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20 Awesome Things We Saw at the IFA Tech Show

IFA, Europe’s biggest consumer electronics show, is always a hotbed of new products introductions. This year’s show was especially rich in innovative, unique, and even eye brow-raising new gear. After walkiing the two-dozen-plus buildings that house IFA on the Messe … Continue reading

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Will 8K TV Follow 4K’s Quick Adoption Pattern?

Industry observers and executives alike remain stunned at how, in just five relatively short years, 4K UHD TVs transformed from a pricey curiosity to a race-to-the-bottom commodity. Based on this perhaps flawed phenomena, the industry is optimistic that 8K will follow the … Continue reading

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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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50th Anniversary of CES

The first CES took place June 25-28, 1967, and I wrote numerous (admittedly similar) pieces about it for: TWICE – CES Turns 50 Sound & Vision – CES at 50: From Humble Origins to Global Showcase Dealerscope – CES: The Summer … Continue reading

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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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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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UHD Blu-ray: A Niche of a Niche

  Some of the UHD Blu-ray player suppliers who have dipped their toes into the new format pool are taking different approaches on selling a new packaged media format in a video landscape where fewer consumers will likely show much … 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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Digital Camera Sales Continue to Crash. So Why Are These Execs Smiling?

There seem to be few signs of life in the cratering digital camera business….Yet, at last week’s PhotoPlus Expo in New York, amidst enthusiastic throngs of photog trade and user pros, I found mostly surprisingly buoyant company representatives. Read more … 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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