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In this week's column, Bob explains how vehicles-turned-powerful Wi-Fi hotspots and advances in satellite TV gear are beginning to reshape the tailgating experience as we know it today.

Read more: Tackling Tech: Technology Drives Tailgating Skyward

It's not the ice bucket challenge, but an OTT Gatorade bath might raise awareness among cable TV providers to imminent problems, as costs continue to soar and while profit margins reach five-year highs powered by gains in broadband services (not TV).

Read more: A Big Gatorade Bath for OTT-Averse Cable Operators

In this week's column, Bob explains how the latest Apple iPhone models aim to please fans of streaming live and on-demand NFL video content.

Read more: Tackling Tech: Why NFL Video Fans are Catching 'Phablet Fever'