Tag Archive: usage

Feb 08 2016

Internet: Xfinity Comcast vs. EPB

There continues to be a battle in Tennessee to allow municipalities that provide Internet service to expand beyond a certain range. Companies like AT&T and Comcast, and other cable companies, are fighting to keep their territories monopolized. Comcast’s strongest point with customer retention as a do with long-term customers who don’t like change or are …

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Oct 05 2015

Windows 10: Speech Recognition Performance And Accuracy

If you’re moving from Windows 7 to Windows 10, you’ll notice a slight improvement to the speech recognition interface in the new version. In Windows 7, the speech recognition interface didn’t work at all with applications unless they had fulltext control. This is something that Nuance has done as well with Dragon NaturallySpeaking, but their …

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Oct 31 2014

Roku Adds Google Play – Fails To Impress

    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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Mar 27 2014

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

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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Jul 26 2013

Can you and your ISP handle the download of Ultra HDTV Media?

Okay, so a few short years ago everyone decided that all television broadcasts going to go out as high definition. A completely digital broadcast of the regular shows that you been watching for years. It started off because of the high definition televisions are being sold. Some of the resolutions of the high-definition TVs work …

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Apr 04 2013

Facebook Home wants to take over your Android Smartphone

So the scoop for today was that Facebook is announcing a new smart phone application for android called Facebook Home. The android application is not available for download yet, but should be available in roughly one week. There’s been a lot of speculation about Facebook wanting to come out with their own smart phone, but …

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Mar 14 2013

Google Shocks Loyal Users By Announcing The Retirement Of Google Reader

In a massive surprise, Google has announced that they’re shutting down Google reader at the beginning of July. In 2005 Google launched Google reader and I can recall that there were a bunch of applications that were developed directly for working with RSS feeds.  When Google reader came out it automatically struck fear into the …

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Jan 14 2013

Is Google+ Feasting On Your Data Plan?

The other day I was checking out my  smartphone data usage.  I’m with Verizon and I have the unlimited data plan usage; I get to keep it by legacy.  So normally I don’t really check the data usage because it’s unlimited, but the other day I was just curious to see what kind of data …

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Aug 07 2012

Browser wars: Firefox stalled, while Chrome continues market dominance

The battle for the dominate Internet browser is just an ongoing effort. Over the past couple of months, if your watching the market share of which browser is doing the best in adoption, the mover is Google Chrome. It’s making greater and greater strides to capture your Internet browsing heart. In September of 2010, Microsoft …

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Jul 24 2012

Why care that ISPs want to increase their speeds?

I’m surprised that the service providers keep using this marketing ploy to lure customers and to some sort of speed competition. Everyone should know by now that you can only get information as fast as it can be sent. What’s more interesting about this is why would you increase the rate at which someone can …

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