Big Screens Still The Big Thing at 2016 CES

By John R. Quain Editor-At-Large Tech50+ ( There’s plenty of hype about “wearables,” smart homes, and the Internet of Things. But many of us are still focused on the centerpiece of consumer electronics: the big screen TV. Fortunately for us, this year will usher in some of the sharpest, most brilliant sets ever produced.   […]

Gadgets Galore From the 2016 CES

by Gary M Kaye, Chief Content Officer, Tech50+ ( If you’re easily distracted by bright, shiny objects, you’ll never make it through CES.  Nevertheless, we found a host of interesting gadgets that may not have grabbed headlines, but are definitely worth looking at.  Thanks to crowdsourcing campaigns like Kickstarter and Indiegogo, many of these startups […]

Health and Wellness Takes Center Stage at CES 2016

By Gary M. Kaye, Chief Content Officer, Tech50+ ( While big screen televisions, hover boards, and enough drones to make you groan have captured many of the headlines here at CES in Las Vegas, we’ve also seen a slew of new developments related to health and fitness.  And thank goodness it’s more than just a […]

Big Screens, Connected Homes and People at CES

by Gary M. Kaye, Chief Content Officer   Welcome to Las Vegas, where 175.000 techno geeks, nerds, and journalists are gathering for the annual International CES, better known  to the rest of the world as the Consumer Electronics Show.  The size is almost incomprehensible.  It’s the equivalent of 35 football fields of exhibit space spread […]

Covering Historic Ground: Cape Fear Theatre Arts LLC premieres “Memphis the Musical” by J. Carver, LOL contributing editor

  “We have come a long way, but obviously we have a long way to go,” Chiaki Ito says, in talking about life 60 years ago wherein racism and bigotry prevented freedom for all Americans. Ito speaks of the 2010 Tony Award-winning Broadway show, “Memphis the Musical.” She and her creative partner, Justin Smith, who […]