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

Anticipating supercapacitors for laptops, tablets and smartphones

Anticipating supercapacitors for laptops, tablets and smartphones

Supercapacitors are also improving at an impressive rate and are increasingly being used in ever-wider markets – including (soon) our personal devices.

02/07/2019

Has Apple become IBM in the ‘80s?

Has Apple become IBM in the ‘80s?

Apple’s financial results bear a disturbing similarity to IBM’s near-collapse in the 1980s – which doesn’t bode well for Apple. The shift from growing the customer base to mining existing customers by increasing prices (while lowering...

01/31/2019

How Microsoft failed with Windows 10 Mobile

How Microsoft failed with Windows 10 Mobile

This week Microsoft announced the end of Windows 10 Mobile, which prompted me to look back at its short life and reflect on both why it failed and how it could have easily succeeded.

01/24/2019

Smart hearing aids and smart glasses advance the human-machine interface

Smart hearing aids and smart glasses advance the human-machine interface

Two interesting products at CES 2109 showcase the coming future of the machine-human interface: the Livio AI smart hearing aid and the North Focals smart glasses. Here’s how these two products could work together and what the future...

01/18/2019

CES 2019: The end of the technology segment as we know it

CES 2019: The end of the technology segment as we know it

At CES this year I spoke to Frank Shaw at Microsoft about big trends. I found his idea that the tech market, as we knew it, was dead…and had been reborn as it always should have been. This is resulting in solutions that truly showcase...

01/11/2019

2019 CES: Anticipating a revolution that transcends personal devices

2019 CES: Anticipating a revolution that transcends personal devices

2019 isn’t the beginning or the end of this change, it’s the year it becomes clear that the future will be nothing like the past.

01/04/2019

Ford vs. Tesla: Thinking about the problem of innovation

Ford vs. Tesla: Thinking about the problem of innovation

With innovation you have to execute.

12/21/2018

ARM, OpenPower, X86 were just joined by TX2:  Anticipating a revolutionary virtual desktop future

ARM, OpenPower, X86 were just joined by TX2: Anticipating a revolutionary virtual desktop future

Microsoft Virtual Desktop is a game changer when tied to 5G.

12/17/2018

Hell froze over:  Microsoft moves Edge to Chromium

Hell froze over: Microsoft moves Edge to Chromium

This move is not only good for users, it showcases both a new Microsoft and a new, more successful tech industry approach to success for everyone.

12/06/2018

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