May 2016







Let There Be Light With the Solar Shed Light

The tool shed at my grandparents’ house was the scariest part of my summer vacations. It was a small, thrown-together contraption next to my grandparents’ lakeside cottage. Gramps kept his tackle box and the fishing poles…


NEW REVIEW: Televes Mast Mounted Amplfiers

There’s only one brand of amplifiers designed for the way you use your antenna today. Most amplifiers are designed for analog technology. Televes’ unique mast-mounted amplifiers are designed with digital television in mind and incorporate the…


Why are VHF antennas just so darn big?

One of the nice things about digital broadcasting is that a lot of it takes place on UHF frequencies. That lets you use UHF antennas, which tend to be fairly compact when you compare them to…


OPINION: UltraHD Blu-ray?

I really want an UltraHD Blu-ray player, which is a sure sign the format is headed for an early death. As my friends know, I have the worst luck picking sides in electronics battles. I was…


OPINION: A VR monitor?

I can’t explain why, but it seems like the world has gone batty for virtual reality lately. I’m old enough to remember the last time this came around, back in the 1990s, and I have a…


Is your DIRECTV receiver spying on you?

Well kinda yeah but not a lot. I mean, if you’re incredibly paranoid you should know that DIRECTV receivers, just like most connected devices, collect a lot of information about how they’re used. That can…


FUN FRIDAY: Paper Video Games

This guy is either brilliant or he’s got way too much time on his hands. Decide for yourself. Apparently he took a bunch of stock photos, printed them out, cut them out, and then used…