Are news and reviews subject to different ethical standards? That appears to be the message from CBS in response to Dish’s controversial Hopper DVR. Official CBS policy now bans CNET from reviewing products implicated in lawsuits, but claims CNET still has complete editorial independence over “actual news.” On Monday, CBS issued a statement to the Continue Reading →
Pebble Watch
If you can raise $6 million on Kickstarter, chances are good that your idea may go somewhere. Which is exactly what happened to the maker of a Bluetooth watch that showed up at the Consumer Electronics Show last week. I wrote about the Pebble watch halfway through last year—right after the startup earned an outrageous Continue Reading →
Hot on the heels of CES, where 4K TVs stole the show, comes news that the world’s first 4K TV channel is now live in Europe. Eutelsat, a French-based satellite provider, has just begun broadcasting in 4K on a demo channel. 4K, also called “Ultra HD,” has four times the resolution of current high-def broadcasts. Continue Reading →
The 2013 International CES is in the books. There were over 3,000 exhibitors, over 20,000 new product announcements and I, along with 150,000 of my closest friends, got a chance to play with some truly awesome consumer electronics – so, when will this new crop of gear hit the market? Seeing a 110” Ultra HD Continue Reading →
My first press pass!
I just got back from CES 2013. It was the first trade show I’ve ever been to. Like a woman on an elevator said to me, “There’s nothing like cutting your teeth on the world’s biggest show, huh?” Indeed. CES 2013 was everything I could have imagined and more. On Monday, before the show officially Continue Reading →
2013 International CES
The big story of the 2013 International CES (the Consumer Electronics Show) was what was missing. A quick walk through’s 1,000 retail show rooms (you may know them as Best Buy) tells the story. The electronics giant’s days – at least in its current form – are quickly coming to an end. Best Buy Continue Reading →
The 2013 International CES is almost over.  I’ve really enjoyed spending the week with 150,000 of my closest friends exploring over 3,000 exhibits.  What really stood out? For me, the reason to own a 110″ UltraHD television set was hard to imagine, until I saw one up close and personal.  I’ve seen a few TV Continue Reading →
2013 International CES
International CES 2013 is coming to an end (thank goodness), and it has been a blur of 4K TVs, phablets, mobile processors and more. As I write this, I’m struggling to think of one standout product from the show, but there are few that got my attention. Here are my faves, not because they’re bound to Continue Reading →
LG Curved-Screen TVs
Has television killed the mobile star? At this year’s Consumer Electronics Show, at least, the focus seems to have shifted from the latest smartphones to advances in televisions; while in years past the show-stealers have included the ill-fated Palm Pre and Nokia Lumia 900, this year the biggest crowds — and all of the excited chatter Continue Reading →