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DeX: Samsung Kicks Off New Product Category at Unpacked

Mike Feibus

The Galaxy S8/S8+ and the new Gear 360 VR camera grabbed most of the headlines from Samsung's hour-long Unpacked reveal at Lincoln Center last week. So you may have missed the very last announcement: the unveiling of DeX, a cradle that gives you the ability to use the new smartphones just like a PC.

DeX pairs the phone with a keyboard, mouse and display. Once the phone is docked, it transforms into a desktop computer, with all the usual apps in windows that you can manipulate with the familiar mouse and keyboard commands we all know and love. And oh by the way, DeX also charges the phone.

Sounds cool. But should you buy it? Find out.  Watch my latest video HERE:

Would Apple Dump Samsung for Intel? It's No Pipedream

Mike Feibus

 

Intel has been pushing into the tablet and smartphone markets for years, and only now is experiencing some success. Apple, meanwhile, has been wildly successful in both markets.

Indeed, no other company has come close to what Apple has accomplished, except for one: Samsung. As it happens, that's the same company that makes makes the custom chips that drive the iPhone and the iPod. It's also the same company that Apple is suing across the globe.

Could Intel have a shot at the most lucrative smartphone and tablet franchise? And if so, in what capacity?

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Google, Apple Beware: Privacy Revolt Threatens Your Dominance

Mike Feibus

 

The people have spoken.

They're angry that their smartphones are watching them. And the more the smartphone becomes an extension of themselves, the angrier they'll be when it betrays their confidences..

Google and Apple, they're talking to you..

This growing wave of resentment spells opportunity for others in the smartphone ecosystem. Here's how to think about the opportunity - and how other industry players can exploit it.

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Tyranny of Numbers II: Why 4G Won’t Fix Wireless Data Crunch

Mike Feibus

The amount of data that smartphone users consume is doubling every year. And the number of smartphone users is skyrocketing as more wireless customers migrate from feature phones.

But that’s OK, because the carriers are upgrading their networks to LTE. Right?

Wrong. By the time LTE is fully deployed, traffic congestion will be worse than it is today. This ground-breaking white paper explains why, details how bad it’s going to get, and reveals what the industry can do to ease the gridlock.

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