The metaverse is supposed to be a virtual 3D universe where you can do just about anything you could in the physical world -- and things you cannot do, like traveling to other planets. The most common analogy to the metaverse is the virtual Oasis presented in the book and movie "Ready Player One." H...

Intel's US$20 billion plan to build in Ohio the largest semiconductor factory in the U.S. will be crucial to the United States' ability to both enforce technology sanctions against Russia if war breaks out, and to assure success if the war spreads and extends over a long period of time. Let's explor...

The automotive market is moving rapidly to make and sell autonomous vehicles, but studies suggest that two out of three drivers don't want them. Let's talk about what the industry is doing wrong with its positioning of autonomous electric cars. Then we'll close with the product of the week, an impre...

This decade is going to be known for both an unprecedented amount of change and a lot of companies and people suddenly discovering that the road they were on dead-ended. Let's talk about a some of these upcoming disruptions. Then we'll close with the product of the week, a head-mounted display that ...

OPINION

CES 2022 Predictions

CES is the biggest consumer electronics show in the U.S., and it has historically been a wonderful place to see what is coming up for the new year. So, let's talk about what I expect to appear at CES. Then we'll close with my first product of the week for 2022: Dell's Concept Luna, the first truly s...

OPINION

When the Metaverse Comes to Life

The Metaverse and tools like Nvidia's Omniverse will not only have a massive impact on lower-cost and far better movie graphics, but also our ability to translate what is in our imaginations to real-world events and lay a stronger foundation for everything; from more-realistic games to digital immor...

OPINION

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...

OPINION

Tesla Smartphone Could Be a Game Changer

One recent rumor that Elon Musk has been emphasizing is the creation of a Tesla phone with a unique feature set. This makes a lot of sense given where Tesla is going, particularly as a hedge against Apple's rumored electric car. Let's explore the potential for a Tesla phone this week. Then we'll clo...

OK, don't get excited, the death of PCs and smartphones won't happen tomorrow. Nor did Qualcomm overtly declare their demise at the company's annual Snapdragon Tech Summit last week. However, it did announce a level of performance that will eventually make current smartphone and PC designs obsolete.

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...

HOW TO

Computers Use Processes, So Should You

Writing about technology over the years I've produced many guides on how to do cool stuff with your computer. However, without the right foundation, even the most thorough guide can leave room for pesky variables to creep in. This made me realize how important it is to establish what firm footing fo...

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...

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