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Stewart Wolpin

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Stewart Wolpin has been writing about consumer electronics for more than 30 years and has attended more than 40 CESs (there used to be a summer show in Chicago). He is a judge for the Consumer Electronics Association Hall of Fame and writes the bios of the electees. He also has written on small stakes poker ("The Rules of Neighborhood Poker") and baseball ("Bums No More: The Championship Season of the 1955 Brooklyn Dodgers").

 
I can't decide if Panasonic's DMP-BD70V, a combination Blu-ray player and VHS VCR, is akin to a bird and a fish deciding to get married, or is actually pretty practical. While you're deciding, consider the deck connects to your...
 
The Mobile DTV standard - officially ATSC-M/H (mobile/handheld) - will be finalized later this year. You'll be able to buy the first portable digital TV products around Thanksgiving/Christmas this year, but LG already has working prototypes of Mobile TV...
 
Mounting a flat-screen TV via metal frames and giant screws is so 2008. You may soon be able to just lean your flat screen HDTV against a wall, like Toshiba's concept 52-inch Regza LCD. Yes, that's me, your humble...
 
Only one company, Hitachi, makes a Blu-ray camcorder. Ironically, Hitachi doesn't make any other Blu-ray products. But Hitachi doesn't think having Blu-ray on a camcorder is enough. So on its DZBD10HA model ($1,099), it supplements the Blu-ray disc recorder...
 
Don't get me wrong — I love Panasonic. They make the best plasma HDTVs for the money, and the company produces unpretentious proficient products. But a portable Blu-ray player? Yes, a lot of people wondered about the utility of...
 
This is the bag I've been hoping someone would make. This is three-in-one modular bag made by Ohmetric, a new brand from Allsop. Slipped inside a compartment in the back of the pack is a laptop sleeve with a...
 
If a cellphone can be controlled by a touchscreen and play videos, why can't your home VoIP phone? Soon it will be. A company called Open Peak is developing a touchscreen VoIP phone powered by Intel's Atom chip. Scheduled...

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