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1419271200 Tech News Today
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1419280200 iPad Today
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Tuesday, December 23

1419357600 Tech News Today
1419361200 MacBreak Weekly
1419368400 Security Now
1419375600 Before You Buy
1419379200 Tech News 2Night
1419382800 All About Android
1419391800 Padre's Corner

Wednesday, December 24

1419444000 Tech News Today
1419447600 Windows Weekly
1419454800 This Week in Google
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Thursday, December 25

1419530400 Tech News Today
1419534000 Know How...
1419537600 Marketing Mavericks
1419543000 Coding 101
1419546600 Home Theater Geeks
1419553800 The Giz Wiz

Friday, December 26

1419616800 Tech News Today
1419638400 Tech News 2Night

Saturday, December 27

1419706800 The Tech Guy

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1419793200 The Tech Guy
1419807600 This Week in Tech

Monday, December 29

1419876000 Tech News Today
1419879600 Triangulation
1419885000 iPad Today
1419897600 Tech News 2Night

Tuesday, December 30

1419962400 Tech News Today
1419966000 MacBreak Weekly
1419973200 Security Now
1419980400 Before You Buy
1419984000 Tech News 2Night
1419987600 All About Android
1419996600 Padre's Corner

Wednesday, December 31

1420043400 FLOSS Weekly
1420048800 Tech News Today
1420052400 Windows Weekly

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Get Free HDTV

October 25 2012

Get HD television shows with an over-the-air antenna! You'll get the know how to cut the cord entirely and you'll still be able to watch sports and live events!

We're getting HD television over the air! Why? So we can completely cut the cord and still watch live events like sports and award shows.

To pick an antenna, our favorite tool is TVFool.com. It gives you an incredible amount of data in one location. It might appear complex, but give it a read. Alternatively, you can check out AntennaWeb.org. It's a little more user friendly, but has less data.

The antenna we used is the Channel Master CM 4228 8-bay HDTV/UHF Antenna CM4228HD. It allowed us to get signals from 40 miles out from the transmitter towers in the city.

Use TVFool's information to direct your antenna. The right column shows where you should point your antenna. Directionality is super-important when you're far away from the transmitters. If you're in a city, it might be much easier to get signals in general.

Use a compass or compass app to find the right direction. iOS Pick | Android Pick

When you're using coax cables from your antenna to your tuner, use the shortest length of cable you can find as signal quality degrades over the length of the cable. We like using the HDHomeRun since it allows us to keep the tuner close to the antenna with short cables and then using our home network to carry the signals.

E-mail:
I just watched the video regarding making calls w/o a cell phone and wanted to make a suggestion regarding devices...it's cool to do this on a Nexus 7, etc but I bought a used Android phone on e-bay and set up Google Voice. i don't have carrier service, just use wifi and the Groove-IP app. Works great.

- Nikkie

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