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WHERE THE PARTY'S AT -- Having network issues? If you have a Chromecast or Google Home, they could be choking your Wi-Fi.If you've been experiencing Wi-Fi dropouts and slow speeds on your home network recently, certain Google devices might be to blame according to
Phone manufacturer One Plus has confirmed that the company was hacked and user data was compromised after numerous customers complained of credit card fraud in the wake of buying a phone from the company. The hardware manufacturer sent an e-mail to c
Powered by Bitdefender, this new security service will eventually roll out to all Nighthawk routers.Netgear has revealed a new security service – in conjunction with Bitdefender – over at CES which will allow owners of its Night
While the FCC is fortunately backing away from a plan that would have weakened the standard definition of broadband, the agency under Ajit Pai still can't seem to acknowledge the lack of competition in the broadband sector. Or the impact this limited
Asus also unveiled the Lyra Trio and a new router which supports next-gen 802.11ax Wi-Fi.Asus has introduced a new member to its Google WiFi-rivalling Lyra family of mesh networking devices at CES, with the fresh addition bringing Amazon’s
Users in our Optimum forum continue to lament the fact that Starz has been pulled from the lineups of Altice-owned Suddenlink and Optimum, after Altice and Starz failed to strike a new programming contract. Such disputes (and subsequent content black
Razer has partnered with Ignition Labs to release a new version of is Portal router tuned especially for gamers.Not content with slick gaming laptops and now even its own smartphone in the Razer Phone, the green-clad hardware maker has just unveiled
T-Mobile has fairly consistently blasted AT&T and Verizon for fifth generation (5G) wireless hype, though the company is no stranger to 5G hype of its own. T-Mobile CTO Neville Ray posted a blog entry arguing that AT&T and Verizon are hyping
It's straighforward to use encryption and firewalls and change device settings, to stay secureWhen setting up a wireless network for your small business, it can be all too tempting to leave any security functions switched off. It may seem at the time
T-Mobile has fairly consistently blasted AT&T and Verizon for fifth generation (5G) wireless hype, though the company is no stranger to 5G hype of its own. T-Mobile CTO Neville Ray posted a blog entry arguing that AT&T and Verizon are hyping
Need a serious home Wi-Fi upgrade? Check out these deals on Eero Wi-Fi systems for Black Friday.The Black Friday deals bonanza is well underway already, and one of the first home Wi-Fi systems is joining in on the party: eero WiFi.Different from a ro
Sprint and Cox have struck a new partnership that will let Sprint use the cable company's core network for potential wireless backhaul and connectivity, and could open the door toward Cox offering a MVNO-esque wireless service using the Sprint networ
Cashback up to Rs 3500Amazon and HMD Global have partnered to bring the Nokia Week to India, offering cashback and extra exchange discounts on purchase of Nokia smartphones. The Nokia Week starts on November 13th and will go on till November 17th, gi
Sprint and Cox have struck a new partnership that will let Sprint use the cable company's core network for potential wireless backhaul and connectivity, and could open the door toward Cox offering a MVNO-esque wireless service using the Sprint networ
All the incumbent operators have harmonised their plans to offer benefits similar to Reliance Jios plans.The story of Reliance Jio dates back to sometime in 2010, with rumours doing the rounds that one of the biggest conglomerates in India would be m
DC based cable operator Cable One says the company has completed its deployment of gigabit broadband service to 95% of the company's footprint. For these deployments, Cable One ignored DOCSIS 3.1 and instead went with DOCSIS 3.0 modems capable of bon
This is no foils errand: there are serious benefits to be had from a cheap homemade reflector for your Wi-Fi router.It sounds like something dreamed up by the foil-hat-wearing-brigade, but new research has proved that a simple 3D printed (specially s
Comcast s surprisingly good mobile network just got a little easier to access bgr.com FCC Backs Away From Proposal to Redefine 'Broadband' wired.com FCC admits mobile internet is a poor broadband replacement engadget.com Sprint, Cox Go From Patent Su
We sat down with Huawei Technology's President of Enterprise Business Marketing to learn moreHuawei has laid bare its ambitions to become a $100 billion tech giant within the next two years. In an interview with Techradar Pro, Qui Heng, the president
Comcast will now let you bring your own device (BYOD) for use on the company's Xfinity Mobile wireless phone service. More specifically, Comcast will let you bring very specific devices for use on the service, a company announcement indicating that "
The new plan comes with a validity of 7 days at a cost of Rs 69, which offers 500MB 4G data and unlimited calling across networks.Vodafone yesterday announced a new non-permanent affordable recharge plan for its prepaid users called the SuperWeek. Th
Apple's determination over what does and does get approved for distribution in the Apple store has never been what you'd call consistent. App makers can routinely find their passion projects banned for no coherent reason, with Apple often simply unwi
Under Rs. 399 plan, Idea is offering unlimited local and STD voice calls within the home circle, 1GB 3G / 4G data per day and 100 SMSs per day for the entire billing cycle.Continuing the tariff war in the Indian telecom sector, Idea Cellular &#xA
Users in our Verizon FiOS TV forum continue to discuss Verizon's decision to kill its plan for a new IPTV platform, and instead focus all of its efforts on building yet another "over the top" (OTT) streaming video platform. Verizon's track record on
