As many of you will be aware,IEEE Consumer Electronics Magazine evolved from the quarterly newsletter of the IEEE Consumer Electronics (CE) Society. Jim Farmer edited the newsletter before I took over from him during 2010. I ran the newsletter for just over a year as a lead-in to the magazine. In a nutshell, the intention of introducing the magazine was to enhance the credibility of this CE Society publication to attract additional peer-reviewed content and encourage invited contributions from industry. By “upping our game,” IEEE Consumer Electronics Magazine also generates licensing revenues for the Society from the IEEE Xplore library and creates an IEEE-wide focal point for CE-related news and technology developments.