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The World Is Not Yet Ready for Electric Cars

A TED Talk by Graham Conway, principal engineer at Southwest Research Institute, asserts that electric vehicles are less green than ICE cars and it is well argued. While I don't agree with all of Conway's metrics, the point he makes is valid, which is that the things we need to do to truly make an electric vehicle green have not been done yet ...

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Intel and How Autonomous Driving Will Fix the Electric Car Problem

I was in Israel last week to tour Intel's impressive facilities there. While most of the trip was focused on Intel's Israel Development Center (IDC), there was also a presentation on Intel's Mobileye facility in Israel. This division, which will eventually spin into an IPO (a move that will have to wait until the market recovers) is the group that drove Intel's autonomous car efforts...

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The Future of Satellite Phone Communications

Last week Apple launched new iPhones with several interesting new features. One feature reports if you have been in an accident (assuming your phone can connect), and another connects the phone to a satellite in a very limited way for those times when a cellular tower is out of range ...

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AMD vs. Intel: Suddenly the Desktop PC Is in Play

Intel needed AMD in the early days of the personal computer because IBM, and others, wouldn't buy a technology that was single sourced ...

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The Coming Wave of Next-Generation Home Solar Companies

I was an early adopter of the current generation of solar technology when I put panels on our San Jose house in the early 2000s, only to watch the yield from those panels drop sharply over the following 20 years ...

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Qualcomm and the Mobile Video Game Revolution

The video game market is divided into five segments: legacy PC and console, evolving mobile devices -- mostly phones but some tablets, and the emerging cloud. That's four, I'll get to the fifth segment in a minute ...

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Nvidia and Disney Can Breathe Life Into the Metaverse

While Netscape didn't invent the internet or HTML, it was the company that made the internet real. Netscape advanced with Tim Berners-Lee's creation of HTML and was instrumental in turning it into something that changed the world ...

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The Metaverse Future: Are You Ready To Become a God?

This week is Siggraph 2022 where Nvidia will be doing one of the keynotes ...

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Sensible Tech Advice for Back to School

We're coming up on another school year, so it's about time to start shopping for school supplies. I love summer but walking around on what feels like a frying pan has made me wish for the coolness of air-conditioned classrooms ...

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Lucid, Nvidia and the Rapidly Changing Future of Electric Cars

Last week I listened to a podcast from Lucid Motors SVP Mike Bell (ex-Apple, ex-Rivian) on what makes the Lucid Air and the coming Lucid SUV code named Gravity, due in 2024, so very different from every other car on the road, including Tesla ...

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Musk-Twitter, Qualcomm-Apple, Netflix-Microsoft: Deciphering the Insanity

Last week was crazier than usual in the tech world -- which says a lot ...

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4 Industries on the Brink of Technological Disruption

One of the stories told in management classes as an example of a recurring mistake companies make when their industry is transitioning focuses on buggy makers at the turn of the last century ...

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The Importance of the Metaverse Standards Forum

For most of us the metaverse is mostly hype about the promise of a new internet that we could explore virtually. As it's currently implemented, the metaverse is reminiscent of the networked world pre-internet. It is represented by a bunch of very different and unique attempts to create what seems much like a walled garden approach, more like AOL and CompuServe than the post-Netscape internet that we enjoy today...

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The Birth of Google’s ‘Sentient’ AI and the Problem It Presents

One of the big news items last week was that a leading AI researcher, Blake Lemoine, had been suspended after going public that he believed that one of Google's more advanced AIs had attained sentience ...

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Apple and Microsoft Developers Conferences Exhibit Companies’ Strengths, Weaknesses

During the last few weeks we've had two developers conferences. First, there was Microsoft Build, and last week was Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC). You'd think both events would be similar and focused on developers ...

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With Sheryl Sandberg Gone, Does Meta Grow Up, or Die?

The typical path for a new tech company is to hire someone experienced to run it in the early years, have them train the founders, and then have the company transition to being run by the people that created it ...

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Microsoft’s Innovative 4-Processor PC

Microsoft Build is Microsoft's most interesting event because it focuses on the people that build stuff, mostly code, but often, as is the case this year, hardware ...

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BlackBerry and Preparing for the Software-Defined Automobile

Last week was BlackBerry's annual analyst summit. Since BlackBerry's tools and QNX operating system are expected to be heavily used in the next generation of cars, this event often provides a view into the future of automobiles. That future is coming very quickly, and it promises to change most everything we currently define as an automobile, from who drives it, to how it behaves while you own it. These changes are also expected to dramatically reduce automobile ownership by individuals...

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John Deere, Russian Thieves, and the Double-Edged Sword of Vendor Lock-In

Recently there was a fun story about how John Deere used their tractor kill switch to turn $5 million tractors stolen by the Russians into junk. I'm good with what they did to those thieves, but the fact that a "kill switch" exists and how John Deere and others use technology like this isn't good news ...

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The 5 Coolest Things at Dell World Almost No One Saw

I was at Dell Technologies World 2022 last week. Often, I'm not very excited about anything on the showcase floor at events like this, but DTW has been the exception ...

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