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Dish's game-changing set top box just got a huge upgrade, and it's available now

Dish's game-changing set top box just got a huge upgrade, and it's available now | Digital TV | Scoop.it
Satellite television provider Dish Network on Monday announced the nationwide availability of its new Hopper 3 set top box, the latest iteration of a device that has made some serious waves in the industry.
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The founder of Aereo is promising to bring gigabit internet to every home

The founder of Aereo is promising to bring gigabit internet to every home | Digital TV | Scoop.it
At a launch event in New York City today, Chaitanya "Chet" Kanojia, the founder of the now-deceased startup Aereo, launched an ambitious new wireless hub called Starry. The technology was built by the same antenna experts who made Aereo, and may run into its own regulatory troubles as it attempts
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Android 6.0 Marshmallow review

Android 6.0 Marshmallow review | Digital TV | Scoop.it
Android 6.0 Marshmallow is such a mishmash of features that I spent a long time trying to suss out the unifying principle behind it all. Turns out, the answer was literally right in front of my...
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3D printing used to make first real handheld railgun, which fires plasma projectiles at 560 mph

3D printing used to make first real handheld railgun, which fires plasma projectiles at 560 mph | Digital TV | Scoop.it
If you think the image above looks frightening, you're right. The crazy contraption pictured in the image is the first portable railgun, a futuristic projectile launcher associated most commonly wi...
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FTC commissioners call for strong encryption, push back against FBI, NSA

FTC commissioners call for strong encryption, push back against FBI, NSA | Digital TV | Scoop.it
While some governments and law enforcement officials have called for an end to strong encryption (or the insertion of mandatory backdoors, which is basically the same thing), it's worth remembering that the view isn't universal. Two FTC commissioners have spoken out in praise for strong encryption and the right to secure your own data.
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Netflix lists the reasons it won't offer offline downloads for shows and movies

Netflix lists the reasons it won't offer offline downloads for shows and movies | Digital TV | Scoop.it
Last week, Amazon made waves when it announced Prime Instant Video content would be available to download for offline viewing on mobile devices. It's a feature that Netflix users have been requesti...
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Millennials aren't getting cable because they can't afford it

Millennials aren't getting cable because they can't afford it | Digital TV | Scoop.it
The CEO of what may soon be the second-largest cable company in the US thinks that young...
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Windows 10 Shamelessly Wants Your Data. Here’s How to Protect Yourself.

Windows 10 Shamelessly Wants Your Data. Here’s How to Protect Yourself. | Digital TV | Scoop.it
Microsoft’s Windows 10 is a privacy nightmare. Here’s how to protect yourself
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FCC votes to walk back system that gave Dish Network billions in small business discounts

The FCC today voted to limit how big businesses receive discounts through the agency's spectrum auctions, after Dish Network controversially received more than $3 billion in breaks last year by...
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Comcast is launching a new $15 internet TV service called Stream

Comcast is launching a new $15 internet TV service called Stream | Digital TV | Scoop.it
Comcast is launching a new streaming cable TV service, called Stream, that will let Xfinity internet customers pay $15 a month on top of their internet bill to watch shows from around a dozen...
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A first look at iOS 9: Little changes add up to something big

A first look at iOS 9: Little changes add up to something big | Digital TV | Scoop.it
Apple's still pretty new to this whole public beta thing, but that didn't stop it from dropping two consumer previews today. We've already taken a closer look a...
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Sony's a la carte TV plan: Curb your enthusiasm

Sony's a la carte TV plan: Curb your enthusiasm | Digital TV | Scoop.it
With Playstation Vue, Sony lays the groundwork for getting only the channels you want, but it's got a very long way to go.
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Racing the deadly Isle of Man on an electric motorcycle

The Isle of Man is a strange and alien beast. Perhaps not on the surface, which is strewn with green fields dotted with grazing cows and picture-postcard cottages. But it plays host to a...
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Which carrier has the fastest LTE network in America?

Which carrier has the fastest LTE network in America? | Digital TV | Scoop.it
Verizon has long been thought of as the nation's broadest network, with coverage that always seems to stretch to areas where other networks don't. AT&T is no stranger to vast network coverage either, and T-Mobile constantly touts the improvements made recently to its always-expanding 4G LTE netw...
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Time Warner Cable's Plan to Win Back Cord Cutters

Time Warner Cable's Plan to Win Back Cord Cutters | Digital TV | Scoop.it
Time Warner Cable will let some customers stream television over the Internet.
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How Netflix can save movies from focus-grouped Hollywood mediocrity

How Netflix can save movies from focus-grouped Hollywood mediocrity | Digital TV | Scoop.it
I can't remember the last time a major studio released a summer blockbuster that wasn't a sequel, prequel, reboot or adaptation of a comic book. This is particularly true of Sony Pictures, which in...
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Samsung launches the world’s first 4K Blu-ray player | ExtremeTech

Samsung launches the world’s first 4K Blu-ray player | ExtremeTech | Digital TV | Scoop.it
Fox and Samsung announced the first UHD Blu-ray player at IFA in Germany today, with discs expected on the market by Christmas. Other studios will likely quickly follow suit with their own UHD content pushes.
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After delays, SpaceX's massive Falcon Heavy rocket set to launch in spring 2016

SpaceX's super sized Falcon Heavy rocket has a new launch date: spring 2016. That's according to remarks given by Lee Rosen, SpaceX's vice president of mission and launch operations, at a...
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NYT: New Apple TV will rival Xbox One and PS4, but with a big twist

NYT: New Apple TV will rival Xbox One and PS4, but with a big twist | Digital TV | Scoop.it
A revamped Apple TV device is going to be one of the new products Apple unveils on stage during its enormous media event on Wednesday. While many believe the major hardware revision and software re...
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Comcast-owned NBC stations say 'no' to Sling TV ads

Comcast-owned NBC stations say 'no' to Sling TV ads | Digital TV | Scoop.it
Sling's mockery of “Old TV” might have hit too close to home for the cable-TV giant.
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Apple and Samsung may help make the SIM card disappear

The SIM card as we know it may be about to disappear. According to the Financial Times, Apple and Samsung are in discussions with mobile carriers to help develop and implement a new SIM card...
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Tech review: The best in-ear headphones under $40

Tech review: The best in-ear headphones under $40 | Digital TV | Scoop.it
This post was done in partnership with The Wirecutter, a buyer’s guide to the best technology. If you're looking for the best in-ear headphones on a budget, get the Brainwavz Delta With In-Line Microphone. After 32 hours of research on hundreds of in-ear headphones priced at $40 or under, seriously...
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Comcast's 2Gbps internet costs you up to $299 per month

Comcast's 2Gbps internet costs you up to $299 per month | Digital TV | Scoop.it
Are you determined to trump your Google Fiber-toting friends by signing up for Comcast's 2Gbps Gigabit Pro service? You'd better have deep pockets. The teleco...
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Here's how Xbox One backward compatibility works

Here's how Xbox One backward compatibility works | Digital TV | Scoop.it
The Xbox 360 had a dedicated spot in millions of living rooms, bedrooms and offices for nearly 10 years, and during that time, players purchased massive
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Nest Labs revamps its entire product line: Goodbye Dropcam, hello Nest Cam

Nest Labs revamps its entire product line: Goodbye Dropcam, hello Nest Cam | Digital TV | Scoop.it
Nest Cam will be Nest Labs' first security camera. The company also announced a second-generation Nest Protect, and new software for its Nest Learning Thermostat.
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