I don’t normally do videos like this, but when I saw my kid playing the drums for the first time, I couldn’t resist. (FYI: You’ll want to stay tuned for at least 15 seconds, especially if you’re a fan of a certain underseen Best Picture Oscar nominee about a drummer…)
It looks like I now have a weekly column at Digital Trends, and my first post is all about the (unspoken) connection between cable channel bundling and show quality. The more click-baity headline would be something like “How à la carte cable is going to destroy the golden age of television,” so I’m very happy they went… Read More A little something I wrote for Digital Trends…
The only remote you’ll ever need may already be in your house — it may already be on your coffee table! — just sitting there, barely tapping its potential. So before you spend top dollar on a new universal remote, here are some things to think about…… Read More Don’t buy that universal remote control just yet…
Whenever someone tells me they need a new TV, but they don’t want to pay through the nose for above-average performance, features, and size, I steer them towards Vizio. Another reason to love Vizio smart TVs: They replicate a lot of the functionality of Google’s remarkable Chromecast. This is something I first noticed when I did… Read More One more reason to love Vizio TVs
Seriously. I know you have that holiday bonus burning a whole in your pocket. I know you’ve been to your local Sony Store and been blown away by their 4K demo. I know you really want a new TV, and you don’t want to get stuck with “yesterday’s technology.” But you must wait. You have… Read More Your #1 2014 New Year’s Tech Resolution: Do not buy a 4K TV
72 hours ago, “Chromecast” was just a good name for a podcast on hood ornaments. Now it’s the “it” item in the tech world, selling out online within a day (though I had no problems walking into Best Buy today and walking out with one — they had plenty in stock). In my “premature thoughts”… Read More Review: Google Chromecast — Google’s most Apple-like product yet?
Google today just announced this… Chromecast is basically a little dongle that plugs into an HDMI port on your TV (or receiver, presumably), allowing you to watch content that originated on your Google-enabled device. Two qualifiers for that above sentence: I said “originated from” and not “streamed from” your device. Apple’s Airplay protocol allows you… Read More Premature Thoughts on Chromecast