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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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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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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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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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The History of DVD

There is a great deal of anticipation – in the industry, at least – of the next-gen video disc, Ultra HD Blu-ray. UHD Blu-ray is, of course, the proposed successor of Blu-ray, which itself was the HD successor to DVD. DVD … Continue reading

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Is 3D at Home Dying?

No, seriously – assuming you have a 3D TV, when was the last time you actually watched anything in 3D at home? This “Is 3D at Home Dying” blog post for Digital Technology Consulting brings an added dimension to the … Continue reading

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Picture This: Great Cameras & Camcorders

A general survey piece on the latest and best digital cameras and camcorders, including action cams, for Consumers Digest magazine.

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Sharp Aquos UHD TVs Get Android TV OS

My Techlicious report on the new Sharp Aquos smart UHDs running Android.  

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Europe Ditches Disc Distribution: What Happens to 4K Blu-ray?

UHD Blu-ray (aka 4K Blu-ray) decks will go on sale later this year, mostly next year. But in Europe, it’s hard to find retailers that sell physical media anymore. Could this lack of European distribution spell doom for the new … Continue reading

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Should LG License OLED?

LG owns the keys to the OLED TV manufacturing kingdom, but can it remain the only OLED TV brand? I think not, and here’s why. Oh, it looks as if LG took my advice – Panasonic’s new 4K OLED announced at … Continue reading

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