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In Search of an Un-connected World

“One believes things because one has been conditioned to believe them,” Aldous Huxley, A Brave New World. Living in an always-moving ever-connected city, it’s easy to expect that connectivity is ...

Hey DJ, keep playing that song …

I’m not sure it’s possible to work in the technology sector without sitting through an industry presentation where the speaker engages the audience by discussing how many steps their fitness track...

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...

Tale of a Cord Hugger

There is a perception that viewers are cutting the cord in droves, similar to the chopping down of Truffula trees to produce Thneeds. I, a tree hugger, am becoming a cord hugger, though a far cry ...

Get Drunk & Save the Planet - The Promise of a Connected World

Covering CES 2016, the mission was to discover new trends in home automation that will comprise the fabric of tomorrow’s connected world. What makes these new devices unique?  How will they improve ou...

2016: The Year of Acceptance

Nine years after the launch of Netflix streaming and the advent of apps from early market entrants such as HBO GO, the TV industry appears to have successfully navigated through the five stages of gri...

Let's Play Ball

It’s September and the pennant race is heating up here in NY. At the time of writing, the Yankees are just one-and-a-half games out of first place, and the Mets hold a commanding lead in the NL East. ...

I Love TV

This blog is for all the cable haters out there of which I am not one.  I love TV.  I fondly recall our suburban Long Island home getting cable installed circa 1980. In particular, the remote that was...

A Slightly More Connected America

I tend to vacation off-the-grid, leave technology behind and turn the phone off. It’s a welcome chance to focus on the here and now, as opposed to the calls, texts, emails, and social sphere that link...