Author Archives: Stewart Wolpin

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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What Is a Portable Computer?

In recent dueling ads about their tablet/laptop hybrids, both Apple and Microsoft ask the rhetorical question: What is a computer? Well, we kinda know that, don’t we? The real question is, what is a “portable computer?” Read the answer here.

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Why Aren’t There 21st Century Flip Phones?

Apparently by the 23d century, we’ll have returned to flipping flip phones. We know this because in Star Trek Beyond, the intrepid crew of the USS Enterprise employs communicators with lids that have to be flipped up to operate—subspace radio gear … Continue reading

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