April 2017

What is GLONASS?

Quick answer: It’s the Russian GPS. There’s an interesting history to it that makes it even more interesting. The global positioning system (GPS) was developed by the US Military, so troops on the ground would know…

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STREAMING SATURDAY: Amazon, Netflix Improvements

The springtime competition between Amazon Prime Video and Netflix is heating up, just like the weather. This is good news for fans of both streaming services. Good news, streamers! Amazon Prime Video and Netflix are working…


FUN FRIDAY: 0.7734

When I was young, a calculator was not a toy. If you had one in the early 1970s (as my family did) someone in your family was a rich hobbyist. If memory serves, the calculator my…


Who should you call for DIRECTV support?

It’s a numbers game. If you need to talk to someone on the phone about your DIRECTV service, you can call 1-800-DIRECTV. They have some great folks over there. They really do. But will you get…



DIRECTV NOW gets NBC stations in major update

DIRECTV NOW, AT&T’s streaming service, continues to get better and better. Sure, there are competitors out there, and the first few months of the service were a little … difficult sometimes. But they’ve been updating with…


THROWBACK THURSDAY: WebTV

Who here remembers 1996? The internet was a new and exciting place back then, full of promise for power users but still daunting for many people. Even using the most advanced hardware of the day it…



Is satellite TV already obsolete?

Don’t be silly. I know that everyone talks about streaming, but there are literally hundreds of millions of people who get their TV from cable or satellite, watching billions of hours. If you assume an average…




AT&T acquiring Straight Path

In another sign that they’re serious about 5G AT&T has announced plans to acquire Straight Path Communications, according to a recent press release. Straight Path seems to be a holding company that was created to buy…