Instead of trying to get out of D.C. while snow was falling–my situation two Mondays ago–I got to play in the snow this afternoon and evening. That was a lot more fun.
1/10/2022: What it was like to cover a very uncrowded CES during a pandemic, Fast Company
I didn’t start writing this recap of my CES experience until two days after coming home–meaning after I’d had two negative antigen tests.
1/10/2022: Signals for NEXTGEN TV get a little stronger at CES 2022, FierceVideo
I wrote most of this on my flight back from Vegas, aided by my inflight-productivity hack of not connecting to the WiFi until I had the piece almost entirely written.
1/11/2022: Exploring the Practical and the Fantastical in 5G, Virginia Economic Review
I missed this (non-bylined) feature when it posted; in it, I unpack some interesting work researchers and business types are doing with 5G wireless in my state.
1/11/2022: RCS Explained: Why Google Is Riled Up About It, and Why You Probably Haven’t Used It Yet, PCMag
Google isn’t wrong to complain about Apple leaving iOS-to-Android phone messaging mired in an old, insecure standard, but Google has a lot of work to do in its own house.
1/13/2022: ‘TLDR’ Bill Would Make a Federal Case Out of Unreadable Terms of Service
If a tech-policy story gives you a reasonable opportunity to quote a John Oliver line, you should probably write it.
1/14/2022: SmartTechCheck PodcastS02 E01, Mark Vena
I didn’t join this podcast until the last third of it, owing to a video parent-teacher conference running later than I’d thought possible.
1/14/2022: Pending Facebook Class-Action Suit in UK Claims $3.15B in Damages, PCMag
I made sure to note that the people announcing this lawsuit hadn’t actually filed a complaint, making it hard to judge the merits of their argument.
1/14/2022: CES Virtual Roundtable, Globant
This software consultancy had me on to talk to some of their executives and clients about what I saw at CES.
1/15/2022: Clubhouse Saturday, Washington Apple Pi
I joined this virtual meeting of the local Apple user group for some post-CES Q&A.
1/15/2022: OANN and Done? DirecTV to Dump One America News, PCMag
I enjoyed writing about the impending demise of the sugar-daddy deal this hoax-soaked “news” channel has enjoyed with DirecTV, a bizarre arrangement I critiqued at Forbes two Novembers ago.
Updated 1/23/20222 to add the Virginia Economic Review article.