Kristen Hanich, an analyst with Parks Associates, noted that Microsoft has had some aggressive Game Pass promotions with the goal of bringing more attention and trial users to the offering "Once customers understand the value proposition of this model, many will stay and pay f...
Apple's decision could potentially hurt Microsoft's cloud gaming strategy."Cloud gaming has the potential to shake up the gaming industry's competitive landscape," observed Kristen Hanich, an analyst with Parks Associates "Traditional gaming is device-centric with gaming exper...
"As smart speaker adoption continues to grow, the user base has begun to tilt more towards a less technically adept consumer who is less likely to use the app to create reminders and routines and download new skills and voice apps," observed Kristen Hanich, an analyst with Parks Associates...
"What makes cloud gaming unique is it's one service that you can access on multiple platforms," explained the author of the report, Senior Analyst Kristen Hanich "You can access a game on different devices without being tied to a single platform," she told TechNewsWorld....
"Nintendo wasn't able to monetize its mobile games in the way that it wanted to," observed Kristen Hanich, an analyst with Parks Associates, a Dallas, Texasmarket research and consulting company specializing in consumer technology products "In mobile, the freemium business mod...
The augmented reality space continues to evolve. Device makers such as Bosch, Panasonic, Huawei and Pico are introducing significantly smaller and more powerful smart glasses and AR headsets, such as those demonstrated last month at CES 2020, one of the country's largest consumer technology conferences. ...
"Dolby sound is certainly a selling point to audiophiles," acknowledged Kristen Hanich, senior analyst at Parks Assocates, a Dallas, Texas-based market research and consulting company specializing in consumer technology products "However, not a lot of consumers own home theate...
"Parks Associates consumer survey data finds that between 2014 and2018, the average amount paid by U.S. broadband households on their mostrecently purchased smartphone doubled from a mean of $258 to $528,"noted Kristen Hanich, senior analyst at Parks Associates In 2013, the av...
"Currently, VR content creation is prohibitively costly, and it is difficult to create the kinds of experiences consumers are looking for," explained Kristen Hanich, a research analyst with Dallas, Texas-based Parks Assocates, a market research and consulting company specializing in consumer technology products...
"We're expecting to see a really huge sales jump in Q3 and Q4 this year," said Kristen Hanich, research analyst at Parks Associates "Certainly a more capable Sonos One device will help drive sales," she told TechNewsWorld....
"A few weeks ago there was news that Amazon Video would launch onComcast's Xfinity boxes," said Kristen Hanich, research analyst atParks Associates "We've also seen that Apple is forming partnerships to act as astreaming media portal, and that is a direction Amazon might be go...
"IoT security is highly fragmented and many devices are vulnerable," observed Kristen Hanich, research analyst at Parks Associates "There are a large number of devices out there with known weaknesses that can easily be exploited by commonly available attacks," she told the E-...
"There's definitely an overlap in the market there," Parks analyst Kristen Hanich told TechNewsWorld, "that Amazon may be going after." ...
"It's a pretty light-touch device," said Kristen Hanich, an analyst at Parks Assocates. "It mostly allows users to see contextual information such as notifications from phones, map directions, recipes, shopping lists and such," she told TechNewsWorld....
The mobile data market has been approaching saturation in major industrialized nations. Mobile data consumption has increased steadily over the past several years, but consumers have found new ways to avoid paying extra for services they don't need or use -- and intense competition among mobile carriers has allowed consumers to switch from fixed-data to unlimited plans and pay less in the process.
The 5G standards target billions of new devices that will connect to operators' networks over the next decade and beyond. Each device type serves a use case that can be high-volume with low throughput requirements, or low-volume but high-value from a customer's point of view. The list of use cases keeps growing as new types of devices are added to the network, and as existing devices find new use cases with embedded mobile connectivity...