Author Archives: Stewart Wolpin

Wi-Fi & Bluetooth Mesh Could Steal CES Smart-Home Spotlight

My analysis of the growth of the smart home market for the CES issue of TWICE, which you can read here.

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Appliance IQs rising at CES 2017

At CES, appliance makers are making a concerted effort to bridge this proactive-reactive gap by upping their 2017 appliance intelligent quotient. Read about the smartest appliances at the show here.

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Top 10 Gadgets of the Last 50 Years

  As part of the CES 50th anniversary commemoration, in my role as newly-minted historian for the Consumer Technology Association (CTA, the industry and lobbying group who produce CES), I helped collect around three dozen historically significant gadgets for display. … Continue reading

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I, CES, Robot

Be prepared to welcome our new robotic overlords. At least that’s what the many robot exhibits at CES 2017 seem to portend. Read all about our positronic future here.

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A 360-Degree Video Future? Codec is Key

Today, encoding standard 6:9 4K video footage is well served by the newest codecs. But getting to a future of fully immersive 360-degree video recording is where encoding will go next. Read more here in this blog entry at Digital … Continue reading

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Wireless Internet Infrastructure: Is it Ready for the Connected World?

We’re a long way from ubiquitous connectivity. In the quest to get there, the entire wireless connectivity ecosystem—both direct-to-the-net and device-to-device technologies—is in the midst of evolutionary, if not revolutionary, change. Read how here in this blog post at Digital … Continue reading

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The Chinese are Coming, the Chinese are Coming

Could Hisense be heralding a wave of TVs from China that could usurp the South Korean hold on market share the way the South Koreans usurped the Japanese? Read why I think it’s possible here.

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Video Recording Formats: Are We Done Yet?

At a corporate video shoot, I was a taken back by the recording gear sitting atop the videographer’s two tripods: not sophisticated prosumer models from Canon or Sony, not a couple of standard consumer beer can-style camcorders, not even a … Continue reading

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OLEDs Aplenty at IFA

Nearly every TV maker at IFA in Berlin displayed are UHD OLED sets, all using panels sourced from LG. Read who and why here.

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My IFA 2016 Coverage for TWICE

  A few of the reports I wrote for TWICE on IFA 2016 in Berlin are linked here.

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