January 2016

The sordid history of HDMI (revised and updated)

HDMI is the standard for single-cable, HD audio and video today. It is reliable, cables are inexpensive, and it’s usually the right choice for connecting video sources like cable and satellite receivers, Blu-ray disc players,…


OPINION: Sometimes I miss my dumbphone

For reasons which confuse even me, I still have my old Motorola RAZR v3. The RAZR was a miracle of engineering and artistry in the mid-2000s and I’ll be honest, it was a fabulous phone. Machined…



Is ESPN about to crumble?

So in the past I haven’t been so kind to ESPN. I’ve wondered before if pay-TV’s most expensive “basic” network would destroy the whole industry, and yeah I’ll admit that I love to bring up the fact…


CES2016: DISH Booth Tour

Better late than never. Yes, I understand that you all probably have seen pictures of the DISH booth at CES by now from other sites. I finally got to the booth late yesterday and it took…