Was there some sort of televised sports event tonight? I kind of lost track while I was tweeting about commercials.
1/26/2015: Review: Sling TV Delivers ESPN for $20 a Month, No Cable Required, Yahoo Tech
The odds of me paying for this $20/month online-only TV package once my review account runs out are high. To judge from reader feedback about Sling TV (yes, I need to answer your e-mails), I’m not alone in that interest. In the comments, you can see me executing a suggestion I heard at the Online News Association conference last September: Start the comments with one of your own that invites a reasoned discussion.
1/27/2015: Your Car and Your Smartphone’s Coming Communication Breakdown, Yahoo Tech
Walking the floor at the Washington Auto Show reminded me of how the state of automotive engineering–not just in the area of smartphone connectivity–has advanced since we bought our Prius in 2005.
1/27/2015: Panel: A Year in Review, Tech In Motion
1/29/2015: Outlook 2015: Interoperation, Mobility, Privacy and Security, The Hub
This panel with John Heitmann, Andres Jordan, Mark Walsh, and Don MacNeil was different from my prior appearances at the organization formerly known as the Telecom Hub: I took Metro to Tysons. For everyone’s future reference: 8000 Towers Crescent Drive may not look too close to the Tysons Corner stop, but it’s an easy, 10-to-15-minute walk through the mall and across the top of parking deck C.
2/1/2015: The messy deals behind unwatchable streaming apps, USA Today
Dumb luck had a friend complain to me about a broken ESPN app on his Roku TV only days before the biggest televised sports event of the year, and on a week when I was starting to get nervous about not having a column topic.