Secrets of the DirecTV OTA Tuner

Behold! I am about to reveal to you the secrets of how to integrate over the air (OTA) channels into your DirecTV guide using the DirecTV AM21N TV Tuner. In addition, you will be able to record these OTA channels just as if …continue reading

Fleeing Alarm Clocks and USB Media Receivers

Clocky Alarm Clock (10% Off): Beat your snooze addiction with the alarm that runs away!

Flirc USB Receiver (23% Off): Repurpose an old remote control to operate your computer media center!

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Retro Tech: Apple iSight Webcam

Back in the day, did you use the Apple iSight Webcam? Here’s a Throwback Thursday Retro Tech Review for this CPU!

5 Ways to Light up Your Life

“When you gaze long into an abyss, the abyss also gazes into you.” — Friedrich Nietzsche, 1886

“I love things that glow — not just for fun, but for functionality!” — Chris Pirillo, 2015

You don’t have to be Carl Sagan to be aware that …continue reading

Universal Remote Control Device for iOS Review (Pronto)

Ever dreamed of a universal remote control that replaces all of your electronic device remotes, but found your experience with such devices to be lackluster? Me, too.

So I was excited when Philips recently sent me one of its Pronto units to review — it’s …continue reading

The X-Files Returns? The Truth is Out There!

Well, the long-speculated truth we’ve suspected to be out there has been officially declared by the powers that be (namely Chris Carter, Gillian Anderson, and David Duchovny): The X-Files will be returning to our television screens soon!

It’s only slated to be a six-part miniseries, …continue reading

The Simpsons Celebrate First Day of Spring in Springfield

Dire Groundhog predictions aside, today is officially the first day of spring! (Or, as the druids would call it, Spring Equinox.)

It seemed like the perfect time for us to celebrate the denizens of Springfield, a little town named after this fine season. …continue reading

Please Shield Me from Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Spoilers!

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (Strategic Homeland Intervention, Enforcement, and Logistics Division) is a show I look forward to watching every week. Unfortunately, being on the west coast means that a lot of people have already seen it by the time it gets to my time …continue reading

How to Take Better Pictures with Your Smartphone Camera

“Photographer” — that is, someone trained in the art of taking pictures on a professional level — is not something that I would claim to be (and I mean no offense to those of you who earn your meal ticket with the craft and have …continue reading

Did the Oscars 2015 Win Your Attention Span?

Sure, the Oscars were last night, but it’s what everyone’s talking about today. It seems appropriate to give a nod to the projects that were nominated and the people who entertained us (whether intentionally or otherwise) at the 87th Annual Academy Awards.

As a side …continue reading