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What is a VPN?

You might know about a VPN if you work from home. Even then you might think it’s some sort of magic hokum thingie that you really don’t understand. Relax, like most of the internet it works…


How can these all be antennas?

This is an antenna. Maybe it’s like no antenna you’ve ever seen, but it’s still an antenna. You’ve probably noticed that antennas come in many different shapes depending on the job requirements. How can that be?…


Will this be the year you cut the cord?

I can tell you already that 2017 will be the most expensive year ever for conventional pay television. Cable providers already charge over $100 per person for their customers out of contract and that’s only going…






Make your DIRECTV guide faster with this tip!

I laugh when I remember how DIRECTV’s new user interface, released in 2011, was expected to be “lightning fast.” I remember then-CEO Michael White saying it would be as fast as scrolling in a spreadsheet. It…




Is DIRECTV Satellite Service a good value?

The average DIRECTV customer pays over $100 per month just for TV. Obviously, there are some cable companies who are charging that amount and giving you internet and landline as well. If you go with…


How can LED lights be so bright?

In my opinion, there’s a good case to be made for the humble light-emitting diode to be the third most important invention of the twentieth century. The first would have to be the internet (some have…