Daily Archives: Friday, September 16, 2011

More Info On the Channel Master TV DVR, Now Even Less Appealing

The other day I posted about the Channel Master TV CM-7400 ATSC & clear QAM DVR, and given its features and $400 price tag I concluded that a $600 TiVo Premiere with lifetime was the better deal. Well, now we … Continue reading

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Sherman, set the WABAC machine to 1999!

TechnoBuffalo had a great post today with a look back at the very, very early days of the DVR via this video from The Today Show in 1999. This is when DVRs, then still generally called PVRs (Personal Video Recorders), … Continue reading

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Airbags, They’re Not Just For Car Crashes and Stuntwork

Boeing posted this video of airbag tests for their CST-100 capsule. The CST-100, for Crew Space Transportation 100, is a new crew capsule Boeing is developing for LEO (Low Earth Orbit) to the space station and other destinations. It is … Continue reading

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As Promised, the Story Behind the Long Hiatus

So, in my last post I talked about HP killing of WebOS and why I felt a bit of smug satisfaction as a post I made about WebOS back in 2009 cost me my job at Sling Media. I said … Continue reading

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HP Axes WebOS, and I Can’t Help But Feel Some Smug Satisfaction

I’ve been debating writing this for a month now, going back and forth, and I finally decided to just do it. So, about a month ago HP announced they will axing WebOS. OK, OK, before you comment, I know, they … Continue reading

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