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5 hopes for the 2014 CES

The 2014 Consumer Electronics Show is about a week away and it’s time to publish my list of five “hopes” for this year’s show. This will be my sixth CES as an attendee, and the first…

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One last look back at 2013

Ah, December 31. The only day of the year that we even remember that “auld” is a word. So full of hope for the future, so full of wistful remembrance of the past. We’ve talked about…


Someone INVENTED it: The Paper Clip

The Paper Clip. How many have you used in your lifetime? How many have given their lives as a source of your amusement? They seem more like part of the natural environment than an invention. Yet,…





2013: The year television broke bad

This article was going to be called “the year in TV.” But really there was only one story as far as TV was concerned, and it was Breaking Bad. In 2013, nothing else mattered anywhere near as much….


Biggest PC Fails of 2013

Arguably the biggest tech story of 2013 was the end of the PC juggernaut. Personal computer sales, which were utterly nonexistent in 1973,grew year-over-year for longer than most folks have been alive. The growth in PCs…



2013: The Year in DIRECTV

It’s been an evolutionary year for DIRECTV but that’s not a bad thing. Where 2011 and 2012 saw a flurry of new products including the Genie DVR and client, THR22 TiVo, iPad app, GenieGo, and Wireless…


CES 2014: What’s the buzz?

The 2014 International Consumer Electronics Show is coming January 7-10 and we’ll be there! Of course we’ll have our normal small reporting staff and we’ll be blogging our little brains out trying to match engadget’s two busloads of…


2013: The year in smartphones

It was the year that wasn’t. 2013 turned out to be a mostly evolutionary year for handset manufacturers, while people’s tastes solidified with just a few major players. Let’s take a look back. The players on…


Highlights from DIRECTV’s Investor Day

DIRECTV’s Investor Day is going on now and we’re watching the live feed. We’ll be posting updates during the day that are being shown. Keep refreshing the page and we’ll post updates as we have them….