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Is good TV bad for basic cable?

For 50 years, TV drama was “episodic.” Sure things changed but you didn’t need to know what happened last week to enjoy this week. All of a sudden, in the wake of complex dramas like The Sopranos and 24 TV…

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What if they launched a channel and nobody came?

Today marks the launch of Sportsnet LA, also known as “The Dodgers Channel.” We told you about it a year ago when it was first announced and there has been precious little news to report since. The channel…




Blu-ray Disc is dead. Here’s why.

Take a moment if you will, to mourn the Blu-ray Disc. It died of a broken heart sometime in the last year, and although it is expected to shamble on as a shadow of its former…


Don’t ya just love caller ID?

Ah… I remember the days fondly. The phone would ring and we’d pick it up. You never knew who was on the other end. It could be the neighbor next door. It could be a…


EDITORIAL: The Olympics you deserve

It just doesn’t seem like such a big thing. Back in 2012, we gave low marks to NBC’s Olympics coverage. 2012 was the first Olympics to take place since most people started streaming video. Before then, average internet…




The web is where new music happens

Up until just last year, new songs were introduced almost exclusively via radio and sometimes TV. Last year was the first time that some major songs were introduced via the web and made their way…




BREAKING NEWS: Wilson Electronics buys zBoost

This is big. The top manufacturer of cellular boosters for the US market has agreed to buy its largest competitor. Wilson Electronics today notified us that it has recently acquired zBoost. What does this mean? Until…