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Do you want your home broadband services to have strict data caps like the ones on your mobile data plans? Of course you don’t! But that isn’t stopping Comcast and Time Warner Cable from pushing them anyway. RELATED: Time Warner Cable insists you’ll love data caps, no matter how many times you say ‘no’ In case you didn’t know, Comcast this fall started a trial run of capped broadband plans in several markets in the south, including major markets like Atlanta, Nashville and Charleston. The lowest data caps are set at 300GB per month, which the company believes should be enough for the vast majority of its users. The company explains that it’s trying to shift over to capped broadband

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Intel's annual meeting with analysts this week didn’t answer all of my questions--detailed product roadmaps seem to be a thing of the past for chipmakers. But we did learn a lot about where Intel is headed.

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Yahoo's Flickr photo service is one of the best places to backup, store, and share your photos. Yahoo just acquired Cooliris, an app developer with a namesake app that brings together photos.

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What if your favorite "Star Wars" characters went to Hogwarts? Artist James Hance is back with his fantastic mashups, and shows us what "Star Wars" characters would look like in the Potterverse.>

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This week we had reports of Lollipop rendering devices useless, Office for Android getting Dropbox support, and Nokia released an Android tablet.

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Aereo, the company that tried to bring over-the-air TV to the Internet, has filed for bankruptcy, but now the companies that fought it are bringing their shows to the Internet.

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The net neutrality debate is poised to extend well into 2015, as this crucial matter is neither on the FCC’s agenda on Friday, nor in its December session, FCC spokeswoman Kim Hart said. Apparently, FCC’s Chairman Tom Wheeler is “caught” between the wishes of the White House and the needs of Internet service providers. FROM EARLIER: The funniest thing you’ll see today: Porn stars explain net neutrality The FCC received well over 4 million comments on net neutrality this year, with many people and Internet companies being against Wheeler proposal of “fast lane” Internet access. On the other side, companies like Comcast and other ISPs would like to be able to charge companies that offer various services that require fast

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By Eric M. Johnson SEATTLE (Reuters) - A Seattle police plan to outfit officers with body cameras was back on for early December after the agency struck an unusual deal with an anonymous programmer whose massive public-records requests threatened to cripple the program, police said on Friday. The programmer, who operates a YouTube channel of 911 calls, surveillance and police footage, had bombarded the department with requests for video content from police cameras, which the department said it lacks the funds and staff to quickly fulfill. ...

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(Reuters) - South Korea's Samsung Electronics Co Ltd has filed a complaint with the U.S. International Trade Commission seeking to block computer-graphics chips made by Nvidia Corp from the U.S. market, Bloomberg reported. Samsung had accused Nvidia of infringing several of its chip-related patents and for making false claims about its products, counter-suing after Nvidia filed a suit against the company in September. The Korean company's lawsuit came after Nvidia accused it and rival Qualcomm Inc of infringing patents on its graphics-processing unit (GPU). ...

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Office Depot kicks off its Black Friday sales on Thursday, November 27th with deals on Dell and Toshiba computers, and a ton of Android tablets. The big attraction on Black Friday proper is a Toshiba laptop that's $120 off its normal price. More of the deals arrive on Thursday, including up to $300 off a Dell Inspiron notebook, up to $100 off some Samsung Galaxy Tab models, and a handy 20 percent off $50 worth of iTunes gift cards.Be sure to read the fine print

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It’s always nice to see orchestras try to embrace new technology to build more of an audience for classical music and the Czech Philharmonic has to decided to take things to another level by using 24 different GoPro cameras to give us a first-hand look at what it’s like to perform in a concert hall as a professional musician. RELATED: New ad shows how Finnish conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen uses the iPad to compose masterpieces The video shows the orchestra performing the first few minutes of Richard Strauss’s Death and Transfiguration and it gives you a look from multiple vantage points, including from behind the conductor’s podium, to behind the timpani and percussion section, to directly across from the first violinist. The orchestra says the 24

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Who says all quests worth watching happen in space? Filmmaker George Lucas brings the hero's journey into the forest with his madcap musical fairy adventure, due out in January 2015.>

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There have been a lot of great Android phones released this year but we still have a soft spot in our hearts for the HTC One (M8), which really saw HTC make some excellent refinements and improvements to its already outstanding hardware design. And the good news is that the One (M8) will soon get a whole lot better with the addition of Android 5.0 Lollipop, which is one of the best new releases of Android we’ve seen yet. RELATED: New leak shows what your HTC One (M8) will look like with Android 5.0 Lollipop On Twitter, ROM developer 

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With new leadership and a $12 million funding round, the taxi-hailing app guns for ride-sharing rivals like Uber and Lyft.>

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Microsoft might not be able to compete with Apple when it comes to smartphone sales, but that isn’t stopping the PC giant from repeatedly claiming that its personal assistant is superior to Siri. In the latest commercial from Microsoft, Cortana and Siri have yet another conversation. This time around, Cortana is curious to find out how Siri has changed since moving over to the iPhone 6 Plus. As expected, Siri’s answers are less than satisfying. Cortana wants to know if Siri is now capable of giving reminders based on the person calling or texting. Nope, Siri just got bigger. How about traffic alerts based on traffic reports in the area? Also no. Although it’s true that Cortana has some unique functionality that can’t be matched

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In order to better compete against rivals like Netflix, Amazon may launch a free, ad-supported streaming video service at some point early next year, The New York Post has learned. FROM EARLIER: Everything you need to know about Amazon’s crazy Black Friday doorbuster deals Not many details about the new service are available at this time, and it’s not known what Amazon will call it, but it’ll apparently be available for free and will not be tethered to Amazon Prime, which already offers unlimited video streaming to subscribers. “If they do an ad-supported service, they will decouple it from Prime and that is a Netflix killer,” Wedbush Securities analyst Michael Pachter said. “It won’t be $99 a year. Who wouldn’t switch

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The latest puzzle game from King.com is making waves on mobile devices, and its advertising campaign on Facebook has reached millions of people.>

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Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Tina Fey and Robert Carlock's first show since they made 30 Rock together, was supposed to be coming to NBC this Spring. That is, until tonight: Netflix just announced that it has picked up the show for two seasons and will premiere the 13-episode season this March in all Netflix territories. Kimmy Schmidt stars Ellie Kemper as the survivor of a doomsday cult who starts over in New York — yes, it's a comedy. The show also stars 30 Rock's Jane Krakowski, Titus Burgess, and Carol Kane (Fey, notably, is not billed a regular cast member).

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