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Netflix hand-delivers petition to FCC against Comcast/Time Warner Cable merger

Netflix today announced it has filed a petition with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) against the proposed Comcast/Time Warner Cable (TWC) merger.<p>If successful, the combined companies would become the largest cable service in the U.S., with more than 30 million customers.<p>Delivered by …

This is why people want to watch other people play video games

Amazon agreed to pay just shy of $1 billion for video game streaming site Twitch last night. The service, which originally launched as a spinoff from Justin.tv in 2011, has become so wildly popular that its owner’s major concern has not been how to grow the site, but how to secure sufficient …

TiVo goes after cord-cutters with post-Aereo device

Did you cut your cable but miss recording your favorite shows? TiVo might have the answer.<p>The DVR company announced a new, $50 device that lets cord-cutters record over-the-air network shows and watch them later on their televisions.<p>The TiVo Roamio OTA DVR (the OTA stands for "over the air") can …

How to quickly unsubscribe from 'liked' Facebook pages

I think one reason people get so fed up with Facebook is that their feeds get so cluttered with junk, they rarely see the things they actually care about -- you know, baby pictures, ice-bucket videos, and friendship-threatening political comments.<p>That clutter is usually the result of excessive …

Microsoft: Fix for Surface Pro 3 overheating issues coming soon

There have been reports by some recent Surface Pro 3 users -- specifically those buying the Intel Core i7 devices -- that their tablets are overheating.<p>Microsoft officials responded publicly on Tuesday to those reports, saying a fix is in the works and that it will be available "as soon as …

Folr Helps Keep Tabs on Your Kids

The mainstream adoption of smartphones has brought with it many benefits. As well as putting the internet in your pocket, communicating with others has never been easier — that doesn’t just mean text messages and phone calls, but location sharing too.<p>As a parent of two young kids, I think LG is on …

Acorns Micro-Invests Your Spare Change

There’s a growing arsenal of apps that integrate with your daily spending habits to deliver smart tips on how to make the most of your money. BillGuard, for example, helps you combat credit card fraud and hidden merchant fees. But a new entrant to the personal finance space is looking to go the …

Watch out, GoDaddy: Google’s no-fuss domain service poses threat to traditional registrars

Yesterday morning, Google let me into its new invite-only domain registration service, and I decided to give it a test run to figure out how scared …