February 2018

What is Qi wireless charging?

Qi wireless charging has taken over the cellular world. It started out with higher-end Android phones, and with its adoption on the latest generation of iPhones, Qi has effectively won the war for wireless charging….



I hate it when Jake Buckler is right

In Saturday’s edition of his long-running column, the intrepid Jake Buckler tells the whole world that he fell asleep trying to review Netflix’s latest sci-fi series, Altered Carbon. Pretty brave of him, admitting that he gets…


What is a wattmeter?

That should be the end of the story. But, it isn’t. You guys know that I’m going to tell you a lot more detail than that, right? A wattmeter is a professional instrument designed to…





Netflix’s Altered Carbon is a Snooze, Literally

Netflix’s Altered Carbon combines Blade Runner, Demolition Man, and True Detective.  Add it up and you get a boring sci-fi-action-thriller-noir detective series, whatever that is. Altered Carbon has a story to tell. Too bad it’s…


FUN FRIDAY: TVs in slow motion

The neat thing about TV is that it works at all. Television and movies take advantage of something called “persistence of vision.” See, the average person blinks about 15 times a minute. You don’t notice…