The One Product You Should Buy Online

A Huff Post piece on how to buy prescription eyeglasses online, and thumbnail reviews of five online eyewear sites, which you can read here.

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Happy 161st Birthday, Nikola Tesla

My greetings to Nikola Tesla, with some additional museum and movie news, on Huffington Post.

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My Original iPhone Reviews, 2007

Me and my still-working original iPhone from 2007

Today is the 10th anniversary of Apple’s iPhone going on sale. Back in June/July 2007, I waited online overnight at the Fifth Avenue Apple store in Manhattan for my original iPhone, then covered it the SEVEN times, including two separate pieces for Laptop magazine. None are currently available online, however; either these reviews are no longer available on the sites for the which they were originally written, or the publications have disappeared into the digital dustbin (sigh). So, here are PDFs of my original copy.

Back in June/July 2007, I waited overnight on line at the Fifth Avenue Apple store in Manhattan for my original iPhone, then wrote about it the SEVEN times, including two separate pieces for Laptop magazine. None of these stories are currently available online, however; either these reviews have aged-out on the sites for the which they were originally written, or the publications have disappeared into the digital dustbin (sigh). So, here are PDFs of my original copy.

None of these original articles are currently available online, however; either they’re too old for the which they were originally written, or the publications have disappeared into the digital dustbin of history(sigh). So, instead of links, here are PDFs of my original stories.

Sometimes it’s fun to revisit views of now iconic events.

Original Laptop Review

Follow-up Laptop “Deconstruction”

Digital Trends

DVICE.com (then SciFi.com)

The Perfect Vision

E-Gear

Consumers Digest

The Best

 

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50th Anniversary of CES

The first CES took place June 25-28, 1967, and I wrote numerous (admittedly similar) pieces about it for:

TWICE – CES Turns 50

Sound & Vision – CES at 50: From Humble Origins to Global Showcase

Dealerscope – CES: The Summer of Love and the First CES

Huffington Post – CES: Previewing the Future for 50 Years

CTA i3 Blog – Happy Birthday, CES!

DTC Digital Riff blog – CES at 50: Lessons Still Not Learned

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The Current War: Edison v. Tesla Comes To Hollywood

Benedict Cumberbatch as Thomas Edison, electrocuting animals in an attempt to establish his direct current (DC) to be the electricity standard vs. Tesla’s AC in a new Oscar-bait movie due just before Christmas. Read all about it in this CTA i3 blog post here.

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Where Old TVs Go to Live

Here’s my story on Huff Post all about my visit to the Early TV Museum in Hilliard, OH.

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The Day Radio Died

The day the U.S. entered World War I a century ago, April 6, 1917, Woodrow Wilson also ended all amateur radio broadcasting in America for more than two years. I told this story on the CTA i3 Blog, which you can read here, and how the ban birthed the modern consumer electronics industry.

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My Smart Home Reporting for Gear Brain

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You can find the bulk of the stories I’ve been writing and will be writing on smart home technologies for Gear Brain, a new IoT site for consumers, here.

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Futurist Sci-Fi Toys Are Here Now

My report on some of the electronic and digital goodies I found wandering around Toy Fair, which you can read on Huffington Post here.

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The Best Wireless Indoor Home Security Camera

My intensive round-up of Wi-Fi security cameras for Wirecutter, which you can find here.

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