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Comcast Throws Subscribers A Bone, Releases App To Track And Rate Cable Technicians

Few things are as annoying as waiting for a cable technician to arrive. You know the drill -- you call customer service to schedule an appointment and the person on the other end of the line ...

23 hours ago from HotHardware

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Dish restores Turner channels to lineup

Turner Broadcasting channels such as Cartoon Network and CNN are back on the Dish network after being dropped from the satellite TV provider's lineup during contract talks.

Fri 21 Nov 14 from

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Mobile internet speed boost as Ofcom opens up the digital spectrum

Watching television services over phones and tablets is set to become easier, faster and cheaper after a decision to release more airwaves for mobile broadband services.

Wed 19 Nov 14 from The Independent

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Ex-BlackBerry CEO Heins: 'I have no regrets' (Q&A)

A year after exiting BlackBerry, Thorsten Heins weighs in on his time at the smartphone maker and dishes on his current phone.

12 hours ago from CNET

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Gigabit WiFi hubs to replace New York pay phones

Very few New Yorkers (other than the occasional superhero) use pay phone booths anymore due to the ubiquity of the personal cellphone. As a result, the city of New York has been left with many ...

Tue 18 Nov 14 from Gizmag

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Nine out of 10 people will own a mobile phone by 2020, report predicts

The mobile revolution is moving forward at full throttle. According to the latest Ericsson Mobility Report, nine out of 10 people over the age of six will have a mobile phone by 2020.

Tue 18 Nov 14 from Techspot

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Huawei hopes to score with 5G at World Cup 2018

The partnership with Russian carrier MegaFon for a prototype network timed for the soccer competition should help pave the way to faster mobile networking than today's fourth-generation tech.

Wed 19 Nov 14 from CNET

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O2 launches shared data plans for gadget-lovers and families

New mobile tariffs often aren't the easiest things to get your head around, but thankfully, O2's not putting too much pressure on our grey matter this morning. Joining EE and Vodafone, O2 has ...

Wed 19 Nov 14 from Engadget

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16-cent E-rate phone fee hike will fund $1.5 billion in school broadband

E-rate spending boost sets up battle between FCC Democrats and Republicans.

Tue 18 Nov 14 from Arstechnica

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SMS alerts cut deaths caused by elephants in rural India

Geetha Thomas owes her life to a text message. The 38-year-old tea plantation worker was able to scramble onto the roof of her home in southern India as a herd of elephants rampaged through ...

Tue 18 Nov 14 from

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