Microsoft and the birth of the responsible AI

Microsoft and the birth of the responsible AI

Google’s (now-disbanded) Artificial Intelligence Ethics board and Microsoft’s Responsible AI initiative are critical not only to the utility and safety of AIs but also the potential survival of the race. Getting this right is likely...

How AR, the cloud and AI could change the courtroom experience for the better

How AR, the cloud and AI could change the courtroom experience for the better

After a less-than-ideal tech experience in the CA courts, I look at how AR, AI and the cloud could vastly improve legal trials by removing complexity, increasing reliability and significantly increasing the ability of attorneys (to...

The coming virtual desktop/gaming war: Why your 2025 PC will be in the cloud

The coming virtual desktop/gaming war: Why your 2025 PC will be in the cloud

Looking at both the Windows Virtual Desktop preview and the Google Stadia gaming cloud service, it’s clear these two companies are going to run hard at each other with their unique advantages…but both could be disrupted by Amazon’s...

Hands-on with HoloLens 2: It’s even better than I thought!

Hands-on with HoloLens 2: It’s even better than I thought!

Microsoft has pivoted the device away from what looked like a consumer design focus in the first vision (with an emphasis on design) to a focus on its current practical use (emphasis on function). In the AR space, in terms of devices...

Apple vs. Huawei: Who can dominate 5G?

Apple vs. Huawei: Who can dominate 5G?

Apple is attempting to get US backing as our country’s champion against Chinese 5G/6G dominance – and that country’s effort to take tech market leadership away from the US. But Apple is the wrong company to do this, both from a...

HoloLens 2 and the beginning of a computing revolution

HoloLens 2 and the beginning of a computing revolution

The HoloLens 2 announcement at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona is part and parcel of the coming visual computing revolution. The first-generation product was impressive (for a first-generation product), but it had critical flaws....

IBM and the future of digital assistants: Building superhumans

IBM and the future of digital assistants: Building superhumans

The IBM Think Conference showcases some fascinating human enhancements that will shortly begin our evolution from human to hybrid-human to and beyond. It’s a fast-approaching future where we are individually more capable, and far less...

Anticipating supercapacitors for laptops, tablets and smartphones

Anticipating supercapacitors for laptops, tablets and smartphones

Supercapacitors are also improving at an impressive rate and are increasingly being used in ever-wider markets – including (soon) our personal devices.

Has Apple become IBM in the ‘80s?

Has Apple become IBM in the ‘80s?

Apple’s financial results bear a disturbing similarity to IBM’s near-collapse in the 1980s – which doesn’t bode well for Apple. The shift from growing the customer base to mining existing customers by increasing prices (while lowering...

How Microsoft failed with Windows 10 Mobile

How Microsoft failed with Windows 10 Mobile

This week Microsoft announced the end of Windows 10 Mobile, which prompted me to look back at its short life and reflect on both why it failed and how it could have easily succeeded.

Smart hearing aids and smart glasses advance the human-machine interface

Smart hearing aids and smart glasses advance the human-machine interface

Two interesting products at CES 2109 showcase the coming future of the machine-human interface: the Livio AI smart hearing aid and the North Focals smart glasses. Here’s how these two products could work together and what the future...

CES 2019: The end of the technology segment as we know it

CES 2019: The end of the technology segment as we know it

At CES this year I spoke to Frank Shaw at Microsoft about big trends. I found his idea that the tech market, as we knew it, was dead…and had been reborn as it always should have been. This is resulting in solutions that truly showcase...

2019 CES: Anticipating a revolution that transcends personal devices

2019 CES: Anticipating a revolution that transcends personal devices

2019 isn’t the beginning or the end of this change, it’s the year it becomes clear that the future will be nothing like the past.

Ford vs. Tesla: Thinking about the problem of innovation

Ford vs. Tesla: Thinking about the problem of innovation

With innovation you have to execute.

ARM, OpenPower, X86 were just joined by TX2:  Anticipating a revolutionary virtual desktop future

ARM, OpenPower, X86 were just joined by TX2: Anticipating a revolutionary virtual desktop future

Microsoft Virtual Desktop is a game changer when tied to 5G.

Hell froze over:  Microsoft moves Edge to Chromium

Hell froze over: Microsoft moves Edge to Chromium

This move is not only good for users, it showcases both a new Microsoft and a new, more successful tech industry approach to success for everyone.

Microsoft Surface Headphones help mitigate the distractions of horrible open plan offices

Microsoft Surface Headphones help mitigate the distractions of horrible open plan offices

According to Dan Lyons’ new book “Lab Rats,” one of the worst workplace trends in recent years is the ‘open plan’ office. Excessive ambient noise and distractions reduce productivity, increase stress and drive employee churn. The...

Amazon Echo sets the bar for the perfect PC, smartphone or tablet upgrade experience

Amazon Echo sets the bar for the perfect PC, smartphone or tablet upgrade experience

The PC market largely lives on churn because it has reached near saturation. But if people resist buying a new PC, churn is damaged...and that's partially what resulted in slowing PC sales and the seeming decline of the PC. I found...

Smartwatch wars:  Apple Watch vs. Fossil Sport Smartwatch

Smartwatch wars: Apple Watch vs. Fossil Sport Smartwatch

The first real challenger in the smartwatch segment (of what will be many) just hit the market and, on spec, it’s a far better watch than the Apple Watch is.

HP design innovation on PCs and printers will spread to homes and offices

HP design innovation on PCs and printers will spread to homes and offices

We are only at the beginning of an era of design changes that will make the tech products we have in our homes and offices look and feel vastly different.

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