February 2017


What is an IR Blaster?

IR Blaster. IR Emitter. IR Cable. They all refer to the same thing, the cable you see above. The whole point of an IR Blaster is to give you control over something you can’t see. An…


The machine that ruined the world?

I guess for some people, progress is all about ruining the fun for other people. For every person who tells you how easy it is for things to get done today, for every guy who never…


DIRECTV adds even more sports in 4K

Score one for college basketball fans… DIRECTV’s about to make you even happier. Starting this weekend, you’ll see a series of 4K basketball games. The first is the Cal-Stanford game this Saturday February 17, at 10pm…



Get the real deal: get a scanner!

The world, as it’s happening. Isn’t that why we go to the internet, to news aggregators and Twitter? Those are all great for national and world news, but in case you haven’t noticed it’s sometimes easier…



The surprising rebound of Windows PCs

One of the surprising winners of 2016 was a company who had been nearly written off for dead: Microsoft. Back in 2012 I called their latest operating system a “day 1 fail” and called Microsoft’s hardware “doomed.” Well, you can…