Kim Berger

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Can John McCain Break Up the Cable Bundle Forever? (No, Probably Not)

A la carte television sounds wonderful. But it's not happening. And it could be a big headache if it did.<p>Reuters<p>If you love television, you probably hate the television bundle. And if you hate the television bundle, your favorite person in Washington today is Sen. John McCain. His new legislation, …

Dish CEO says the company needs to transform itself before video declines

American satellite company Dish says it needs to find a new business model before its old one disappears. On an investor call, the company was asked whether it would rather have a merger with rival DirecTV or an acquisition of mobile carrier Sprint — A Dish-DirecTV merger was blocked by the FCC in …

Time Warner Cable iOS app updated with ability to stream live TV away from home

As announced yesterday, Time Warner Cable has updated its iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch application with the ability to access and stream select OnDemand content and TV channels while away from home. Previously, the application could only stream TV while you were in your home with Time Warner Cable …

Comcast upgrades speeds for Xfinity Internet Performance users for free

For those of you who are currently subscribed to Comcast’s Performance Xfinity Internet speed plans, you’re in for a treat. Comcast has decided to …

Televisions

DirecTV for iPhone now lets you watch on-demand content wherever you are

Following in the footsteps of its iPad and Android apps, DirecTV on the iPhone now supports on-demand video streaming from anywhere.<p>DirecTV already lets you stream on-demand video content through its iPad and Android apps, and now the same functionality is available for iPhone users. Customers can …

DirecTV vs. DISH 2018 Review | Detailed Comparison Overview

In our <b>DIRECTV vs DISH</b> review for 2018, we show how DISH and DIRECTV each have their benefits and drawbacks – and which one may be right for you. …

Girlfriend Gets Revenge With Hot Sauce Burrito Prank (VIDEO)

True love is a couple who spikes each other's food with a hot sauce that's two million Scoville heat units. One guy played this very prank on his girlfriend, only to fall for it himself six months later. No one ever said revenge had to be creative.<p><i>Via Viral Viral Videos</i>

Softbank's bid for Sprint Nextel in balance as Dish Networks enters the fray

Dish Networks, the US satellite TV provider whose boss has been described as the "most hated man in Hollywood", made a surprise $25.5bn bid for …

Verizon introduces $35 prepaid plans for feature phones

While smartphones may be the way of the dragon for a lot of subscribers nowadays, there are still plenty of luddites to go around. It turns out that …

Mobile

Verizon announces contract changes regarding upgrade eligibility

Verizon has just announced that it will be making a few changes concerning upgrade eligibility for customers under two-year wireless contracts. It also announced changes that affect the discontinued New Every Two program and the shared upgrade option that is available for all its …

Mobile

Dish Network bids $25.5bn for Sprint to bypass Softbank buy

Dish Network has thrown in as a Sprint suitor, offering $25.5bn to pick up the ailing CDMA carrier, and frustrate would-be buyer Softbank in the …

Televisions

Verizon Wireless pitches $1.5B for Clearwire spectrum

Hot on the heels of Dish's bid for Sprint, Verizon Wireless is reportedly trying to muscle in on the Clearwire assets that Sprint covets.<p>In the latest twist on the Sprint-Clearwire saga, Verizon Wireless apparently has entered the picture as a suitor for Clearwire's spectrum.<p>Verizon Wireless has …

Verizon

Comcast to encrypt basic cable channels

If you’re a Comcast cable subscriber, be prepared for yet another television transition. Comcast has made official its plans to begin encrypting its …

Televisions

Netflix switching to HTML5 video from Silverlight

When Microsoft announced that Silverlight would be coming to an end in 2021, it gave companies that utilize the video technology less than a decade …

Televisions

SoftBank Says Still Hopes to Complete Sprint Deal by July

Japan’s SoftBank said Tuesday that it still expects to complete its deal by July to acquire a controlling interest in Sprint Nextel.<p>SoftBank’s …

Softbank

Logitech unveils two new do-it-all Harmony remotes ahead of division sale

Despite announcing that it would be looking to sell its Harmony remote division early this year, Logitech has announced two new universal remote controls, the Harmony Ultimate and the Harmony Smart Control. Both remotes connect to Logitech's new Harmony Hub which is capable of controlling your home …

Time Warner Cable announces out-of-home live TV streaming coming to iOS devices tomorrow

Time Warner Cable is launching out-of-home video on-demand and live content streaming to its TWC TV app for iPhone and iPad tomorrow.<p>Live channels will include Aspire, BBC America, beIn, Big Ten Network, FearNet, Fox News Channel, Fox business, GMC, Pac-12 Network and TV Guide Network; while …

SoftBank still hopes to takeover Sprint by July 1st

Yesterday Dish Network threw a pretty big wrench into Softbank’s plans to takeover Sprint, offering up its own bid of $25.5 billion. Despite Dish’s proposal, Softbank says they are far along in the approval process for acquring Sprint, and expects to complete the deal on July 1st.<p>SoftBank hopes to …

Softbank

In Boston bombing, flood of digital evidence is a blessing and a curse

Forensic video experts weigh in on how the bomber might be exposed<p>As smoke clears from two deadly bombings near the finish line of the Boston Marathon yesterday afternoon, focus turns to identifying those responsible. And that’s no easy task. The massive number of cell phones and closed circuit …

Where to find the season's best beer festivals

Philadelphia started something when it staged its first Philly Beer Week, featuring a few restaurant-bar partners and a couple hundred events. Six years later, the 2013 event (May 31-June 9) has stretched to 10 days, 250-plus participants and 1,000 or so events. Last year, it attracted 70,000 …

Latest science shows that size really does matter to women

A new study by Australian researchers shows that well-endowed guys are more attractive to women — but only to a point.<p>Like other physical …

How to Get a Drink at a Busy Bar | The Art of Manliness

<b>Editor’s note: This is a guest post from AoM’s resident bartender, Mike Hagan. Mr. Hagan has previously written on classic cocktails and</b> …

Google Turns Up The Heat On Cable Companies, Expanding Fiber To Austin, Texas

Google is ramping up the competition on dominant cable companies and ISPs with its super-fast broadband network, known as Google Fiber. The search giant announced Tuesday that it is expanding Google Fiber to Austin, Texas, the third big metropolitan area after Kansas City and Olathe, Kansas. It is …

18 Conversation Tips From 19th-Century Etiquette Books

Etiquette was a booming business in the 19th-century. Industrialization meant that people were moving between places and classes in a way they hadn't …

Trying to figure out how bitchy I’m allowed to be at this stage in my life

Trying to figure out how bitchy I’m allowed to be at this stage in my life.

Netflix confirms May 26th launch date for new Arrested Development season

Last time we heard, Mr. F and the entirety of the Bluth clan were to return to all our screens sometime in May, but Netflix has finally announced that the global launch will happen on the more concrete May 26th. We'll see a total of 15 new episodes in the fourth series, but there's still over a …

Beyoncé and Jay-Z's Cuban holiday under scrutiny from US Republicans

Shawn Carter could have been any American visitor strolling through the streets of a Caribbean town, dressed in standard-issue tourist fare of blue …