October 2012

Watch Hurricane Sandy information channel on DIRECTV

From DIRECTV’s Press Release: DIRECTV is launching a dedicated 24/7 “Hurricane Sandy Information” channel that will provide live broadcasts from local stations in markets affected by the hurricane to DIRECTV viewers nationwide. The DIRECTV-produced information…


When is a backlight not really a backlight?

Ever wonder how those LCD screens get so thin? The LCD part is actually pretty thin itself, usually about a millimeter thick. That’s a marvel of manufacturing by itself, but an LCD screen actually produces no…



EDITORIAL: Surface RT — bag of suck?

When the original iPad came out, I said, “pass.” Not enough productivity for me. No Flash animations, no printer support, no front-facing camera. In fact, I thought it would be a total turkey. Well, I admit…


Testing Ideas

Before doing any tests, these are my ideas for testing antennas: All antennas are to be tested in the same way. The antenna is placed at the same height There are different kinds of gain…


The simple guide to adding a Genie Client

If you have an HR34 Genie HD DVR, you’ve probably been waiting for the Genie Client to come out. It’s a little box the size of a paperback book, completely silent and yet it has full DVR functionality. Installation…