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.

SmartTechCheck Podcast Ukrainian crisis, role of technology

We discuss the role of technology in the Ukrainian crisis and how it might play how it might ultimately influence the outcome. Watch this episode here on YouTube.

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Review of the Tineco Pure One S12 Stick Vac

Tineco’s Pure One S12 stick vac is loaded with features that make it a pleasure to use. When compared to the more than half a dozen stick vacs I’ve been using over the last year — Anker Eufy HomeVac S11 Infinity ($299), Dyson … Continue reading

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Review of the Roborock H7 Stick Vac

At its current sale price of $359 on Walmart, the Roborock H7 is a reasonable alternative to our top cordless stick vacuum pick, the entry-level Miele Triflex HX1, and a highly recommended alternative to the far pricier Dyson V15 Detect and LG CordZero Ultimate. Read the … Continue reading

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The 8 Best QLED TVs to Buy Now

It’s easy to buy a fantastic big screen TV that presents a great picture. Up until recently, though, your choice presented a conflict. Some TVs display a deep and precise color picture but aren’t particularly bright. Other TVs deliver an … Continue reading

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SmartTechCheck Podcast: Neil Young vs. Spotify, 5G vs. FAA

Another entertaining podcast with me, and John Quain, and host Mark Vena, in which we discuss the recent removal of Neil Young’s music from Spotify, the Keystone Kops rollout of 5G and Apple’s iCloud sync tribulations. Watch this podcast here … Continue reading

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Review of the Miele Triflex HX1 Pro Stick Vac

Vacuuming is a stop-and-go activity. You start, then you stop to pick up something off the floor. You need to move a chair. Someone calls. Your vacuuming is constantly being interrupted. But when you turn off its power to deal … Continue reading

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The Best Cheap TVs to Buy Now

Sofas, mattresses, perfume, wine—skimp on these and you’re likely to have regrets. TVs, though, can be bought for a low price and happily meet your “good enough” expectations without any buyer’s remorse. In TV land, cheap usually means a set that … Continue reading

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The 8 Best Sports TVs for Game Day

Super Bowl Sunday is traditionally one of the biggest TV-watching days of the year averaging 150 million viewers. In anticipation of the game, now’s the perfect time to replace that old TV. Read the rest of this roundup here at Popular … Continue reading

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Review of the LG CordZero A9 Ultimate Stick Vac

The LG CordZero A9 Ultimate is one of more than half a dozen stick vacuum cleaners that I’ve been testing over the last year or so. Aside from suction power (all that I’ve tested have been good enough for everyday … Continue reading

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The Best Hisense TVs to Buy Now

From first-run Hollywood films to binge-worthy series, there’s lots of great stuff to watch at home. Each time you dive into an exciting movie or show, you tell yourself it’s time for a bigger, more immersive home theater TV—as long … Continue reading

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