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The FCC wants new rules for cable boxes

This could be a mess for so many reasons. Several sources including Engadget and The Wall Street Journal (subscription required) are reporting that the FCC plans on taking another swipe at the growing problem of expensive cable box rentals. I…

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FUN FRIDAY: Best way to defrost

Yep, winter’s here. And that means fogged up windshields for most of us, although if you’re in the southeast you probably deal with fogged up windshields all year round and if you’re in the desert southwest,…


OPINION: Sometimes I miss my dumbphone

For reasons which confuse even me, I still have my old Motorola RAZR v3. The RAZR was a miracle of engineering and artistry in the mid-2000s and I’ll be honest, it was a fabulous phone. Machined…


FUN FRIDAY: 1948 iPod

Well, almost. The photo above comes courtesy of Paleofuture. It’s not technically an iPod, but a jukebox. This monstrosity could hold 200 songs and play them in any order you wanted, as long as you selected…


THROWBACK THURSDAY: User #500

Come back in time to June 21, 2012 – not that long ago but just four months after we relaunched. Our blog took a pause in 2010, and launched bigger and badder than ever in 2012….


Is ESPN about to crumble?

So in the past I haven’t been so kind to ESPN. I’ve wondered before if pay-TV’s most expensive “basic” network would destroy the whole industry, and yeah I’ll admit that I love to bring up the fact…






Will you change smartphone OS’s in 2016?

2015 was a great year for Apple. Although the final numbers aren’t in yet, it’s pretty clear that they picked up quite a bit of market share from Samsung and other Android-using cell phone manufacturers. 2015…



CES2016: Final thoughts

We came, we saw, we drooled… and finally the 2016 CES is one for the history books. Here were my big takeaways: The big manufacturers aren’t the real story. This is more true than ever. Samsung, Intel,…