July 2017



AT&T reports subscriber losses

I hate to write articles like this, but it’s only fair. AT&T yesterday announced their subscriber numbers, and their losses are impossible to ignore. 156,000 satellite TV customers left the service along with 195,000 customers of…


Just what the world needs, the USB 3.2 standard

So strap yourself in because it looks like there is another USB standard coming. I know, I know, you’re just beginning to get used to the USB-C connector, and you admit that it’s better even though you have…





Does an in-car cell booster really work?

“Wait a minute, I’m driving through a dead spot…” We’ve all said it. (Sometimes we’ve even said it to get rid of someone.) It’s true, though. Even in heavily populated areas it’s possible to drive into…




DIRECTV releases 4K sports schedule

It’s going to be a busy few months for baseball fans. DIRECTV’s really going to town with 4K broadcasts of major league action, and they’ve released their schedule for the rest of the summer. All games…


How much area is covered by a spot beam?

You can’t get local channels from 500 miles away, even if you subscribe to satellite TV. Most local channels on satellite systems are broadcast on “spot beams,” meaning that they’re only available to a small part…