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The Tech Industry 2021 Product of the Year

Typically, at the end of the year, I try to pick a product that impressed me the most or one I found that I could not live without. This year, however, I am going to pick the product that either most mitigated the problems we have or the one that entered the market and drove a technology wave. Let's...

Most of the cameras and sensors rolling out en masse are not mobile. Still, they're not wired, which means Qualcomm's market-leading connectivity technology is becoming more critical than the processors in these devices which increasingly use cloud processing power. Let's talk about this trend and w...

The year 2020 forever changed the way we work and perform routine tasks. With the emergence of the deadly coronavirus and the resultant adoption of social distancing, even as the virus approaches its second anniversary, the concept of digital, contactless payments remains prevalent. These payments c...

Industrial robots are hot, with North American orders for the first nine months of 2021 valued at US$1.48 billion, breaking a record set in 2017. While increased sales of robots and use of automation is good news to robot makers and corporations, it could be a mixed bag for workers, according to the...

Nvidia is building a focused supercomputer tasked with creating Earth 2, a full-on global 3D metaverse simulation of the Earth to predict climate change more accurately. Let's talk about Earth 2 this week. We'll then close with the product of the week, a new workstation service from HP that potenti...

Microsoft on Oct. 29 once again surpassed Apple to take the top spot as the most valuable publicly traded company in the world. This week let's talk about why Microsoft is so well balanced and deserving of the top honors. Then we'll close with the product of the week, the AMD Radeon RX 6600 graphics...

Microsoft's announcement of its two new metaverse apps comes on the heels of Facebook announcing a name change to Meta, a sign that it sees building out the metaverse as the key to its future success. "It's a hot topic, so Microsoft jumped on the attention that Meta-the-company has been getting," ob...

Social media giant Facebook has a new name -- Meta. "From now on, we're going to be the metaverse first, not Facebook first," CEO Mark Zuckerberg said at the company's Connect 2021 conference when announcing the corporate name change. The new name reflects his view for the company's vision of the me...

Misconceptions and poor inventory are confusing potential electric vehicle buyers. Education and marketing are needed to repair those problems. Online car-shopping marketplace Cars.com went virtual on Thursday to help shoppers explore electric vehicle ownership. The website maintains a charged colle...

Apple's strategy is all about status and making you stand out as an Apple user, while Google's strategy is more about features and what you can do with its phones. In effect, Apple is more about form, appearance, and ease of use, while Google is more about function. Let's contrast Apple and Google s...

This is not good. A new report commissioned by Replicant tells a story of customers frustrated when service fails or is way too slow. That's not new -- and Replicant is not the only vendor to ring the alarm. For many years Oracle has reminded vendors that one bad service encounter is enough to make ...

BlackBerry's automotive initiatives are increasingly focused on electric vehicles that need help to reach their full potential. Last week the company highlighted the coming experience with EVs. I found the description compelling and worth covering here because it will make a massive difference. We'l...

Canonical has released Ubuntu 21.10, Impish Indri. The new version of its flagship OS has a heavy focus on cloud-native, AI/ML, and Ubuntu developers on Windows. This is not a major distro upgrade. Nonetheless, Ubuntu 21.10 does play catch up with the latest Wayland improvements and GNOME 40 -- fina...

Item tracker maker Tile refreshed its product line Tuesday and announced it will be introducing a new ultra-wideband product in 2022. "With a longer finding range, louder ring and voice-enabled finding through Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant, we're making it even easier for people to quickly find ...

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