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  • Gartner Estimates Home 3D Printer Shipments Will Grow 49% This Year

    Gartner Estimates Home 3D Printer Shipments Will Grow 49% This Year

    While I’m wary of analyst reports that offer exact figures, Gartner expects 56,507 sub-$10,000 3D printers to ship in 2013, a 49 percent jump over last year. They also expect 98,065 units sold in 2014 and double that in 2015. Their report, however ridiculous, still points to one important thing: that 3D printing is now on Gartner’s radar and that they expect the market to grow… Read More

  • Sad clown: Some dude in Venezuela estimates that iPad orders dropped sharply this weekend

    After pre-selling 120,000 iPads last week, an Venezuelan analyst named Daniel Tello estimated that Apple iPad pre-sales fell to 1,000 per hour on Sunday. Tello believes that the first boost was all about “pure overexcited fanboism” and the demand will fall over the next week. Read More

  • ABI research believes "Blued Tooth" will soon be important

    ABI research analyst Douglas McEuen believes that a new technology named “Blued Tooth” will become an important part of the technical landscape between now and 2050. The new standard, released by Nokia and named after a Finnish pirate, adds wireless connectivity to many devices includes “cellular telephones,” computing devices, and potentially pocket televisions… Read More

  • Analysts sort of recommend iPhone for enterprise then go play golf


    Gartner analyst Ken Dulaney wrote a report entitled “iPhone 2.0 Is Ready for the Enterprise, but Caveats Apply” and essentially stated: Enterprises should approach expanded use of the iPhone slowly and with close examination That’s right, IT shops: don’t go jumping into the iPhone pool like a bunch of drunk frat boys in Cabo. “Close examination,” like… Read More

  • Analyst predicts computer mouse dead in 3-5 years

    Gartner analyst Steve Prentice has predicted that the computer mouse will become a thing of the past over the next 3-5 years. "The mouse works fine in the desktop environment but for home entertainment or working on a notebook it’s over," he said. In other news, “my ass.” Prentice cites such groundbreaking interface devices like the Guitar Hero controller and… Read More

  • Problems in Apple stock point to upcoming iPhone upgrade?


    Sadly, this is the only one left. Analysts are predicting that a new 3G iPhone will appear sooner than later based on supply problems at 20 Apple retail stores nationwide. Piper Jaffray’s Gene Munster called a number of Apple stores and found that most had no iPhones in stock. Because the supply lead time for Apple is about seven days, this is highly unusual and either points to… Read More

  • 3G iPhone within six months says subprime-ravaged Citibank

    [photopress:citiphone.jpg,full,center] Given the bank’s top notch performance during that whole subprime thing, would you trust Citibank’s opinion on anything these days? One of its fancy pants analysts has officially predicted that Apple will release a 3G iPhone sometime in the next six months, citing low inventory of the current model and high demand for a 3G phone in Europe. Read More

  • Mac Sales On A Roll For Q1

    According to research firm Gartner, Apple is doing better than anyone could have imagined. Thanks to the rusty launch of Windows Vista, Mac Sales have shot up almost 30% in the first quarter of 2007. Does this mean that Apple is finally swooping in and conquering 50% of the PC market? No, but it means Apple is not the same company it was 10, even 5 years ago. This new boost in Mac sales… Read More