Unfiltered Opinion : August 2017 Archives

The real truth about technology and IT

Ryzen Pro: AMD Resets Expectations on Commercial Desktops

31 Aug, 2017

This is a very different part from AMD. Historically, the firm provided good enough technology at a value price. Ryzen has many competitive advantages and still an attractive price. ...More >

Can You Make People Trust the Autonomous Car?

24 Aug, 2017

If there isn’t a well-funded effort to change buyer perceptions before the first autonomous car arrives, the total available market will start at about 25 percent of potential. ...More >

Why You Can’t Trust Most Studies

23 Aug, 2017

The clear majority of studies, both focus groups and surveys, aren’t valid. They don’t predict what they attempt to predict and they don’t represent the groups that they say they represent. ...More >

In Microsoft Surface Dust-Up, Consumer Reports Has the Bigger Problem

18 Aug, 2017

Quality is important and it needs to be. But those reporting on quality also need to ensure the quality of their reports, the sampling methodology and timeliness. ...More >

BlackBerry and Vuzix Partner to Make AR More Secure

15 Aug, 2017

Increasingly, AR glasses will become a requirement, not only for increased productivity in certain jobs but also for increased safety. ...More >

Google’s Employee Manifesto Failure: Fixing Discrimination Should Start with Analysis

09 Aug, 2017

If we ever truly wanted to fix something like salary discrimination, we’d come up with a scientific method for measuring employee value. ...More >

IBM Moves to Scale Deep Learning

08 Aug, 2017

IBM has a decent shot at owning the emerging deep learning segment but only because it focused early and created the kind of deep partnership with NVIDIA that was needed to get the job done. ...More >

HBO Hack: How Did They Let It Happen?

04 Aug, 2017

At HBO, many people are probably wondering if they’ll have jobs at the end of the month, because it is doubtful the HBO board or executive staff is in much of a forgiving mood given the coverage. ...More >

AMD’s Petaflop Project 47: Dialing Computing Up to 11

03 Aug, 2017

AMD's Project 47 represents a massive performance boost for those who need centralized workstation capability or shortened render speeds. Eventually it will likely be used for AI development and deployment. ...More >

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