Tag: TV

NFL HALFWAY: All seem to agree NFL officiating is appalling

In a divided nation, NFL officials are a unifying factor, because everyone seems to disagree with them. Quarterbacks say they take too many dirty hits. Receivers complain they are targeted. Defensive backs say they can’t touch anyone without getting a flag. And coaches say their teams never catch a break. Fans want games to move along without endless reviews and flags. The league’s head of officiating even found himself tweeting during Monday night’s Bills-Seahawks game when the crew bungled a series of calls at the end of the first half on a field goal try that would prove crucial...

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Guide to Mounting Your Flat Screen TV

  In the old days, it was easy. When your grandparents bought a TV, it came with its own little Mid-Century Modern stand. They could even roll the whole deal from one spot to another if they chose. But nowadays, televisions are no longer just a piece of furniture. No, plasma, LED, and LCD TVs are huge and hungry for space. (The largest to date is Panasonic’s gargantuan 152-inch flat screen.) How to mount your new flat panel TV in the best spot? Use our handy guide. Heat An extremely common location to hang a television is over the fireplace. While that may...

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In Tech: Light field VR camera, automatic Windows upgrades

Recording live-action scenes for virtual-reality devices has been limited by the fact that cameras are stuck in one position and headset wearers can’t lean their heads over to get a different view. That’ll change with a new camera called Immerge from startup Lytro. The spherical head unit includes hundreds of tiny cameras that measure light coming in from every direction, a technique known as light field photography. The camera will allow viewers to do things like lean to their left or right within about a cubic meter of space (1.3 cubic yards) to look around real-life objects rendered in...

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Protect Your Home Against Prowlers While You’re Away

Heading off on vacation? Have a fantastic time. Just make sure to secure your home sweet home before you hit the road. Here are easy, doable tips that will help keep your empty house safe against intruders while you are away. Outside Your Home Make sure the lawn doesn’t give you away. Scruffy overgrown grass announces to the world that you are not around to mow it. The cost to hire a lawn care service is not that high, especially compared to the potential loss if your home were to be burgled. While you’re at it, get those bushes trimmed too. Untended...

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Think you’ve seen everything at US Open? Think again

UNIVERSITY PLACE, Wash. (AP) — Not a day has gone by at this U.S. Open without seeing something new on the young course at Chambers Bay. A practice range that should have felt like a ghost town late Wednesday afternoon suddenly came to life when Tiger Woods arrived just as everyone was starting to leave. The grandstands were packed and photographers and TV crews crowded about. It was rare to see Woods at the course so late. Then again, he doesn’t tee off Thursday until 2:28 PDT. Woods will get a chance to watch the early starters on TV...

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