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8K TV is Around the Corner—No Kidding

At the IFA Global Press Conference (GPC) in Hong Kong, held in conjunction with the inaugural IFA-organized CE China confab, we were told that 1.4m 8K Super Hi-Vision (SHV) TVs would ship in 2019, with another 2.1m in 2020. Wait. … Continue reading

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Why Smart TVs Are Like a 10-Year-Old

Smart TVs – or, rather, their makers – have yet to put all the pieces together to make them any smarter than a precocious 10-year-old. Even though the TV is often the heart of the home, even smart sets lack … Continue reading

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Top 5 Gadgets to Make Your Life Easier in 2016

For Quick & Dirty I composed a quick and dirty list of life-easing gadget, which you can read here.

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The 10 Game-Changing Innovations I Saw at CES 2016

Well, this post-CES post I wrote for eBay is pretty much self-exclamatory. And that’s a photo I took of the line snaking around the Oculus booth in the South Hall.

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CES 2016: Hisense & Sharp Announce 47 New TV Models

During CES once again, I did on-the-spot reporting for the Show Daily, run by TWICE. Many of the stories I wrote appeared ONLY in the printed edition of the Show Daily, unfortunately. But this story on Hisense’s new 2016 TVs … Continue reading

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The Best TV Under $1,000

Yes, new 4K UHD TVs with HDR (High Dynamic Range) and WCG (Wide Color Gamut) are here. But in this piece for Techlicious, I explored the best bargains in both 2K and 4K (albeit last year’s models), including the Vizio … Continue reading

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Is the HEVC Digital Camera/Editing Software Logjam About to Burst?

All 4K UHDs can decode HEVC files; after all, all the 4K streaming video content from Netflix and Amazon and Vudu and anyone else who is or will be streaming 4K video is encoded in HEVC. Unfortunately, the HEVC ecosystem … Continue reading

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Shhh! Panasonic is About to Debut UHD Blu-ray – But Don’t Tell Anyone

Did you know that Panasonic was on the verge of releasing the world’s first UHD Blu-ray deck? No? Neither did I, or anyone else who doesn’t speak Japanese or work for Panasonic. Read more here.

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Why the UHD Transition is NOT the HDTV Transition

If you’re feeling some weird sense of déjà vu with the chicken-egg conundrum surrounding the production of 4K content/broadcasting and UHD TV sales, it’s because you have vague recollections of the introduction of HDTV back in the late 1990s. While … Continue reading

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High Dynamic Range Poised To Ignite Ultra HD Sales

While I was at IFA in Berlin, I was invited to a dinner with a handful of other U.S. reporters and execs from LG, Samsung and Panasonic to discuss the future of 4K UHD, HDR technology and UHD Blu-ray, and … Continue reading

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