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Tue
22
May
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Comcast Dumps Data Limit, Reacts to Netflix Attack

Comcast has announced it will no longer freeze downloading by subscribers who use too much bandwidth. Instead, it will revise the monthly limit, and introduce extra charges for those who go over. At the moment, the company cracks down on users who ... consume more than 250 gigabytes (GB) in a month. Comcast first issues a warning, and then may suspend service for customers who refuse to cut down on their data use. The 250 GB limit will now be set aside while Comcast tests two alternative systems in sample markets. One alternative will be a system in which all customers operate under a 300 GB ... (view more)

Thu
26
Apr
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Microsoft: Browser-Based Skype Coming Soon

Microsoft is rumored to be working on a web version of Skype that users could access directly through their browsers without needing to download and install software. According to Liveside.net, a number of new Microsoft job postings have popped up ... in recent weeks asking for job applications from developers with experience building HTML5-based apps for a project called "Skype for Browsers". (Source: webmonkey.com ) Because of its affiliation with Facebook, Skype (which was acquired by Microsoft last year) is already accessible through a browser, technically speaking. The Facebook version of ... (view more)

Wed
25
Apr
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Ashampoo Burning Studio 11 Review

Note from Dennis: The newest version of the most popular CD, DVD and Blu-ray disc burning or writing software is now available! At the end of the review, we're offering an amazing 40-80% discount for Infopackets readers (offer expires Aug 20 @ ... 11:59PM EST). If you already own an older version of Burning Studio and want to purchase version 11 at a discount, you can click here to go straight to the offer . Otherwise, continue reading below. -- Are you confused by the complexities of creating a CD, DVD or Blu-ray on your computer or laptop? Do you wish you just could tell the computer what you ... (view more)

Fri
06
Apr
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Google Shows Off its Self-Driving Car

For those who despise the morning automobile commute, take heart: Google has been developing a self-driving car that can let you kick back and relax while your vehicle takes care of getting you safely and quickly to your destination. In a recent ... video posted to the web, Google shows its self-driving car carrying a legally blind man around the block. And it works. Google's program to develop such a car has been going on for several years. Now, the company has unveiled an iteration of its self-driving car that is capturing the imagination of technology fans around the world. Self-Driving Car ... (view more)

Mon
19
Mar
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Ashampoo Photo Commander 9 Review

Special Note: At the end of this article, we're offering an incredible 76% discount on Photo Commander 9. IMPORTANT: Proceeds support our website and staff of writers. You can click here to go straight to the offer . Otherwise, please enjoy our ... review, below. If you're like most computer users today, you have hundreds, or thousands, or even tens of thousands of digital images stored on your computer. All your photos are important to you, and so you can't or won't delete them. But there are just too many for you to page through as often as you like. Finding Photos on a PC are like Needles in a ... (view more)

Tue
21
Feb
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Irate Dad Shoots Daughter's Laptop Over Facebook Post

When a 15-year-old daughter complained on Facebook that having to perform chores without being paid a decent allowance made her a "slave," her angry father took her laptop into the yard and blasted it with a handgun. Having thoughtfully ... video-recorded the entire event and posted it for Internet consumption, Tommy Jordan (the father) now finds himself a YouTube phenomenon. So far, more than 22 million people have watched Jordan's eight-minute YouTube video, in which he reads his daughter Hannah's Facebook note entitled "To My Parents." Dad Accused of Overworking Teenage Daughter While ... (view more)

Mon
20
Feb
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Ronald Reagan Law Costs Netflix $9M

Netflix has revealed its $9 million settlement of a claim it breached privacy laws. Surprisingly, the case involved a law intended to govern video rentals rather than Internet data. The lawsuit came to light in Netflix's latest financial filing with ... the Securities and Exchange Commission, in which it is required to detail any major legal actions. The filing said Netflix had not expected the settlement, so this was an unexpected expense. (Source: thehill.com ) The case involved the Video Privacy Protection Act (VPPA), signed into law by President Ronald Reagan in 1988. The law bars video ... (view more)

Wed
08
Feb
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Windows Phone 8 to Receive Top Notch Hardware

Microsoft's standing in the smartphone operating system (OS) marketplace may have been seriously hurt by the many delays associated with Windows Phone 7, it's most current offering. But a newly leaked video suggests work on the next Windows Phone ... system is well underway and could make up for several current failings. The video, which was leaked to the Pocket Now website, was produced by Microsoft for Nokia, which now uses Windows Phone 7 in almost all of its new smartphones (one of Microsoft's few mobile success stories in recent years). It's not clear why Microsoft created the video, though ... (view more)

Mon
18
Jul
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Skype-Related Facebook Wall Posts Likely Spam: Sophos

Online swindlers are hoping to cash-in from Facebook's recent integration with Skype by spamming those looking to use their social networking platform as a means to conduct video calling. Cyber scumbags are not only targeting individual users on ... Facebook, but all of their 'friends' as well. According to a report posted on Sophos' Naked Security blog, the latest scam makes the video chat feature appear as a safe application (called "video call") and comes in the form of a Facebook wall post, enticing users to click onto a link dubbed "enable video calls". As Sophos states, the format of the ... (view more)

Tue
14
Jun
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Netflix Consuming 1/5 of All Internet Traffic: Report

A new report has revealed that Netflix video streaming accounts for an incredible 22 per cent of all Internet traffic. This number is considerably higher than last fall, suggesting that the site's popularity and overall interest in Internet ... streaming has climbed significantly in the past six months. While the average Internet usage represented by Netflix users was around 22 per cent, researchers at analyst firm Sandvine found that during peak usage periods Netflix accounts for as much as 30 per cent of all Internet traffic. Sandvine says this is 10 per cent higher than was reported back in ... (view more)

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