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Apple, Cisco Join Forces - What It Could Mean for Them, and the Rest of Us

Tech powerhouses Apple and Cisco systems this week announced they have joined forces to give business users of iOS devices the best possible experience - "a fast lane" as they described it -- on Cisco-powered networks. Apple iOS devices will also be optimized to work with Cisco's conferencing and un…

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LTE Broadcast, IndyCar Racing, and Blending the Best of TV and Stadium Viewing

This last weekend I was at the IndyCar race in Sonoma to see Verizon and Qualcomm showcase LTE Broadcast-I also wanted to see the race. I've watched NASCAR and F1 racing, and IndyCar is kind of a weird hybrid. The cars are heavier versions of F1 cars that mostly run on an oval track, except in Sonom…

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Windows 95 to Windows 10: How Far We Have Come in 20 Years

Last week was the anniversary of Windows 95, which was actually a life-changing launch for me. I'd just started out as an analyst, and Windows 95 was he horse I rode to fame and fortune. This milestone signifies the 20th anniversary of that product and I thought it would be fun to look back and talk…

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Microsoft Research Project Allows for Inexpensive 3D Scanning from a Smartphone

It is now possible to perform 3D scanning from a smartphone, without additional hardware or an Internet connection, thanks to a new Microsoft Research project named MobileFusion. This may be yet another technology that was once only possible through specialized devices eventually becoming another bu…

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Amazon's Scaled Back Consumer Device Efforts, Dash Button, and More

Word is that Amazon is scaling way back on its consumer devices efforts, having let go of dozens of Lab126 engineers who worked on its Fire phone, according to various reports. Amazon also is reportedly scaling back or stopping work on a large-screen tablet and reorganizing the group at the Silicon …

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The 4K War is Brewing, but Don't Expect a Crowned Winner

The hype around 4K Ultra HD video is growing and we're seeing it gain traction in real ways. From the NFL Network and CBS using 4K cameras to capture sideline footage for sharper enlarged replays, to Sony's sensors that have the capability to bring 4K video to its point-and-shoot cameras, this new v…

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Apple, Cisco Join Forces - What It Could Mean for Them, and the Rest of Us

By: Paula Bernier     9/2/2015

Tech powerhouses Apple and Cisco systems this week announced they have joined forces to give business users of iOS devices the best possible experience - "a fast lane" as they described it -- on Cisco-powered networks. Apple iOS devices will also be optimized to work with Cisco's conferencing and un…

Read More

LTE Broadcast, IndyCar Racing, and Blending the Best of TV and Stadium Viewing

By: Rob Enderle     9/1/2015

This last weekend I was at the IndyCar race in Sonoma to see Verizon and Qualcomm showcase LTE Broadcast-I also wanted to see the race. I've watched NASCAR and F1 racing, and IndyCar is kind of a weird hybrid. The cars are heavier versions of F1 cars that mostly run on an oval track, except in Sonom…

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Windows 95 to Windows 10: How Far We Have Come in 20 Years

By: Rob Enderle     9/1/2015

Last week was the anniversary of Windows 95, which was actually a life-changing launch for me. I'd just started out as an analyst, and Windows 95 was he horse I rode to fame and fortune. This milestone signifies the 20th anniversary of that product and I thought it would be fun to look back and talk…

Read More

Microsoft Research Project Allows for Inexpensive 3D Scanning from a Smartphone

By: Christopher Mohr     8/27/2015

It is now possible to perform 3D scanning from a smartphone, without additional hardware or an Internet connection, thanks to a new Microsoft Research project named MobileFusion. This may be yet another technology that was once only possible through specialized devices eventually becoming another bu…

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Amazon's Scaled Back Consumer Device Efforts, Dash Button, and More

By: Paula Bernier     8/27/2015

Word is that Amazon is scaling way back on its consumer devices efforts, having let go of dozens of Lab126 engineers who worked on its Fire phone, according to various reports. Amazon also is reportedly scaling back or stopping work on a large-screen tablet and reorganizing the group at the Silicon …

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The 4K War is Brewing, but Don't Expect a Crowned Winner

By: Special Guest     8/27/2015

The hype around 4K Ultra HD video is growing and we're seeing it gain traction in real ways. From the NFL Network and CBS using 4K cameras to capture sideline footage for sharper enlarged replays, to Sony's sensors that have the capability to bring 4K video to its point-and-shoot cameras, this new v…

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Wallet Wars Part 2: Thanks to EMV, the Force is with Mobile Wallets

By: Special Guest     8/26/2015

In December 2015, when "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" hits movie theatres across the U.S., a very different type of force will 'awaken' the mobile wallet. This force will be a mixture of frustration, boredom and exasperation. It will be caused by new payment processing rules laid down by Europay, Ma…

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Major Automakers Forge Alliance to Combat Cyberattackers

By: Joe Rizzo     8/25/2015

If you take a few minutes to think about what hackers go after, you'll realize that it is anything that has an Internet connection. Thanks to the Internet of Things (IoT) and the increased connectivity in machine to machine (M2M) applications, that covers a lot of ground.

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Google's Eddystone Moves Beacons Back into the Spotlight

By: Paula Bernier     8/21/2015

Eddystone has done for the beacon space what Donald Trump has for presidential politics. This statement is open to wide interpretation, of course, but my read on it was that it has made beacons interesting again.

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Apple TV Resurfaces Amid Media Jitters

By: Tara Seals     8/20/2015

Apple is reportedly once again prepping a TV service-but is once again caught up in content licensing negotiations. The story is an oft-worn one at this point-rumors of Apple getting into the streaming business stretch back for years-but it's a perhaps more piquant one given the broader conversation…

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Cool Things from Intel's Developer Forum: Turning Your Tech into a Companion

By: Rob Enderle     8/18/2015

This week is IDF, Intel's Developer Forum, and in the opening keynote Brian Krzanich walked us through some of the stuff that will be coming to PCs, tablets and smartphones. The event promises a future when our devices can hear and respond to our voice dynamically, they can take the place of control…

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It's Time to Take the Policy Handcuffs Off Big Data

By: Special Guest     8/18/2015

At the same time that Americans share "Which Downton Abbey Character Are You?" quizzes with the world-offering their personal data to the private sector-a record number of others refuse to answer government surveys and scare off census workers.

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Microsoft Surface Future Includes Phones, Maybe IoT

By: Doug Mohney     8/18/2015

Las Vegas, Nevada - As rumors emerge of a Microsoft Surface Phone, I'm willing to place a bet that Microsoft gets into the Internet of Things hardware (IoT) at some point in time. But first I want my Surface Pro 4 already.

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Cellcast Debacle Indicates Investor Scramble to Read Google's Alphabet

By: Tara Seals     8/18/2015

In a testament to investor interest in Google/Alphabet's next move, a tiny London firm saw its stock price spike 80 percent this week after rumors broke that it was an acquisition target.

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Place Your Bets: Online Gambling is About to Go Mainstream

By: Steve Anderson     8/17/2015

Online gambling is at once thrilling and terrifying, almost like bungee jumping into a volcano, only less hot (and generally less life-threatening). The idea that gambling is available right from a user's own home is exciting, but the various laws that circulate around online gambling that seem to c…

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The Race is On: Apple Working on a Self-Driving Car

By: Steve Anderson     8/17/2015

While Google's self-driving car project is known far and wide, a new development in this space ranks on the "should have seen it coming" list, though many may not have. The race for the self-driving car is heating up, as Apple has officially begun working on one of its own.

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