November 3, 2013
A lasting benefit from Maryland's 84-39 victory over Division III Catholic in an exhibition game Sunday at Comcast Center might be difficult to figure given the final score, yet the takeaways were pretty clear as the Terps move toward getting ready for Friday's regular season opener against Connecticut at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. Sophomore forward Jake Layman is ascending into a potential shooting star. Junior guard Dez Wells is adjusting after being moved to point guard last week.
June 15, 2013
We have been talking about radical changes in the way we watch for TV for almost a decade now. And a lot of it has been wrong. Remember the buzz three years ago as to how 3-D was going to be in every home? Newsflash: ESPN announced last week that it would be shutting down its 3-D channel by the end of the year because the audience, if there is one, is too small to be measured by Nielsen. But for all the hype and all the "next big things" that have flashed across the screen and died small, it really does feel like the revolution in TV viewing has arrived.
June 13, 2013
Maybe you're a tennis fan, and you found last month's ruling that Comcast did not have to put the Tennis Channel on its basic level of service quite troubling. Or, more likely, you're a Deadspin reader and you found that website's reprinting of a screed authored by the Tennis Channel CEO as hilarious as it is preposterous. Yeah. Probably that. John Koblin got his hands on the letter, which is in the approximate style of something a precocious 14-year-old might write during an ill-advised Facebook outburst.
May 24, 2013
If you're worried about being out of touch while in Ocean City this summer, Comcast wants to ease your mind. Beginning today, visitors and residents can access free WiFi service from Xfinity on smartphones, tablets and other devices at points along the boardwalk and beyond. You don't have to be a Comcast subscriber to tap into the hotspots, which will be available to non-customers at no charge through July 4. A map of hotspots on the cable company's website, showed generous coverage of Ocean City's south end. On the north end, hotspots were located near Northside Park and at 144th Street, just south of the Delaware state line.
May 8, 2013
Was glad to see The Sun article drawing attention to Comcast charging for digital adapters ("Comcast starts charging monthly fee for digital adapters," May 5). I called Comcast when this appeared on my bill because I have two Comcast adapters on old TV's in rooms where they are seldom, if ever, used. I got them at the time of the changeover to digital and gave away my free government-subsidized converters because I thought I didn't need them. I guess this senior citizen has gotten you-know-whated again.
May 7, 2013
He pulled on a Terps visor, to the crowd's delight. He rubbed noses with Gov. Martin O'Malley. And the Dalai Lama was met Tuesday with rounds of applause from a crowd of 15,000 at the University of Maryland, College Park's Comcast Center. "Sit down," the 78-year-old Tibetan spiritual leader said in a firm but friendly voice when he approached the podium and the crowd rose to its feet. "No formality! We are [the] same. … The way we are born, the way we die: no formality. " Clad in red robes and his trademark spectacles, the Dalai Lama appeared at the university to give an address on peace, compassion and fellowship as part of the Anwar Sadat Lecture Series.