Tag Archive: service

Nov 07 2014

Streaming TV Apps from ABC, CBS and NBC – FAIL

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  Over the past couple of days, I’ve been testing the EW902 from Eweat; it’s an Android TV device. Testing the Android TV device has got me into testing a lot of streaming services. Streaming services that are not normally available through Roku. Admittedly, I had not used the big three American broadcasters streaming services …

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Oct 31 2014

Roku Adds Google Play – Fails To Impress

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    I guess what most people would consider good news today is that Roku now has Google Play. Google/YouTube has been putting itself in a position now for streaming content directly to customers, but unfortunately Google Play hasn’t done anything differently to make themselves stand out over any other streaming service. Besides the fact …

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Oct 22 2014

HBO Go Subscription overpriced for streaming media customers?

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Last week, HBO announced that they were going to allow customers next year to have HBO Go without having a cable subscription. This is big news for people who want to cut the cord with their cable subscription. More customers are finding that they can get exactly what they want, entertainment wise with streaming content from the …

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Sep 02 2014

The Good and Bad Uses of Aerial Drones

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By now, you’ve probably seen a lot of articles about aerial drones. Everyone seems to have the science-fiction view of what drones are and what they can do. Unfortunately, with technology, where some people see innovation and providing a service, others see drones as an opportunity to be exploited for more nefarious uses. We’ve already …

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Aug 01 2014

Reddit AMA: Gig City Solves Net Neutrality Debate

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There you have it. In one question, the issues with Net Neutrality are solved. EPB Fiber Optics in Chattanooga, TN has poignantly and elegantly pointed out the problem with the nation’s largest Internet service providers. As you can see from the screenshot above, it seems like the most important question was asked first of EPB …

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Jul 11 2014

I hate Facebook and why I can’t quit

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I guess it sounds funny for someone to say that they hate Facebook, but in my case, it’s true. I hate Facebook. I hate Facebook for all the arguments it causes, all the drama it instigates and social awkwardness it imposes on people by having someone leave an off-color comment. But you really have to …

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Jul 08 2014

Should Google and Netflix Embarrass and Shame the ISPs?

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Apparently, Google and Netflix have taken it upon themselves to do the honorable duty of exposing Internet service providers as the culprits behind why customers can’t get quality Internet service. First it started out with Netflix exposing Verizon customers to a small notice that indicated that Verizon’s networks were not up to par and that’s why …

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Mar 28 2014

Why does Comcast not advertise Internet Essentials Service?

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Comcast has been in the news a lot lately. The Verge recently posted an article about Comcast offering low income families affordable Internet service for basically 10 bucks a month; it’s called Internet Essentials. This plan has been in place since 2011, but is not something that Comcast runs around telling everyone. This particular arrangement wasn’t …

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Mar 27 2014

Comcast, Verizon and AT&T plan on killing off Netflix with bandwidth fees

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Netflix is under siege. I love how the ISPs in the United States are offloading the responsibility of building up and extending their networks to hold and maintain higher bandwidth traffic, while trying to offload the cost of that network expansion to another company— Netflix. Comcast, Verizon and AT&T all have TV customers, all provide …

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Mar 24 2014

Netflix and Enemies of the Internet

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This past week’s been pretty interesting when it comes to the neutrality,Netflix and the future of the Internet. We saw lots of new developments with Netflix and Comcast, as well as openly pointed discussions about backbone Internet service providers upset about Internet service providers charging for Internet service to customers in the last legs of …

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