Facebook Wants to Improve Your Internet Speed

Not content to let Google enjoy all the fun, with their largely altruistic projects aimed at improving Internet speed and access all over the world, Facebook also has some efforts in the pipeline hoping to boost bandwidth without the added costs of putting fiber in the ground. Of course, both technology giants rely on Internet […]

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The HTC 10 Smartphone — Android Finally Supporting Apple

Given the dominance of Samsung when it comes to Android smartphones, it’s hard for any other manufacturers to stand out. There’s no denying that Samsung and the iPhone are the preeminent mobile devices on their respective platforms. But the latest iteration of HTC’s smartphone line — the HTC 10 — is earning accolades for its […]

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Sponsored Data Caps — Does It Violate Net Neutrality?

One of the driving principles of Net Neutrality is the fact that all data is essentially created equal. ISPs are forbidden from segregating Internet traffic or creating “fast lanes” for companies looking to deliver streaming video or other rich media content into your home. This theoretically creates a level field where content creators — no […]

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Is Your ISP Gaming Your Internet Speed Test?

When you run an Internet speed test, you want to know the results reflect an accurate representation of your current streaming capability. Maybe you are trying to watch a 4K video or take part in a graphics-intensive MMORPG? If your ISP knew how to manipulate the test to make your service appear faster than reality, […]

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Google Now Streaming Apps within Search Results

Google recently introduced some enhancements to its search engine aimed at making life easier for mobile users. This includes the indexing of app content, a process that actually began two years ago. Now you can receive information from both apps and web pages when performing a mobile search. They even raise the ante by streaming […]

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Sling TV — Valid Alternative for Cord Cutters?

With more people eschewing their digital TV subscriptions to take advantage of an Internet connection to stream movies and TV shows, new services hope to attract these potential customers by bundling some of the more popular Cable channels under one offering. Sling TV site, a subsidiary of the Dish Network, is a notable example of […]

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YouTube Red — Google’s Premium Streaming Service

Google recently introduced YouTube Red, the technology giant’s subscription service offering an ad-free YouTube experience. The service’s other major features include allowing you to enjoy downloaded content when not on the Internet and a background play function, which keeps the music going when you are busy with something else on your computer or mobile device. […]

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Pixel C — Google’s First Company-Built Tablet

Not to be outdone by Apple’s iPad Pro and the new Microsoft Surface Pro 4, Google is also getting into the tablet manufacturing game with the Pixel C. Aimed squarely at Android power users who also enjoy video streaming, this tablet features an attachable keyboard, just like its competitors out of Cupertino and Redmond. While […]

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The Future of HTML5 on the World Wide Web

HTML is the standard for how Internet content is presented in a web browser, with HTML5 being the latest version of the language. Some of its new features include the displaying of video and animated content (using JavaScript) — essentially the same thing provided by the proprietary Flash plug-in over the last decade. Flash’s problems, […]

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Google Play Music Review and Your Bandwidth

With all the buzz about Apple Music, Spotify, Pandora, and other music streaming services, Google Play Music almost gets lost in the shuffle. Google Play Music All Access is the tech search giant’s own streaming product, and considering Android’s large market share, it offers a service easily accessible for many smartphone owners. Google Play Music also […]

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