Author Archives: Don Reisinger

Don Reisinger is a technology and video game columnist. You can see what he's up to each day on Twitter by following him @donreisinger.

The Death of Gaming Handhelds Is Upon Us

The Death of Gaming Handhelds Is Upon Us

I’ve said it time and again on these pages: I’m a gaming fanatic. I’ve been playing video games my entire life, and have enjoyed everything from the arcade to console titles to handheld games. But we’re living in a different world now. And one of my favorite gaming exploits -- handheld -- seems to be succumbing to a slow and agonizing death.

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Does Anyone Care About Vizio Anymore?

Does Anyone Care About Vizio Anymore?

There was a time, not long ago, that Vizio was the talk of the tech town. The company was delivering low-priced televisions, its market share was soaring, and by all accounts, it was well on its way to becoming one of the most prominent firms in the marketplace. Vizio’s success was so strong that its business model was being celebrated by nearly everyone.

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Let’s Face It: E3 Is the Best Show of the Year

Let’s Face It: E3 Is the Best Show of the Year

Looking at all of the major conferences in the technology space, it’s hard to find one that easily stands above the others. After all, the Consumer Electronics Show is great, and Mobile World Congress is great for mobile customers. Even CTIA can be a winner.

But as far as I’m concerned, the upcoming E3 Gaming Expo, which kicks off on Monday, is the best technology-related show of the year.

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Why I Think Apple Will, Indeed, Launch A Television

Why I Think Apple Will, Indeed, Launch A Television

If you follow the rumors surrounding Apple, you know that the company is reportedly working on a television. That television, rumors suggest, will come with iCloud support, apps, and perhaps even Siri. More importantly, it’ll deliver the kind of image quality often not found in today’s televisions. However, like so many other Apple products, it’s highly likely that the television will boast a high price tag.

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Which Company Has Contributed More to Gaming: Sony or Nintendo?

Which Company Has Contributed More to Gaming: Sony or Nintendo?

In the gaming industry, two companies have come to define old and new: Nintendo and Sony.

With Mario, Zelda, Metroid, and countless gamer-friendly devices, Nintendo has become the old school gamer’s favorite. The game company hasn’t lost sight of what makes its industry special, and it continuously finds ways to deliver products that can appeal to both the hardcore segment and casual gamers. Plus, the sheer fact that it’s been able to survive (and thrive) all of these years is testament to unique value proposition.

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Why Apple Will Eventually Kill Netflix

Why Apple Will Eventually Kill Netflix

I remember a time when Netflix was special. The company was delivering innovative ideas to the marketplace, it fully understood its customers, and its management was in tune with the changing market dynamics. Netflix was, just last year, in fact, a tech giant.

But after increasing how much it charges customers for access to its rentals and its streaming, and watching its content partners turn their backs on it unless it paid up, everything has changed. Now, Netflix is a shadow of its former self, and a company that, as far as I’m concerned, could very well be on its way to outright obsolescence.

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