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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

Amazon’s Big Quarter: More than Just AWS

Amazon surprised investors last week with a bigger, and better than expected, quarter, blowing through estimates and sparking a sharp rise in its share price. However, while much of the focus has been on the...

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Jan Dawson / July 27th, 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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Waste Less Time on Apple Reports

It’s been an interesting week for those who spend their time paying attention to Apple’s third quarter earnings. The fun started last week with an analysis from Slice Intelligence that claimed a 90% drop in...

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Steve Wildstrom / July 24th, 2015
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Why the Echo is a Strategic Product for Amazon

Over the weekend, I set up an Amazon Echo in my home to see what all the fuss is about. I technically bought the Echo as part of our research on how voice and AI...

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Tim Bajarin / July 22nd, 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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What Netflix Costs

Last week, my column focused on the continuing dependence of many traditional pay TV players on advertising as a source of revenue. The day that column ran, Netflix reported its financial results for the second...

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Jan Dawson / July 20th, 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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The Slow, Slow Pace to Improved Retail

Starting this summer, it is possible you can pay your Open Table check at a restaurant with Apple Pay or Android Wallet instead of a credit card. True, it’s simple. But in the Washington, D.C.,...

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Steve Wildstrom / 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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Q2 2015 Earnings Preview

As I’ve done in the past, I’m providing a preview of some of the themes to look for in the earnings reports of major tech companies over the next few weeks. Netflix and Google will...

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Jan Dawson / July 13th, 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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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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Smartphone Trends in the US

Every quarter, I talk with the major US carriers to understand the trends they’re seeing in smartphone purchasing and upgrade behavior among their customers. These conversations are on background, so I can’t share what individual...

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Jan Dawson / July 6th, 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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Dean Kamen and his FIRST approach to STEM

I recently had a call with Dean Kamen, one of the great inventors of our day. I had met him a couple of times over the years and when we talk I am always enlightened....

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Tim Bajarin / July 1st, 2015
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Uber – Full Stack or Digital Layer?

One of the terms VC firm Andreessen Horowitz likes to use regarding many of its investments is “full stack“. Chris Dixon has defined the term as follows: The new, “full stack” approach is to build...

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Jan Dawson / June 29th, 2015
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Is Android the New Windows?

For most of my career as a PC analyst, I have followed and chronicled the evolution of the PC. My first project when I came to Creative Strategies was to work with a new group … Continue reading

Tim Bajarin / June 26th, 2015
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Experience Shows Why Apple Music Has Been Just a Little Problem

The fight between Apple and music star Taylor Swift was clear knockout for the singer in her challenge to the not-quite-started Apple Music and one of the big stories of the week. It showed Apple...

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Steve Wildstrom / June 26th, 2015
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Installation: a core smart home advantage

The smart home concept is one that’s been around for quite a while but has never really taken off. There are a variety of reasons for that, some of which I wrote about in an … Continue reading

Jan Dawson / June 25th, 2015
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A Virtual Nurse to Improve Your Medicine

Many of us have dealt with prerecorded treatment voices at medical centers. And many of us have found it frustrating, and worse if the situation seems bad, before you get to talk to a skilled … Continue reading

Steve Wildstrom / June 24th, 2015
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Understanding Apple’s Hardware Refresh Cycles

Over the last few weeks, there have been a lot of rumors about new features that could be in the next version of the Apple Watch. Some have even suggested a new watch could hit...

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Tim Bajarin / June 24th, 2015
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Windows Phone’s Diverging Fortunes

Following a week when Microsoft executives overseeing both its devices business in general and the phone business specifically have departed, it’s worth looking at how Microsoft’s smartphone business has been performing and where it might go...

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Jan Dawson / June 22nd, 2015
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The god-like Powers Of Tech

AUTHOR’S NOTE: I do not know the source of this outstanding analysis, but I got it from Ben Thompson, HERE, and I will attribute it to him until such time as I’m advised otherwise. ADDENDUM: … Continue reading

John Kirk / June 21st, 2015