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Verizon and Time Warner Set to Test Internet TV for Subscribers

Verizon and Time Warner Set to Test Internet TV for Subscribers

Looks like good things come in pairs. Today, both Verizon and Time Warner announced that they are going to start issuing trials of Internet TV for subscribers. It's part of the TV Everywhere initiative, and allows users to watch television shows on the web regardless of whether or not they're at home. For Time Warner, you must have an existing cable TV service, and FiOS TV for the Big Red. Many of the shows on the provided networks will go online around their original air date, and actually shows that rarely reach sites or online retailers like Hulu or the iTunes Store respectively.

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Archos 7 Internet Media Tablet reviewed: capacious, capable & costly

Archos 7 Internet Media Tablet reviewed: capacious, capable & costly

If size is everything in PMPs, the Archos 7 Internet Media Tablet certainly has a lot going for it.  With a 7-inch touchscreen, there are certainly a whole lot fewer rivals than its smaller Archos 5 sibling faces; still, that hasn't stopped Archos from packing it with WiFi, a choice of 160GB or 320GB hard-drives, and internet browsing.  JAMM have been testing it out (including holding the photoshoot with the iPod touch shown here) and the general judgement is good.

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UK Internet speed guidelines put in place for ISPs

UK Internet speed guidelines put in place for ISPs

Those in the UK can now benefit from a new set of guidelines distributed by Ofcom, a British telecom regulator. These guidelines, while voluntary, are a great way to help consumers find out if their Internet providers are living up to their maximum speed claims.

Should an ISP fail to meet their posted speed claims, then the consumer would have the right to change their service plan without a penalty fee. It's important to note, however, that not all speed decreases are the fault of the provider. In fact, sometimes things on the user's end can cause a slow down. 

As a part of the guidelines, providers will be asked to help users understand what causes speed decreases and what they can do to help boost it back up again. When users are near hitting their bandwidth caps, they will also need to be emailed a notice ahead of time. Several ISPs have already signed up to follow the guidelines including Talk Talk. Frequent checks over the next six months will be tracked on the Ofcom website and users are encouraged to check in from time to time to see how their provider is doing.

Comcast marketing 50Mbps internet connections

Comcast marketing 50Mbps internet connections

In Minneapolis/St. Paul where the only things not still frozen are the Internet connections Comcast is making a ruckus by offering up a 50/5 Mbps down/up internet connection. Sure it costs $150 a month, which means not too many people are going to be buying into it, but it’s still interesting, I mean there isn’t any use for that fast of a connection unless you are using it for exactly what they were blocking just a week ago.

Patent leak: is this Nokia’s next iteration of their internet tablet?

Patent leak: is this Nokia’s next iteration of their internet tablet?

Judging from the pictures, without being given any size numbers, it looks like it could be their next internet tablet. The patent is dated November 8th, this year, and there aren’t any details as to whether it’s a Symbian OS or Maemo based device.

It does appear to have a camera and a touch screen from the patent application, those two things alone will probably net it a spot in the N-Series of Nokia devices. Although, it looks like, if it were small enough, that Nokia might be making the next Sidekick?

Nokia N810 Internet Tablet well worked over by ThoughtFix

Nokia N810 Internet Tablet well worked over by ThoughtFix

If information on Nokia's N810 Internet Tablet is your current poison of choice, then you'll want to go hang out with ThoughFix who is blogging the hell out of the compact net-surfing device. Not content with a nicely detailed overview video of the device (which you can see after the cut), he's been comparing it to its N800 predecessor, checking out video performance (as the N800 was renowned for promising big things in mobile video but lacking the processor grunt to back up those claims) and generally exploring why the N810 should have space in your bag.

iPhone keyboard on Nokia N800 internet tablet

iPhone keyboard on Nokia N800 internet tablet

Well, imitation is the sincerest form of flattery and it does not get old especially in modding and hacking world. iPhone is the hottest thing right now and some modders have developed a utility for the Nokia N800 internet tablet to emulate iPhone virtual keyboard.

Nokia’s N800 Internet Tablet gets Mozilla browser upgrade

Nokia’s N800 Internet Tablet gets Mozilla browser upgrade

If you want to see a contentious gadget, take a quick look at Nokia's N800 internet tablet.  Some love it - for its easy net surfing, handy size and crisp screen - while others would like to see it burn in a fiery grave.  There's no denying that the pre-loaded Opera browser has a mixed track record in terms of stability and performance; now Nokia are giving users an alternative and likely hoping that basing the new browser on Mozilla (i.e. that behind the ever-popular Firefox) will salve a few ills (and ill-wills).

 

Walt Mossberg, Steve Jobs and Bill Gates on Technology at WSJ: All Things Digital

Walt Mossberg, Steve Jobs and Bill Gates on Technology at WSJ: All Things Digital

Get ready for the BIG BASH between Steve Jobs, Bill Gates and Walt Mossberg! Live blogging!

7:21pm Showing old videos...IBM, Microsoft, Apple...nothing too exciting yet.

7:25 "2007 Together Here"

It's actually Walk, Kara, Steve, and Gates from left to right.

Walt introducing some folks in the audience

Kara jumps in and asks whats up with the cat fight and who's done what for the computing industry? Jobs first to answer by saying Bill built the first software for the industry - focusing on the software before anyone else had a clue. Building a company is hard, getting the right talent and keeping them. Bill has been staying with it for all these years.

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Blink HD home monitor promises total absence of wires

Blink HD home monitor promises total absence of wires

CCTV's and security cameras are no longer the purview of stores, offices, or business establishments. But while WiFi-connected home monitoring systems are becoming more popular in this age of the Internet of Things, most, if not all, of them still require one form of wire or another. Not so with Blink, an upcoming HD home monitoring and alert system that removes the need for any sort of wire, even to keep the monitor powered up.

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