Author Archives: Stewart Wolpin

My CES 2019 Coverage

Here’s some of my coverage of CES 2019 for the TWICE Show Daily, distributed daily on the show floor. CES 2019 Was The 8K TV Show – For 8K TV Vendors CES 2019: TV Makers Form 8K Association CES 2019: … Continue reading

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What You Can Expect from 8K TVs in 2019

If buying a TV isn’t confusing enough these days, the leading TV makers seem to be playing “can you top this?” at this year’s CES. They’ve unveiled a host of new 8K TVs that best last year’s 4K sets, despite … Continue reading

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Workout Wonders

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A/V In ’18: 5 Foundational Changes & 11 Newsmakers

Traditionally, A/V product categories don’t tend to be very newsworthy outside of the latest updated versions of existing products and technologies. But 2018 unusually saw five major foundational changes in audio and video. See the rest of this 2019 recap … Continue reading

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50 Years Ago, Doug Engelbart’s Mother of All Demos Changed Personal Computing Tech Forever

² Imagine someone demonstrating a jet plane 15 years before Kitty Hawk. Imagine someone demonstrating a smartphone 15 years before the first cellular networks were even launched. Imagine someone demonstrating a controlled nuclear chain reaction 15 years before Einstein formulated … Continue reading

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7 Companies That Owned The Smart Home Conversation In 2018

Two trends dominated the smart home category in 2018. On the product side, there is the growing battle for voice assistant ecosystem supremacy between Amazon and Google. Not only has there been hockey-stick growth in the number, as well as unit sales, … Continue reading

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Bad Wi-Fi? How To Choose Between an Extender and Mesh

Most of us are, at one time or another, likely unhappy with our home Wi-Fi. Netflix buffers too often. Skype or FaceTime connections are blurry, and an online game stalls as a roommate streams video. Wi-Fi reception is great in … Continue reading

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The Best Bluetooth Speakers

Bluetooth speakers come in all manner of sizes, shapes, colors and sound quality. So how do you choose which Bluetooth speaker makes sense for you? Much depends on where you’ll be listening and how much you want to pay. My … Continue reading

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The Best True-Wireless Earbuds

Wander around any urban center and you’ll spot a surfeit of the white stick Apple AirPods sticking out of people’s ears. They are the market leader in a new category of Bluetooth headphones dubbed “true wireless” because there is no … Continue reading

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Review: Riva Concert Takes On Sonos One

In the world of $200 Alexa-enabled smart speakers, everyone is competing with the acknowledged audio quality and multi-room king of this category, the Sonos One. The latest – and perhaps most worthy – contender is the new Riva Audio Concert ($199, due … Continue reading

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