Editorials



Will NBC be the first network to collapse?

Unthinkable. NBC has been broadcasting since 1926. Seriously. Almost 100 years. The peacock network is older than your grandparents (probably.) It was around before television even existed — it used to be a radio network. This is the…


How in the name of… can Netflix do 4K?

Netflix has been talking all over town about its 4K streaming plans. Check out this article in The Verge where Netflix’s chief product officer says that 4K is coming within one or two years. Really? Of course Netflix is…


Are batteries obsolete?

Hope so. The one thing that has held back technology more than anything is the battery. Hybrid cars need half a ton of them and just hauling them around takes a lot of energy. They add…


Is it really time for a smart watch?

It’s becoming a story too big to ignore, even though for the most part the products don’t exist yet. We’re talking about smart watches, which are supposedly the next big thing. Everyone is talking about them,…


Should you uninstall Java now?

It’s a black time for Java. There was a time when Java was an essential part of the World Wide Web experience. It was so pervasive it showed up in unlikely places: Blu-ray disc players and…


Here’s why Microsoft needs to be nervous

Because after all these years, Apple is still stealing their lunch money. Google is too. The figures are in from Christmas day device activations and surprise surprise… Apple and Android did very well. In their annual study…



EDITORIAL: Windows 8: Day 1 fail?

With recent articles saying that 85% of users promptly ignored the Windows 8 Start screen and sought the relative refuge of the desktop, many pundits have been proclaiming Windows 8 a total failure. It certainly doesn’t help that Stardock’s…


A Return to Designer Colors?

Say “Green Appliances” and most people think of energy savings. That wasn’t true forty years ago when avocado green was a hot color for the kitchen and laundry room. It didn’t take long for the collective…