December 2013

2013: The Year in DIRECTV

It’s been an evolutionary year for DIRECTV but that’s not a bad thing. Where 2011 and 2012 saw a flurry of new products including the Genie DVR and client, THR22 TiVo, iPad app, GenieGo, and Wireless…

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Webmail vs. Stand Alone Email Clients

Marty Silbernik is the author of I’m Too Old To Do This, a tech blog for folks who remember when none of this stuff existed. This article appears with permission. Over the last few weeks I’ve had…


CES 2014: What’s the buzz?

The 2014 International Consumer Electronics Show is coming January 7-10 and we’ll be there! Of course we’ll have our normal small reporting staff and we’ll be blogging our little brains out trying to match engadget’s two busloads of…


2013: The year in smartphones

It was the year that wasn’t. 2013 turned out to be a mostly evolutionary year for handset manufacturers, while people’s tastes solidified with just a few major players. Let’s take a look back. The players on…



Highlights from DIRECTV’s Investor Day

DIRECTV’s Investor Day is going on now and we’re watching the live feed. We’ll be posting updates during the day that are being shown. Keep refreshing the page and we’ll post updates as we have them….






What happens when a satellite stops working?

Satellites eventually wear out. Usually the first thing to go is the thruster fuel. Because satellites drift over time, small rockets are used to keep them in place. When those rockets run out of fuel, the…