Patrick McCarthy

Patrick McCarthy

Patrick is an Editor for CT Lab at NAPCO Media.

Pioneer: Cop Trouble

Kicking off their "Don't break up with your car, upgrade it!" campaign, Pioneer's series of vignettes showcase consumer focused message with a bit of humor.

UNBOXED: Reviewing Bio-key SideSwipe

I like to be very minimalistic. Everything I own falls into the category of multi-functional or highly efficient and is always aesthetically pleasing. This keeps gadgets I own to a minimum while creating an ecosystem of the frictionless workflow. Moving past my admittedly lofty language, welcoming Bio-key into my ecosystem has been one of the…

Hong Kong Electronics Fair Building on VR, Startups

The Hong Kong Electronics Fair (Spring Edition) and International ICT Expo is gearing up for another showcase of the latest electronic products and cutting-edge ICT solution to global buyers, including a focus on startups, VR, and Connected Home. Organized by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), the growing show has earned the territories largest…

Walmart Free 2-Day Shipping Challenges Amazon Prime

Looking to return to their former glory, Walmart is taking hoping to rout Amazon Prime by offering 2-day shipping on online orders. With the only minor stipulation that it needs to be more than $35, there is no additional fee unlike the annual $99 for 2-day shipping from Prime. Amazon's premium service quickly loses value if…

LG's 5K monitor doesn't work near Wi-Fi routers

If you’re eyeing LG’s 27-inch UltraFine 5K display for Mac—the monitor that Apple recommends for Mac users and sells in its online store—you'll want to be aware of an irritating flaw in its design. The Thunderbolt 3-capable display apparently suffers from signal interference, rendering the monitor unusable when it’s within 6.5 feet or so of…

Know Your Role: How eSports Shaped a Global Platform for Gamers, Retailers

Maybe it’s Hank Aaron's 715. Or perhaps Wilt Chamberlain’s 100-point game. It could even be Ali's Thrilla in Manila, the Miracle on Ice, or David Tyree’s helmet catch. The world of sports is saturated with a long history of truly intense, emotional narratives that answer the question, ‘What is the most iconic moment in sports…

Samsung's Humility Outshines Note7 Nightmare

Maybe the biggest hit Samsung and subsequently the Android market saw last year was the curious case of exploding phones. While the definition of exploding might be a bit sensationalized - it was more of a sudden flame - both the Note7 hype and Samsung's reputation were caught in the blaze. Initially, Samsung didn't know…

Dealerscope 2017 Hall of Fame: Debbie Schaeffer, Mrs. G’s

Tucked away on an arterial road in New Jersey, a warm, smiling face looks back as a community travels back and forth with their lives. The gleaming, golden portrait is of Debbie Schaeffer, the CEO and owner of Mrs. G’s. However, the face today is an homage to Debbie’s grandmother and the original Mrs. G,…

Dealerscope 2017 Hall of Fame: Richard Glikes, Azione Unlimited

Lounging on the leather couch on a raised stage in a conference room in Las Vegas, Richard Glikes, president of Azione Unlimited, resembled someone unwinding in his favorite chair after a long day of work. With a flick of his wrist, his eyes meet his watch and he is suddenly filled with energy. “One second,”…