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Barb Gonzalez Posted: Jan 29, 2015 0 comments
Dish Network is offering a special feature for this year’s Super Bowl. Not everyone watching the Super Bowl is a football fan. There have been many years that I’ve been guilty of talking through the game only to stop and watch the commercials. The AutoHop feature on Dish’s Hopper DVR typically skips commercials but has been re-engineered for the Super Bowl game.
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Barb Gonzalez Posted: Mar 25, 2015 1 comments
At long last Dish subscribers can watch Showtime Anytime on media players and mobile devices. Here are the details.
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Barb Gonzalez Posted: Dec 06, 2012 2 comments
Landmark deal leaves cable in the cold and gives Netflix exclusive first-run rights to future Disney, Pixar and Marvel movies.
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Barb Gonzalez Posted: Apr 16, 2015 1 comments
New online streaming TV offerings makes it tempting to cut the cord and cancel your cable, satellite, or telecom provider. Is it time and will it save you money?
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Barb Gonzalez Posted: May 22, 2014 2 comments
Don't Let Images Like this Become Commonplace

The FCC has presented its ideas for how to maintain net neutrality and an Open Internet. It's more than slowing down the Internet for some websites while allowing others to pay for a fast lane. It's time for you to comment on how you imagine an open internet and help save net neutrality.

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Barb Gonzalez Posted: Nov 07, 2012 5 comments
The FCC has ruled to allow the National Cable & Telecommunication Association's (NCTA) to scramble (encrypt) basic cable. While the cable companies claim that it is more cost-effective and easier for customers if they can scramble all signals sent to homes, the new ruling ensures that people who don't pay for basic cable can't access it without a cable box or CableCARD.
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Barb Gonzalez Posted: Nov 06, 2014 3 comments
CBS is offering a stand-alone streaming service for network TV programming and launching a 24/7 streaming live news service. Here are the details and a first look at how the streaming website and apps work.
Barb Gonzalez Posted: Oct 22, 2014 Published: Oct 20, 2014 0 comments
Google's Nexus Player, the first Android TV, is available for pre-order with delivery set for early November. That is, of course, if it isn't sold out...
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Barb Gonzalez Posted: May 20, 2013 4 comments
Google finally gets it right with its Google Play Music All Access unlimited music streaming service. Find out why it may be time to start streaming music, or switch from your current subscription service.
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Barb Gonzalez Posted: Nov 21, 2013 0 comments
Google Play Music is now available as an iPhone app. See how it compares to the Android version and to iTunes Radio
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Barb Gonzalez Posted: Nov 19, 2014 0 comments
The Amazon Echo is a voice-controlled bluetooth speaker with Siri-like abilities to answer questions, read the news, give a weather forecast and more. Here's a surprising hands-on account with the Echo.
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Barb Gonzalez Posted: Apr 09, 2014 0 comments
D-Link's newest portable router is easy to use and finally makes it easy to stream to a Chromecast dongle, Roku HDMI, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV or other media player. It also secures your connection to Wi-Fi.
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Barb Gonzalez Posted: Oct 15, 2014 1 comments
HBO has officially announced a standalone HBO Go option will be available in 2015. The new option will allow users to stream to the HBO Go app without requiring a subscription to the HBO premium cable channel.
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Barb Gonzalez Posted: Mar 20, 2015 Published: Mar 18, 2015 2 comments
As promised, the HBO standalone subscription service will be available in April to Apple customers. Unlike HBO Go, the service will not require that viewers authenticate by also subscribing to HBO on cable or satellite. Find out how to get HBO NOW in April.
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Barb Gonzalez Posted: Jul 16, 2012 28 comments
For those who stream video from online sources, the speed at which data can be sent into their home is critical. If your connection isn't fast enough, streaming video can sometimes stall as it fills the buffer in the receiving device, or the content provider might send a lower-quality stream because it senses that your available speed can't handle anything more. So how much speed do you need?

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