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BREAKING NEWS: Wilson Electronics buys zBoost

This is big. The top manufacturer of cellular boosters for the US market has agreed to buy its largest competitor. Wilson Electronics today notified us that it has recently acquired zBoost. What does this mean? Until…



Protect your connections from the weather with STUF

We know that there are all sorts of installs. Some have the luxury of having everything in an air-conditioned and moisture-controlled room. Others have to survive the harshest elements. A weather boot can help control corrosion…


Where do we go from here?

Marty Silbernik is the author of I’m Too Old To Do This, a tech blog for folks who remember when none of this stuff existed. This article appears with permission. I was reading something the other day…


Someone INVENTED it: Laser

This one almost didn’t make the list. To folks over 50, the laser is still a really impressive thing. Folks over 35 still remember when reading sound or picture using a laser was cool. But look,…


FOOD FOR THOUGHT: Broadcasting is magic

Fact. The received power from a satellite is measured in millionths of a watt. Even after amplification and processing by your satellite dish, the signal is usually about -35dBm, which is .000000316 watts. A nightlight is…


EDITORIAL: Curved TV is a flash in the pan

Anyone who’s anyone at this year’s International Consumer Electronics Show showed a curved TV. There were big ones, small ones… more curves that an (insert inappropriate comment here.) But as our blog team walked the room,…


How the $%#@ do I turn this thing on??

Marty Silbernik is the author of I’m Too Old To Do This, a tech blog for folks who remember when none of this stuff existed. This article appears with permission. When I was a kid there were…



CES2014: Here’s the wrapup

Well, the blog team are back in our cozy chairs with suitcases unpacked and hangovers finished, and it’s time to look back on the stuff we really liked and disliked about this year’s International CES. This…


CES2014: Here’s why we were actually there.

While we’re glad the blog team got to travel on the company dime but there’s another reason that our Solid Signal team traveled to CES: Business. There’s a lot of business that goes on at the International CES…