Category Archives: Apple

‘Ready Player One’: Good Movie, Bad VR Future-casting

Far be it from me to find fault with filmmaker-great Steven Spielberg or with author Ernest Cline. But as effective and entertaining as Ready Player One is, its depiction of what VR will be like 25 years hence is, conceptually, ridiculous. Continue … Continue reading

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Thinking of Buying an Apple HomePod? Don’t.

Consider buying an Apple HomePod more of an investment bet than a practical purchase because, right now, it’s a pretty useless device. Like most gaudy objects, HomePod’s aural and aesthetic beauty blinds you of its practical near-worthlessness in comparison to … Continue reading

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Review of the Apple HomePod

Is it the best-sounding and most beautiful smart speaker extant with a lot of potential or an overpriced smart speaker with limited functionality? The ‘net has been bubbling over with one or the other of these wildly divergent assessments of … Continue reading

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Top 10 Gadgets From CES

A list of the gadgets I found at CES that are more practical than future fanciful, more useless than cool, that’d I’d actually buy; from the Huffington Post, which you can read here.

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My CES 2018 Coverage For TWICE Show Daily

For the (at least) 30th time, I helped TWICE, the leading trade magazine in the consumer electronics business and publisher of the official CES Show Daily, cover CES.  Here’s some of my coverage: What Does ‘Google Assistant Compatible’ Mean? Pai, … Continue reading

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Are There Killer Apps for AR and VR?

Restless grumblings are rocking the virtual reality (VR) world. Previous rose-colored projections are undergoing hasty revisions as disappointing VR hardware sales reports trickle in. We’re shocked that folks don’t like putting stuff on their heads that completely blind them, forcing … Continue reading

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VR’s Rocky Road to the Mainstream

VR suffers multiple format, ergonomic and technical issues that could delay or even permanently impede its path to the radio-TV-web mainstream. Read more about VR’s Rocky Road to the Mainstream in this blog post.

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Top 10 iPhone X Quirks

From the Huffington Post: Top 10 iPhone X Quirks

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iPhone X review roundup: Apple’s most important smartphone yet has arrived

iPhone X review roundup: Apple’s most important smartphone yet has arrived For the iPhone’s 10th birthday Apple has binned Touch ID and the Home button in favor of Face ID and a bigger screen — but has the gamble paid … Continue reading

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Looking to Buy a New Amazon Echo? Wait.

A Huffington Post preview of the coming avalanche of smart voice-assistant speakers on the horizon, which you can read here.

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