Intel’s turnaround is showing strong potential

Intel’s turnaround is showing strong potential

Intel’s CEO Bob Swan seems to have a good grasp of the problems the company faces, and their executive team shows more strength and diversity than ever before. Will their success all come down to whether or not they can get the...

07/19/2019

Microsoft Inspire:  A picture into the future of Microsoft

Microsoft Inspire: A picture into the future of Microsoft

Microsoft’s huge partner show starts next week and promises to provide a unique view into Microsoft’s near-term future and priorities. The event also showcases one of Microsoft’s long-term competitive advantages in their partner...

07/12/2019

Anticipating a Microsoft Surface laptop designed by Jony Ive

Anticipating a Microsoft Surface laptop designed by Jony Ive

I’ve been thinking a lot about the drama over at Apple with Jony Ive leaving the company and the reports that Apple no longer cares about design. I think the obvious product line for him to work his magic on is the Microsoft Surface,...

07/08/2019

Beyond Limits: Rethinking the next generation of AI

Beyond Limits: Rethinking the next generation of AI

A new AI company called Beyond Limits took an idea from space exploration and turned it into a fascinating new self-training AI. This new AI – which is already being used in finance, healthcare and petrochemical industries –...

06/28/2019

Cisco’s Webex future: they got it right this time

Cisco’s Webex future: they got it right this time

Is the coming update to Cisco’s Webex, one of my all-time least favorite video conferencing products, a light at the end of what has been a dark tunnel for video conferencing/collaboration products?

06/21/2019

Apple, Microsoft and a radical new theory on the evolution of computing

Apple, Microsoft and a radical new theory on the evolution of computing

Is Apple’s announcement that iCloud will be available in the Microsoft store a bellwether of a very different theory on computing evolution? Have proprietary and locked-in strategies given way to embracing competition with an emphasis...

06/14/2019

The upside – and potential downside – of Apple’s WWDC twin OS PC strategy

The upside – and potential downside – of Apple’s WWDC twin OS PC strategy

One of the more interesting announcements at Apple’s WWDC indicates they finally seem to be making the move from x86 to ARM for their desktop PCs. It appears to be the opposite of what Microsoft did in the 1990s…which didn’t work out...

06/07/2019

Varjo XR-1:  Rethinking mixed reality and building for the wearable computing future

Varjo XR-1: Rethinking mixed reality and building for the wearable computing future

Can the current problems with augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) be overcome by what is called either mixed or extended reality (MR/XR) technology? As a harbinger of this blended future, the Varjo XR-1 headset is an...

05/31/2019

UCSF and NVIDIA may have just saved us from our noisy future

UCSF and NVIDIA may have just saved us from our noisy future

A breakthrough by the University of California San Francisco using NVIDIA’s AI architecture to create an electrocardiographic link to your brain has resulted in voice-free vocal communication. This could enable the future of...

05/24/2019

Lenovo Accelerate: The coming disruptive evolution/evolution of the laptop

Lenovo Accelerate: The coming disruptive evolution/evolution of the laptop

Announcements made at Lenovo Accelerate could indicate a potentially disruptive PC landscape over the next 3-10 years. At the end of this cycle, PCs will certainly look and work very differently than they do today.

05/20/2019

Microsoft mixed reality: From a proof of concept to a real enterprise-class offering

Microsoft mixed reality: From a proof of concept to a real enterprise-class offering

One of the more interesting presentations at Microsoft Build was immediately followed by a stream from Google I/O on the same subject. I believe this transitions HoloLens from more of a proof of concept into a real product. I also...

05/08/2019

Trillion-dollar Azure Microsoft vs. Windows Microsoft: Finding the better path

Trillion-dollar Azure Microsoft vs. Windows Microsoft: Finding the better path

Conventional wisdom dictates that, to be successful, companies need to aggressively focus on competitors and investors. That ethos certainly defined the Windows-era Microsoft. But today’s Azure-focused Microsoft is far more...

04/26/2019

The birth of the virtual window

The birth of the virtual window

The Atmoph Window 2 could change night into day, a bad view into an amazing one, and likely change the attitude of many of us that occupy horrid windowless offices for the better. And the world needs more technology that could make...

04/19/2019

Microsoft and the birth of the responsible AI

Microsoft and the birth of the responsible AI

Google’s (now-disbanded) Artificial Intelligence Ethics board and Microsoft’s Responsible AI initiative are critical not only to the utility and safety of AIs but also the potential survival of the race. Getting this right is likely...

04/12/2019

How AR, the cloud and AI could change the courtroom experience for the better

How AR, the cloud and AI could change the courtroom experience for the better

After a less-than-ideal tech experience in the CA courts, I look at how AR, AI and the cloud could vastly improve legal trials by removing complexity, increasing reliability and significantly increasing the ability of attorneys (to...

04/05/2019

The coming virtual desktop/gaming war: Why your 2025 PC will be in the cloud

The coming virtual desktop/gaming war: Why your 2025 PC will be in the cloud

Looking at both the Windows Virtual Desktop preview and the Google Stadia gaming cloud service, it’s clear these two companies are going to run hard at each other with their unique advantages…but both could be disrupted by Amazon’s...

03/22/2019

Hands-on with HoloLens 2: It’s even better than I thought!

Hands-on with HoloLens 2: It’s even better than I thought!

Microsoft has pivoted the device away from what looked like a consumer design focus in the first vision (with an emphasis on design) to a focus on its current practical use (emphasis on function). In the AR space, in terms of devices...

03/14/2019

Apple vs. Huawei: Who can dominate 5G?

Apple vs. Huawei: Who can dominate 5G?

Apple is attempting to get US backing as our country’s champion against Chinese 5G/6G dominance – and that country’s effort to take tech market leadership away from the US. But Apple is the wrong company to do this, both from a...

03/11/2019

HoloLens 2 and the beginning of a computing revolution

HoloLens 2 and the beginning of a computing revolution

The HoloLens 2 announcement at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona is part and parcel of the coming visual computing revolution. The first-generation product was impressive (for a first-generation product), but it had critical flaws....

02/27/2019

IBM and the future of digital assistants: Building superhumans

IBM and the future of digital assistants: Building superhumans

The IBM Think Conference showcases some fascinating human enhancements that will shortly begin our evolution from human to hybrid-human to and beyond. It’s a fast-approaching future where we are individually more capable, and far less...

02/14/2019

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