Topic: Internet

A Year Without Cable, Week 16: Comcast’s Customer Service Nightmare
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A Year Without Cable, Week 16: Comcast’s Customer Service Nightmare

The primary focus of cord cutting -- at least, from where I’m sitting -- seems to be the financial savings. Cable bills haven’t exactly gotten cheaper over the years, and for those who have anything but the most … [Read more...]

How the Xbox One Can Lower Your Cable Costs (if You’re a FiOS Customer)
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How the Xbox One Can Lower Your Cable Costs (if You’re a FiOS Customer)

As you may know, I’ve been on the hunt for a way to get the most television at the lowest possible price. Out of disgust with the size of my bill, I cut cable out of my Verizon FiOS plan entirely, and have looked to … [Read more...]

Russian Hackers Steal 1.2 B Usernames and Passwords
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Russian Hackers Steal 1.2 B Usernames and Passwords

Yesterday, news broke about a brand new Internet security threat. A post from cybersecurity firm Hold Security claims that a Russian “cybergang” of hackers has managed to illicitly gain access to over 1.2 billion … [Read more...]

IFTTT Now Works with Nest Thermostat and Nest Protect
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IFTTT Now Works with Nest Thermostat and Nest Protect

I'm a big fan of Internet automation tool IFTTT (which stands for "If This, Then That"), and a recent update to the service adds integration with two other popular home automation products -- the Nest Thermostat and the … [Read more...]

A Year Without Cable, Week 10: A Look at Tablo
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A Year Without Cable, Week 10: A Look at Tablo

Those living cable-free may enjoy the ability to watch programming as they please, but live TV doesn't have to go completely out the window. Over-the-air broadcasts are still an option, and in some cases, you can get a … [Read more...]

A Year Without Cable, Week 9: Binge Watching the Past
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A Year Without Cable, Week 9: Binge Watching the Past

Doing away with cable can mean doing away with current season TV for some. Rather than buy next-day episodes on iTunes or Amazon, these viewers simply rely on services like Netflix to stream episodes months after … [Read more...]

New Legislation Takes Aim at FCC & Net “Fast Lanes”
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New Legislation Takes Aim at FCC & Net “Fast Lanes”

The situation regarding the FCC’s ineptitude over net neutrality has been making headlines lately, with the commission having essentially capitulated to the lobbyists employed by ISPs and preparing to allow them to … [Read more...]

A Year Without Cable, Week 8: World Cup for Cord-Cutters
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A Year Without Cable, Week 8: World Cup for Cord-Cutters

Cord-cutting typically means losing the ability to watch live sports. This is especially painful when it’s a major sporting event that only comes along, say, every four years. The World Cup fits this description, but … [Read more...]

Google Fiber Cleared to Set Up Shop in Portland, Oregon
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Google Fiber Cleared to Set Up Shop in Portland, Oregon

The most anticipated Internet service in the land, Google Fiber, has now been cleared to operate in Portland, Oregon, courtesy of an approved franchise agreement by the Portland City Council. As part of this … [Read more...]

Comcast Customers Will Soon Power Public Wi-Fi Hotspots, Starting in Houston
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Comcast Customers Will Soon Power Public Wi-Fi Hotspots, Starting in Houston

Comcast is rolling out an enormous Wi-Fi network for its customers, but not in the way you'd think. The service is not being built from scratch, but instead piggybacks on the routers already installed for Comcast … [Read more...]