The Rs. 181 plan comes with unlimited local and STD voice calls and unlimited 2G data with a validity of 28 days.Vodafone India has come up with new plans aimed at feature phone users that offers unlimited calling benefit. This plan is similar to pla
Verizon and AT&T's network took a slight performance hit after competition from T-Mobile and Sprint forced them to bring back unlimited data plans last year (plans Verizon executives repeatedly told customers they neither wanted nor needed). The
Verizon and AT&T's network took a slight performance hit after competition from T-Mobile and Sprint forced them to bring back unlimited data plans last year (plans Verizon executives repeatedly told customers they neither wanted nor needed). The
Cash from Altice-owned Suddenlink and Optimum customers will be used to help bail out the company's debt-ridden overseas operations. Altice's debt issues overseas recently caused company stock prices to plummet overseas, forcing Altice to shake up it
Hoping to leave the company's rocky past behind it, Consolidated Communications is renaming the Fairpoint assets the company acquired for $1.5 billion back in 2016. The new ISP will take on the name of its parent company, and is promising customers f
Berners-Lee, Woz, Cerf: Cancel flawed net neutrality vote theregister.co.uk Comcast's New Xfinity Platform Blurs Streaming Media, Live TV, Internet, Apps... And Smart Home Hub forbes.com Rhode Island threatens to shun ISPs in latest bid to preserve n
A few years ago, Google launched Project Fi, a wireless phone service that leaned predominantly on WiFi, but used the Sprint and T-Mobile networks for cellular backup. Initially, the company offered unlimited talk, text, tethering and international r
The Senate has approved a notable expansion of the NSA's warrantless spying capabilities with little real debate. The vote needed 60 votes to pass, and just managed to eek out passage thanks to a last-minute vote by Senator Claire McCaskill. Numerous
Users in our HughesNet Satellite broadband forum state that the company's service has been slowing to a crawl for many subscribers, even with the launch of the company's Gen 5 satellite, which was supposed to notably increase capacity on the company'
A bug in Google's Chromecast and Home devices could be overloading your WiFi networks. Users initially began complaining over at the Google support forums that connecting either a Google Chromecast or Google Home smart assistant to their home network
A prominent broadband and cable TV sector analyst believes that the industry's massive new year price hikes are self-sabotaging. As we've been noting, Dish, DirecTV, Cox, Comcast, and AT&T all notably raised rates in the new year, resulting in co
AT&T has agreed to a new contract with 14,000 Communications Workers of America union workers after a tense year-long stand off, according to a statement from the union. $2,500 has been shifted from commission to base pay for 14,000 retail worker
At least six states have now proposed their own net neutrality laws in the wake of the FCC's extremely unpopular assault on the federal rules, with more states on the way. As of last Friday, California, Washington, New York, Rhode Island, Nebraska an
FCC Chair Ajit Pai's latest proposal could provide $500 million in additional funding for rural broadband techspot.com Mozilla Files Suit Against FCC to Protect Net Neutrality mozilla.org Blackburn Doubles Down On A Decade Of Lies As She Pushes Fake
22 State Attorneys General have sued the FCC for its extremely unpopular attack on net neutrality. A statement from New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman indicates that the coalition of AGs have filed a petition for review in the US Court of Ap
An attempt to reverse the FCC's repeal of popular net neutrality rules now has the support of at least 50 Senators, according to the https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-switch/wp/2018/01/15/the-senates-push-to-overrule-the-fcc-on-net-neutrality-n
AT&T and other telecom giants are being warned to avoid doing business with Chinese hardware manufacturer Huawei if they want to be able to secure government contracts. Reports last week indicated that AT&T faced "political pressure" to kill
Users in our Charter forum debate and discuss how most ISPs give all the promotional and discount love to new subscribers, but quite often don't appear to care all that much about the subscribers they currently have. Charter in particular has had a b
Users in our HughesNet forum say that despite the HughesNet launch of its Generation 5 satellite, the company's network continues to struggle under the load of too many subscribers. While Hughesnet has widely advertised speeds "up to 25 Mbps" for its
Like most second-tier telcos, CenturyLink's failure to upgrade its network at any real scale has resulted in it losing DSL customers to cable providers, who are now starting to more broadly deliver gigabit speeds. That's especially true across the se
Verizon continues to work on a new streaming video service after several failed forays into the arena. The company again confirmed to Verizon-owned Techcrunch that the company is cooking up an "over the top" streaming video service to compete with se
Surprise! City-owned Internet services offer cheaper and more transparent pricing arstechnica.com Some people have had their credit card numbers stolen after buying OnePlus phones online bgr.com TiVo's Rovi subsidiary files lawsuit alleging Comcast's
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The House has voted to expand the government's warrantless surveillance powers another six years, while ignoring efforts to ensure new adequate privacy safeguards for American consumers. The House vote to reauthorize Section 702 of the FISA Amendment
Intel has released an update addressing the patches the company has issued to resolve recently-revealed, massive CPU security flaws, and the performance hits (and other quirks) users are experiencing in the wake of the updates. The "Meltdown" and "Sp