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FUN FRIDAY: Boston Layer Lapse

Old-schoolers call Boston “the hub of the universe” and while that may be a bit over the top, I think it’s a very pretty urban area. It’s small enough to walk in, dense enough to have…


Will 2018 be the year of 5G?

I can say for certain it will not be…unless it is. Listen to telecom professionals and they’ll tell you that 5G is coming. And I completely agree. It’s part of the cycle we’ve been since…


Time to move to an IP remote?

Plain old remotes are boring. While it’s really nice that you can use an infrared remote on almost any piece of equipment, there are some real limitations to the traditional remote. You have to point it…



DIRECTV announces price increases

You knew they were coming. Pay-TV prices go up every year and DIRECTV is no exception. Of course, every round of increases is met with cries of “that’s it – I’m going to Netflix” or whatever….


Big shakeup at DISH – Ergen takes a new role

This is Erik Carlson, the new CEO of DISH. Charlie Ergen, the driving force behind the company, will stay on as Chairman, but is giving up the post of CEO, according to the press release, “to…



Wait, are the new DIRECTV menus grey or black?

If you’re trying to calibrate that new 4K Television, don’t use the new DIRECTV menus. They may look black, but the darkest portions are still dark grey. That means if you adjust the brightness and backlight…