Tag Archives: Sony

S02 E01 – SmartTechCheck Podcast

My appearance on the weekly SmartTechCheck podcast with host Mark Vena and fellow tech reporters John Quain and Rob Pegorara. This week we recap CES 2022 and discuss TV buying tips before the Super Bowl. Watch our discussion here.

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CTA Inducts 2020, 2021 Hall Of Fame Classes

After missing a year because of the pandemic, CTA inducted its 2020 and 2021 Hall of Fame classes at the Metropolitan Pavilion in New York, along with its last two sets of Innovation Award winners. Read the rest of this report – … Continue reading

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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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CTA Names 2020 Hall Of Fame Class, 3 Innovation Entrepreneurs

The engineer who designed the first consumer electronics product that birthed our industry a century ago, the two computer programmers who have been dubbed the “Fathers of the Internet,” the executive who energized Sony and Sirius XM satellite radio, and … Continue reading

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Face-Off: Noise-Canceling True Wireless Earbuds

While isolation is a novel and challenging concept for many folks during these strange times, isolation from external sound is considered nirvana by music aficionados. Also, donning a pair of cans or buds and turning the music up to 11 … Continue reading

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Best True Wireless Earbuds for Everyone on Your Gift List

Now that Apple and it’s AirPods have not only proved the true wireless earbud concept but have made them really cool, everyone wants a pair. True wireless earbuds or wireless headphones are among the top wished-for gifts this year, according … Continue reading

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Will 8K TV Follow 4K’s Quick Adoption Pattern?

Industry observers and executives alike remain stunned at how, in just five relatively short years, 4K UHD TVs transformed from a pricey curiosity to a race-to-the-bottom commodity. Based on this perhaps flawed phenomena, the industry is optimistic that 8K will follow the … Continue reading

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Flashback 1979: Sony’s Iconic Walkman Is Born

Forty years ago today Sony introduced a portable cassette player that would forever change the way the world experienced music on-the-go. That player, of course, is the iconic Walkman. Read the rest of this history story here at Sound & … Continue reading

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Will 8K Dampen 4K TV Sales?

“This industry loves to eat its young” is an observation often attributed to Dave Workman, president and CEO of the ProSource buying group. With TV makers and retailers yearning for higher margin 8K TVs, could slim margin 4K sets be … Continue reading

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The 8K TV Shanda

TV makers, attempting to cure themselves of their self-inflicted 4K narrow-margin woes, are again hawking a shiny new—and expensive—technology that offers few near-term consumer benefits. The question for TV makers and the marketplace is this: Will 8K provide more evidence … Continue reading

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