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Stewart Wolpin

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").

 
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...
 
Ever wonder why your eyes get tired after staring at a PC screen for hours? Gunnar says it's because of the LCD screen's cold color temperature. According to these folks, the bluish tints your PC screen displays strains the...
 
In a case where the headline is far more exciting than the story, this is about Monster Cable helping you conserve energy, not about Frankenstein battling Dracula. Pictured is one of Monster's new Green Power Center models. You plug...
 
Lenovo's newest ThinkPad, the W700DS, has an extra 10-inch screen that pulls out of its side to supplement the main 17-inch display. The extra screen is designed for photo editors and designers to use to display a photo editing...

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