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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,…



FINALLY: DIRECTV releases Android Tablet App

It must seem like an eternity if you’re a Galaxy Tab or other Android Tablet user. How long have you been sitting there watching DIRECTV release update after update for its awesome iPad app while you waited. Wait…


Nielsen ratings to include streaming

Our habits have changed. It’s been two generations since everyone sat down in front of the family’s only television every night to watch something from the major networks. We all got multiple TVs, then computers, then…


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…


Learn about the rare HR23 and H23 receivers

Rara avis. That’s what people used to call something they didn’t see that often. What you see above may look like your garden-variety HR22, but it’s actually the DIRECTV HR23. Its partner, the H23 receiver, were…



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…


CES 2013: The final story

What a whirlwind. There was so much to see and so little time, we’re sure to have missed something. Good thing that there are a few other blogs out there covering CES. Still, we did our…


CES 2013: (one last article) ShinyBow HDMI products

If you’re looking for matrix switching or video wall control, you want to look at Shinybow. They are a lower profile company, but we’ve partnered with them for years to provide quality switch products for bars and…