Updated: Microsoft and Qualcomm chastened by four decades of product cycles
For nearly forty years, Intel has enjoyed a PC market dominated by its x86 intellectual property and has enjoyed near unanimous enforcement as it chooses. When competitors like Microsoft and Snapdragon begin to show plans of bringing x86 support to ARM-based silicon, however, Chipzilla shows no signs of letting down its posturing as it evaluates the broader notebook and entry-level desktop markets.
Battle will go to consumers, who will decide market prices
The total number of all-in-one PC shipments worldwide is expected to stabilize both in 2017 and 2018 after having declined for nearly three years in a row, according to the latest report from Digitimes Research.
Xiaomi and Apple tied in the top spot in Q1
The worldwide market for wearable devices, including smartwatches, smart clothing, and fitness trackers, has increased 17.9 percent from the total number of units shipped in 2016, according to a report from IDC.
Half the runtimes of PCMark 8 with revised office workloads
Futuremark has announced the latest update in its highly acclaimed industry standard office benchmarking suite, PCMark 10. The company was kind enough to give us an early preview to evaluate the workloads it is providing with this release, now featuring three test options.
Spatial awareness with full, balanced, wide sound for $349
Back in May, we wrote that Apple was preparing to release a Siri-based smart home speaker that would take on competition from Amazon’s Alexa-powered Echo series, Google Home, and Harmon Kardon’s recently announced Cortana-based smart speaker.
Deep learning enhancements, P2P payments, more efficient storage and more
During the annual Worldwide Developers Conference in San Jose, Apple announced IOS 11 for its mobile devices, complete with a new peer-to-peer payments service through iMessage, an updated Siri, a dedicated File browser, and the first major overhaul to the App Store in nine years.
Now “Fully baked” with introduction of Apple File System
During its annual WWDC keynote in San Francisco, Apple’s Craig Federighi took the stage and announced MacOS 10.13 High Sierra, the thirteenth OS X installment in the series.
"Make Motorola relevant again"
Motorola announced the second generation of its Moto Z Play smartphone that sold roughly one million units by the end of 2016.
A new Android flagship starting at $699
Back in November 2015, Android co-founder Andy Rubin set out on a journey to build a private technology manufacturing company in Palo Alto that would soon reveal its own lineup of smartphone devices.
“Intelligent” indoor security powered by deep learning insights
Nest Labs, the Silicon Valley-based producer of smart thermostats and security systems, has revealed an “intelligent” indoor camera with a 4K HDR image sensor that the company says is nothing short of the “best in class security camera” the industry has created thus far. Well it would say that.