Author Archives: Stewart Wolpin

About Stewart Wolpin

I have been writing about consumer electronics for four decades, including news, reviews, analysis and history for a wide variety of consumer, niche and trade outlets. For the Consumer Technology Association (CTA), I annually update the industry's history and write the official biographies of the CTA Hall of Fame inductees. Aside from writing about consumer technology for a variety of consumer, tech and trade publications, I write a blog and do market research for Digital Technology Consulting. In the non-tech world, I have written "Bums No More: The Championship Season of the 1955 Brooklyn Dodgers" and "The Rules of Neighborhood Poker According to Hoyle." Check out my work at www.stewartwolpin.com.

Help Your Employees Stay Engaged, And Stay!

Employers are wringing their hands and gnashing their teeth trying to grok the Great Resignation. “If you are thinking, ‘Oh good, the pandemic is over and now things can return to normal,’ you had better think again,” advises Ted Green, president … Continue reading

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The Best Rechargeable AA and AAA Batteries

Despite what that cute Energizer bunny thinks, batteries won’t keep going and going indefinitely. Before you know it, you’re reaching for a tiny screwdriver to pry open the battery cover on toys, the remote control, or dozens of other power-hungry gadgets … Continue reading

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9 Best Digital Picture Frames to Display and Share Photos

Vacation snaps, family pictures, close-ups of your pet—they’re probably all trapped on your phone’s camera roll. After all, when was the last time you made a print let alone framed it? Digital picture frames allow you to copy images from … Continue reading

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SmartTechCheck Podcast The Slap, Intel Arc, Meta false flag on TikTok. Quantum batteries

We chat about “The Slap” at the Oscars, Intel’s Arc discrete graphics announcement, Meta’s false flag attack on TikTok and Quantum battery tech potentially reducing EV charging times. Watch this discussion here on YouTube.

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Preparing for a New Era of Consumer Data

Your company is swimming — nay, drowning — in consumer data. Thanks to new and emerging digital and data-collecting technologies, each of your divisions, brands, and product units is being inundated with consumer data sources from advertising, promotions, outside agencies, loyalty programs, focus groups … Continue reading

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SmartTechCheck Podcast Misleading Apple M1 Ultra benchmark claims, Ukrainian war tech aspects

We chat about Apple’s misleading performance claims with its M1 Ultra, private space travel, tech aspects of the Ukrainian war and coming lower OLED TV prices. Watch this discussion here on YouTube.

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Unwasted Wants Plastics Out Of The Ocean And On The Patio

Granted, as far as diversifying your retail product mix, outdoor/patio furniture is not as sexy as, say, mattresses. But a convergence of somewhat otherwise disassociated conditions – the “end” of the pandemic, the coming barbeque season, and a heightened recognition of single-use … Continue reading

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SmartTechCheck Podcast SXSW recap, streaming service consolidation and increased EV demand

We chat about SXSW, consolidation with some of the big streaming services and EV demand spurred by the rise in gasoline prices. Watch this discussion here on YouTube.

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SmartTechCheck Podcast Apple Peek Performance, iPhone SE, Mac Studio, Studio Display, M1 Ultra

We unpack the key takeaways from Apple’s “Peek Performance” event from earlier in the week. Watch this discussion here on YouTube.

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Review of the Anker Eufy HomeVac S11 Infinity Stick Vac

When it comes to stick vacs, you get what you pay for. And for $199.99 on Amazon (on sale from $299.99), you get an entry-level stick vac in the Anker Eufy HomeVac S11 Infinity.  Read the rest of this review here at … Continue reading

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