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Comcast keeps promising to improve its customer service. But according to a new survey, it's just gotten worse.
If you hate your Internet or pay TV service, you're definitely not alone. Yet again, providers of such services drew the lowest average ratings among all the industries evaluated in the American Customer Satisfaction Index's annual rankings, which the organization released on Tuesday.
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Before you upload all your pictures to Google's free new Photos service, make sure you understand the fine print.
Google's new Photos service has a lot to offer. But before you sign up, make sure you read and understand the small print. Perhaps the biggest announcement Google made on Thursday at its I/O conference, the Photos service offers consumers the ability to store all their photos on Google's servers ...
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Article really isn't that negative. I'm just not seeing the advantage over Flickr. But I'm just an amateur photographer, not a pro.
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My initial thoughts -- and more -- on Nvidia's new Shield media player and gaming console.
Nvidia is getting into the digital set-top box game. But you may not realize it when you see the company's new product: the Shield. That's because the graphics chip maker is essentially marketing the new box as a game machine. But unlike other game machines, this one runs on the Android TV ...
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Apple reportedly wants to offer something different with the streaming video service it's working on: local broadcast channels
The streaming television service Apple is developing may not be part of the fall lineup, thanks to the company 's move to try to include local stations in the mix, according to a new report. The company wants subscribers to be able to use its service to tune into their local stations, ...
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Hey Congress, listen up: In this case, Rand's right.
As the Congress debates whether and how to rein in some of the government's surveillance programs, lawmakers ought to consider this: a plurality of Americans disapprove of the programs and a large majority thinks the limits in place on them are insufficient. Those attitudes were detailed in a ...
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Two years ago, Google assimilated its Picasa photo service into Google+. Now it's planning on reversing that move.
Google is separating out its online photo service from its Google+ social network, according to a new report. The new service, which double as a photo storage site, will allow users to post pictures to Facebook and Twitter, something they can't do directly from the photo area on Google+ today, ...
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You don't mind if I remain skeptical do you? Pretty much everything that has ever been written about Google+ being split up has been wrong, misinformed or deliberately disingenuous.
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Facebook's Internet.org initiative is under fire again.
Facebook is pitching its Internet.org initiative as an altruistic effort to get those who don't yet use the Internet online. Many community activists who have been working for years on the same ostensible goal don't think the company's effort is quite so benign.
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Belatedly, my column about Apple's new online photo service and how it compares to Google's new free service
Apple's new online photo service isn't for everyone, including many owners of Apple devices. But I like it enough to keep using it, despite its premium price, notable shortcomings and Google's new competitor.
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The next version of Android: Not super exciting. The next iteration of Google Now: Very cool.
When it comes to new smartphone features, Google seems to be following Apple's lead -- except in developing the new kinds of experiences that will depend on computer intelligence.
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My colleague Matt O'Brien and I are live-blogging Google I/O, its annual developer conference, this morning. You can tune in here:
Join tech columnist Troy Wolverton and tech reporter Matt O'Brien starting at 9 a.m. Thursday, as Google's annual I/O developers conference kicks off in San Francisco. Topics are expected to include an Android update, as well as smart-home and virtual reality devices.
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A new report on public sentiments about privacy and security should be a wake-up call for Silicon Valley.
When it comes to American views on privacy and security, Silicon Valley got a wake-up call Wednesday with new evidence that most people distrust companies with their personal information. Here's hoping the tech industry heeds it.
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If you've been holding your breath for an Apple-branded television, take a breath. It's not coming.
Apple, it seems, won't be making a television after all. Although analysts and rumors have been promising for years that an Apple set was on the way, the company actually abandoned the project more than a year ago, the Wall Street Journal reported late Monday. Despite working on the project for ...
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  • University of Missouri–Columbia
    Journalism, 1995 - 2003
  • University of Texas at Austin
    Government, 1992 - 1993
  • Northwestern University
    Political Science, 1989 - 1991
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