January 2014

CES2014: Day 1 Trends

Yesterday was the first day of the International CES and what a day it was. We had the chance to walk a few of the halls and we’re glad to give you our perspective. (Hey, we…

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CES2014: Your DISH questions answered

CES 2014 is in full swing and we went down to the DISH booth to get questions answered. We’ll have a full photo essay later (you all know how hotel internet is) but we did get…


Is 2014 the year of no-name TVs?

This might just be the year you buy an HDTV from some company you’ve never heard of. And we’re not just talking about the Dynexes, the Zeniths, the Emersons, or the other generic brands that have…



CES2014: DISH shows next-gen Joeys and…

DISH is putting out press releases faster than we can read them. We’ll publish them all here, but here’s the straight dope: DISH is showing extensions to its Hopper Super DVR that add more capabilities to…


CES2014: We expect a lot of smart watches

Here it is CES time and we’re getting bombarded with announcements about wearable technology. It seems that the industry as a whole has decided that wearables like watches and glasses are “the next big thing” that…




Quartz.com gives five ways to save TV

The current TV model is a ticking time bomb. Aside from the fact that content providers seem intent on trampling the golden goose with triple-digit price increases, Millennials increasingly view linear broadcast TV as something for…



5 “nopes” for the 2014 CES

Yesterday, I listed my 5 hopes for the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show. Today I’d like to talk about my 5 “nopes” — the things that I dread seeing, and wish that the manufacturers would just stop talking…


Someone INVENTED it: modern nails

In this case we don’t know who it was… but good-old nails were invented by someone in the 1860s. It wasn’t really the nail itself that was invented but the machine to make them. You see,…