Category Archive: General

Nov 15 2013

Netflix-Comcast Deal is NOT Going to Kill Roku and Apple TV

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I was reading a very interesting story the other day, less interesting, actually, more provocative than anything. The base of the article was that the deal that Netflix and Comcast is whittling out, to put Netflix as an application/channel onto a set top box that Comcast would provide, would essentially kill Roku and Apple TV. …

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Nov 11 2013

Review: Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 7

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Image courtesy of Oncents Nicholas Recently, Amazon has released the latest addition to their Fire tablet roster – the Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 7. The 7-inch device joins Google’s Nexus 7 in the pocket-friendly sector, in a bid to prove that budget price doesn’t equate to lite features. At about $229, the third generation Kindle …

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Nov 05 2013

Roku + Plex is awesome for vacation entertainment

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I recently got back from from being on vacation for a week. I absolutely love the downtime and I do my best not to get too wrapped up in technology topics during my vacation time. But I have to admit, from my vacation last year, I found myself in situations where it was early in …

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Nov 02 2013

ISP’s Anxious to Charge for Bandwidth Overages as Netflix Offers UHDTV

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As consumers start snapping up the ultra HD 4K televisions are being produced now, consumers are now expecting to be able to take full advantage of the ultra HD resolution. As the most popular streaming service, Netflix has stepped up and started offering ultra HD content on a test basis. Netflix has a support page …

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Sep 17 2013

Chattanooga’s EPB is the Nations Fastest ISP and Most Affordable

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As a customer EPB, and a resident of Chattanooga, I was ecstatic to hear that EPB was drastically reducing the overall cost of the gigabit service to their customer base. EPB announced that it was cutting its gigabit Internet service from $300 month to under $70 a month; cheaper than what is being offered by …

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Sep 13 2013

Apple Customer’s Confidence In The Brand-name Is Breaking Down

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I heard something other day from a friend of mine that absolutely floored me. He’s been using Apple products for years and has been a diehard iPhone user since the very beginning. I’ve had many conversations over the comparisons between android and the iPhone, but it wasn’t until the other day that I heard a …

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Sep 11 2013

Welcome 4K And 8K Ultra High-definition TVs, But Not Anytime Soon

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Have you seen the advertisements for the ultra high-definition TVs yet? It’s amazing to think that someone is going to rush out and purchase a 60 inch ultra high-definition TV for roughly $6000. It’s staggering. That equates to roughly $1000 for every 10 inches of viewable ultrahigh definition display. Most people are perfectly happy with …

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Sep 09 2013

ShareThis: When good services go bad

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When you’ve been on the Internet for a long time, you find yourself using the same applications over and over you get to a point where you feel comfortable with a particular application, but in time, everything changes. And it’s unfortunate when those traditional/dependable applications make changes to their processes or the policies on how …

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Aug 24 2013

RedboxInstant video streaming service has a long way to go

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About a week ago, I signed up for my free trial of RedBoxInstant. the free trial is extended to new subscribers to RedBoxInstant and being a person that still rents DVDs from time to time, RedBox is the perfect option. It’s low cost and your ability to go online and reserve the movies that you …

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Aug 19 2013

Which one do you use: DVR or PVR

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It seems that in the early days of being able to record your TV shows to a VCR were fairly simple. Now, moving into the future, people might actually still had the proverbial DVD recorder, where TV shows can be recorded directly to a DVD. But that’s at least 10 years old. If you’re like …

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