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The PC Market Just Had Another Big Year Thanks To Pandemic Demand

The PC market experienced its first big growth in a decade during 2020, when the pandemic began to force people to work and learn from home. Market research firms Gartner and IDC are now reporting that the worldwide PC market has grown again throughout 2021, as demand for traditional PCs continued during a global chip shortage. From a report: Nearly 340 million PCs were shipped in 2021, according to Gartner. That's a nearly 10 percent increase over the already unprecedented numbers seen in 2020....
Tags: Tech, Gartner, Idc, IDC Gartner, Jitesh Ubrani, Tom Mainelli

This startup, borne from a failed $500 million Silicon Valley darling, believes it has the cure for what’s ailing voice assistants

•  Aiqudo wants to make every app on your smartphone controllable with voice commands, regardless of what device or voice assistant you prefer. •  The company has ties to Quixey, a much-hyped Silicon Valley startup that was backed by the likes of Alibaba and Softbank, but flamed out earlier this year. •  The idea gets at an underlying problem with today's voice assistants: They're effectively "walled gardens" that could fragment what devices and apps you're likely to use.  All the big tech c...
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