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FUN FRIDAY: Other things named Genie

No matter what they call it, we’re big fans of the DIRECTV Genie. Five tuners and all the hard drive space you need, plus the ability to run the tiny Genie Mini Clients. The system was originally…


Will Sprint be forced to use US-made equipment?

Will Federal regulators hold up the Sprint deal unless Sprint uses only American-made equipment? It’s possible. As a condition of deal, Softbank may only be allowed to buy Sprint if the FCC can mandate that certain…


Slow internet? Not just you.

Today, March 27, 2013 is the day of the biggest internet attack in history. At least so far. Don’t worry, it’s not Terminator 2: Judgment Day and obviously if you’re reading this article you weren’t affected. That doesn’t…


Will NBC be the first network to collapse?

Unthinkable. NBC has been broadcasting since 1926. Seriously. Almost 100 years. The peacock network is older than your grandparents (probably.) It was around before television even existed — it used to be a radio network. This is the…


Did you lose your program guide recently?

If you’re still using one of these or any DIRECTV receiver with an RCA, Philips, Hughes, Sony, or other brand name on it, you might have noticed a problem in the last week. Many people reported…


How in the name of… can Netflix do 4K?

Netflix has been talking all over town about its 4K streaming plans. Check out this article in The Verge where Netflix’s chief product officer says that 4K is coming within one or two years. Really? Of course Netflix is…




Are batteries obsolete?

Hope so. The one thing that has held back technology more than anything is the battery. Hybrid cars need half a ton of them and just hauling them around takes a lot of energy. They add…


Is it really time for a smart watch?

It’s becoming a story too big to ignore, even though for the most part the products don’t exist yet. We’re talking about smart watches, which are supposedly the next big thing. Everyone is talking about them,…



FINALLY: DIRECTV releases Android Tablet App

It must seem like an eternity if you’re a Galaxy Tab or other Android Tablet user. How long have you been sitting there watching DIRECTV release update after update for its awesome iPad app while you waited. Wait…