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Here's How to Get the Government to Pay $50 Toward Your Monthly Internet Bill

The past year has proven how vital the internet is for remote learning, working from home, and staying sane during lockdowns. As part of the stimulus package passed in December, Congress also set aside $3.2 billion for emergency broadband subsidies. Starting today, if you’ve lost a job during the pandemic or are…Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Free, Internet, Congress, Articles, Broadband, Information and Communications Technology, Internet Service Provider


YouTube Found the Pettiest Loophole in Its Battle Against Roku

Just a week after Roku yanked YouTube TV from its app store thanks to an ongoing feud with Google, it looks like YouTube found a clever (if not extremely petty) workaround. On Friday, YouTube announced it would just cram YouTube TV access into the main YouTube app, which is still available. Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, Youtube, Apple TV, Netflix, Computing, Roku, Multimedia, Internet Television, Information and Communications Technology, YouTube TV, Networking hardware, Mass Media, Roku Devices, Digital Media Players, Television Technology




Do You Qualify For a $50 Monthly Broadband Subsidy?

Millions of Americans without broadband internet can now qualify for a $50-per-month subsidy to help pay their bills. As part of the stimulus relief bill that passed last December, the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program offers the discount to low-income households or to those that lost substantial earnings during the…Read more...
Tags: Labor, Government, Broadband, Social Issues, Federal Communications Commission, Lifehacks, Medicaid, Information and Communications Technology, Lifeline, Federal Assistance In The United States, Emergency Broadband Benefit Program


Print Books Are Still Outselling eBooks, Study Finds

According to a study by Statista’s Advertising & Media Outlook, ebook sales are still trailing physical book sales globally, especially during the dog days of the covid-19 pandemic. The study, which asked respondents to describe their book purchases in 2020, found that ebooks still haven’t replaced paper in most…Read more...
Tags: Science, Digital Media, New Media, Information and Communications Technology, Digital Technology, Electronic publishing, Felix Richter, E Book, Web Fiction, Statista 's Advertising Media Outlook


How to Cast YouTube TV From Your Phone or Laptop to Your TV

YouTube and Roku aren’t playing nice. The two companies failed to reach a contract agreement, and now YouTube TV is no longer supported on Roku products, including all streaming devices and smart TVs with Roku OS.Read more...
Tags: Iphone, Ipad, Technology, Youtube, Apple TV, Chromecast, Computing, Roku, Lifehacks, Smart TV, Multimedia, Airplay, Internet Television, Information and Communications Technology, YouTube TV, Networking hardware


Broadband Providers Revolt Against New York Law That Forces Them to Offer $15 and $20 Plans

A coalition of broadband associations representing providers such as AT&T, Verizon, and T-Mobile over a law passed earlier this month that requires them to offer affordable internet for low-income families at rates of $15 and $20 per month beginning in mid-June.Read more...
Tags: Verizon, Science, Articles, Broadband, Telecommunications, Social Issues, Federal Communications Commission, Att, Andrew Cuomo, Wireless Networking, T Mobile, CTIA, Information and Communications Technology, Internet Service Provider, Lifeline, National Broadband Plan


The Benefits of BenQ's Latest Photography Monitor Are Crystal Clear

Extolling the benefits of high-end monitors is a bit like talking about audiophile equipment: If you know what you’re looking for, you’ll be amazed by the quality you can achieve, but if you don’t, it all sounds like snake oil.Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Asus, Hdmi, Displayport, Digital Imaging, Information and Communications Technology, BENQ, Usb C, Computer Monitor, 4K resolution, Ultra High Definition Television, Computer Peripherals, Computer Display Standards, Technology Internet, Video Signal


Don't Buy the Old Apple TV

Please do not buy an older Apple TV just for the marginal savings. Hear me out.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science, Technology, Apple TV, Computing, Amazon Fire TV, Hdmi, Apple Inc, Don, Information and Communications Technology, Now, 4K resolution, Ultra High Definition Television, Television Technology, Technology Internet, Draftjadoo TV


