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End of the road for flash drives?

I may be the last person to buy a flash drive, and I may have bought my last one. Flash drives were the must-have accessory of the early 2000s as we began to need more storage…



DISH to merge with Amazon and T-Mobile?

Not the strangest rumor I’ve heard all day. My normal morning deep dive into the internet found this article from Tim Farrar, a self-proclaimed wireless industry analyst. In it, he floats the not-unreasonable idea that Amazon might snap…




Don’t have “2019 anxiety” — act now

DIRECTV’s first logo from 1994 The future is not far off. Sometime in 2019, the last satellite operational at DIRECTV’s 119-degree orbital location will be shut off, and at roughly the same time, DIRECTV will stop…


FUN FRIDAY: Boldly Go

Yes, I get it. I talk way too much about Star Wars and Star Trek on this blog. I have been accused of trying to turn this blog into a generally geek-oriented news and view site and some people say…



BREAKING: DISH (finally) signs deal with Hearst

Don’t know why it took so long… but 26 communities that have been without programming from Hearst-owned TV stations on DISH finally have it back. This caps off a two-month-long blackout of Hearst stations on DISH….


AT&T to release first quarter earnings today

Looking for some ideas about AT&T’s financial health?The company’s first-quarter 2017 results will be released after the New York Stock Exchange closes on Tuesday, April 25, 2017. At 4:30 p.m. ET the same day, AT&T…


AT&T building out its fiber network

Can’t accuse them of standing still. AT&T has announced plans to offer a full fiber network to eight more metropolitan areas. They are listed below, and you can click to see a more detailed press…


STREAMING SATURDAY: Can’t Buy Me the Newest Movies

Netflix and other streaming services might be spending big money on original programming, but that money can’t buy me the newest movies! When some pundits hear that Netflix is spending $5 billion last year to acquire…


DIRECTV gives you even more 4K!

Saddle up for even more Ultra HD goodness from DIRECTV. You might want to bookmark this page because DIRECTV just announced a whole ton of new 4K programming. This is what I’m talking about: 4/21 –…


HBO/Cinemax Free Preview is BACK!

Sure, Netflix is all that… but what about Game of Thrones and all the other awesome stuff on HBO? Getting it episode by episode on iTunes gets pretty expensive, right? That’s why DIRECTV is offering a free preview…