January 2017

FUN FRIDAY: Inspirograph

Sometimes you need to unwind after a long week. There’s this new trend where adults are using coloring books to unwind. If that’s your idea of fun, I don’t judge. Hey, the world can be a…


How can these all be antennas?

This is an antenna. Maybe it’s like no antenna you’ve ever seen, but it’s still an antenna. You’ve probably noticed that antennas come in many different shapes depending on the job requirements. How can that be?…




3D TV is deader than Jimmy Hoffa

Slow news day? CNet announced yesterday that it’s confirmed, Sony and LG will be dropping 3DTVs from their lineups in 2017. That explains, at least, why LG finally stopped showing massive 3D demonstrations in their CES booth this…


Are our voice assistants spying on us?

Voice assistants are everywhere now. The unquestioned hit of the recent Consumer Electronics show was Amazon’s Alexa, which wasn’t even revealed at the show. Alexa now controls more devices than ever before and it seemed like…


DISH and Gray sign a contract, 12 stations still go dark

Crisis “mostly” averted. With seconds to spare. DISH signed a long-term contract with Gray Television that preserved 100 local channels throughout the country. Of course the details are confidential, but the good news is DISH customers…



Will this be the year you cut the cord?

I can tell you already that 2017 will be the most expensive year ever for conventional pay television. Cable providers already charge over $100 per person for their customers out of contract and that’s only going…



Could DISH black out 112 stations tomorrow?

Yes, it’s true. The latest culprits in the fee fight wars are Gray Television and Bonten Media. Gray operates 100 stations throughout the country. You can see a full list here. Bonten’s 12 stations are mostly…