Posted on March 29th, 2016 by Bob and Joy Schwabach
Reuters TV is a free app for Android and iPhone, as well as iPad, Apple TV and the web. On the web, go to Reuters.TV for what looked to us like even-handed coverage; they are especially strong on international news.
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Posted on March 25th, 2016 by Bob and Joy Schwabach
Recently we wrote about taking our drone to the park and seeing it waft miles away from us in a few seconds. Afterward, a reader wrote us with his solution. It does not involve hours of practice flying.
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Posted on March 8th, 2016 by Bob and Joy Schwabach
Gone in 60 Seconds. Not the movie. Our drone. It was bouncing along the grass, struggling for liftoff, so Joy handed the controller to Bob, and said, “You try it.” Bob naturally pushed the lift lever all the way up and the drone climbed like a socialite at a garden party. Within three seconds it was out of sight. We couldn’t have been more surprised if we’d launched a pocket rocket. “There,” Joy said. “I think it came down over there.” This was all wishful thinking, of course. As we went through the grass and the nearby woods, the odds were growing that it came down in the next county. Maybe. Bob had made the most common mistake in droning, […]
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Posted on December 31st, 2015 by Bob and Joy Schwabach
“Amazon Instant Video,” for Android phones and tablets, allows you to download a movie for offline viewing, great for when you’re on a plane or train or otherwise out of range of a Wi-Fi signal. Go to Amazon.com/GetAndroidVideo for detailed instructions.
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Posted on December 2nd, 2015 by Bob and Joy Schwabach
“Yahoo LiveText” is for those situations where you want to see the other person you’re texting and you can’t talk. Maybe you’re at the library. You know how they are about people like you. With this app, you can text each other while also looking and batting your eyes.
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Posted on November 16th, 2015 by Bob and Joy Schwabach
The 20th anniversary of the first news broadcast on the Internet is coming up on November 23. In 1995, our friend Victor Dorff made history by talking ABC TV News into letting him put “World News Now” on the web. They thought he was crazy, but gave it a try.
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Posted on November 15th, 2015 by Bob and Joy Schwabach
Why pay $130 for the “Roku 4 Player” when the Roku stick only costs $47?
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Posted on October 17th, 2015 by Bob and Joy Schwabach
Going without cable TV is getting easier and easier. Netflix, Amazon Video On Demand, Hulu, Showtime and HBO Now are obvious choices. But here are a couple we’ve overlooked:
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Posted on August 28th, 2015 by Bob and Joy Schwabach
CuriosityStream.com claims to have the world’s best documentaries from the BBC and other channels around the world, plus original programming. The first month is free, then it’s $3 a month if you want to continue. But you have to give them a credit card for the free trial — and we never like that.
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Posted on July 2nd, 2015 by Bob and Joy Schwabach
Economicprinciples.org has a 30-minute video explaining economics. It’s recommended by Bill Gates and former Federal Reserve Chairman Paul Volcker.
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