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    Comcast Low Data Caps Hurt Competing Video Providers

    Uverse doesn't enforce their data caps at all, which the #1 reason I have them over Comcast. But when Google fiber completes their rollout in Nashville, and if my neighborhood is included, I will switch to them. Uverse has no caps, but the speeds are all over the place depending where you...
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    Comcast Dramatically Expanding Internet Usage Caps

    I have been looking at houses for the past few months, and one of my requirements is that it has decent (45 Mbps or better) internet service from Uverse. I did this so that I could avoid Comcast, because I use about 500 GB per month (according to my router) and don't want data caps. I will...
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    'Steve Jobs' Movie Bombs

    I saw it Saturday night with my wife, and I understand why it is struggling. I think it is very well acted and has great dialog, but it doesn't make Steve Jobs a very likable character. It focuses primarily on the hour before three product launches, and I am not sure how many audience members...
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    Google Fiber Planned For Irvine, Louisville, and San Diego

    I will just be happy when it starts rolling out in Nashville. If you are in these newly announced cities be prepared to wait at least a year.
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    Apple Hopes To Charge $40 For TV Subscription Service

    Do these cheap cable packages include HD for every room in the house, or do they charge extra for HD and for additional TVs? If this Apple package is anything like SlingTv (but hopefully a lot better), you can watch it in HD on any device that supports it. Cable and satellite companies like...
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    America's ISPs Suck, And AT&T Sucks Worst

    Uverse internet has been great for me as well. Unlike Comcast, I have had no outages for years. I also get 75 Mbps/7.5 Mpbs download/upload speeds, though those speeds are very neighborhood oriented in my area of Nashville. The max speeds vary from place to place, whereas Comcast can give you...
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    F.B.I. Investigating Cardinals For Hacking Astros’ Network

    Cheating in sports has entered the 21st century. :D
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    House Passes Permanent Ban On Tax For Internet Service

    This law has nothing to do with purchases made over the internet. Those will be taxed as usual based on existing laws. This is only about taxing internet access.
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    Steam Now Offers Refunds For Any Reason

    Is the refund still just credit to your Steam account? That is the thing I don't like about it. I was able to get a refund recently, but that money is just waiting there.
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    TiVo Says It Can Mimic Aereo without Ending Up in Court

    I already use a Tablo to stream OTA content to my phones, tablets, computers, and TVs. I can use it's Tablo Connect feature to stream to my devices away from home as well. It's perfectly legal because I am just using an antenna in my own home. Tivo can already do a lot of that as well. I...
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    Conan Reviews "The Witcher: Wild Hunt"

    That was terrific. I can't wait for this game. :D
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    HBO Orders Bar To Stop Showing Game of Thrones

    If you are in your own residence, you can have as many tvs and speakers as you want. This law is to prevent public viewing outside of homes without getting the proper rights.
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    HBO Orders Bar To Stop Showing Game of Thrones

    As long as you watch a show or sporting event in your own home, don't charge admission, and aren't projecting it on a screen outside your home (so that the general public can see it), you are protected from copyright law, no matter how big a screen you have...
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    Do You Have a Case on Your Smartphone?

    Both my son and I have a nice inexpensive rubber case for our Moto G (2014) phones. He drops his phone all the time (it seems), and it had protected it well. I also like that our cases have kickstands, which are nice to use with the dual speakers on these phones.
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    Comcast's New Broadband Service Is Twice As Fast As Google Fiber

    You might want to consider Uverse. I am in Bellevue, and I am getting my 45 Mbps service upgraded to 75 Mbps service next week. All with no enforced caps.
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    Tennessee Sues the FCC to Stop City-Run Internet

    AT&T and Comcast were both major contributors to Gov. Haslam's campaign in 2014. So it isn't a surprise at all that he is going forward with this. Just to clarify, city-run internet in Tennessee has been very successful in Clarksville, Chattanooga, and Tullahoma. The big issue is allowing...
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    FCC Just Overruled State Laws That Were Blocking Municipal Broadband

    As a Tennessee resident, this should be great news. TN is one of the leaders in fiber deployment with Chattanooga, Clarksville, Tullahoma,and Mt. Juliet all providing high speed internet to their citizens. The big problem was that these deployments were limited to their own city/county...
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    Nobody Knows What An iPad Is Good For Anymore

    I still have my iPad2 after all these years, which is longer than any computer in my home now. My favorite use is for chatting on my sports message board during a Titans game. I can sit on my couch and type away, and the battery life is long enough to last the whole time. My wife...
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    Google Fiber Is Coming to Atlanta, Charlotte, Nashville and Raleigh-Durham

    As a Nashville resident, I am happy that Google is coming. I bet a lot of people could benefit from the free (after $300 fee) 5 Mb/1Mb service. The 1 Gb service is appealing as well. I am satisfied with my Uverse Power tier (45 Mb/5 Mb), and Comcast also has 50 Mb and 105 Mb service in the...
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    Windows 10 Is A Free Upgrade For All 7 And 8.1 Users

