Online editor of Dealerscope, CustomRetailer and other CTPG sites. Columnist and gadget reviewer for Tell Magazine.

Ex-search giant Lycos selling patents

Lycos, a top search engine name from the early days of the popular Internet, announced that it is selling off a group of patents related to search and online advertising. According to its announcement, Lycos is making the move ahead of the launch of “a suite of hard good products in the coming weeks.” “For more »

iHome Debuts a Speaker That’s Shaped Like a Flask

iHome has released a new line of speakers, several of which are shaped like drinking flasks. Seriously. It’s the SoundFlask line. The flagship product is the iBT32 Rechargeable Flask Shaped Stereo Bluetooth Speaker with Speakerphone & USB Charging. The IBT32, retailing for $99.99, is a Bluetooth-enabled wireless 4 speaker stereo system with built-in fully functional more »

iLuv Debuts Phone-Controlled SmartShaker Alarm

iLuv Creative Technology has debuted its newest SmartShaker alarm clock product- and the first that can be controlled from a smartphone. The product pairs with smartphones, and works through an iOS app. “The addition of Smart Phones in our daily lives has dramatically changed the way we interact with the world,” William Otte, Senior Vice more »

Fable kids tablet is now available

Fable, a tablet for children that was unveiled at International CES in January is now on the market, the product’s company, Isabella Products, Inc., said Friday. Geared towards children three to ten, the product is now available at and will hit retail stores next month. It had previously pre launched in a few schools more »

50 Cent meets the Avengers as SMS announces – but doesn’t show- Marvel headphones

SMS Audio announced Friday that it has reached an agreement with Marvel to produce on-ear wired headphones based on Marvel characters. The four-model line will be augmented by “key global marketing initiatives and event support.” SMS is the headphone brand owned and endorsed by rapper Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson. The announcement came ahead of the more »


Yes, President Obama still uses a BlackBerry

Barack Obama has been president for so long that when he first ran for the office, there were not one, but two BlackBerry controversies.

Fable childrens’ tablet headed to market in spring

During International CES, Isabella Products demonstrated a new tablet, geared towards children aged three to ten, which is set to arrive on the market in March. We sat down with Matthew I. Growney, the president and CEO of the Concord, Mass.-based Isabella to discuss the product and the planned rollout. A veteran of the pre-Google, more »

For Super Bowl giveaway, mophie and Jay Glazer bet on overtime

No Super Bowl has ever gone into overtime in the 48 years Super Bowls have been played, but the Mophie mobile battery accessories brand is betting on that exact result for a Super Bowl giveaway.


With soccer ban, selfie sticks are the new vuvuzelas

Selfie sticks, those long metal sticks holding up cameras that have been ubiquitous here at International CES, have quickly moved on to the backlash stage- one which now includes a ban from two major soccer clubs in England. Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal are bitter rivals in North London and in the English Premier League, but more »

Suddenly, selfie sticks

I write for a technology website. I’m on top of the tech news pretty much every day of my life. And I hadn’t heard of “selfie sticks” until a week or so ago. It’s a product simple yet so, so silly: A long metal stick that holds your smartphone or camera, so you can hold more »

Beats vs. Bose: The NFL’s headphone wars escalate

The headphone wars appear to have entered their next phase. This time, it’s been Beats and Bose, and the battleground is the NFL. And while Bose and Beats, according to an AP report Friday afternoon, have settled their outstanding patent litigation, the football side of the battle appears far from over. It started earlier this more »


Chelsea dagger: Samsung pulls soccer sponsorship 

For as long as I’ve been watching soccer, the English Premier League soccer club Chelsea F.C. has had “Samsung” across their jerseys. I distinctly remember the time a few years ago when my team of choice, Tottenham Hotspur, lost a crucial match to Chelsea and then, a few days later, I found myself at a more »