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[13 Aug 2015 | No Comment | 1 views]

Fiber to the home is a beautiful thing, but what is it for? That perhaps isn’t the point, at least not yet. However, if you build it, they will come and the newly available DOCSIS 3.1 standard is gonna be …

Broadband »

[12 Aug 2015 | No Comment | 1 views]

Fiber broadband provides the fastest internet, right? If you can get it and that is the message of Ookla’s (aka Speedtest.net) first ever Fastest ISP and Mobile Network awards, where the fastest internet bragging rights go to the networks with …

iTunes, Tech »

[6 Aug 2015 | One Comment | 0 views]

All kinds of stupid. Britain’s High Court recently overturned copying exceptions allowed earlier in the year by the UK Government. That not only means iTunes ripping is illegal, but also performing computer backups (if the computer contains copyrighted material) is …

Broadband »

[5 Aug 2015 | No Comment | 0 views]

There is no debate left in the climate change issue, none. Nor is there any debate left in the municipal broadband issue. Take the example of rural Sandy, Oregon and their homegrown gigabit fiber network.
But first, a quick trip to …

iPad, iPhone, Tech »

[3 Aug 2015 | No Comment | 2 views]

Apple Vietnam is one of the company’s fastest growing sales units with iPhone sales there doubling over the last year. While the company’s direct presence there is muted, Apple Vietnam is doing a roaring business through a growing network authorized …

Broadband, Cord Cutter, Music, movies, TV »

[2 Aug 2015 | 4 Comments | 0 views]

When it comes to tech reporting and gadget reviews, Ars Technica is among the most knowledgeable and geekiest. However, as newly minted cord cutter and Ars IT editor Sean Gallagher discovered, it really pays to keep a close eye on …

Deals, Tech »

[30 Jul 2015 | No Comment | 1 views]

Would like to be Raspberry Pi hacker? Want your kids to understand hardware and programming basics? Then you need to get with the program! Get the Raspberry Pi Hacker Bundle and the hardware, from basic board to full kits, you …

Tech »

[16 Jul 2015 | No Comment | 56 views]

If you have spent any amount of time writing to your Congressman and Senators, you know that they all have slightly different forms. While some political advocacy groups offer single point of contact forms, the EFF’s new Democracy.io site makes …

Broadband »

[15 Jul 2015 | No Comment | 53 views]

Well, duh. When internet service providers (ISPs), including TDS and Hawaiian Telcom, respectively, started marketing gigabit fiber, sales of their other (ie slower) broadband tiers shot up.
Your ISP starts marketing faster, if not gigabit fiber broadband speeds. That gets you …

Broadband »

[5 Jul 2015 | No Comment | 17 views]

In Western Massachusetts, the big incumbent internet service providers — Time Warner and Verizon — weren’t interested in building out fiber broadband. Municipal broadband, specifically the WiredWest telecommunications co-op, is coming to rescue.
A consortium of small and sometimes unincorporated towns …

Broadband »

[1 Jul 2015 | No Comment | 23 views]

We’ve said it before — competition is the answer to America’s declining international broadband standing. Now, Jim Beam — yes, the world famous bourbon distiller — has sent an open letter to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), imploring the agency …

Broadband »

[28 Jun 2015 | No Comment | 25 views]

People, Americans especially, are fond of labelling things as either good or bad, success or failure. Usually, however, reality is significantly more nuanced and, quite frankly, more interesting. The example of gigabit broadband, specifically Google Fiber, is instructive.
Technology Review is …

Apple luv, iPhone, Mobile, Tech »

[26 Jun 2015 | 3 Comments | 34 views]

And, our Android friends definitely skew toward cheeseburgers, wings and fries. What does you choice of smartphone say about your dietary habits? Maybe nothing at all. Regardless, the good people at NPD Group have surveyed iPhone owners and Android users …

Broadband »

[25 Jun 2015 | No Comment | 12 views]

Earlier this year, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) under Chairman Tom Wheeler redefined up “broadband” from a minimum 4Mbps to at least 25Mbps, a good thing™ — anything less isn’t broadband. With Cablevision rolling “free” broadband upgrades, the FCC’s efforts …

Tech »

[24 Jun 2015 | One Comment | 21 views]

Although Apple has never promised consumer-facing Liquidmetal products, it still seems like vaporware nonetheless. Yes, Apple did use Liquidmetal in its iPhone 3G SIM removal — as far as anyone outside Apple knows, that’s it.
Regardless, according to documents filed with …