Amazon Echo — Internet Appliance for the Future

The Amazon Echo is an interesting Internet appliance. Picture a combination between Siri (the Echo’s virtual assistant is named Alexa) and a Bluetooth speaker. You simply give the Echo any number of voice commands, and the device quickly responds. It can play music from your Amazon Music library, read you audiobooks from your Kindle, give […]

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Is the New Apple TV a Video Streaming Game Changer?

One of the most intriguing product announcements during Apple’s recent iPhone 6 event covered the new Apple TV box and platform. With a new operating system, called tvOS, apps and games are now a big part of a system that formerly concentrated on video streaming. Apple’s move is aimed at attracting developers to port high-end […]

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Google OnHub Wireless Router Overview

Google OnHub is a wireless router designed for home use including those with a home automation system. This is yet another experimental project from the Internet search and technology giant and since it’s Google some may wonder if more advertising is on the way based on personal Internet activity. That and many other questions remain, […]

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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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Comparing Different Types of Internet Service Providers

If you are deciding to get Internet service or moving to a new location with robust competition between Internet service providers, sometimes the multitude of options can be daunting. Cable, DSL, Fiber, Wireless, or Satellite — no matter the type of service, most have their own set of strengths and weaknesses. Trying to find the […]

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Three Tips on Optimizing Home Network Speed

In this era of Internet streaming video, home automation, and online gaming, the venerable old home network gets a serious workout. Keeping things running smoothly is a must if you want the most out of your bandwidth investment. Knowing how to properly manage your modem (fiber, cable, or DSL) and router plays a big role […]

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Six Ways to Get the Best Internet Service Deals

Everybody likes a deal, right? When it comes to Internet service, there’s no reason to pay any more than a competitive rate, especially for a non-wireless service. With that in mind, here are six tips for finding the best Internet service deals. 1. Understand the Differences between the Types of Internet Service Before searching for […]

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Charter Time Warner Merger Creates a New Internet Service Giant

When Comcast’s merger with Time Warner failed to pass regulatory muster, Charter Communications, another emerging Internet services giant, entered the fray. With their attempted acquisition more likely to garner FCC approval, interested customers of both companies are probably wondering how the combined Charter Time Warner will affect their Internet service and monthly bill. Are improved […]

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5 Tips on Transferring Your Internet Service When Moving

Relocation remains one of the biggest hassles for anybody. The large number of tasks involved when moving is enough to drive even a grizzled IT project manager insane. Thankfully, transferring your utilities — especially your Internet service — ranks on the lower end of the stress meter. Let’s take a look at five easy steps […]

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