Internet Access

A lot of us, including your intrepid blogger, have “cut the cord” in favor of over-the-top (OTT) programming streamed from the Internet. However, many viewers like to record and save video to watch at a later time by using a … Continue reading

More and more people and educational institutions are turning to online courses as a method of learning. In fact, the e-learning industry reached an astounding $165 billion in 2015 and is expected to grow 5% by 2023. As of 2013, … Continue reading

With all the hoopla regarding “4K” UHD TVs within the past year or so, another related term has received increased attention: High Dynamic Range (HDR). The casual consumer might think that UHD TVs and HDR TVs are one and the … Continue reading

We all love watching television, but with the hectic pace of life in the 21st century, we need a little tech to help us along. Fortunately, the TiVo Bolt has come to the rescue. Of course, TiVo has been producing … Continue reading

Ever considered how communications travels overseas and around the world? There’s essentially two choices: submarine fiber optic cables or earth-to-satellite transmission. By far — as in 99% — of all international data traverses submarine communication cables. According to author David … Continue reading

No, channel bonding (CB) is not a viewer’s love for a television network. Used in multiple communication technologies, it essentially doubles the data stream by joining two adjacent bandwidths together to form one bidirectional pipe. With the use of computing … Continue reading

On the high tech frontier of the 21st century where the borders of reality and fantasy blur, gamers and other consumers are obliged to wade through concepts such as virtual reality (VR) and today’s topic, augmented reality (AR) aka artificial … Continue reading

Mention a TV antenna to the baby boomer crowd and one is likely to hear windy anecdotes about TV before cable with three or five over-the-air (OTA) channels and “rabbit ear” antennas. Now it’s back to the future as “cutting … Continue reading

Known as Domain Name System, DNS is an Internet service that ciphers domain names into Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. “The DNS is the central database of the internet, and without it, the internet would cease to exist as we know … Continue reading

Dip Before the Plunge The stuff of science fiction in the mid-20th century, Virtual Reality (VR) simulates or replicates physical, three-dimensional occupancy in a computer-generated milieu. This environment can be either imaginary or based on real events or places. All … Continue reading

You’ve heard of High Definition (HD) television?  are you ready for Ultra HD TV? This term encompasses the formats 4K UHD (3840 x 2160p) and 8K UHD (7680 x 4320p). Both “digital video formats were first proposed by the NHK … Continue reading

Using a high capacity USB storage device while you are away from your PC is one option for accessing files on the go. But what if you could securely access your PC or another computer while you are on the … Continue reading

For many travelers, access to a high speed Internet connection is high on the priority list and often the deciding factor when it comes to choosing hotel accommodations. However, most hotels fail to deliver Internet speeds as advertised. What is … Continue reading

Gigabit broadband represents the next generation of high speed Internet. It is a collaborative goal set forth by telecommunications carriers and government agencies to deploy gigabit networks in an effort to create a more connected environment. So, what is gigabit … Continue reading

Many people are constantly connected to the digital world and engage in subscriptions such as Netflix, Hulu Plus, Spotify, and other services. Now there is a way for you to choose among a variety of eBook subscription services. If you … Continue reading

Advertisements and promotions for registry cleaners are constantly on the Internet trying to convince inexperienced PC users that the registry requires maintenance. Are registry cleaners necessary and what are some of the benefits? A PC registry is a large database … Continue reading

The purchase of Meraki by Cisco a few years ago provided Cisco with the tools it needs to efficiently serve small to medium-sized businesses. The technology provided by Cisco Meraki allows midmarket companies to expand without having to invest in … Continue reading

Most cameras on the market today come equipped with Wi-Fi and the capability to easily retrieve your photos from your camera and share them using your smartphone. But what about photographers that are using older cameras with no wireless connectivity? … Continue reading

Google Cloud Print is a service that has been around for a few years now. Only recently, have users become aware of some of the convenient features that save a lot of time and energy. If you are unfamiliar with … Continue reading

Internet and mobile technologies have revolutionized our society and influenced the way we think about television programming. Now there is a system that increases the availability of TV programming and home entertainment. Televisions have been the main source for home … Continue reading

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