July 2015



THROWBACK THURSDAY: Ugliest Phones Ever

This wasn’t just a custom job or something. Motorola actually sold these just like this and they did it on purpose. It’s all part of Gazelle’s photo essay, “The 7 Ugliest Phones Ever Made,” and I have to say…




NICE AND EASY: What is an ODU?

It’s this. ODU is DIRECTV’s acronym for Outdoor Unit. It’s a common enough term in the industry, so common that you don’t tend to think about why it’s ODU and not just OU which you…


What is a cell booster?

It’s the answer to your problems. OK, that may be overstating things a little bit, but it’s certainly the answer to the problem of poor reception in the home or office. Here in the 21st century,…


What is a balun?

A balun, if you really want to be precise, is a conversion device that turns a balanced signal into an unbalanced one or vice versa. What that means is that it converts between two types of…