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CES2014: We expect a lot of smart watches

Here it is CES time and we’re getting bombarded with announcements about wearable technology. It seems that the industry as a whole has decided that wearables like watches and glasses are “the next big thing” that…



Quartz.com gives five ways to save TV

The current TV model is a ticking time bomb. Aside from the fact that content providers seem intent on trampling the golden goose with triple-digit price increases, Millennials increasingly view linear broadcast TV as something for…



5 “nopes” for the 2014 CES

Yesterday, I listed my 5 hopes for the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show. Today I’d like to talk about my 5 “nopes” — the things that I dread seeing, and wish that the manufacturers would just stop talking…


Someone INVENTED it: modern nails

In this case we don’t know who it was… but good-old nails were invented by someone in the 1860s. It wasn’t really the nail itself that was invented but the machine to make them. You see,…



Have the people at Sprint gone utterly MAD?

It’s official, I have no idea what is going on in their heads. I’ll admit to having been critical of Sprint over the years. As a long-distance company, they were all right, but it’s been…


Someone INVENTED it: Ballpoint Pen

There are few things more ubiquitous than the ballpoint pen. They have almost no cash value, selling in packs of ten for under $2 but stolen by the millions from workplaces or given away as promotional…


5 hopes for the 2014 CES

The 2014 Consumer Electronics Show is about a week away and it’s time to publish my list of five “hopes” for this year’s show. This will be my sixth CES as an attendee, and the first…