No one likes to admit defeat. But it’s especially painful to throw in the towel even before you get a project off the ground. Too often, though, that’s what happens in the worlds of analytics and data science.

Because what often nixes a proposed project isn’t how valuable the results…


Tip: So much to say that I buried the lead!

Surface Laptop Studio, available today, starting at $1,599.99. (Photo: Mike Feibus)

There’s so much new and interesting about Microsoft’s Surface Laptop Studio that I don’t know even where to start. So let me just kick things off with this: I love this laptop.

This Windows 11 showcase PC is everything you…


The new Fitbit Charge 5 (right) is more compact and more comfortable than the Charge 4 (left). The Charge 5 is now available for pre-order for $179. Available by month’s end. (Photo credit: Mike Feibus)

I have to admit, when I saw that Fitbit was announcing a new Charge tracker at its annual reveal last month instead of a smartwatch, it got my attention. …


As Scorching Pacific Northwest Temps Underscore Effort’s Urgency

Amazon’s sustainability efforts are getting hot — literally!

Today, the internet juggernaut released its Amazon Sustainability 2020 Report, which revealed some concrete progress over the company’s year-earlier state-of-the-effort release. Most notably, the company disclosed that 65 percent of its energy needs were…


The notion that wisdom is hidden in every transaction, every action and every reaction — even every beat of every heart — is what’s been driving the digital transformation for much of the past decade. …


Intel CEO Bob Swan touring the company’s newest factory, Fab 42 in Chandler, Arizona. (Source: Intel Corp.)

If the first step to solving your problems is, as the old saying goes, understanding that you have them, well, Intel has taken the first step.

At the company’s annual Industry Analyst Summit last month, executive after executive, starting with CEO Bob Swan, acknowledged the chipmaker’s troubles. …


They might be among the world’s largest, most successful companies. But technology’s juggernauts, it seems, are always trying to one-up each other. Facebook dominates social media. Google is tops in online advertising. Amazon has the biggest cloud business. And Apple has the largest valuation.

Increasingly, though, there’s another, more unique…


Samsung’s ruggedized Galaxy XCover Pro (Photo Credit: Mike Feibus)

The most complete ruggedized work phone — the Samsung Galaxy XCover Pro — just got better, with two new reasons to consider the device for front-line workers.

This fall, Microsoft and Samsung announced that companies can use the XCover Pro’s push-to-talk button with Microsoft Teams’ Walkie Talkie function. And just…


The new Meural Wi-Fi Photo Frame, Netgear’s latest digital art offering, is a great size for either art or photos — at a more economical price than the company’s larger Canvas II models. (Photo Credit: Mike Feibus)

For some folks on your holiday gift list, you know just what to buy. Maybe you’ve had an idea for some time. Or maybe they came right out and told you what they wanted.

And then there are the friends and relatives for whom, despite your best efforts and intentions…


Ask most people what they think of when they hear the term 5G, and they’ll likely say high-speed cellular networks. And they’re right, of course. 5G networks are indeed faster — and will be dramatically faster in coming years, once carriers dedicate more bandwidth and implement more 5G features.

But…

Mike Feibus

Mike Feibus is president and principal analyst of FeibusTech, an industry analyst firm, and columnist for USA Today and CIO Magazine. @MikeFeibus

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