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Acer Puts Its Tablet Cards on the Table

"Acer has been working on mobile designs for at least five years," Jim McGregor, chief technology strategist at In-Stat, told TechNewsWorld Acer's known for offering low-cost PCs and laptops, and it might have to offer its tablets at the lower end as well, Enderle speculated....

Wi-Fi Direct Lets Wireless Devices Talk Face to Face

"We've been looking for a good point-to-point wireless interconnect for some time," Jim McGregor, chief technology strategist at In-Stat, told TechNewsWorld. "Bluetooth hasn't received wide adoption across all categories so there's a big effort to go on WiFi because it's the de facto wireless standard in the home."

Hit Me, Baby, One More Time – for Science

"Why did the IEEE even let this paper be presented?" asked Jim McGregor, chief technology strategist at In-Stat. "I think this proves that not only the participants but also the experimenter should be candidates for next year's Darwin Awards," he told TechNewsWorld The Darwin ...

Intel the ARM Wrestler

"They're talking about x86 technology, which isn't necessarily on par in power consumption with ARM technology, and ARM technology isn't standing still," Jim McGregor, chief technology analyst at In-Stat, pointed out "The Snapdragon and other ARM products won't be single-core ...

Ubuntu Maverick Meerkat Pokes Its Head Out

"Canonical's flailing around in the dark," Jim McGregor, chief technology strategist at In-Stat, told LinuxInsider. "It understands the necessity of having content and apps, but you have to have the momentum. You have to have the solution, the devices, the platform, and most of all, the content."

Windows Live Essentials Jumps Out of the Beta Crib

"Despite the business market's not upgrading to the next generation of Windows as quickly as Microsoft would like, consumer PCs start selling on Day One with the next-generation operating system," Jim McGregor, chief technology strategist at In-Stat, told TechNewsWorld. "I can understand Microsoft's putting the suite on Windows 7 and Vista."

Visions of Autonomous Search Dance in Schmidt’s Head

"It's easy to make pie-in-the-sky predictions and say, 'We're going to have this, we're going to have that, and oh yeah, world peace is there too,' and everyone's happy," Jim McGregor, chief technology strategist at In-Stat, told TechNewsWorld "If CEOs want to be seen as visi...

Twitter Wants Micro-Messengers to Stick Around Longer

However, it may take more than this redesign to boost Twitter's advertising in the view of Jim McGregor, chief technology strategist with In-Stat "I don't think it will have a great impact for Twitter's advertising potential, simply because there are too many ways for people t...

Intel’s Sandy Bridge Buffs Up On-Board Graphics

"Intel's integrating the graphics processing unit into the Sandy Bridge and has added a lot of multimedia accelerators to the graphics accelerator," Jim McGregor, chief technology strategist at In-Stat, told TechNewsWorld The processor has a "very cool" design, McGregor said....

HP Breathes New Life Into WebOS

"I've always liked the Palm operating system, but in today's market, it really comes down to what operating systems app developers are developing for, and that's just a handful -- Apple, RIM (Research In Motion), Symbian in Europe and Android," Jim McGregor, chief technology strategist at In-Stat, told TechNewsWorld. "The rest of them don't really matter that much anymore."

Intel Makes Strategic Mobile Move With McAfee Buy

As more and more devices get connected to the Internet, mobile devices face the same security problems as PCs will, or worse, Jim McGregor, chief technology strategist at In-Stat, told the E-Commerce Times "The mobile environment's wide open, and Intel's trying to break into t...

Microsoft’s Mobile Morass, Part 2

Mobile apps are the key driver for sales of mobile devices ranging from smartphones to tablets, and some, like Jim McGregor, chief technology strategist for In-Stat, think mobile apps will largely replace online and computer-based apps at some point "The biggest innovation out...

Are Motorola and Verizon Building a Boob Tab?

"I think you have to assume that they are referring to broadcast TV, but I would point you to Qualcomm's FLO, which has struggled in the U.S.," Jim McGregor, chief technology strategist with In-Stat, told TechNewsWorld "Don't get me wrong -- broadcast TV on mobile devices is ...

Are Amazon’s New Kindles Tablets-in-Training?

Amazon has actually indicated that it is "not interested in building another tablet, which is rapidly becoming a crowded market," Jim McGregor, chief technology strategist with In-Stat, pointed out Rather, "Amazon seems content building a device with limited functionality and...

HP Spurns Android Tablet for webOS?

"I really don't know what HP is doing with the webOS," Jim McGregor, chief technology strategist at In-Stat, told TechNewsWorld. "It wouldn't talk to me about its strategy with that platform. There are rumors floating about that it's thinking of bringing back the Slate now." D...

Mozilla Looks to Reignite Firefox With Version 4 Beta

"As we look at new devices accessing the Web -- the iPad, smartphones, and now there's talk about putting 3G on mobile game consoles -- browser technology needs to be more than an experience you can just run on your PC," Jim McGregor, chief technology strategist at In-Stat, pointed out...

Cisco Floats Business-Minded Android Tablet

While it may be tempting to view Cisco's entry as an attempt to take on Apple's wildly successful iPad, that's actually not the case, Jim McGregor, chief technology strategist with In-Stat, told LinuxInsider "Cisco is not trying to compete with Apple," McGregor explained. "The...

Android Becomes Flash Mobile’s First BFF

"Now, the PC will have to redefine its value, because the vast majority of the standard things we do for mainstream computing involve the Internet and don't require the PC anymore," Jim McGregor, chief technology strategist at In-Stat, pointed out "Mobile apps, which are chang...

Adobe Strikes Back at Flash Bashers

"You have a couple of industry powerhouses trying to rattle Adobe," Jim McGregor, chief technology strategist at In-Stat, told the E-Commerce Times. "Apple's trying to protect its walled garden approach; it wants to control everything in its world," he said Microsoft, on the o...

Google Dreams Up Cloud Printing Service

Cloud printing services are an extension of the move to have everything from consumer electronics devices to white goods such as refrigerators connected to the Internet, Jim McGregor, chief technology strategist at In-Stat, pointed out. "It's good that companies are finally pushing the envelope rather than waiting for consumers to request this capability," he told TechNewsWorld...

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