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SmartTechCheck Podcast: Disney+ Beatles, Microsoft ‘discouraging’ Chrome downloads, Qualcomm

My December 8, 2021, appearance on the SmartTechCheck podcast with host Mark Vena and fellow tech reporter Rob Pegoraro. This week we discuss the Beatles “Get Back” documentary on Disney+, the ongoing Microsoft-Google browser battle, and Qualcomm. Watch the video … Continue reading

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SmartTechCheck Podcast: Windows 11 launch, proprietary chip designs, tech supply chain problems

My October 13, 2021, appearance on the SmartTechCheck podcast with host Mark Vena and fellow tech reporters John Quain and Rob Pegoraro. This week we discussed the release of Windows 11, smartphone vendors moving to their own proprietary chips/SoC designs, … Continue reading

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SmartTechCheck Podcast: Apple/Epic trial, Google I/O, Microsoft cancels Windows 10X

My May 20, 2021, appearance on the SmartTechCheck podcast with host Mark Vena and fellow tech reporters John Quain and Rob Pegoraro. This week we discuss the Apple/Epic trial, Google I/O, Microsoft’s cancellation of Windows 10X and, other topics. Watch … Continue reading

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SmartTechCheck Podcast: Apple’s phantom event, Microsoft Exchange hacks, Zoom tips

My March 23, 2021, appearance on the SmartTechCheck podcast with host Mark Vena and fellow tech reporters John Quain and Rob Pegoraro. This week we discussed Apple’s phantom event, Apple HomePod’s temperature sensor, Microsoft Exchange hacks, Zoom tips, Apple’s app … Continue reading

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Solving The Mobile Payments/POS Dilemma

Apple Pay. Samsung Pay. Google Pay. Walmart Pay. Alipay. WhatsApp Pay. Retailers still recovering from the trauma of updating to mandated EMV chip-reading POS terminals are now being pestered to accept an increasing number of mobile and contactless payment systems … Continue reading

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Is Home VR Doomed?

Few mass market tech failures have been as remarkable as at-home 3DTV. While 3D still has a life in theaters, no TV maker bothers to hawk (or, in many cases, include) the feature anymore. Why? Dependence on glasses for home … Continue reading

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AV1: Curb Your Enthusiasm

Like Chewbacca cosplayers drooling in anticipation over any Star Wars Episode IX detail droplet, attendees at the recent Streaming Video East confab were all atwitter over the potential of the recently minted AV1 video codec proffered by the Alliance for … Continue reading

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What Is a Portable Computer?

In recent dueling ads about their tablet/laptop hybrids, both Apple and Microsoft ask the rhetorical question: What is a computer? Well, we kinda know that, don’t we? The real question is, what is a “portable computer?” Read the answer here.

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