Comcast Customers FCC Data Cap Complaints

Fed-up customers are hammering ISPs with FCC complaints about data caps

By on August 1, 2015 at 9:30 AM.

Fed-up customers are hammering ISPs with FCC complaints about data caps

You know what people really don’t like? Data caps. They don’t like them on their mobile phones and they really, really don’t like them on their home Internet services. This hasn’t stopped Comcast and other wireline ISPs from trying to ram them down consumers’ throats anyway, although customer resistance to such caps is so strong that the companies wouldn’t dare roll them out nationwide just yet. More →

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Comcast Vs. Dish Sling TV Ad

Watch the hilarious cable-bashing Sling TV ad Comcast doesn’t want you to see

By on July 31, 2015 at 7:15 PM.

Watch the hilarious cable-bashing Sling TV ad Comcast doesn’t want you to see

Dish’s Sling TV is one of the many options that cord cutters have at their disposal to get their TV fix without paying through the nose for a pricey cable package. It’s also competing for customers with cable companies such as Comcast, who are among the most hated companies in the United States. Dish knows that Comcast, Time Warner Cable and other cable giants have horrible reputations, which is why it’s put together a brilliant new ad the mercilessly bashes cable companies for their service offerings and their dreadful customer service. More →

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Moto X Pure Edition Unlocked Analysis

The 2015 Moto X looks like the phone that could make me love Android again

By on July 31, 2015 at 2:41 PM.

The 2015 Moto X looks like the phone that could make me love Android again

Why do Android diehards love Android? A lot of it comes down to freedom — they don’t like Apple’s walled garden approach and they love being able to have devices that have more customization options than iPhones do. But freedom isn’t just about how you use software — it’s being free from mobile carrier contracts and the assorted carrier bloatware apps that come with them. And this is why, as Droid Life’s Kellen Barranger explains, Android fans should really hope the new Moto X Pure Edition is a hit. More →

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Blue Moon Friday July 31st

You’ll be able to see a rare blue moon tonight

By on July 31, 2015 at 11:35 AM.

You’ll be able to see a rare blue moon tonight

The phrase “once in a blue moon” is meant to describe something that’s very rare, although in reality blue moons happen once every three years or so. And actually, there’s nothing blue about a blue moon — rather, it’s a term used to describe the second time a full moon appears in a given month. The last time we had a blue moon was in 2012 and we’re not scheduled to get another one until 2018. More →

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Why Flash Needs To Die

I disabled Flash on my computer and I haven’t enjoyed the web this much in years

By on July 31, 2015 at 9:30 AM.

I disabled Flash on my computer and I haven’t enjoyed the web this much in years

For the past several months, I’ve been unable to surf the web on my MacBook Air without having it sound like a rocket ship taking off. While things weren’t quite that bad on my Windows 8.1 desktop PC, I still had to deal with my fair share of slow loading times and Shockwave crashes that would regularly drive me up the wall. However, all this changed when I finally did something that I should have done a long, long time ago: I disabled Adobe Flash on both computers. More →

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Car Hack GM OnStar App

Hacker claims he can use GM’s OnStar app to remotely open and start your car

By on July 30, 2015 at 6:35 PM.

Hacker claims he can use GM’s OnStar app to remotely open and start your car

Connected cars are awesome but they also present big opportunities for hackers to cause significant, and potentially deadly, mischief. Reuters reports that white-hat hacker Samy Kamkar says he’s figured out a way to hack into GM’s OnStar mobile app and then use it to remotely open and start GM cars. More →

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Why Is Pluto Not A Planet

NASA scientist: ‘It’s bulls–t’ that Pluto isn’t a planet anymore

By on July 30, 2015 at 5:18 PM.

NASA scientist: ‘It’s bulls–t’ that Pluto isn’t a planet anymore

People get very, very emotional about Pluto being designated as a mere “dwarf planet” and not a proper planet like the other eight that inhabit our solar system. Tech Insider has scored an interview with Alan Stern, the head scientist behind the recent New Horizons mission that gave us our first clear pictures of Pluto, and he seems incredulous that the International Astronomical Union decided to kick Pluto out of the planet club back in 2006. More →

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Apple TV Release September 2015

Apple’s big Apple TV refresh is finally launching in September

By on July 30, 2015 at 4:38 PM.

Apple’s big Apple TV refresh is finally launching in September

It’s been years in the making at this point but we now know Apple will finally, at long last, release its big Apple TV refresh this coming September. Buzzfeed’s John Paczkowski, who has impeccable sources for Apple release schedules, says that Apple will unveiled its refreshed TV set-top box alongside its new iPhones in September. More →

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Worst AirBnB Guests Of All Time

The worst AirBnB nightmare ever: Renter’s house covered in vomit, semen

By on July 30, 2015 at 4:32 PM.

The worst AirBnB nightmare ever: Renter’s house covered in vomit, semen

While AirBnB is a great service that has produced plenty of happy renters and guests, it’s still always a risk to open up your home to total strangers for a weekend. With this in mind, we’ve long wondered what the biggest AirBnB horror story of all time was… and now we think we’ve found it. More →

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Osaka University Japan Most Power Laser

Japanese scientists fire a 2 quadrillion-watt laser, the most powerful ever

By on July 30, 2015 at 2:49 PM.

Japanese scientists fire a 2 quadrillion-watt laser, the most powerful ever

Lasers. They’ve captured our imaginations for decades and were even at the center of one of Dr. Evil’s most beloved running gags in the Austin Powers movies. And now a team of researchers at Osaka University in Japan claims that they’ve fired the most powerful laser in the history of the world for the first time… and thankfully it didn’t take out any small planets with it. More →

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Comcast Buzzfeed Vox Media Investment

Comcast is about to fund its biggest media critics with hundreds of millions of dollars

By on July 30, 2015 at 10:45 AM.

Comcast is about to fund its biggest media critics with hundreds of millions of dollars

Comcast has earned a reputation as one of America’s most hated companies and there are plenty of people in the media who slam the cable giant on a regular basis. That’s why we’re intrigued about Re/code’s new report claiming that NBCUniversal, which is owned by Comcast, is about to invest hundreds of millions of dollars into two major media companies that have in the past been some of its toughest critics. More →

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Amazon Prime Jeremy Clarkson Top Gear

Yes! Amazon snags Jeremy Clarkson for a new ‘Top Gear’-like show

By on July 30, 2015 at 9:05 AM.

Yes! Amazon snags Jeremy Clarkson for a new ‘Top Gear’-like show

This is what you’ve been waiting for, Top Gear fans: Amazon announced on Thursday that it’s signed former Top Gear host Jeremy Clarkson and his former cohosts Richard Hammond and James May to star in a new car show that doesn’t yet have an official title. The show is set to go into production “shortly” and will air as an Amazon Prime exclusive beginning in 2016. More →

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