August 2014

Here’s what that new USB connector will look like

Smaller than MicroUSB and more powerful. That’s the message from the USB Promoter Group who have finally finalized their Type C connector. It looks to be a little smaller than MicroUSB, or about the size of a Lightning…


Farewell 3net, we hardly knew ye

You know that full-time 3D channel on DIRECTV? Well, you probably weren’t watching it and to be fair neither was anyone else. 3net launched in 2011 to modest fanfare as part of DIRECTV’s 3D stable which…





COMMUNICATIONS PIONEERS: Gene Roddenberry

Yeah, the Star Trek guy. An otherwise obscure TV writer and sci-fi author is a communications pioneer? You bet, and here’s why. In 1973, the first cell phone call took place on a public street. (You have to…



Time to clear out that junk box?

You know that you have a box… or a tub, or just a pile, with a bunch of stuff in it that you thought you’d need later. Of course it pays to be prepared, but maybe…