November 2016

Consumer Electronics Equipment for Holiday Trips

The holidays mean long road trips for many people each year. Make sure you have the consumer electronics equipment you need for your holiday trip. Is a trip to Aunt Bertha’s for a holiday dinner in…


Is this the “Golden Age” of wireless?

Anyone else remember this record? It’s actually one of the first actual CDs I bought, back when buying a CD was an incredibly forward-thinking thing to do. But that’s not the point of this article, not…


REVIEW: DIRECTV 4K (Late 2016)

As we inch closer to 2017, it’s time to take another look at 4K and answer the question, “Is DIRECTV still the place to be for 4K?” After launching with a lot of fanfare this past…



When AT&T ruled the world

In the 20th century, there was no greater technological giant than AT&T. The company started by Alexander Graham Bell (who may or may not have actually invented the telephone) dominated the century by introducing innovation after innovation. In…



STREAMING SATURDAY: Is Netflix Slipping?

As the streaming services continue to battle for market share, it appears that the crown has begun to slip from Netflix’s head. While Netflix remains the most popular streaming service, its position has been on…



DIRECTV Now? DIRECTV When?

Well, time’s running out. DIRECTV Now, the streaming-only service, from AT&T, was expected to launch this month. Other sites claimed to have memos which put the launch at November 4, but it’s been two weeks…


DIRECTV adds Oxygen in HD

DIRECTV adds another channel in high definition… Oxygen, which targets female older millennials, gen-X, and younger baby boomers, has finally gone HD on DIRECTV on channel 251. There. I know, this channel isn’t terribly interesting for…





THROWBACK THURSDAY: Voice Assistant rants

Don’t say I didn’t warn you. Today we are surrounded by voice-controlled assistants. Siri and Google were just the start; today we have Alexa, Cortana, and others I can’t even think of. I’ll be honest, I…