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My CES 2023 Coverage

Here is some of my CES coverage for both the official CES Show Daily and for Techlicious.com. CES 2023: Nasdaq Chief Friedman Advocates for Tech-Driven 21st Century Economy CES 2023: Samsung Stresses Sustainability, Smarter Home, Security TCL 2023 TVs Will … Continue reading

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Top 10 Things to Know About the Matter Smart Home Standard

You likely fall into one of three types of smart home gadget shopper: One, you’re frustrated by the uncooperative bunch of smart home gadgets you’ve already bought that falsely promised compatibility with either Amazon’s Alexa, Google Assistant, or Apple HomeKit, … Continue reading

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Lexie B2 OTC Hearing Aids Offer Great Sound Marred by Squealing

The Lexie B2 powered by Bose are a perfect example of the unfortunate aesthetic and feature compromises one needs to make when choosing a new over-the-counter (OTC) hearing aid, compromises that boil down to more convenient battery management vs. “invisibility” … Continue reading

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Review: Sony CRE-10 OTC Hearing Aids Deliver Great Sound with One Flaw

Sony’s first OTC hearing aid, the CRE-C10 ($999.99), should be and could have been the model by which all subsequent no-frills OTC hearing aids should aspire. After an initial hearing test to personalize their amplification, you simply stick ’em in your ear, … Continue reading

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Jabra Enhance Plus OTC Hearing Aids: Less Than Expected and Hoped For

So-called “self-fitting” non-prescription over the counter (OTC) hearing aids are becoming available in two form-factors. First, “invisible” models are designed to be heard through and not seen and worn all day. These more traditional hearing aids might include Bluetooth for phone calls, … Continue reading

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OTC Hearing Aids: What You Need to Know

Nearly 40 million American that could and should use hearing aids don’t because of prohibitive pricing and insurance. This week’s FDA pronouncement that hearing aids would now be available to purchase over the counter (OTC) rather than via prescription from … Continue reading

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Bluetooth Hearing Aids to Receive Broadcasts from Public Venues

This week, the FDA announced that hearing aids can be purchased over the counter (OTC) without a prescription from an audiologist. In addition to assisting with everyday hearing, many new devices will support the next generation of Bluetooth called Low Energy (LE) Audio, … Continue reading

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15 Protective Cases for iPhone 14 that Show off Your Style

Apple annually introduces new iPhones, meticulously designed to merge form, function, and fun in a gleaming glass and metal package chicly sheathed in shiny yet muted pastel hues. And what do we do almost as soon as we take this … Continue reading

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The Easiest Way to Set up Your New iPhone 14

Congratulations! You’ve gotten (or have ordered and are now anxiously awaiting) your new iPhone 14. So how do you get your new iPhone up and running? What should you expect during setup? Here are the steps for a smooth transition. Read … Continue reading

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Should You Upgrade to iPhone 14?

Ah, the annual iPhone conundrum: is now the time to upgrade to the newest model? If you’re eyeing a flagship iPhone 14 Pro model, there are a few compelling reasons to buy, including a significant camera upgrade, the ability to … Continue reading

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