Happy 100th Birthday, Consumer Technology Business

Celebrating the 100th birthday of the consumer technology industry with the story behind how and why our business came to be and of those responsible for creating it, in five parts:

Part 1: The Wireless Age

Part 2: A National Priority

Part 3: A Pittsburgh Radio Sensation

Part 4: The Birth of a Business

Part 5: “When The Public Is Ready For Mass Demand”

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How the Consumer Technology Industry Was 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 Pittsburgh. After a two-year period of hectic technological, business and legislative/regulatory developments following the end of World War I, the Westinghouse RA-DA and the entire radio industry emerged, becoming the dominant consumer technology product for three decades. On the centennial of our industry, let’s take a look at the events of 1919-1920 that cleared the way for the future.

Part 1: The Day Radio Died

Part 2: How the Consumer Technology Industry Was Almost Never Born

Part 3: How President Wilson Shaped the Airways

Part 4: Happy 100th Birthday To The Consumer Technology Industry

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Another View: Fry’s – Victim Of Self-Inflicted Wounds

It might seem the combination of COVID-19 and e-commerce competition doomed beloved geek retailer Fry’s, the retailer actually failed as a result of its inability – or disinterest – to evolve and pay its vendors.

Read the rest of this report here at TWICE.com.

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Review of the Nuheara IQbuds2 Max

Nuheara’s IQbuds2 Max true wireless buds with active noise cancellation are arguably the best-sounding true wireless buds for both music and conversation.

Read the rest of this review here at Techlicious.com.

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CES 2021: Some Of The Coolest Gadgets We Saw

Mini- and MicroLED big screen TVs. Autonomous driving car tech. Gaming PCs and accessories. Smart appliances and smart home. Robots. 5G. COVID COVID COVID health/wellness-related products. Work-from-home office tech. These are all products and technologies we expected to see represented at CES 2021. But hidden in the crevices of virtual CES 2021, we found some cool gadgets that you may have missed.

Read these cool CES product blurbs here at TWICE.com.

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The Best TV Under $1,000

Regardless of your budget, your first consideration when buying a TV is image quality. But with so many high-quality sets to choose from, setup, operation, and ease-of-use should factor into your decision as well.

Read the rest of this review here at Techlicious.com.

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Review of the Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro

Samsung’s new second-generation Galaxy Buds, the Buds Pro ($199.99), takes a well-deserved place among the upper tier of great-sounding buds with effective noise canceling. But one feature separates the Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro from all other true-wireless buds: the best ambient sound mode we’ve encountered. Here’s what you can expect from the Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro.

Read the rest of this review here at Techlicious.com.

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My CES 2021 Show Daily Coverage

Here is some of my Show Daily coverage from the virtual CES 2021. Click on each page image to enlarge.

CES 2021 Panel: Future Of Contactless Shopping

CES 2021 Panel: Retail’s New Look – Shopper’s Little Helpers

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QLED vs Mini-LED vs OLED: What’s the Difference?

QLED, MicroLED, Mini-LED, OLED: Myriad TVs featuring one or more of these LED technologies are being unveiled this week at CES 2021. Even though they share an acronym, these LED TV technologies are as different from one another as Andrew Jackson, Janet Jackson, Shoeless Joe Jackson, Shirley Jackson, and Jackson Pollock are other than their names.

Read the rest of this report here at Techlicious.com.

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NextGen TV To Deliver 4K TV For More Broadcasters, TVs, And STBs

Slowly but surely, broadcasters are beginning to adopt 4K TV via the ATSC 3.0 NextGen TV standard, along with an expanded number of TVs at CES.

Read the rest of this report here at TWICE.com.

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11 Top Stocking Stuffers To Make Retailer’s Q4 Jolly

Here are 11 new small, inexpensive gadgets to help your customers economically fill the stockings of everyone on their gift list this holiday season.

See all of these gadgets here at TWICE.com.

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