Fun and Games

FUN FRIDAY: Life in 1988

Here at the Solid Signal Blog we have staff members who remember 1988 like it was yesterday, and others who hadn’t entered kindergarten yet. It helps us keep a fresh perspective. So, the other day, we…


FUN FRIDAY: Other things named Genie

No matter what they call it, we’re big fans of the DIRECTV Genie. Five tuners and all the hard drive space you need, plus the ability to run the tiny Genie Mini Clients. The system was originally…



The return of zombie brands

Westinghouse. Zenith. Emerson. Magnavox. Sylvania. Acoustic Research. These are names you may remember from your youth, and every single one is now just a trademark owned by some other company you’ve never heard of. Most of…


FUN FRIDAY: First Universal Remote

And you won’t believe who invented it. In the mid 1980s there was no such thing as a universal remote. Not that most people needed one either… back then a wireless remote was a pretty big…



FUN FRIDAY: The first web page

We take it for granted. It’s on our phones, it’s on our TVs, it’s everywhere. But none of this would be possible if it had not been for the very first web page. Credit for the…