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

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

Revisiting My 2016 Predictions

In January of this past year, I wrote a piece with a handful of “fairly confident” predictions for 2016. It seems like a good time to revisit those predictions to see which panned out, which...

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Jan Dawson / December 20th, 2016
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Apple and Miniaturization

I’d like to pick up where I left off in my AirPods article about Apple’s efforts in miniaturization. This is an important point no one is picking up on. If you remember, in the early...

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Ben Bajarin / December 19th, 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

Unpacked for Friday, December 16th, 2016

Uber Launches Self-Driving Cars in San Francisco – by Jan Dawson Uber announced a trial of self-driving cars in San Francisco, one of its most important markets and its second trial after a debut in...

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Ben Bajarin / December 16th, 2016
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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

A Plethora of Micro Markets

I love this bit from the movie “Three Amigos!“: Jefe: I have put many beautiful pinatas in the storeroom, each of them filled with little suprises. El Guapo: Many pinatas? Jefe: Oh yes, many! El...

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Ben Bajarin / December 15th, 2016
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Automotive History is Repeating

This week, Google announced its self-driving car initiative would be moving out and becoming its own company, Waymo, under the Alphabet umbrella. It’s also become clearer Waymo’s focus will be on creating the “driver” rather...

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Jan Dawson / December 14th, 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

Can Tech Execs influence President-Elect Trump?

About nine months before George Bush became president, I and about 70 others were asked to join an independent tech advisory board to help then-Gov Bush of Texas understand the role of tech in the...

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Tim Bajarin / December 13th, 2016

Fake Tech

There’s fake news, fake science, and now, “fake tech”. Fake tech is a term that came to mind while reading about the augmented reality startup Magic Leap. The company has raised $1.4 billion based on … Continue reading

Phil Baker / December 12th, 2016

Microsoft Takes Another Shot at Windows on ARM

At its Windows Hardware Engineering Community (WinHEC) event in Shenzhen, China this week, Microsoft announced a partnership with processor vendor Qualcomm that will bring Windows 10 to the ARM platform. It’s an interesting, if widely … Continue reading

Tom Mainelli / December 9th, 2016

Unpacking This Week’s News – Friday, December 9th, 2016

Apple Wants Early Access to Movies on iTunes – by Carolina Milanesi This week, Bloomberg reported Apple is in talks with Hollywood studios to get early access to movies to be distributed at a premium...

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Carolina Milanesi / December 9th, 2016
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Thinking Through Apple Product Adoption Cycles

I’ve been thinking a lot recently about the various hardware product categories in the consumer technology market, how each of them is faring, and the common trends and differences between them. It’s occurred to me … Continue reading

Jan Dawson / December 8th, 2016

Industry Concerns for the New Year

For the last 28 years, I have written a prediction column for the New Year. I study our research and look for trends and information that gives me hints of what I believe might be...

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Tim Bajarin / December 7th, 2016

Smartwatches Need to Learn from Tablets’ Mistakes

On Monday, IDC released its http://www.idc.com/getdoc.jsp?containerId=prUS41996116″>third quarter market share update for wearables and it was not pretty. While overall shipments grew marginally year on year, reaching 23 million, 85% of sales remained in the more … Continue reading

Carolina Milanesi / December 7th, 2016

Putting Amazon Go in Context

Amazon on Monday announced its latest initiative: Amazon Go. This model will see Amazon open a grocery store, in Seattle early next year, with a unique purchasing model – customers scan a barcode in the...

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Jan Dawson / December 6th, 2016
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Amazon Go: One Store to Rule Them All

Amazon is very clever. With the announcement of Amazon Go, an entirely new type of store and shopping experience, they have just given us a blueprint of how they intend to dominate the future of...

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Ben Bajarin / December 5th, 2016

I Live with Robots. Eventually You Will Too

I have a doorman who unlocks my door whenever I arrive home. Rain or shine, day or night, my doorman is always there. I never have to knock; he just knows when I’ve arrived home … Continue reading

Shawn DuBravac / December 5th, 2016
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