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Here’s what that new USB connector will look like

Smaller than MicroUSB and more powerful. That’s the message from the USB Promoter Group who have finally finalized their Type C connector. It looks to be a little smaller than MicroUSB, or about the size of a Lightning…


Farewell 3net, we hardly knew ye

You know that full-time 3D channel on DIRECTV? Well, you probably weren’t watching it and to be fair neither was anyone else. 3net launched in 2011 to modest fanfare as part of DIRECTV’s 3D stable which…



COMMUNICATIONS PIONEERS: Gene Roddenberry

Yeah, the Star Trek guy. An otherwise obscure TV writer and sci-fi author is a communications pioneer? You bet, and here’s why. In 1973, the first cell phone call took place on a public street. (You have to…




BREAKING NEWS: Aereo is DEAD. says SCOTUS

In a 6-3 decision, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) has come down hard on Aereo’s ambitions, ruling in favor of broadcasters instead. This could be the end of Aereo, plain and simple. According…



Could broadcast TV offer on demand programming?

Let’s say it’s not impossible. When the US and other countries in North America wanted to change over to digital television in the 2000s, they turned to the non-profit Advanced Television Standards Committee to lay out the…


Shop for Home Security at Solid Signal!

You can never be too safe. But you may not want or need a security company bringing their equipment into your home. That’s why Solid Signal carries a full line of surveillance and home security equipment,…


It’s official: AT&T to buy DIRECTV

It’s official. The boards of DIRECTV and AT&T have announced that AT&T will acquire DIRECTV. DIRECTV’s current stockholders will get $95 per share, with about two thirds of that being a direct conversion into AT&T stock…


AT&T / DIRECTV — is the deal done?

Will it happen tomorrow? Buzzfeed thinks so. In an article posted today, the pop culture site makes the claim that the deal is done and that it will be announced to the world before the open of the…