Author Archives: Mark Raby


Netflix not deterred by outage

Netflix not deterred by outage

It only took a line of strong storms to bring down the servers that power Netflix's massive streaming operation, but the online giant says that it still fully belives in the power of cloud computing, and it has no plans to restructure anything as a result of the unexpected service failure over the weekend.

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AT&T tiered broadband customers still don’t have meter

AT&T tiered broadband customers still don’t have meter

If you were told that all of the sudden you could no longer access unlimited amounts of broadband by your cable provider, and if you exceeded your limit you'd have to pay overage charges, you would want to be able to track how much data you've been consuming, wouldn't you? So would AT&T's broadband customers, but some are left with nothing more than a couple notification emails.

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Hulu CEO Jason Kilar not interested in being Yahoo CEO

Hulu CEO Jason Kilar not interested in being Yahoo CEO

The CEO of Hulu, Jason Kilar, was no doubt flattered when he found out that Yahoo was keen on having him take over the vacated CEO spot that opened up when its previous chief was ousted as having lied on his resume. But apparently Kilar has no interest in joining that shipwreck when he's currently the top dog at one of the most buzzworthy Internet companied today.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: July 6, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: July 6, 2012

Happy Friday, everyone. Hopefully you've had a great holiday week, and as it comes to a close we want to ensure you stay as up-to-date as possible with the major tech stories, so here's what made headlines today. To start - iOS app DRM error rectified by Apple. And moving right along, some major Android news - Android Candy Cane teased by Google. If you're a gamer, this should interest you - PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale release date dropped.

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Hulu CEO rumored to be on Yahoo’s CEO wish list

Hulu CEO rumored to be on Yahoo’s CEO wish list

The man in charge of streaming video site Hulu is reportedly the man that Yahoo wants in charge of its products and services. As you may recall, Yahoo is in something of a transition period right now because its previous chief executive lied on his resume and ended up being ousted from the top spot.

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Microsoft limited edition Halo 4 Xbox 360 leaked

Microsoft limited edition Halo 4 Xbox 360 leaked

Not that this should come as much of a surprise, but Microsoft will launch a special edition Xbox 360 unit to correspond with the launch of Halo 4 on November 6, 2012. But it is a surprise that the console has been leaked, giving wide-eyed gamers a look at whether or not they're fanatical enough to spend money for a brand new console.

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Ouya Android device will be a $99 game streaming box

Ouya Android device will be a $99 game streaming box

At least one group of people thinks that Android is a solid platform for video games. There is a new device in development that uses Google's mobile OS specifically for game playback on a TV, and it carries the code name "Ouya." It doesn't appear to have an official license from Google yet, and it's unclear if the developers intend to go that route.

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University researchers print blood vessels with 3D printer

University researchers print blood vessels with 3D printer

With all the novelty stories that 3D printing has brought about over the past several months, there haven't been many advancements in using the technology for medical and scientific purposes. That changes now, as researchers from the University of Pennsylvania and MIT have created the ability to use sugar to create artificial blood vessels, using the RepRap 3D printer.

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Time Warner Cable tests voluntary tiered broadband

Time Warner Cable tests voluntary tiered broadband

Whenever we talk about tiered data plans, broadband caps, and the death of unlimited service, the standard tone to take is to look at high data users as victims. But there is an entirely other side to the coin, which is users who don't access a whole lot of data and are paying way more than their consumption should dictate.

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