Author Archives: Stewart Wolpin

5 Reasons Not To Buy A 4K TV Just Yet

More reasons to delay your purchase of a 4K TV, which you can read at Huffington Post here.

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Is Net Neutrality In Trouble?

A new administration in Washington means a new FCC commissioner, which means different communications policies, which could mean threats to an open Internet and “net neutrality.” Read why here.

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Many Monstrous Notes at CES 2017

After experiencing CES, one gets the feeling that consumers are being inundated with too much new technology, far too much to comprehend or adopt. Read why here.

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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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