Why the FCC's latest net neutrality defense is hollow

Why the FCC's latest net neutrality defense is hollow

The outgoing Democratic chairman of the FCC says 'zero-rated' streaming services from AT&T and Verizon likely violate net neutrality rules, but that might not matter when Republican Ajit Pai takes the reins of the commission later...

01/13/17

Verizon customers won't like these two new tweaks

Verizon customers won't like these two new tweaks

With the 2017 New Year comes two new (and unfortunate) changes for Verizon Wireless customers.

01/11/17

You could soon have to pay streaming-video sales tax

You could soon have to pay streaming-video sales tax

Some cities and states want to tax the streaming services that destroyed Blockbuster and other video-rental companies, and that could make it much more expensive to cut the cord.

01/10/17

5 simple steps to boost your digital hygiene in 2017

5 simple steps to boost your digital hygiene in 2017

January is a good time to stop making excuses and get your digital life in order. Here are five inexpensive, money-saving, aggravation-reducing ways to maintain tech, and protect yourself and the environment in the New Year.

01/06/17

Should Apple hobble FaceTime to battle distracted driving?

Should Apple hobble FaceTime to battle distracted driving?

In 2014, a driver using Apple's FaceTime video app allegedly killed a five-year-old child. The grieving family says Apple knew the danger, and even patented a tech to reduce risk, but still did nothing.

01/04/17

Got the holiday blues? Take a break from Facebook

Got the holiday blues? Take a break from Facebook

A recent study of more than 1,000 users found that spending less time on Facebook can dramatically brighten your mood.

01/02/17

Everything you need to know to cut the cord and ditch cable

Everything you need to know to cut the cord and ditch cable

Thinking of cutting the cord and saying sayonara to cable for good? We've got you covered with this easy-to-digest rundown of all the hardware you'll need and the services that deliver the most value.

12/23/16

T-Mobile's free DIRECTV NOW deal is full of gotchas

T-Mobile's free DIRECTV NOW deal is full of gotchas

The 'Un-carrier' continues to roll out offers that sound too good to be true ... until you read the fine print. T-Mobile's latest DIRECTV Now ploy is an all-out insult to AT&T.

12/15/16

Deadlocked FCC could mean the death of net neutrality

Deadlocked FCC could mean the death of net neutrality

An FCC with an equal number of Democrat and Republican representatives could be a very bad thing for consumers, because it won't be able to finally do away with the set-top box, stop the AT&T and Time Warner merger, or continue to...

12/14/16

5G will give you blazing fast broadband at home

5G will give you blazing fast broadband at home

You’ll have to wait for 5G on your phone, but ultra-fast wireless will deliver speeds that blow away your cable connection.

12/09/16

Finland is a tiny wireless nirvana the U.S. could learn from

Finland is a tiny wireless nirvana the U.S. could learn from

It's clear that lively competition in Europe yields better wireless service options for consumers. Unfortunately, even more wireless consolidation may come to the United States under President-elect Trump.

12/07/16

Beware these gotchas in T-Mobile's 'free' iPhone 7 offer

Beware these gotchas in T-Mobile's 'free' iPhone 7 offer

T-Mobile's Black Friday offer includes 'free' Apple iPhone 7s and Samsung Galaxys, but details in the fine print might make it less appealing to some consumers.

11/23/16

Facebook trolls should learn from Amazon's new Prime ad

Facebook trolls should learn from Amazon's new Prime ad

Abusing friends and relatives on Facebook has become all too common, particularly following the recent presidential election. Amazon took a refreshing tack in a new Prime ad — and internet trolls should take note.

11/21/16

Are you paying for phony cable programming fees?

Are you paying for phony cable programming fees?

Mysterious fees on your cable bill can bump up monthly charges much higher than advertised prices, but a group of consumers are fighting back in lawsuits against Charter and Time Warner Cable.

11/17/16

3 ways to regain control of Windows 10 updates

3 ways to regain control of Windows 10 updates

Windows 10 has a mind of its own when it comes to software updates. Here are three easy ways to take back control and ensure forced updates don't interrupt your workflow.

11/15/16

4 cheap and easy ways to speed up home Wi-Fi

4 cheap and easy ways to speed up home Wi-Fi

Stuttering video and web pages that take forever to load are signs that your home network is over-taxed. Here’s how to fix it.

11/08/16

Today's cable TV may not be better but it sure is more expensive

Today's cable TV may not be better but it sure is more expensive

An FCC study found that cable TV costs have increased nearly four times as fast as the overall cost of living in the United States, and though many consumers have access to more channels, they may not actually watch any of them.

11/03/16

T-Mobile's Google Pixel offer has 2 hidden gotchas (updated)

T-Mobile's Google Pixel offer has 2 hidden gotchas (updated)

T-Mobile says it will give customers $325 if they bring their own Google Pixel phones to its network. The deal sounds solid, but there are at least two things you need to know before you opt in.

10/27/16

TV companies can drop your favorite channels without refunds

TV companies can drop your favorite channels without refunds

Dish Network customers recently sued the company after it dropped a popular channel without providing refunds. However, a U.S. court found that the fine print in their contracts basically gives Dish carte blanche to chop channels.

10/25/16

Competition in gigabit internet market can significantly reduce prices

Competition in gigabit internet market can significantly reduce prices

When U.S. cities or towns have multiple gigabit internet providers, prices for various service tiers drop accordingly, a new study reveals.

10/21/16

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