Media Minutiae

Quick hits to end the day.

TVNewser: Want to impress your friends during happy hour today? Here are five things to know about the big Verizon/AOL deal.

GalleyCat: If you want to alienate your friends during happy hour today, follow up that Verizon/AOL talk with this — the real name of J.K. Rowling’s Moaning Myrtle character is Myrtle Elizabeth Warren.

LostRemote: DirecTV’s Apple Watch app allows consumers to remotely operate their DVR, navigate the channel menu and more. As with all DirecTV tech, the app will not work when it’s raining.