Will Wireless ever Replace Broadband?

It’s 2020. 5G wireless is being rolled out, with speeds exceeding 10 Gbps, latency below 1 millisecond, and the ability to accommodate vastly more traffic and connections. Will the average household, which doles out some … Continue reading

Mark Lowenstein / January 25th, 2017

Voice Drives New Software Paradigm

A great deal has been written recently on the growing importance of voice-driven computing devices, such as Amazon’s Echo, Google Home and others like it. At the same time, there’s been a long-held belief by … Continue reading

Bob O'Donnell / January 24th, 2017

Snapchat is Evolving

Further to Ben’s piece yesterday, I thought it would be interesting to dive into all the ways Snapchat (the app) and Snap (the company) are evolving as the company reportedly prepares for an IPO this...

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Jan Dawson / January 24th, 2017
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Nearing Peak Snapchat?

I never like to count companies out entirely but data is data, and it tells interesting stories. Earlier in the year, it certainly felt as though there was a hype cycle around Snapchat. All of...

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Ben Bajarin / January 23rd, 2017
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Samsung’s Galaxy Note7 Investigation becomes the Cornerstone for Improved QA

Samsung just hosted a press conference in Korea to share the findings of an investigation into what caused several Galaxy Note7 smartphones to catch fire. You can find all the details of the findings here … Continue reading

Carolina Milanesi / January 22nd, 2017

Moving Toward Our Augmented Future

This week, I attended the first-ever AR in Action conference at the MIT Media Lab in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where an extensive list of current (and likely future) tech luminaries talked about the past, present, and … Continue reading

Tom Mainelli / January 20th, 2017

Unpacking This Week’s News – Friday, January 20th, 2017

Android One to Come to the US This Summer – by Carolina Milanesi According to a report from The Information, Android One is supposedly coming to the US this summer. If you are not familiar...

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Carolina Milanesi / January 20th, 2017
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Two Possible Futures for Amazon’s Alexa

Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant was clearly the star of CES this year. No single consumer electronics device dominated coverage but lots of individual devices incorporated Alexa as their voice assistant of choice. The announcements ranged … Continue reading

Jan Dawson / January 19th, 2017

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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