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.

CTA To Lawmakers: End ‘Failed’ Chinese Tariffs

CTA study finds consumer tech industry has paid nearly $40 billion in Chinese tariffs, essentially “taxes paid by American businesses and consumers,” and calls for Congress to eliminate them. Read this report here at TWICE.com.

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SmartTechCheck Podcast Samsung Galaxy Unpacked, foldable tech, cybersecurity, Amazon, iRobot

SmartTechCheck podcast hosted by Mark Vena with myself and fellow tech journalist John Quain, in which we take on the Amazon acquisition of iRobot, America as the worst cybersecure nation, and the Samsung Galaxy Unpacked 2022 event. Watch this podcast … Continue reading

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Self-Emptying Robot Vacuums That Save You Time and Effort

If your personality is more fastidiously neat Felix Unger than chronically messy Oscar Madison (the two mismatched roommates of the ‘70s hit TV show, The Odd Couple) then you might not mind the chores of vacuuming or mopping. Most folks, however, dread dragging … Continue reading

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SmartTechCheck Podcast FCC robocall crackdown, Starlink, best notebook brands, device ports

Mark Vena hosts this energetic podcast with myself and fellow tech journalists Rob Pegoraro and John Quain as we take on the FCC’s crackdown on car warranty robocalls, Starlink, a potential U.S. government directive on smartphone port standards, and the … Continue reading

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Back-To-School 2022: What Gear Will Students Be Buying?

Will college-bound students be buying new PCs? Will supply chain or inflation concerns dampen inventories or demand? What other back-to-school gear will be hot this season? Read the rest of this report here at TWICE.com.

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Consumer Tech 2022: The State of the Industry

How are manufacturers and retailers holding up under multiple supply chain, product and component shortages, the Great Resignation, distribution backlogs, fuel prices, and inflation/recession pressures? Read the rest of this report here are TWICE.com.

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SmartTechCheck Podcast Ring privacy, DIY PC upgrades, Samsung foldable phones, Boom Supersonic

Mark Vena hosts myself and fellow tech journalist Rob Pegoraro as we discuss Ring’s video privacy, performing DIY upgrades to your PC, growing foldable smartphone shipments and the Boom supersonic plane design.

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SmartTechCheck Podcast Twitter, Elon Musk, Jony Ive and Apple, network TV, car subscriptions

Host Mark Vena, Rob Pegoraro, John Quain, and I discuss Elon Musk’s decision to walk away from his Twitter offer, Apple and Jony Ivie go their separate ways, the death of traditional network TV and whether future cars will require … Continue reading

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SmartTechCheck Podcast: Smart Home Hacking, Netflix customer satisfaction, TikTok, Grubhub

Host Mark Vena, Rob Pegoraro, John Quain, and I discuss disturbing hacking reports in smart homes, Netflix customer satisfaction woes, Amazon’s investment in Grubhub, and China’s access of TikTok data. Watch this podcast here at YouTube.com.

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