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Google Fiber's broadband dreams aren't making cable TV any better

Fiber TV doesn't yet live up to those amazing internet speeds<p>Would you uproot your life for an internet connection? Google says people are doing exactly that; they're picking up and moving to Kansas City or Provo to gain access to Google Fiber, the company's ultra-fast gigabit broadband and TV …

The inside story of how Netflix came to pay Comcast for internet traffic

Netflix hand-delivered 256 pages (pdf) to the US government this week arguing that Comcast shouldn’t be allowed to acquire Time Warner Cable. “The proposed merger puts at risk the end-to-end principle that has characterized the internet and been a key driver in the creation of the most important …

Net Neutrality

Starwood Introduces Robotic Butlers At Aloft Hotel In Cupertino

Robots are everywhere, including wandering around your hotel.<p>Starwood, one of the world’s largest hotel companies, is rolling out two robotic “Botlrs” inexplicably named A.L.O. in their Cupertino Aloft Hotel.<p>The robotic butlers, built by Savioke, are able to perform tasks in the front of the house …

Kevin Rose Steps Into Part-Time Role At Google Ventures To Build A New Startup Called North

Serial entrepreneur, investor, and overall Internet good guy Kevin Rose is stepping down from his role of general partner at Google Ventures. The Digg and Revision3 founder will be moving into a part-time role at the firm, and will be using all his spare time to embark on a whole new adventure …

Men Initiating Change Is An Important Step Toward Eradicating Tech’s Bro Culture

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Telle Whitney is the President and CEO of the Anita Borg Institute and co-founder of the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing. Connecting, inspiring, and guiding women technologists is her passion.</i><p>The conversation about women in tech is shifting as technology companies begin …

The Trouble With 4K: Where's The 4K Content, And Will It Be Any Good When It Gets Here? [Updated]

<b>[UPDATE: Since writing the feature below, Amazon has launched a 4K/UHD streaming service, details of which can be found here. The Ultraflix 4K platform has started to appear on Samsung, Vizio and Hisense TVs in some territories. And rumours - though they're nothing more than that at this stage -</b> …

The Cyber Prosecutor Sending Nude-Photo Thieves To Prison

Federal prosecutor Wesley Hsu has been working cybercrime cases for over a decade. Chief of the cyber crime unit at the U.S. Attorneys’ Office in Los Angeles, his initial focus was on helping Hollywood protect its intellectual property and getting justice for companies that had been hacked by …

Facebook urges users to download Messenger before chat disappears from mobile app

In April, Facebook announced plans to pull messaging from its core mobile apps in favor of moving all chat activity to Messenger. And now the company is once again reminding users everywhere about the pending change and urging them to download Messenger. If you haven't yet installed the app, you'll …

Amazon Brings Free, Ad-Supported TV Episodes To iOS, Plus HBO Content

Amazon may have denied earlier reports that it would launch a free, advertising-supported TV and music video service, as a departure from Prime Instant Video, but it has at least begun dipping its toe in to the waters of ad-supported TV, it seems. In the most recent example, today’s update of the …

It's-A Me! The Guy With-A The Head Trauma!

by pestulio07 Friday, April 11, 2014 at 03:54 PM<p>Coulda fooled me! This reminds me a lot of Dorkly videos! Still funny though.<p>by Captain Bruisen …

Samsung’s Galaxy S5 and new Gear gadgets now available globally

Samsung’s next wave of mobile gadgets are here.<p>The company announced this morning that the Galaxy S5 smartphone, Gear 2 smartwatch line, and Gear Fit activity monitor are now available in stores across 125 countries.<p>The Galaxy S5, Samsung’s latest flagship Android smartphone, packs in a fingerprint …

8 things the make the Samsung Galaxy S5 better than the iPhone 5S

The danger of an article trying to compare an Android flagship smartphone to Apple’s top of the range iPhone is that it can very easily start a flame war. It is almost a sure recipe guaranteed to provoke name calling and accusations of “fanboy.” However, I am prepared to take the risk and let the …

Gear & Gadgets

What if Netflix switched to P2P for video streaming?

Could Netflix (S NFLX) change its video streaming service to use a P2P architecture, in order to save money on content delivery and sidestep peering …

"I think the perception of brunettes being more intellectual persists. Even though it makes no sense! I mean, Hillary Clinton is very, very blonde!"— Olivia Wilde doesn't like the dumb blonde stereotype: http://into.gl/10chveV