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Jul 20, 2016
Office Supplies

School Supply Charitable Giving

Every year during the back-to-school season, the building where I live holds a school supply drive asking residents to donate supplies for school children and to help families in need. As school s...

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I May Not Be a Tech Luddite After All…

While I cover cutting edge categories such as digital video distribution and home automation, many who know me realize my category expertise only rarely translates into being an early adopter tech...

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A Brave (Mobile) New World for Retail

The smartphone has fundamentally changed our lives, and how we interact with each other. It allows us to stay in contact while out-and-about through more than just voice calls; and it enables us t...

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The Business of Consumer Tech is Increasingly… Business

Many years ago the latest and greatest tech in the IT market always went to businesses first. They needed the power and the advanced features that current hardware offered and could spend the extr...

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Michael Diamond
Jul 12, 2016
Technology

Virtual Reality: You Are Here…

Although it is often best to take a skeptical view of the likely success of nascent technologies, virtual reality and augmented reality (VR/AR) are the exception to the rule. Government, military ...

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A Tale of Two (Virtual) Realities

When I was college in the 90’s, my campus had a virtual reality event. A huge semi-truck full of equipment pulled up to our student union and a crew assembled two structures they called VR booths....

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Jul 8, 2016
Sports

Sneakernomics: What Kevin Durant to the Warriors Really Means for the Sneaker Business

There has been a ton of breathless analysis about the impact of Kevin Durant’s move from the Oklahoma City Thunder to the Golden State Warriors and that move’s impact on the sneaker business. The ...

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Jul 5, 2016
Toys

The 2016 Electronic Entertainment Expo

This year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles, the gaming industry’s largest conference, had a new flavor with the massive presence of VR (Virtual Reality) hardware.   There were many p...

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Driving Mobile From The Desktop

Windows 10 launched with the key promise of creating a user experience that transcends the phone, tablet and PC. While this should, at least in theory, help drive the appeal of Windows-based phones, t...

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