July 2013

The nightmare scenario of streaming TV

No live video, anywhere. It could happen. Here’s the recipe for Armageddon: First, local broadcasters start to fall when the networks stop being able to deliver full-time programming. Honestly we’re halfway into this. NBC’s well-publicized fall will be just…



The best AM antenna?

For many of us, antennas are a passion. We spend hours and dollars, more hours and more dollars, in pursuit of the perfect FM and TV reception. Yet, most of use rely on combination AM and…



5G? LTE-Advanced? What does it all mean?

The cellular industry is full of “it.” So often, the marketing types take over and all of a sudden a perfectly usable, definable term gets thrown around until it’s meaningless. That’s what happened with “3G” and…






Is it worth looking for a brand name?

Before 1975 or so, most people didn’t know what “generic” meant. All of a sudden, though, there was a feeling that you could “stick it to the man” by getting the same quality goods in a…


My take on the iOS icon controversy

Hey it could be worse, they could look like this. And now, the criticisms begin. After the shock of seeing that Apple can actually still innovate, the faithful have turned to analyzing the tiniest bit of…