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FUN FRIDAY: The Narrow World

I saw this short film a couple of weeks ago and can’t get it out of my head. Called The Narrow World,, you’re meant to think at first that it’s a riff off every alien-landing movie…



HUGE DIRECTV FREE PREVIEW starts tomorrow (2/17)

This is the big one. DIRECTV is opening up ALL its premium channels, that’s HBO, Cinemax, Starz, and Showtime for a few days. The free preview starts midnight local time at the beginning of February…


THROWBACK THURSDAY: Nokia 3310

Ah, the dumbphone. It’s been a decade since we said goodbye to you, although I still miss you sometimes. We didn’t call them “dumbphones” then, we called them “featurephones” because they actually were smarter than the phones…


Watch Planet Earth II in 4K on DIRECTV and DISH

The original Planet Earth won award after award for its beautiful HD photography. That was ten years ago, and its 1080i quality hasn’t held up. It’s still beautiful, but it’s not eye-popping like it was then. Planet…


The machine that ruined the world?

I guess for some people, progress is all about ruining the fun for other people. For every person who tells you how easy it is for things to get done today, for every guy who never…


DIRECTV adds even more sports in 4K

Score one for college basketball fans… DIRECTV’s about to make you even happier. Starting this weekend, you’ll see a series of 4K basketball games. The first is the Cal-Stanford game this Saturday February 17, at 10pm…




The surprising rebound of Windows PCs

One of the surprising winners of 2016 was a company who had been nearly written off for dead: Microsoft. Back in 2012 I called their latest operating system a “day 1 fail” and called Microsoft’s hardware “doomed.” Well, you can…