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It’s Easy to Fix the Wii But Not Nintendo

May 12, 2014
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It’s Easy to Fix the Wii But Not Nintendo

In its eighth year, the Wii is one of the most innovative and successful game consoles ever.  Its focus on game play over cutting edge graphics and its innovative motion controller made it stand out from other consoles. It’s cartoon-like graphics and games were a good alternative for kids to the gory titles on...

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Finding the Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Special

November 19, 2013
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Finding the Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Special

Fifty years is a long time in the world of television unless you’re a Time Lord. I’ve been anxiously awaiting the Doctor Who 50th anniversary special for several months. Back when I renewed my contract with Verizon FIOS, I was surprised when I learned that BBC America was not part of the Prime HD...

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HBO GO Streams 1080P on Apple TV and Other Platforms

July 27, 2013
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HBO GO Streams 1080P on Apple TV and Other Platforms

After a long wait, the HBO GO app has finally come to Apple TV. Best of all, the Apple TV HBO GO app streams at 1080P. HBO confirmed to Tech of the Hub that all of their connected TV apps are now streaming HD video at 1080P with the exception of the Xbox which...

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Tech Travel Tips for Ireland

July 20, 2013
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Tech Travel Tips for Ireland

This past April, my family and I vacationed in Ireland. Before the trip, I had done my share of googling to make sure we would have the proper connectivity and tech tools while traveling around Ireland. However, googling things is no substitute for experiencing. Here are some tech experiences and tips I learned about...

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Swapping the iPhone 4S for the 5

June 25, 2013
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Swapping the iPhone 4S for the 5

In Sunday’s paper, I noticed that Best Buy is offering a trade-in program where you can swap your 16 GB iPhone 4 or 4s for a brand new iPhone 5. By slashing the price of the iPhone 5 by $50 and offering a minimum trade-in value of $150 for a working phone, you land...

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The Best HDTV for 2013?

May 19, 2013
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The Best HDTV for 2013?

The search for this year’s best HDTV was recently held at Value Electronics in Scarsdale, NY. The two day event does a side by side comparison to find the best HDTV on the market among the current crop of LEDs and plasmas. Each HDTV is set up by a professional calibrator to produce its...

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Aereo’s Live TV Streaming Coming to Boston

May 14, 2013
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Aereo’s Live TV Streaming Coming to Boston

Aereo will soon be available in its second market: the greater Boston area. It’s a service that lets you stream over-the-air television to your computer, iPad, iPhone or Roku. You can either watch live TV or record shows with Aereo’s cloud based DVR. Folks who have preregistered, including myself, will start to receive invitations...

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Free TiVo Desktop Discontinued, What are the Alternatives?

May 6, 2013
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Free TiVo Desktop Discontinued, What are the Alternatives?

The free Windows version of TiVo Desktop is being discontinued. TiVo Desktop can by used to download shows to your PC as well as stream photos and music to your TiVo. This weekend, a note appeared on the TiVo desktop web page stating that the free version is only available until June 5th, 2013...

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Cord Trimming: Cutting the Cable Bill

April 28, 2013
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Cord Trimming: Cutting the Cable Bill

At the beginning of the year, I was contemplating “cutting the cord” and canceling my cable TV subscription. After thinking about it ad nauseum, I decided to keep a cable TV package, albeit a lower cost one with fewer channels. After all of the analysis, I realized that canceling cable would only result in...

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Doctor Who Season 7 Part 2: Where to Watch, Download or Stream

March 29, 2013
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Doctor Who Season 7 Part 2: Where to Watch, Download or Stream

Time flies and the Doctor Who Season 7 Part 2 premiere has snuck up on us. I almost forgot about our good Doctor but noticed the uptick in searches on the site for “Doctor Who Season 7″. Well, it’s a busy TV weekend with the Walking Dead finale and the Game of Thrones premiere...

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Game of Thrones Season 2 Blu-ray DVD Digital Copy Review

March 28, 2013
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Game of Thrones Season 2 Blu-ray DVD Digital Copy Review

I’ve been re-watching Game of Thrones season 2 to get ready for this Sunday’s season 3 premiere on HBO at 9 PM. For those of you with Verizon FIOS, HBO is free this weekend, so enjoy. Now for some thoughts on the season 2 Blu-ray: The recently released Game of Thrones Season Two Blu-Ray / DVD...

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