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Review – Philadelphia Spirits Week at Citizens Bank Park 2017

No American location is more fitting to host a week of events centered around distilled spirits than Philadelphia. It is claimed that Pennsylvania is the birthplace of American whiskey. In fact, the Whiskey Rebellion occurred in the western end of the state in 1794, when the young U.S. government began taxing whiskey to pay for the Revolutionary War. Now in its 2nd year, the Philadelphia Sprits Week showcases spirits from Pennsylvania on one night, and the next night premium whiskeys from throughout the country. To learn more about this acclaimed event read our full report.

Nancy Burlan, with additional reporting by Harris Fogel and Ken Kramar, posted 4/20/2017

Interview – Technology, Whiskey, Business, and the creation of a new Straight Rye Whiskey from Dad’s Hat at the American Whiskey Convention

Craft Breweries and Craft Distillers seem to be sprouting on every street corner. One of the best of the new distillers is Dad’s Hat, located in Bristol, a Philadelphia region based distiller of rye whiskey that has racked up award after award since its introduction. In this interview we explore what brought Herman C. Mihalich to his dream of distilling his own whiskey in the state where rye whiskey originated.

Harris Fogel and Ken Kramar, with editorial assistance by Nancy Burlan, recorded at the American Whiskey Convention, at Citizens Bank Park, posted 4/15/2017  (8:32)

Interview – Catherine Edelman on AIPAD’s move of The Photography Show to Pier 94 in New York City

In this interview with Catherine Edelman, the President of the Association of International Photography Art Dealers and founder of the Catherine Edelman Gallery in Chicago, Edelman discusses the history and importance of The Association of International Photography Art Dealers (A.I.P.A.D.) Photography Show held in New York City each spring. Edelman discusses what it took for “The Photography Show, Presented by AIPAD” to move to Pier 94 this year, with an increase in size, programming, and education, and exhibitions. Recorded at the AIPAD Photography Show in New York, in March 2017 by Harris Fogel. (12:42)

Harris Fogel, with editorial assistance by Frank Schramm, Posted 4/10/2017 

Review – Black+Decker Cordless Lithium 2-In-1 Stick Vacuum with SMARTECH

It's a pretty fair assumption that most of us have a vacuum cleaner. They range from industrial models that are typically heavy, tough as nails, and need AC power to operate. On the other end of the spectrum of small lightweight battery powered handheld vacuums. Increasingly so called “Stick Vacuums” are becoming popular, as they are both lightweight, and quick to use and store. The new Black+Decker Cordless Lithium 2-In-1 Stick Vacuum with SMARTECH marries both worlds. It’s a small portable handheld vacuum, but then it snaps into full-size stick vacuum for your floors and carpets. How did it perform?  Read our full review to find out.

Harris Fogel and Nancy Burlan, posted 3/24/2017

Review – Livingston Taylor “Safe Home” on Chesky Records, and Jimmer Podrasky “God Like The Sun” on Chief Injustice Records

This week brings two new recordings that are rich with superlatives, extraordinary recording quality, musicality, and performance. Livingston Taylor is music royalty (His brother is James Taylor) and "Safe Home" his new binaural recording from acclaimed audiophile label Chesky Records shows off his performing and songwriting talents. “God Like The Sun” is Jimmer Podrasky’s latest gathering of his musical journey. Podrasky, already basking in the glory of Omnivore Records’ wonderful re-release of his seminal album Town+Country with the Rave-Ups puts the musical pedal to the metal with this new release. Read on for our full review.

Harris Fogel, posted 3/1/2017

Review – Adding Some Bottom End by Installing a Pioneer TS-WX120A 150 watt Amplified Subwoofer System

In part four of our multipart story on upgrading the entertainment system in your vehicle, starting with a Pioneer 4100 NEX in-dash receiver, we concentrate on adding some oomph to your bass with an easy to install Pioneer TS-WX120A 150 watt Amplified Subwoofer System. Does your vehicle’s bass need some bottom end help? Read on for our review to find out if the TS-WX120A did the trick.

Harris Fogel, with additional reporting by Nancy Burlan, posted 1/30/2017

Automotive Technology at CES 2017

Unlike last year's Chevrolet Bolt launch, there was no single dominant automotive technology introduction at CES 2017. Despite this, there was a lot going on—John Mulhern III covers some of the more important automotive introductions at the show.

John Mulhern III, Posted 1/22/2017

10 Products That Impressed at CES 2017

With almost a week since he got back from CES 2107, John Mulhern III feels there's now been enough time to get a handle on what was notable at this massive show with it's 3,800 exhibitors and (at least) 175,000 attendees. He writes about ten products and technologies that impressed him.

John Mulhern III, Posted 1/14/2017

Ten Areas to Watch at CES 2017

With about a week to go, John Mulhern III's attention is now solidly on CES 2017 in early January, and he writes about ten areas he's watching at the Consumer Technology Association's huge annual trade show in Las Vegas.

John Mulhern III, Posted 12/27/2016

Review – Amazon's Kindle Oasis: Does It Do the Job?

In a world of capable multi-function devices, how does a single-function device succeed? John Mulhern III reviews Amazon's top-of-the-line Kindle Oasis e-reader and describes what differentiates it in a crowded marketplace. Is the Kindle Oasis right for you? Read John's review to find out!

John Mulhern III, posted 11/26/2016

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