Getting Around Time Warner Cable's CBS Blackout Is Easy, Here's How

Today marks the eighth day of CBS and Time Warner Cable's ongoing feud over cash money. It's annoying. It's frustrating and damn it, the PGA Championship is going on and there's a new episode of Ray Donovan this Sunday! Here's how to get around the blackout if you're in an affected market. » 8/09/13 1:00pm 8/09/13 1:00pm

Time Warner Cable Just Removed CBS and Showtime (Updated: Maybe No?)

It seems like cable companies are always having trouble striking deals with TV networks but this giant fail is especially ridiculous: Time Warner Cable has removed CBS from its channel lineup in major cities like New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Boston, Dallas, etc. and Showtime from its nationwide cable service. That's … » 7/30/13 12:27am 7/30/13 12:27am

Fukushima's Latest Near Disaster Was Caused By a Hungry Rat

While there's no doubt that the nuclear crisis in Fukushima back in 2011 could have been avoided, a recent discovery suggests that this week's extended blackout was entirely out of their hands. Instead, the loss of power lies in the diabolical paws of a now deceased, foresight-lacking rat. » 3/21/13 1:00pm 3/21/13 1:00pm

How to Survive When the Power Goes Out

Power outages can be seriously obnoxious. No Internet, no TV, no lights. On top of that, they can be dangerous, especially in the cold. A prolonged outage is always a danger during a serious storm, no matter the kind. And while it might not happen, you always want to be prepared. » 2/08/13 4:00pm 2/08/13 4:00pm

The Big Super Bowl Blackout Was Caused By a Boringly Faulty Relay

Beyoncé? The Illuminati? Aliens? Nothing so interesting caused the big Super Bowl blackout last Sunday. According to Entergy Corp, which was in charge of power at the event, the outage was due to the boring failure of a boring electrical relay device. » 2/08/13 10:25am 2/08/13 10:25am

The Power Company Chokes Your Electricity During Heat Waves—Protect…

You're not the only one who sweats during a heat wave. The power company feels the burn too—in the form of skyrocketing demand from those air conditioners, fans, and stressed out refrigerators. Not to mention all the TVs clicking on as we cower in front of our media stacks to escape the cruel, cruel sun. » 7/16/12 12:40pm 7/16/12 12:40pm

LEGO Decepticon Will LEGO Its Way Into Your Heart

Adrian Drake over at Brick Frenzy has created a fully transformable Decepticon out of LEGOs that stands at just a little over 2-feet tall and periodically tries to take over the Earth. The Decepticon, named Blackout, is a mishmash of the original toy, a MH-53 Pave Low helicopter and a bit of the movie Blackout thrown… » 9/03/07 12:20pm 9/03/07 12:20pm

Blackout Buddy Is Your Only Friend Among Screaming Survivors

This Blackout Buddy is like the Belkin Battery Backup Flashlight, except without the battery backup. It spends most of its life plugged into the wall, soaking up juice for when the power goes out. When that day comes, you'll get a flashlight that lasts 12-16 hours and an AM/FM radio that lasts 4-8 hours. » 2/09/07 7:00pm 2/09/07 7:00pm