Author Archives: Stewart Wolpin

Solving The Mobile Payments/POS Dilemma

Apple Pay. Samsung Pay. Google Pay. Walmart Pay. Alipay. WhatsApp Pay. Retailers still recovering from the trauma of updating to mandated EMV chip-reading POS terminals are now being pestered to accept an increasing number of mobile and contactless payment systems … Continue reading

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Sleep Number Uses Sleep Data to Automatically Adjust Your Bed

Sleep Number has combined its 360 adjustable smart bed with its SleepIQ sleep tracking app to create a new kind of automated sleeping experience. Read the rest of this news report at Techlicious.com.

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‘Game of Thrones’ Exposes HDR, Video Compression Issues

“The night is dark and full of terrors” was never truer than in the Game of Thrones installment Season 8, Episode 3, “The Long Night” (aka “The Battle of Winterfell”). While viewers rapturously recapped and reviewed the episode’s heroes and villains, … Continue reading

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Review: Yale Assure Lock SL and August Connect Collusion

The Yale Assure Lock SL Connected by August is, essentially, everything you want from a smart lock. You can unlock the door with a PIN code on its touchscreen, through a single tap or with a simple voice command with … Continue reading

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Shattering Myths Blocking Inner City Youth from High-Tech Careers

“We need to break the monopoly on college and university degrees being the only pathway to high tech jobs,” Todd Thibodeaux, president and CEO of CompTIA asserted. “How can we create a system that’s going to allow people to quickly acquire … Continue reading

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Apple AirPods 2 Review: Is it worth upgrading or not?

Do you own Apple’s wildly popular AirPods true wireless Bluetooth buds? If you do, you are now on the horns of an upgrade dilemma: do you step-up to the company’s second generation AirPods 2 ($199)? At first glance, Apple’s AirPods augmentations … Continue reading

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True Wireless Earbuds: AirPods and Alternatives

You may be excused if you thought that Apple’s AirPods are the first and only so-called “true wireless” earphones—completely cordless in-ear “buds” that connect both with each other and to your smartphone via Bluetooth—since their distinctive white sticks seem to … Continue reading

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5 Things Retailers Should Take Away From The Apple Card News

Initial reaction to Apple’s entrance into the credit card space via its Apple Card was met by the expected healthy skepticism. After all, Apple may know tech, but what does the company know about consumer credit?  Many observers also looked askance at Apple Cards … Continue reading

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How the Consumer Technology Industry Was Almost Never Born

What we now call the consumer technology industry was born November 30, 1920, when the first consumer electronics product, the two-piece RA-DA, the first commercially produced radio designed for the mass market, rolled off the Westinghouse assembly line in East … Continue reading

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Should You Use A Consultant When Selling Through Amazon?

Anyone who has dealt with Amazon will tell you the same thing: It’s a beast. Akin to acting as your own lawyer in court, anyone who deals with Amazon by themselves has a fool for a client. Read the rest of this Amazon … Continue reading

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