Quartz.com gives five ways to save TV

The current TV model is a ticking time bomb. Aside from the fact that content providers seem intent on trampling the golden goose with triple-digit price increases, Millennials increasingly view linear broadcast TV as something for…



5 “nopes” for the 2014 CES

Yesterday, I listed my 5 hopes for the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show. Today I’d like to talk about my 5 “nopes” — the things that I dread seeing, and wish that the manufacturers would just stop talking…


Someone INVENTED it: modern nails

In this case we don’t know who it was… but good-old nails were invented by someone in the 1860s. It wasn’t really the nail itself that was invented but the machine to make them. You see,…



Have the people at Sprint gone utterly MAD?

It’s official, I have no idea what is going on in their heads. I’ll admit to having been critical of Sprint over the years. As a long-distance company, they were all right, but it’s been…


5 hopes for the 2014 CES

The 2014 Consumer Electronics Show is about a week away and it’s time to publish my list of five “hopes” for this year’s show. This will be my sixth CES as an attendee, and the first…


How good are those App ratings and reviews…?

Let’s face it… technology today is driven by apps. It used to be software, and for some users, software is still important. But when you’re dealing with tablets, and phones, and even software to some extent,…


One last look back at 2013

Ah, December 31. The only day of the year that we even remember that “auld” is a word. So full of hope for the future, so full of wistful remembrance of the past. We’ve talked about…





My TiVo Roamio & Mini Thoughts & Observations

TiVo Roamio & Mini Environment with FiOS Ultimate HD, from the perspective of a DirecTV Genie (HR44) environment with DirecTV Premier HD: My FiOS Infrastructure 2 Roamio Pro’s (w/3TB), 1 Roamio Plus (w/1TB), 4 Mini’s,…