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To Renew or Not Renew the Triple Play?

December 4, 2014
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To Renew or Not Renew the Triple Play?

Winter is coming as is the end of my Verizon FIOS two year contract for TV, Internet and phone aka the Triple Play. Recently, in the mail, I received an offer reserved for Verizon’s “best customers” as did a number of other folks as reported on DSL Reports. The deal offers a two year contract...

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The Best HDTV for 2014

November 2, 2014
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The Best HDTV for 2014

I recently was invited to see LG’s award-winning OLED TV, the 55″ LG EC9300 in person. The event hosted by LG in downtown Boston, directly compared their set to Samsung’s 4K LED, the 55HU9000. I won’t keep you in suspense, the LG EC9300 had the best picture I had ever seen. The LG OLED has...

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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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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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Mad Men Season 6: Download, Stream or Watch the “Affair of the Year”

March 23, 2013
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Mad Men Season 6

The Mad Men Season 6 Premiere is almost upon us. AMC is getting us ready for the “affair of the year” with a number of teasers before the April 7th premiere. Of all of the promos, the most telling is the poster for the season 6 premiere. It appears to contain two Don Drapers...

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Roku 3 Launches: My Hands-Off Take

March 5, 2013
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Roku 3 Launches: My Hands-Off Take

The Roku 3 or the 4200X has launched, the latest Roku box in their line of popular media players. The smaller and sleeker Roku 3 is a direct replacement for the Roku 2 XS, one of our favorite streaming devices. I like the Roku because its comprehensive line-up of streaming services in 1080P and...

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