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    by Published on 12-11-2017 11:30 AM
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    Well, I sure hope so. Although I'm personally not terribly unhappy with the speed I see from DIRECTV's products I know a lot of people who are. To be fair I usually only have the most recent stuff in my house, since I test a lot of new things. But even so, I think that the last several generations of hardware have been "pretty good" and ...
    by Published on 12-11-2017 11:10 AM
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    2. Cell Phones



    Give the gift of communication this year with a cellular signal booster from weBoost or one of our other cellular partners. A cell booster won't just go in a drawer, it won't be forgotten next year when the new thing comes out, and it won't ever shrink in the dryer.

    What it will do is blanket a home or office with reliable cell signal which is really what everyone wants. If you have a cellular signal booster you don't have to care about missing calls, and you don't have to worry that your guests will have to choose between visiting you and staying connected. You won't have to share your Wi-Fi password with guests just so they can use their phones, either.

    A cellular signal booster does something magical -- it takes a weak signal outside and turns it into a strong signal inside. If you have even one bar outside, put up an outside antenna and your cellular signal booster will turn it into full bars inside the house by using a powerful and smart amplifier to get you the signal you need. Cellular signal boosters are easy to install and work with all major carriers. You can choose one that boosts voice only if you're one of those people who still makes calls using your phone, or choose one that boosts voice and data so that you get the benefit of fast downloads, voice-over-LTE, and other next-generation services.

    Cellular signal boosters work just as well in cars and RVs, giving you the maximum boost so that your calls get through even when you're stuck on the freeways with thousands of other people. A strong signal is important whether you're trying to get help in an emergency or just if your kids want to stream in the back seat. Remember, if they're not looking at their screens they might actually start interacting with each other, and you know what that means on a long trip!

    No matter which cellular signal booster you choose, no matter which application, you'll want to get one for yourself and one for that special someone in your life who always claims "no service" in the house. This is the perfect time to find out if he's telling the truth or if he's just ignoring you.

    by Published on 12-11-2017 10:06 AM
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    I don't know, they're already pretty small.

    It's a pretty fair question though, since most of us remember when TV antennas were over 6 feet long even if you lived in a suburb fairly near a city. The only way you could get away with a smaller antenna was if you lived right in the city itself. Then, ...
    by Published on 12-10-2017 09:03 PM
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    Think back to 2003. This was fifteen years ago, and maybe it seems like a lifetime or maybe it seems like just yesterday. Back in 2003, your cell phone got most of its use actually making calls. You checked your email once a day or so, and while you were impressed by the amazing speed of your ...
    by Published on 12-10-2017 02:12 PM
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    2. TV Antennas



    The easy answer: YES. All antennas are affected by weather in some way. Rain and snow scatter radio signals at least a little bit, and even swirling winds can affect some signals by blowing obstructions between your antenna and the broadcast tower. This happens whether the antenna is inside or outside.

    But... outdoor antennas are more affected by weather. Wet weather can cause connectors to corrode, high winds can make antennas move, and snow and ice that forms on an antenna can make it less effective. Even sunlight can cause plastic parts to disintegrate. If you're close enough that you can effectively use an indoor antenna, it's going to be a more reliable bet for you. Also, indoor antennas don't rely on long lines inside your walls that can be attacked by vermin or suffer from moisture damage.
    by Published on 12-09-2017 05:34 PM
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    Image found on the internet. I'm thinking this person is lying.

    Let's face facts... your internet is probably fast enough. Oh, if you're hosting a gaggle of teens all streaming their own shows it might bog down but most people today can get 100Mbps service to the home if they're willing to pay, and most of ...
    by Published on 12-09-2017 08:22 AM
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    Streaming is all about original content these days, not second-run movies. In 2017, Netflix established itself as king of this brave new world of streaming services.

    This year was the most pivotal one for Netflix. It was the year that the streaming giant established itself as the king of original content. HBO held this crown for many years; but these days, Game of Thrones is the only heavy hitter in its stable. When GOT is gone, HBO will be left with some good shows Ballers, Curb Your Enthusiasm, etc. but nothing Id consider great. Netflix stole that crown this year, and not just because of Stranger Things. The streaming service treated viewers to an amazing selection of original series and ...
    by Published on 12-08-2017 03:39 PM
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    The biggest change to Genie DVRs since 2011 is coming but like a slow freight train, it's going to make you wait. This promises to be the slowest rollout of a major feature ever from DIRECTV, and there's a good reason for that.

    As I ...
    by Published on 12-08-2017 03:31 PM
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    2. Satellite



    If you're having problems with rain fade, you may choose to watch standard definition channels on DIRECTV instead of HD ones. This tutorial shows you how to show both in the guide so you can pick the channel you want. If you are using an older DIRECTV receiver, watch this video How to Show HD or SD channels in your DIRECTV Guide - YouTube instead.
    by Published on 12-08-2017 01:39 PM



    Old-schoolers call Boston "the hub of the universe" and while that may be a bit over the top, I think it's a very pretty urban area. It's small enough to walk in, dense enough to have large buildings that look good from a distance, and it's a weird place where a 450-year-old cemetery can be in sight of a brand-new subway station. It's ringed by gardens and parks, yet is home to one of the world's most advanced scientific universities. It's a city of contrasts, and thanks to one person, it's gotten a weird temporal facelift.

    By combining what I must imagine are hundreds of time-lapse videos and untold hours of masking and editing, Julian Tryba has created a "layer lapse," where different parts of a video exist in different times. Day and night intermingle to the beat of a catchy tune, and while I'm not sure the end result is worth the massive amount of time, it sure is a catchy way to spend a few minutes on a Friday. If you'd rather see this same treatment applied to New York City, by the way, he has you covered there too.

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