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Computing

Everything you need to know about routers, modems, combos, and mesh networks

Modem vs. router: what's the difference? We explain their functions so you can better diagnose any issues prior to contacting technical support. We also talk about a few variants you'll see offered by ISPs and retailers.
Movies & TV

Comcast launches Xfinity Flex, a $5-a-month service aimed at cord cutters

For $5 a month, Xfinity Flex gives existing Xfinity internet subscribers a 4K- and HDR-ready set-top box that can stream video from YouTube, Netflix, Hulu, as well as free TV from apps like Cheddar and ESPN3.
Home Theater

Cheer for your favorite NCAA team and Xfinity will respond with matching lights

Screaming at your favorite team just became a lot more rewarding thanks to Comcast's Xfinity voice remote and some special NCAA commands that set your smart lightbulbs to your favorite team's colors.
Smart Home

CES 2019: Comcast launches digital security service to protect smart devices

At CES 2019, Comcast is rolling out a new digital security service called xFi Advanced Security that promises to monitor, analyze, and neutralize threats to any device connected to a user's home network.
Smart Home

Xfinity indoor/outdoor camera zooms in on Grinch’s faces and license plates

Comcast's Xfinity Home security cameras can help the police catch Grinches who steal delivery packages from your home. The cameras use artificial intelligence to analyze moving objects and zoom in on faces at your door and license plates.
Computing

Over a million veterans now eligible for Comcast’s Internet Essentials program

Comcast's low-cost Internet Essentials program, which provides internet access for just $10 per month, has expanded to include U.S. veterans. One million veterans now qualify for the service.
Computing

A second massive Comcast outage leaves customers without service this month

Comcast is aware of a massive outage today. Although the cause of the problem has been identified, Comcast has not given an estimate on when business and residential customers can expect their phone, video, and internet restored.
Computing

Comcast gives the internet a victory, ends throttling — for now

Comcast announced that it is endingits throttling practices for now. The company said with a stronger network, it doesn't need to slow down heavy internet users, but it reserves the right to change its decision in the future.
Computing

Data-stealing bug prompts Comcast to shut down Xfinity activation website

A Comcast bug may have leaked your home address, Wi-Fi name, and network password in plain text. Comcast has since shut down its Xfinity activation portal and claims that it doesn't believe any data was compromised.
Computing

Comcast’s Xfi Pods turn power sockets into a mesh Wi-Fi network

After an initial launch in Boston and Chicago, Comcast's Xfi Pods are now available to all Xfinity internet subscribers across the nation in a three-pack for $119, or a six-pack for $199. They're compatible with only two gateways.
Computing

Comcast looks to protect cable business with new deal on faster internet speeds

To fight Netflix and Hulu, Comcast is offering a free boost to faster internet speeds if customers sign up for a cable TV package. Comcast hopes that cord cutters may be lured back to pay-TV with faster download speeds.
Smart Home

Tile lets Comcast users use voice control to find keys, wallets, and even kids

Comcast is augmenting its Xfinity cable and internet service once again by adding a new functionality for customers to search for and track Tile's Bluetooth-enabled tracking devices and display the results on their TVs.
Computing

FCC’s net neutrality rules officially end, but 18 ISPs promise to stay honest

The FCC's net neutrality rules have officially ended. More than a dozen ISPs have pledged to stay honest, but can we trust them? Time will tell, but the FCC now has regulations in place to force transparency.
Home Theater

Soon, you won’t need a separate subscription to watch Netflix on Comcast Xfinity

Thanks to a newly expanded partnership between the two companies, Comcast Xfinity customers will soon be able to choose packages that include Netflix, without the need for a separate subscription.
Smart Home

Seven months after being acquired by Comcast, Stringify is back with new features

It's been a quiet few months since Stringify, the cloud-based Internet of Things company, was acquired by Comcast. Now, the startup is back and making some noise with a new look and new features.
Home Theater

Comcast and Dish Network team up to offer Sling International on Xfinity X1

In an unlikely alliance, Comcast and pay TV competitor Dish Network are working together to offer multicultural streaming service Sling International on Comcast’s Xfinity X1 platform.
Computing

If you’re a Northeast Xfinity customer, your internet will soon be faster

If you're an Xfinity internet user, Comcast says you should soon be seeing an increase in internet speed, regardless of which of the four tiers of service you're currently subscribed to.
Home Theater

Comcast Xfinity Home adds new voice commands just in time for the Super Bowl

Comcast displayed its growing smart home aspirations at CES, and now it is taking another step forward, adding new home automation commands to its X1 voice remote just in time for the Super Bowl.