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How Online, Time-Shifting and Pay TV is Changing How You Watch Television

The television landscape has changed in more ways than one over the years. TV’s still the linchpin of almost every living room, but the days when families gathered around a central TV to watch together aren’t as common as they once were. The rise of tablets, smartphones and PCs where you can…

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Living in a “Virtual Existence”

I’ve been catching up on older episodes of the Nerdist podcast and the episode featuring filmmaker J.J. Abrams was next on my list. Now don’t get too excited, this interview was conducted a few years ago so there’s nothing on it discussing Star Wars Episode VII. I knew of Mr. Abrams’ work…

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LG Smart TV’s, Connect SDK and Seagate Make Any Halloween Party a Blast

If you’ve got an LG Smart television, then your future just got 26% brighter.  It was recently announced on the Connect SDK blog that the upcoming 1.4 Update will work with Seagate Central, Seagate Wireless Plus and LaCie Fuel. This awesome news means that now all your photos, your favorite music…

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Who’s Ready for Cloud Gaming?

A quick show of hands? Everyone? Yeah, I thought so. I stumbled on this article on VentureBeat that talks about how Telltale Games is interested in kicking their content up a notch to allow for cloud-based gaming. Can I just say, I’m all in? First, about Telltale – if you’re not familiar with…

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The History of Saturday Night Live – Infographic

I can count on one hand the number of full episodes of Saturday Night Live I’ve ever watched…well maybe two hands. Conceptually I like the show, but I was always doing other things on Saturday nights that kept me from watching. I’d maybe watch a re-run back in the day and in recent years would…

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HBO vs. Netflix – Who Wins? We Do

If you’ve been keeping up with entertainment news as of late, the fight for subscribers between HBO and Netflix has been taken to another level as according to this article, Netflix has surpassed HBO for the first time in subscriber revenue. Truth told, I’m surprised this hasn’t happened a…

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My Top 5 Robin Williams Movies

“No matter what anybody tells you, words and ideas can change the world.” – John Keating – Dead Poets Society Robin Williams was amazing. He had such an incredible body of work that to list them all would take more space than this blog would allow. So instead, let me touch on some of my…

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Everything In Life I Learned From The Cosby Show

I don’t know anyone who didn’t watch The Cosby Show. Whether it was during it’s eight year run or in reruns. The show had a great way of showing the dynamics of family in a positive way that through comedy could teach great life lessons about parenting, discipline, acceptance, peer-pressure,…

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TV in Ye Olden Times

Are We Experiencing (Another) Golden Age of Television?

The television landscape is very different now than it was in the first Golden Age of Television (basically around 1940-1960 if keeping track).  The television market has exploded in the last few decades going from the Big Three (ABC, CBS, NBC) and adding literally hundreds of networks including…

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Consumed By Data? You’re Not Alone

As I write this blog, I’m streaming music from my Spotify, while occasionally checking our Facebook and Twitter feeds as well has having an IM conversation with a friend about why Transformers: Age of Extinction is 2 hours 45 minutes. So yes, if you’re being consumed by data, you’re not alone.…

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