    That is my interpretation as well.
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    The Top 10 Video Games Of The Year

    Dragon Age Inquisition deserves its top spot. Best game I have played since Skyrim.
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    Amazon Starts Shipping the Fire TV Stick

    I received mine already, and it performs quite well. Setup is very easy, as it can detect all the wifi networks in your area (2.4 and 5.0 Ghz), and you just enter the wifi password right on the device. Amazon prime is automatically setup for you, while all your Netflix information can be...
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    Verizon: We Don't Think You Need 1Gbps

    There is also a price consideration. I am quite happy with my 42 Mbps/5 Mbps speeds Uverse service, but I have negotiated a 50% off price cut the last two years. I can get 105 Mbps service with Comcast, but the price isn't worth it. When I see 1 Gbps speeds in a market, I don't think about...
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    Amazon Offering Fire TV Stick For $19

    Even though I have two Rokus and a Chromecast, getting this for $19 is too cheap to pass up. At worst, I have a Christmas gift for someone. :D
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    Apple's iPhone Soars While The iPad Languishes

    I agree. I still have my iPad2, and it runs like a champ. It's hard to justify upgrading it like I upgrade cell phones.
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    AT&T Confirms Plans To Deliver GigaPower In Cupertino

    One of the main reasons I have Uverse and not Comcast is that Uverse does not enforce any caps. Comcast in my area does.
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    Madden NFL 15: Madden Season Commercial

    I watched it all the way through. Wow, what a bizarre ad. :eek: I just don't see how that would appeal to the typical Madden player.
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    Yelp Reviewers File Class Action Lawsuit

    Hopefully it gets thrown out. I compare it to people like Brent and Kyle posting here and getting paid (at least I assume they are paid) while the rest of us post for free. Many of the forum posters provide a good benefit to the user community, but it wouldn't make sense to pay everyone for...
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    YouTube Stars More Popular Than Mainstream Celebs Among U.S. Teens

    I am 43, and I have watched a ton of Smosh videos. It all started with their Food Battle series, but they have a wide range of humorous videos. ' However, I am not as familiar with the other online personalities listed. But I bet my kids are (I am amazed at how much YouTube they watch, at...
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    U.S. Supreme Court Pulls the Plug on Aereo

    They didn't. SCOTUS basically said it was the same thing, just using different technology. Since Congress amended the 1976 Copyright Act to fix change the legality of those early CATV systems, that fix applies to Aereo as well.
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    2014's Internet Belongs To Cord Cutters

    I did it in early April this year, and it hasn't been problem at all with my wife or kids.
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    Comcast Forced Netflix With Clever Traffic Clogging

    This all just reminds me of highways and interstates. No matter how many times they get widened, there are always going to be bottlenecks in the system. I honestly don't know who to believe, because it seems that both companies like Cogent and companies like Comcast are at fault.
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    Man Getting Sued Over An Amazon Review

    He did claim that the vendor was putting in fake reviews and that the product was just rebranded from another product. Saying something negative about how a product works should be safe from harm. Making damaging claims about the vendor that can greatly affect sales of a product on the...
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    Nintendo Continues To Blame Wii U For Its Financial Woes

    The Wii was a very impressive console as well. Having motion detection right out of the box was something new and exciting. I bought a WiiU the day it was released, mainly because my Wii stopped worked. My kids still play on the WiiU (mainly the new Skylanders game), but I am waiting for...
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    Ten Things Not To Buy In 2014

    1) Did it this year (and so far I am pretty happy about it) 2) Haven't had a land line in over 10 years 3) Never owned one 4) I have blu-ray players attached to all my tvs, but it will be a long time before I need something new. 5) If my family can do it, we prefer VRBO. It really depends...
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    20% of Hulu and Netflix Subscribers Have Cut the Cord

    I just cut the cord two weeks ago today, and I have been very pleased so far. I have a Tablo for my OTA DVR (which can play back live tv and recordings to about anything), a Roku 3, and a Chromecast. I do have a Netflix subscription, but not Hulu+ (hate the commercials). As long as...
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    Amazon Launches Fire TV

    I am a Roku (and Chromecast) owner, and I agree with you. I think this is being marketed to people that haven't committed to a Roku or AppleTv yet as another option. I am all for competition, and I think it helps the whole industry get better.
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    Amazon Prime Price Increase

    I have until December to decide to renew, so I have plenty of time to think about it. Amazon is finally collecting sales tax in Tennessee (as they should), and my need to order Amazon products is less. I do stream a lot, but I have been hugely disappointed in anime streaming (the formatting is...
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    A State-by-State Look At Who Controls The Internet

    Since Comcast and Time Warner didn't compete against each other, it likely won't be affected by anti-trust. Both are still competing against AT&T, Verizon, and other phone companies, as well as a few city-run systems and Google Fiber. Comcast is really expanding its footprint rather than...
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    Google Exploring New Cities For Google Fiber

    I have 45 Mbps speed through UVerse in Nashville. So I wouldn't call it junk by any means.