It is my tradition to write a piece on tech gift ideas every year, though I wonder how many of you have completed your shopping given the logistics problems that the market is experiencing. A piece of advice: if you find something in stock you want to buy, buy it -- otherwise it may vanish in moment...

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...

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...

Qualcomm, which owns the dominant hardware platform for non-Apple smartwatches, has articulated a plan to replace the Apple Watch at the top of the smartwatch segment. Let's talk about the Apple vs. Qualcomm smartwatch war for 2022. Then we'll close with the product of the week -- a new printer from...

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...

Everyday stress at work and home sometimes seems like a health issue you just have to tolerate. But doing nothing to relieve routine stress usually winds up causing sleep and illness problems as well. Now, a wellness technology company has a wearable device that just might bring more good vibes your...

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...

Microsoft has learned a great deal and changed its personality and focus since Windows 95 debuted, and Windows 11 showcases those changes. Let's talk about Windows 11 this week. Then we'll close with the product of the week, the Surface Laptop Studio, which is arguably the most Apple-focused product...

Zorin OS is one of the more endearing Linux operating systems available for both Linux veterans and computer users transitioning from Windows. But despite some stellar improvements, Zorin OS 16 falls short of offering wider user appeal to those looking beyond Windows-like computing. However, this la...

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Imagining the Future Smart City

At the Qualcomm Smart Cities Accelerate 2021 event last week they talked about the advantages that those living in a smart city would enjoy. Smart cities are coming, though I agree with Qualcomm that most will likely be done poorly and need to be redone due to the lack of city and state expertise in...

Microsoft last week launched its new Surface line, and elements of it better target Apple's weaknesses than any prior effort. Let's talk about the new Surface PC product that best showcases how Microsoft can compete with Apple. We'll close with the product of the week, the Surface Duo 2, which has ...

Trust in sources that we depend on for business and personal decisions is critical. A platform that aggregates opinion and news should be held to the highest standard of trust and honesty. Last week we heard that Facebook's moderating system XCheck gives special privileges to some celebrities and po...

The latest release of POP!_OS Linux clearly shows that the in-house tweaking of the GNOME desktop to the COSMIC GNOME-based desktop is even more inviting. Developer System76 has made some bold moves to push this distro to the forefront and spark its popularity among newcomers to Linux -- as well as ...

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