Author Archives: Stewart Wolpin

Top Products At IFA 2018

A roundup of top products from IFA for TWICE.com, which you can read here.

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8K TVs Coming From Samsung, LG & TCL

With 4K pricing suddenly sinking perilously close to commoditization, Samsung, LG and TCL all announced next-generation 8K TVs at IFA 2018 in Berlin this week. Sharp has already started selling its previously announced 8K model in Asia and Europe. Read … Continue reading

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Global CE Sales To Rise Less Than 1% In 2018: GfK

Global CE sales revenues are expected to rise to $996.25 billion in 2018, compared with $991.69 billion last year, according to GfK figures presented by Hans-Joachim Kamp, chairman of the supervisory board of the Consumer & Home Electronics GmbH of … Continue reading

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Polk Command Bar review: An Alexa boost upgrades what you’re watching and hearing

Why buy two boxes when one will do? That’s the perfectly clever and logical solution the Polk Command Bar ($299.99) presents – it’s a soundbar plus wireless subwoofer with an Amazon Echo Dot built right inside. Read the rest of … Continue reading

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The Precarious Cyber Security Regulatory Balancing Act

What to do about hacking and the misuse of major social media platforms by foreign actors in U.S. elections? Much of the sturm und drang over potential cyber security solutions boils down to one compound question: should the government step … Continue reading

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The Next Wireless Revolution Is Coming (No, Not 5G)

Replacing wired connections with wireless ones is not a new idea. It dates back to the discovery of radio waves by Heinrich Hertz in 1888, and was first made practical by Guglielmo Marconi when he enabled telegraph signals to be … Continue reading

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TiVo Bolt: How to make your dumb TV smart

Modern TV viewing at home requires three components: access to broadcast programming such as that found on NBC, PBS and the like, plus cable content such as ESPN and HBO, streaming content such as Netflix — and then a DVR … Continue reading

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The Best Sites for Buying Affordable Glasses

Open your closet door and take a quick inventory. How many dozens of shirts/blouses, slacks, skirts, dresses, business suits, sports jackets, sweaters, etc., do you own? Look down. How many pairs of heels, flats, loafers, sneakers, sandals, hiking boots, snow … Continue reading

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The Best Smart Locks

Of all the functions and devices technology promises to improve or replace, there are few more critical to you and yours than the lock on the front door to your home. Like most technology, however, so-called “smart” locks represent two … Continue reading

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Is Home VR Doomed?

Few mass market tech failures have been as remarkable as at-home 3DTV. While 3D still has a life in theaters, no TV maker bothers to hawk (or, in many cases, include) the feature anymore. Why? Dependence on glasses for home … Continue reading

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