How to Stream the 2021 Oscars

After a two-month pandemic delay, the 2021 Academy Awards will finally be handed out on Sunday, and the big question is: Does anyone care enough to watch—whether via live TV or online streaming?Considering how many of last year’s major films were bumped into 2021—which means no nominations for Steven Spielberg’s West…Read more...
Tags: Internet, Digital Media, Streaming, Roku, Lifehacks, Golden Globes, Emmys, Steven Spielberg, Internet Television, Streaming Media, Dune, The Oscars, West Side Story, Denis Villeneuve, Information and Communications Technology, Human Interest


Here's What's Going on With the Roku Remote Pro's Streaming Buttons

If you go all-in on Roku’s new Voice Remote Pro, you may end up getting one sans the Apple TV+ button seen in marketing materials.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science, Technology, Disney, Apple TV, Netflix, Computing, Roku, Smart TV, Multimedia, Sling TV, Apple Inc, Information and Communications Technology, Networking hardware, Digital Media Players, Television Technology


Roku's New Rechargeable Voice Remote Pro Is Almost Perfect—With One Major Catch

Roku’s forthcoming Voice Remote Pro is a fantastic rechargeable solution that kicks disposable batteries to the curb. But for everything I love about it, it still has one major flaw: its charging port.Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Disney, Apple TV, Netflix, Computing, Roku, Remote Control, Internet Television, Consumer Electronics, Information and Communications Technology, Now, Assistive Technology, Digital Media Players, Television Technology, Technology Internet


The FCC Wants You To Use Its Speed Test App to Figure Out Where Internet Is Bad

The Federal Communications Commission is encouraging folks to use its internet speed test app, available for free across the country to anyone with an Android or iOS device, so it can collect more accurate internet speed data for its broadband deployment efforts.Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, Fcc, Broadband, Software, Internet Access, Federal Communications Commission, Computing, Mobile App, Ookla, Information and Communications Technology, Jessica Rosenworcel, Network Performance, Speedtestnet, Technology Internet


Verizon's Recalling 2.5 Million of Its Dangerously Literal Hotspots

Verizon, along with the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), has issued a recall of roughly 2.5 million Ellipsis Jetpack hotspots as they, quite literally, get too hot to handle.Read more...
Tags: Verizon, Science, Broadband, Telecommunications, Video On Demand, Hotspots, Hotspot, Verizon Communications, Page, Wi Fi, Consumer Product Safety Commission CPSC, Information and Communications Technology, US Consumer Product Safety Commission, Bell System, Technology Internet, Dangerously Literal Hotspots


Biden Floats Plan to Bring Broadband to All Americans

President Biden set out to Pittsburgh on Wednesday to roll out a sweeping infrastructure proposal that could completely revamp—among many other things—the way the country gets online.Read more...
Tags: Politics, Science, Broadband, Telecommunications, Internet Access, Biden, Pittsburgh, Tap Water, Information and Communications Technology, Digital Technology, Business Finance, National Broadband Plan, Broadband Universal Service


Hulu's Android TV App Finally Bumps Up to 1080p From 720p on Some Devices

Some versions of the Hulu app for Android TV will now have higher resolution for video streaming, and thank god for that.Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Android TV, Samsung, Apple TV, Chromecast, Computing, Nvidia, Roku, Vizio, Hulu, Smart TV, Information and Communications Technology, Now, Networking hardware, Digital Media Players






The FCC Wants to Hear How Bad Your Internet Sucks

The FCC announced today that it’s started soliciting first-hand accounts from people who are forced to rely on crappy internet. This new initiative is part of the FCC’s Broadband Data Collection program, and the agency hopes that by collecting information directly from consumers, it will be better equipped to “enhance…Read more...
Tags: Science, Fcc, Data, Broadband, Telecommunications, Social Issues, Federal Communications Commission, Information and Communications Technology, Internet Service Provider, Jessica Rosenworcel, Digital Technology, Municipal Broadband, Net Neutrality In The United States, Bandwidth Throttling, Technology Internet, Internet In The United States


