I’m lucky to be married to someone special that comes from Bakersfield, CA. This apparently is a test market for Taco Bell. I’m not sure why this particular area is so lucky to experience Taco Bell’s newest creations, but I was able to try their Nacho Fries.
Author Archives: Mark Azali
Beyond Meat Burger Review: Hopefully You’ll Give It A Try Too
As a resident of North Los Angeles, it’s impossible to complain about a lack of access to great foods, specifically delicious burgers. There’s just one problem, the traditional meat option for burgers is beef. That’s all well and good until you start reading stuff on the internet that makes you worry if your love comes at a cost greater than the menu price.
Hulu Adds 4K and User Profiles
It seems hell has frozen over as Hulu has finally made an upgrade to their spec sheet by not just going to 1080P but all the way up to 4K glory.
Vizio M70-D3 Hands-on Review: Dude, Where’s My 4K Content?
My dad recently bought a 2016 M series Vizio and I’ve been lucky enough to play around with the TV. Aside from the weird soundbar setup issues he’s had, I have a few thoughts on the TV itself.
Hulu’s Free Service Is Going Away
Hulu, your favorite home for missed episodes on most broadcast networks (except CBS) is now behind a paywall. Many penny pinching cordcutters that have grown fond of and even rely on Hulu’s ad-supported service for catching shows on Fox, NBC, ABC, and CW for nearly 10 years will probably be unhappy at the news until reading further: Yahoo has partnered with Hulu to carry a portion of their offerings for free on its new service Yahoo View.
In Defense of Screening Room
There’s buzz of big movie studio players backing Screening Room, a service that would allow people to watch movies out in theaters within the comforts of their home. This sounds like a a milestone in consumer convenience until you look at the details. Are you willing to pay the seemingly high entrance fee of 150 for a box and 50 dollars to rent titles? My answer to both is yes.
Why Do Apps Still Require Wi-Fi?
Remember when 4G was such a buzzword that carriers decided they could interpret the meaning however they felt most marketable given their network abilities? The meaning boiled down to the same essential idea: get apps and multimedia faster onto your phone and post pics to social networks instantly to better serve your audience. The dream was users would have the same mobile experience away from their ample home Wi-Fi connection.
Review: Ridiculous 6 – Titled Just Right
I was once REALLY into Adam Sandler movies. I have fond memories of watching Big Daddy MANY times. I’ve always admired his inclusion of pals in movies. It feels genuine, like they are there just for fun and joined the ride without any hesitation. He also seems like a really nice, approachable guy (not that I ever would if I ever saw him), especially after hearing him on Howard Stern recently.
Review: T-Mobile 4G LTE CellSpot
Let’s admit there are no perfect wireless carriers. I love T-Mobile, but wish I had the coverage of Verizon (especially indoors). It’s getting better though with lower band LTE covering more and more of the country, but T-Mobile still has lots of work to do. Thankfully, you can no longer complain about having poor coverage in the most sacred domain within your life, your home.
Review: Tablo DVR – Perfect for Cord Cutters Who Want It All
It feels really great when you revisit a pastime that you once enjoyed. For me that’s watching the local news. How else will I know how the weather is affecting people in the community or see people complaining about gas prices? I know it’s old fashion, considering you can always get up to date news on the internet with a few key strokes. Maybe it’s just laziness or the fact that I’m doing a lot more juggling with a newborn that adds to the appeal of watching news on the TV now. It’s also nice to have a TV running for guests who aren’t as entertained by the sight of a host prepping a meal or dying to watch a sports game. Let’s not forget how out of the loop one can feel when read live tweets an award show without being able to watch it. Continue reading
Here’s a Public Google Calendar for Hulu Releases
In case you needed more things to watch, here’s a calendar for Hulu releases
Amazon Video Now Works With Disney Movies Anywhere
You might think the digital locker services out there are confusing. Has there ever been a time where you saw a great deal on a title on Amazon but have an Apple TV? That’s a problem no one should have and Disney just threw consumers a bone.