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2015 Predictions: The year in cellular

This will be the year cell boosters go mainstream. It’s my biggest and least risky prediction so far. The big problem with cell boosters in 2014 was that we didn’t have inventory… because of some hangups…

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2015 Predictions: The year in pay-TV

Should be interesting. 2015 may be remembered as the year of the two biggest mergers in pay-TV history, or it may just be remembered for one of them. Comcast is, of course, trying to absorb Time…


2015 Predictions: The year of 4K?

It won’t be the year of 4K. There, see how much time I’ve saved you in reading this article? Well, I hope you continue reading anyway, since there’s a little bit more to the story. We’ve…


BREAKING: DISH adds Netflix to Hopper

This changes everything. Today, DISH becomes the first major pay-TV provider to integrate Netflix streaming into its products. According to a press release dated today, Hopper users will be able to access their Netflix content through the familiar…





EDITORIAL: Phonepocalypse

What you see above was Apple’s first mobile device, the Newton. It didn’t work very well and didn’t sell very well either but it was the basis of a whole generation of “personal digital assistants” that…


Building the city of the future

You read that right, Qatar is planning on building a multi-billion dollar city to host the 2022 World Cup. The city, Lusail, is set to be complete by 2020 which is a very short time…


EDITORIAL: I hate microUSB

Despite the fact that I am an Apple user, I find myself overrun with microUSB cables and devices. It’s the go-to charging cable for just about everything in my life with the exception of those Apple…


The future of batteries

It’s no secret battery life is one of the limiting factors in smartphones and other hand-held devices. The current standard, lithium-ion, batteries have been in use for 25 years now and their lifespan is limited….


EDITORIAL: Enough stuff to charge already

Sure we’d love it if you would consider this cool charging station. But unless it’s going in an emergency kit, you have to be pretty hard core to need to charge 5 devices. But more and more…


Amazon 4K comes to Samsung TVs

4K streaming is coming sooner than you think, as early as October Amazon Instant Video could start streaming 4K. With one catch, they will only be streaming to Samsung UltraHD TVs. The announcement came from…