October 2015



When Bluetooth isn’t your friend

Bluetooth ought to be the perfect solution. It’s been evolving for decades and in its latest incarnation, it works with very low power and provides secure communication between devices that has, as yet, proven difficult to…


Teens and screens: is the romance over?

Today’s teens, born in the final days when you could watch Friends on Thursday night, have grown up with a very different view of the world. It goes without saying that they have constant access to information, that…


The case for Android TV

Because not everyone wants to drink the Kool-Aid. Slowly, almost imperceptibly, we’re starting to see a revolution in streaming technology. The first generation came from a company most people had never heard from (Roku) followed quickly…




What is a PC stick?

Well, it’s this. It’s a device just a little larger than your average streaming stick that’s actually a full-featured PC. It’s barely big enough for a couple of USB ports, a power connector and an HDMI…


Will AT&T keep the DIRECTV name?

First off let me say that I don’t know the answer. I have a lot of powerful friends, but there are some corridors of the power structure at AT&T that are closed to me, which is…