Google Fiber Austin Texas Launch

Video: Google tells Austin, Texas why it’s going to love Google Fiber

By on December 1, 2014 at 8:15 PM.

Video: Google tells Austin, Texas why it’s going to love Google Fiber

Residents in Austin, Texas can sign up to get Google Fiber in their neighborhoods right now. And to convince Austinians that getting Fiber is in their best interests, the company has put out a new promotional video showing them all the ways Google’s 1Gbps service will change their lives for the better. More →

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Netflix December Streaming Lineup

Here’s every new movie and show you’ll be able to stream on Netflix next month

By on November 28, 2014 at 8:55 AM.

Here’s every new movie and show you’ll be able to stream on Netflix next month

Great news, TV fans — Netflix has announced its streaming lineup for December and for the first time you’ll be able to watch acclaimed movies such as The Wolf of Wall Street over the service alongside Netflix’s hugely promising new original series Marco Polo. For your enjoyment, we’ve posted every single new title coming to Netflix’s streaming service in December below. More →

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AT&T 3Mbps Service Fastet Internet

AT&T told to stop boasting about how ‘fast’ its 3Mbps service is

By on November 26, 2014 at 5:00 PM.

AT&T told to stop boasting about how ‘fast’ its 3Mbps service is

We really do have to give AT&T’s marketing team credit for this one. When they had to come up with a clever way to pitch their company’s less-than-blazing 3Mbps U-Verseservice to consumers, they put an absolutely brilliant spin on it and dubbed it “the fastest Internet for the price.” In other words, while the service itself wasn’t at all fast, it might be sort-of fast relatively speaking because you’re just paying $30 a month for it.

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iPhone Default Search Engine

Microsoft may recruit Apple to help stick a dagger into Google’s search business

By on November 25, 2014 at 2:42 PM.

Microsoft may recruit Apple to help stick a dagger into Google’s search business

If Yahoo and Microsoft have anything to say about it, Google won’t be the default search engine for the iPhone in 2015. According to The Information, Apple’s contract with Google, the contract which allows Google to remain the default search engine in the Safari mobile and desktop browser, is up next year.

It’s unclear whether or not Apple is actively looking to replace Google, but Yahoo and Microsoft have reportedly both begun pitching their search engines to Apple’s senior VP Eddy Cue. More →

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Google Fiber Next City Nashville

The next city to get Google Fiber may have just been revealed

By on November 25, 2014 at 12:15 PM.

The next city to get Google Fiber may have just been revealed

Google Fiber fans eagerly awaiting news of the high-speed Internet service’s next major location may be in luck. The Knoxville News Sentinel reports that Google Fiber has filed a franchise application with the state of Tennessee, which signals that “the company is moving forward with plans for gigabit speed Internet in Nashville.” More →

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Why Is Comcast So Bad

Why Comcast is pushing broadband data caps that nobody wants

By on November 22, 2014 at 10:00 AM.

Why Comcast is pushing broadband data caps that nobody wants

Do you want your home broadband services to have strict data caps like the ones on your mobile data plans? Of course you don’t! But that isn’t stopping Comcast and Time Warner Cable from pushing them anyway. More →

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FCC Rules on Net Neutrality

The FCC won’t decide net neutrality’s fate this year

By on November 21, 2014 at 9:45 PM.

The FCC won’t decide net neutrality’s fate this year

The net neutrality debate is poised to extend well into 2015, as this crucial matter is neither on the FCC’s agenda on Friday, nor in its December session, FCC spokeswoman Kim Hart said. Apparently, FCC’s Chairman Tom Wheeler is “caught” between the wishes of the White House and the needs of Internet service providers. More →

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Why Is Comcast So Bad

Two Comcast customers nearly go insane fighting thousands in bogus fees

By on November 20, 2014 at 11:01 AM.

Two Comcast customers nearly go insane fighting thousands in bogus fees

Although Comcast has been pledging for a while now to fix its legendarily awful customer service, little seems to have changed so far because nightmare stories of dealing with the company keep popping up on a regular basis. Two more such lurid tales have come to our attention this week that involve Comcast customers who have been doggedly trying to fight bogus fees that together total more than $3,000. More →

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North Atlantic Air Traffic Time-Lapse Video

The most amazing thing you’ll see today: Time-lapse video of North Atlantic air traffic

By on November 18, 2014 at 6:15 PM.

The most amazing thing you’ll see today: Time-lapse video of North Atlantic air traffic

Aviation industry experts at NATS have created an awesome time-lapse visualization of Transatlantic air traffic over a period of 24 hours, condensing all the flights during a single day in August 2013 into a 2-minute video. More →

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Google Search History

5 more links to help you see everything Google knows about you

By on November 18, 2014 at 1:50 PM.

5 more links to help you see everything Google knows about you

On Monday, we shared a link and some instructions with readers intended to help them identify what personal information Google has collected about them in its efforts to build comprehensive profiles and serve targeted ads. Of course, Google collects a huge amount of data from its users to support what is likely the world’s most complex online advertising solution, so one single link isn’t going to show you everything you need to know.

Now, we’re back with five more URLs Google users need to know in order to see even more personal data that Google has collected. More →

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Google Project Loon

One of Google’s most ambitious and important projects reaches a new milestone

By on November 17, 2014 at 3:10 PM.

One of Google’s most ambitious and important projects reaches a new milestone

Do you remember life before the Internet? Younger generations in developed countries will likely find it hard to imagine, but there was once a time when information wasn’t always a few taps or clicks away. Now, whether you’re in your home or on the go, the world’s information is always at your fingertips. Of course, there are still billions of people who do not have the same easy access to the web that many of us take for granted. In fact, more people than you might imagine have never accessed the Internet at all in their lifetimes.

But Google is trying to change that. More →

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Net Neutrality Porn Stars

The funniest thing you’ll see today: Porn stars explain net neutrality

By on November 17, 2014 at 1:30 PM.

The funniest thing you’ll see today: Porn stars explain net neutrality

One of the hottest debates of the year has been around net neutrality and many activists and Internet companies have been loudly fighting the FCC and its proposal to allow for Internet fast lanes. Taking a completely different approach from most net neutrality campaigns, Funny or Die’s porn stars have also tried to explain in their own way why net neutrality is a serious matter and should be properly understood. More →

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