Yogabook could be the Perfect Design for Future Tablets and Smartphones

Over the Christmas holidays, I began testing a new product from Lenovo call the Yoga Book. I tested both the Android and Windows OS version and, while testing these two-sided tablets, I began to realize...

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Tim Bajarin / January 18th, 2017

Q4 2016 Earnings Season Preview

We’re about to head into earnings season once again, with Netflix reporting this Wednesday and most of the big tech companies reporting next week and the week after. With that in mind, here’s a preview...

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Jan Dawson / January 17th, 2017
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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

Unpacking This Week’s News – Friday, January 13th, 2017

HTC Introduces new High-End Smartphone Family – By Carolina Milanesi On Thursday, HTC announced two new smartphones: the HTC U Ultra and HTC U Play. Positioned as the new flagship, the U line adds to...

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The Tech.pinions Team / January 13th, 2017
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Why Disney Should Buy Netflix

I’m in the smaller camp of folks who don’t think Apple should by Netflix. I’m not going to dive into why (perhaps another time if anyone really cares) but there is little doubt Netflix will...

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Ben Bajarin / January 12th, 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

A Potential Downside of Self-Driving Cars

One of the great things about self-driving automobiles is they should be much safer than ones driven by humans today. Last August, Gary Shapiro, the CEO of the Consumer Technology Association, told the Wall Street...

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Tim Bajarin / January 11th, 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

Evaluating the iPhone’s Impact

This week marks the ten year anniversary of the announcement of the iPhone by Steve Jobs. There’s understandably been lots of reminiscing about the launch event itself, some of it rueful in relation to more...

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Jan Dawson / 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

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

“Works with Alexa” – Amazon’s Trojan Horse

There have been few products in my life that, upon their arrival, have fundamentally altered my work flow. I use the term work flow broadly because it isn’t necessarily focused on work, but more about...

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Ben Bajarin / January 5th, 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

The Real Timeline for Autonomous Self-Driving Vehicles

As I head to Las Vegas for CES, I am assured by pre-CES meetings that self-driving cars will be a hot topic at the show. Faraday Future is set to announce their new car to...

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Tim Bajarin / January 4th, 2017
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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

2017 Predictions

A couple of weeks ago, I reviewed my 2016 predictions with a view to seeing what I got right and wrong, and why. This week, it’s time for a new set of predictions for 2017....

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Jan Dawson / January 3rd, 2017
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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

Microsoft and Qualcomm’s New Partnership for Low Cost Laptops

Chromebooks have been selling well, especially in education markets. These stripped-down notebooks basically run web browsers and anything you can do in a web browser can be done on a Chromebook. Education markets value them...

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Tim Bajarin / December 21st, 2016
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