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    Will USB C be the last connector you'll ever need?

    It certainly seems to be taking over. In the two years since we first read on

    Free DIRECTV Upgrades: Options for Any Budget

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    EDITORIAL: I hate Bluetooth, because it hates me back

    That's right, I'm coming out as a Bluetooth hater. And it's not just read on

    The "real" reason phones explode

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    Yes, DIRECTV is raising prices again. What will you do?

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    BONUS Streaming Saturday: Netflix Offline Viewing

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    STREAMING SATURDAY: Superhero Series and Shows

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    "DIRECTV NOW," right now - one blogger's opinion

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    FUN FRIDAY: Stupid Cats

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    International channels and DIRECTV 4K? Can it be done?

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    Here's your solution for a cell booster on a yacht

    You want your phone to work. Everywhere. You're not about to give up read on

    Why are satellite dishes for RVs and boats so much more expensive?

    Not everyone who has a boat or RV is Mr. Moneybags. Some people just read on

    Slow playlist? Empty Playlist? DIRECTV customers, you're not alone.

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    THROWBACK THURSDAY: Millennial Tech

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    Keep snow off the dish... with a garden hose?

    Some folk wisdom tells us that a cheap way to keep snow off your dish read on
    by Published on 12-05-2016 11:22 AM
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    It certainly seems to be taking over. In the two years since we first learned about USB C, or "USB 3.1 with Type C Connector" as it is properly called, it's started to take over the PC and mobile landscape. As well it should... USB C combines the speed of the SuperSpeed USB 3.0 standard with a MicroUSB-sized connector ...
    by Published on 12-05-2016 11:09 AM
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    Want to know how to get a DIRECTV upgrade for free? Solid Signal has the details about free DIRECTV upgrades, DIRECTV packages, and more.

    Is a free DIRECTV equipment upgrade in your future? It could be. Theoretically, these upgrades are available for your DIRECTV receiver if you want to upgrade to SWM technology, Genie DVR, HD, ...
    by Published on 12-04-2016 01:00 PM
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    Count this as another article I've been meaning to write for a long time. It's a little late considering the whole Samsung Galaxy Note explosion thing seems like ten years ago.

    So yes, we all know that Samsung's latest Galaxy Note has an unfortunate tendency to overcharge, catching fire or exploding. We know that Samsung couldn't ...
    by Published on 12-04-2016 12:34 PM
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    That's right, I'm coming out as a Bluetooth hater. And it's not just because of its mid-2000s use as an ostentatious piece of ear-jewelry for the jerk-ridden elite. Let me tell you my story.

    I was an extremely early adopter of Bluetooth technology. Bluetooth itself dates back to 1998, but only in theory. I had what I believe to be the first ...
    by Published on 12-03-2016 05:21 PM
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    In Streaming Saturday, we'll look at trends in cord-cutting that include both antennas and internet-based video.


    Is Netflix’s new offline viewing function a case of give with one hand, take with the other?

    This Wednesday, the streaming giant announced an option to its mobile app that allows viewers to download movies and shows to watch on devices. Once downloaded, viewers can take their favorite shows and series with them and watch them anywhere. No Internet connection is needed. These are the good points of Netflix’s long-awaited offline viewing function. The downside? Not all of the streaming service’s catalog is available for offline viewing.

    According to Netflix, “many” of its series and movies can be downloaded and watched offline. For example, its four leading original series – Stranger Things, Orange is the New Black, The Crown, and House of Cards – are available. On the other hand, some of its licensed shows, movies, and even Netflix originals cannot be viewed offline. Netflix has promised to make more titles available for download.

    For many Netflix customers, ...
    by Published on 12-03-2016 03:21 PM
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    In Streaming Saturday, we'll look at trends in cord-cutting that include both antennas and internet-based video.

    What is it with superhero movies and series these days? Whether fans of Marvel or the DC Universe, everyone’s talking about their favorite superhero shows. It’s as if my entire TV set has turned into a Comic Con or something, and ...
    by Published on 12-02-2016 01:17 PM
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    You want your phone to work. Everywhere. You're not about to give up being connected to the outside world just because you get on the water. If you're a marine enthusiast who stays within about 25 miles from the shore, you an get an easy solution that will let you stay connected even when your cell phone loses signal.

    It's this antenna from Wilson Electronics. It's completely marine ready, resistant to salt water and corrosion, and it works with most cellular boosters. It can give you up to 300% more signal, even down in the cabin.

    A cellular booster takes a weak signal from outside and makes it usable using a larger antenna and a strong indoor amplifier. This antenna will work with any cell booster using a 50-ohm connection to the outdoor amplifier, meaning it will work with most industrial quality boosters designed for RVs, like this SureCall Fusion2Go. If the cell booster has an N connector for the outdoor antenna, you're all set; if you have an FME connector like the SureCall booster does, an inexpensive adapter is all you need.

    There's no reason that you should miss out on a call, text or e-mail while out on the water. After all, you're there to enjoy yourself and it's a little easier knowing you can still stay in contact when you need to.
    by Published on 12-02-2016 01:11 PM
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    Look, I'm not the first one to say it. This year hasn't exactly been easy for a lot of people. And here we are, finally at the end of it, at least in the last month of it, and I think we all need to take a step back. (I almost said 'take a knee' but now even that has political connotations.) ...
    by Published on 12-02-2016 11:39 AM
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    The yearly price increase tango has been with us over a decade. It's outlasted DIRECTV's stewardship by three different companies and it shows no sign of stopping. Surely you've already heard that prices on DIRECTV service will be rising between three and eight dollars per month, and that more cities are getting the dreaded regional sports package fee. I know that the average DIRECTV customer now pays over ...
    by Published on 12-02-2016 10:58 AM
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    Well... soon. If you're looking for the large number of international channels on DIRECTV, you might find that you need a dish like the one you see above. It's designed to pull in channels from DIRECTV's satellite at 95 degrees. There's some Spanish-language programming on the regular satellites ...

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