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Sony XBR-65X900B review

Sony’s X900B may not be the company’s flagship television, but it sure looks (and sounds) the part. With class-leading picture and sound, this TV is not to be missed. Just…

  • Pros: Best-in-class picture approaches plasma goodness , Excellent…
  • Cons: Built-in speakers make for polarizing look , Ho-hum Smart TV…

Bill Cosby is next in line for a Netflix-exclusive stand-up special

Netflix announced this week that it has slated four new exclusive stand-up comedy specials, including a Bill Cosby performance, for the last quarter of 2014. The additions join the previously revealed live Chelsea Handler special, "Uganda Be Kidding Me."

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FiOS problems: the potholes in Verizon’s fiber internet “fast lane”

See what problems, issues, and trouble other Verizon FiOS users have reported before you decide to sign-up for the service.

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YouTube launching new app design on set-top boxes, consoles

Attempting to meld the mobile and big screen interface into one design, the YouTube team has launched a new version of the YouTube application that brings more attention to subscribed playlists and channels.

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50 Cent introduces SMS Audio BioSport Headphones powered by Intel

50 Cent's SMS Audio partnered with Intel to make the BioSport headphones, which feature a heart rate monitor and sync with RunKeeper. The in-ear headphones are due out in the fourth quarter.

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This software promises to make Netflix as reliable as cable TV

An Israeli company called Giraffic has developed a technology that promises to make streaming online video as reliable and interruption-free as broadcast TV. Owners of Samsung's 2014 smart TVs and Blu-ray players can enjoy AVA's anti-buffering capabilities…

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MyMedia app upgrade gives Roku users a taste of Chromecast power

MediaMall, the company behind the popular PlayOn streaming software utilized by Roku, announced today that it has released an updated version of the MyMedia PC app that allows users to cast online video content directly from PC to TV through the MyMedia Roku…

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Verizon wants to send cable TV to wireless devices via 4G LTE

Verizon revealed its plans to deliver its FiOS pay-TV service to wireless devices via 4G LTE, according to the Radio & Television Business Report. A spokesman for the company told RTBR that Verizon's wireless network is in the best position to be able to take…

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Comcast abandons customer on hold for three hours, then closes

Definitely a terrible way to spend three hours, a Comcast customer attempted to cancel service through the company's retention department only be be completely ignored and eventually forgotten.

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Your 1080p TV is old already: Everything you need to know about Ultra HD 4K

Just when you thought you were safe with 1080p, Ultra HD 4K comes along to make it look antiquated. But what is Ultra HD 4K, how does it work, and most importantly, should you even consider buying it right now? We explain it all right here.

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Spotify wants to sell private concerts and backstage hangouts

A new partnership between Spotify and the music-monetizing force BandPage goes live today as the subscription tunes-streaming service begins rolling out ways for fans to purchase "experiences" in addition to the typical merch table fare of t-shirts, stickers…

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The U.S. has slower average Netflix streaming speeds than Colombia, Brazil, and Chile

The U.S. is among the nations with the slowest average Netflix streaming speeds, according to data compiled by the company. You can learn more here.

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Verizon is the worst ISP for streaming Netflix in the U.S., says Netflix

New data from Netflix indicates that Verizon subscribers are getting absolutely hosed when they're using the streaming video service. You can learn more here.

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Now you can own a piece of Neil Young’s Pono project

Neil Young's high-resolution undertaking now has its sights set on a new phase in crowdfunding. The company revealed in an email this morning that it has officially opened itself up to accredited investors who wish to purchase shares in PonoMusic.

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Comcast tries to scam someone else out of their money, but fails

The only reason that Comcast didn't scam this customer out of this money, is because they had an audio recording which proved that they were not responsible for paying bogus fees. Learn more here.

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