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AT&T’s new streaming service lets you add HBO for just $5

A sweetheart deal from two companies hoping to tie the knot<p>AT&T just announced the details of its streaming TV service, DirecTV Now, which launches this Wednesday. For a limited time you can access 100 channels for $35 a month, and for just $5, you can add HBO and Cinemax. And AT&T is extending its …

AT&T launches DirecTV Now service with 120+ channels on Nov 30

After purchasing DirecTV over a year ago, AT&T is launching a full-fledged TV streaming service to take on cable and other services like Sling TV.<p>Called DirecTV Now, the service will launch on Wednesday, November 30 in the US, and offers multiple, fancifully named packages pulled from DirecTV’s …

AT&T Plans to Charge $35 Per Month for Internet TV Service

AT&T will offer its upcoming 100 channel Internet TV service for only $35 per month, far less than a similar package would cost from a traditional …

What AT&T's Time Warner deal means for Verizon

After 18 months of buying up legacy Internet companies and startups, Verizon suggested that the shopping spree might be over for now.<p>"We believe we have the right assets," Verizon CFO Fran Shammo said on an earnings call Thursday morning, when asked about its acquisition strategy. "There is nothing …

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Samsung may remotely kill all unreturned Galaxy Note 7's

If this reddit post is anything to go by, it looks like Samsung’s French subsidiary will remotely deactivate all Galaxy Note 7 units that aren’t returned to the manufacturer by Friday, September 30.<p>It’s unclear how the recall will be handled in other regions, but Samsung will start shipping out a …

Galaxy Note

Latest DIRECTV app plus upcoming online-only package is the holy grail of cord cutting

If you’ve been waiting for the all-in-one mobile TV solution that will let you finally get rid of your old-fashioned cable TV subscription, the latest DIRECTV app together with AT&T’s promised streaming services look set to at last make it a practical proposition.<p>The latest DIRECTV app lets you …

Televisions

AT&T Stock History: A Dividend Dynamo That Stands the Test of Time

Image source: Getty Images.<p>Having existed in one form or another for over 130 years, <b>AT&T</b>'s (NYSE: T) stock history is in many ways a history of the telephone itself.<p>With dividend investing as a whole enjoying something of a resurgence lately, high-yielding stocks like AT&T are having something of a …

Investing

Tablet shipments continued their global decline in Q2

Apple retains tablet crown as market recedes more than 12 percent, according to IDC research.<p>The public's love affair with tablets appears to be over.<p>The market for slates slid more than 12 percent in the second quarter, according to data released Monday by market researcher IDC, the seventh …

Families Can Now Share All Their Google Play Purchases

Google wants you to know that sharing means caring.<p>On Wednesday, the search giant debuted Family Library, a feature for its Google Play digital …

Apple Leak Confirms iPhone 7 Serious Problem

We know almost everything about the upcoming iPhone 7: the protruding camera, famously missing headphone jack, upgraded storage options, the lack of a home ‘button’ and now we have a new detailed video comparing the iPhone 7 to the iPhone 6S. But what the video reveals for me is one big problem…<p><i>How</i> …

Mobile Technology

Tech support scams target victims via their ISP

<b>A new scam, in which fraudsters pose as legitimate internet service providers to offer bogus tech support, either via the phone or on the net, is on the rise, the BBC has found.</b><p>It is a twist on an old trick which involved cold-calling a victim - often claiming to represent Microsoft - and charging …

AT&T brings WiFi calling to Android phones

Hey, AT&T subscribers: you no longer need an iPhone to make calls over WiFi. The carrier has introduced WiFi calling for Android. If you have a supporting device (currently limited to the LG G4), a postpaid plan and HD Voice support, you can grab an update that lets you make calls over the internet …

Tim: I'll use Bing for a year if you put iMessage on Android

At the end of this year's WWDC keynote, Tim Cook had this nice thing to say:<p>"At Apple we believe that technology should lift humanity, and enrich our lives."<p>I agree wholeheartedly. And so I have a simple question for Tim in response: what could a tech company do that's more life-enriching and …

PayPal won't refund Twitch troll's $50,000 in donations

Many Twitch streamers are no stranger to large donations, but what would you do if a random stranger dropped $11,500 on you after seeing you play Hearthstone?<p>That’s exactly what happened to Twitch streamer ‘LegendaryLea’ during a recent session. The donations ended any notion continuing the game …

Internet

Samsung Gear IconX Earphones

Beyond smartphones, the two gadgets you see most often at the gym are fitness trackers and headphones. Samsung Gear IconX Earphones combine these two …

iPhone SE Review: Smaller Gets Smarter With Better Battery Life to Boot

Apple’s powerful new 4-inch iPhone has the size and battery performance that many have been waiting for<p>Most smartphones now come in two sizes—big and huge. Apple’s new iPhone SE is the first one made for everybody whose thumbs lack the wingspan of eagles.<p>The phone, which goes on sale Thursday, …

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Apple Goes All Out On Rival Microsoft

Apple stepped up in its never-ending battle with rival Microsoft.<p>The Cupertino, Calif.-based company rolled out a smaller version of its iPad Pro …

Raspberry Pi 3 is the first with built-in Wi-Fi

The Raspberry Pi Foundation has revealed its latest leap-forward, introducing a Wi-Fi-enabled Pi 3 computer with twice the performance of the …

Galaxy S7 Has Two Nasty Surprises

Do you know what’s great about the Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge? Almost everything. Samsung has married the style of the Galaxy S6 with the substance of the Galaxy S5. But 24 hours after launch two nasty (and potentially deal breaking) surprises have been discovered…<p><b>Nasty Surprise #1</b><p>One of …

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