Broadcast Signal Intrusion Follows Grief Down a Freaky, Tech-Generated Rabbit Hole

In 1999, a Chicago man named James (Harry Shum Jr.), still acutely grieving the loss of his wife three years prior, toils at a job that suits his yearning for isolation: working alone in a basement media archive, methodically transferring VHS tapes to disc. His lonely life keeps lurching along...until the day he sees …Read more...
Tags: Video, Science, Articles, Chicago, Hacker, VHS, James, Shadowhunters, Jacob Gentry, Chris Sullivan, Harry Shum Jr, Information and Communications Technology, Film Noir, Mass Media, Broadcast Engineering, Entertainment Culture


OK, You Jackals, I've Finally Come Around to 1440p Monitors

I’m a few years behind the curve when it comes to PCs. I’ve never really had the latest and greatest hardware; I’ve historically made do with a mix of older, secondhand, or budget parts, whether it’s the CPU, RAM, and graphics card or peripherals like speakers and screens.Read more...
Tags: Video, Science, Technology, Samsung, Acer, Nvidia, Dell, Digital Imaging, 1080p, Information and Communications Technology, 1440p, Computer Monitor, Acer Inc, 4K resolution, Ultra High Definition Television, Technology Internet




Congress Has a New $94 Billion Plan to Bring Affordable Internet to Everyone

The so-called digital divide in the U.S. has become all the more glaring over the course of the current pandemic. A new bill could help close the gap.Read more...
Tags: Politics, Science, Technology, Internet, Congress, Articles, Broadband, Internet Access, Rights, Amy Klobuchar, Information and Communications Technology, James Clyburn, EIR, Municipal Broadband, Technology Internet, Broadband Universal Service




Lawmakers Are Finally Asking the FCC to Redefine High-Speed Broadband

In a Thursday morning, several senators called for the federal agency to redefine the current minimum speeds that internet service providers can call “high-speed” broadband from 25/3 Mbps to 100/100 Mbps. That’s not only four times higher than the minimum download speed, but senators are also calling…Read more...
Tags: Science, Fcc, Articles, Broadband, Netflix, Telecommunications, Internet Access, Federal Communications Commission, Rob Portman, Joe Manchin, Michael Bennet, Information and Communications Technology, Internet Service Provider, Municipal Broadband, Technology Internet, Broadband Universal Service


Samsung Is Making MicroLED TV Sizes That Are More Practical for Us Commoners

Samsung’s consumer-friendly version of its larger-than-life The Wall display will eventually be available in a more reasonable 76-inch version—you know, for those of us whose homes can’t actually accommodate 110-inch televisions.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science, Technology, Samsung, Amd, Samsung Electronics, Odyssey, Science and Technology, Digital Imaging, Light Emitting Diodes, Information and Communications Technology, Display technology, Ultra High Definition Television, microLED, Television Technology, 8k Resolution




The Best Projectors, According To Our Readers

Our readers know what’s up. Whenever we ask a question like “What’s the best projector?”, we know we’ll always get a good mix of thoughtful responses and great product recommendations. As expected, we received both this time around, making for a well-rounded and perfect overview of projector life. The most interesting…Read more...
Tags: Video, Lifehacks, Hdmi, Consumer Electronics, Digital Imaging, Projectors, Home Cinema, 1080p, Information and Communications Technology, 4K resolution, Ultra High Definition Television, Television Technology, 3lcd


Canon's Excellent EOS R5 Has One Huge Flaw

There once was a badass Greek warrior. Indeed, he was the badassiest of them all. He was the perfect killing machine, except for one little thing which took someone who was otherwise invincible and made him…vincible. Now, Achilles isn’t a perfect metaphor for the EOS R5, which I think is the best camera Canon has ever…Read more...
Tags: Science, Film Industry, Filmmaking, Sony, Canon, Digital Imaging, Image Stabilization, Achilles, Canon Inc, Mark II, Information and Communications Technology, RED Digital Cinema, 4K resolution, Ultra High Definition Television, Canon EOS R, EOS R