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Unlimited Data Plans: The Five Best Uses for Your Bottomless Data Bucket

Unlimited Data Plans: The Five Best Uses for Your Bottomless Data Bucket

By Mike Tuttle April 4, 2015

Unlimited data plans have a new lease on life, thanks to a federal judge who told AT&T that they certainly would have to pay the piper for throttling data plans that they call “unlimited.” Unlimited data plans are not new. …

Netflix Releases Latest ISP Rankings Netflix Releases Latest ISP Rankings

Netflix just released its new ISP Speed Index data for the month of June. This time, they’ve added icons to the U.S. graph to “increase transparency” about the type of technology used by an ISP. “This should make it easier …

Demand Media Sells Creativebug, CoveritLive Demand Media Sells Creativebug, CoveritLive

Demand Media announced the sale of a couple of its properties on Monday: Creativebug and CoveritLive. The company acquired Creativebug just last year. The service provides online video workshops for arts and crafts. Think of it like a Google Helpouts …

LG G3 and G Watch Coming to AT&T on July 8 LG G3 and G Watch Coming to AT&T on July 8

AT&T today announced that the LG G3 smartphone will be available on its network starting July 8. The device can be ordered online starting on that day and will be available at physical AT&T retail locations starting on July 11. …

AT&T Officially Buying DirecTV For Nearly $50 Billion AT&T Officially Buying DirecTV For Nearly $50 Billion

After weeks of rumor and speculation, AT&T has officially announced that it will acquire DirecTV in a stock-and-cash transaction for $95 per share based on AT&T’s Friday closing price, putting it at $48.5 billion. The deal will still face regulator …

AT&T/DirecTV Deal Reportedly Just Weeks Away AT&T/DirecTV Deal Reportedly Just Weeks Away

Earlier this month, reports indicated that AT&T was considering acquiring DirecTV in a deal that would be worth at least $40 billion. The merger would create a entity that would serve roughly 26 million subscribers. At the time, there was …

AT&T Said To Seek DirecTV Acquisition AT&T Said To Seek DirecTV Acquisition

First Comcast and Time Warner proposed a merger, which is still going through the regulatory rounds. Now, according to The Wall Street Journal, AT&T is considering acquiring DirecTV in a deal it says would be worth at least $40 billion. …

No-Contract Phones Are Found To Be More Expensive Than Subsidized Devices No-Contract Phones Are Found To Be More Expensive Than Subsidized Devices

No-contract phones are all the rage these days thanks to T-Mobile. The wireless carrier ditched contracts last year and instead adopted a business model that allows consumers to pay off their new phone in small monthly payments. Other carriers have …

AT&T Pulls a Google, Announces Multi-Metro Fiber Expansion AT&T Pulls a Google, Announces Multi-Metro Fiber Expansion

AT&T has pulled a Google and announced a “major initiative to expand its ultra-fast fiber network.” Like Google, who made a similar announcement back in February, AT&T is looking at some major metropolitan areas, scoping out the logistics, and saying …

AT&T Is Building a Netflix Competitor, Spending Big Cash on Over-the-Top Video Services AT&T Is Building a Netflix Competitor, Spending Big Cash on Over-the-Top Video Services

AT&T is looking to kill (or at least compete with) Netflix, Hulu, and the many other popular streaming subscription services that are having a marked impact on the world’s viewing habits. The company has just announced that, with the help …

Mobile Data Plans: Data Makes Up 98 Percent Of Mobile Network Traffic Mobile Data Plans: Data Makes Up 98 Percent Of Mobile Network Traffic

Mobile data plans are expensive. There doesn’t seem to be any good reason for the high prices or data caps either. The mobile carriers get away with it by saying its a scarce commodity, and that narrative can continue thanks …

Rust Cohle Explains Time as a Flat Circle to Little Kids

HBO’s True Detective ended its first season last month and when the credits rolled, it was clear that we had all just watched something singular–an experience that was going to have a profound effect on not only the future of …

AT&T Drops Price For Individual Mobile Plans AT&T Drops Price For Individual Mobile Plans

The Sprint/T-Mobile merger talk is dying down, and with good reason: competition in the U.S. mobile space is now benefiting consumers immensely. Led by T-Mobile, U.S. mobile providers are now dropping prices and introducing new pricing schemes with an eye …

Netflix Prices Won’t Rise Much After Comcast Deal

The popularity of Netflix has skyrocketed over the past few years, to the point that it has become a staple of daily life for college students, elementary schoolers, various media nerds, and proper adults alike. With instant streaming of beloved …

AT&T to Offer Unlimited International Texting AT&T to Offer Unlimited International Texting

The march toward change in the U.S. mobile industry is continuing, with larger mobile providers now reacting to T-Mobile’s unlimited international data offering and the rise of mobile messaging apps. AT&T today announced that it will be offering unlimited international …

AT&T Adds A 3D Printer To Its Online Store AT&T Adds A 3D Printer To Its Online Store

As 3D printers continue to become more popular, more and more retail outlets are beginning to carry the devices. Staples became the first major retailer to carry 3D Systems’ Cube 3D printer in retail stores, and Office Depot offers in-store …

Family Wireless Plan Prices Slashed By AT&T Family Wireless Plan Prices Slashed By AT&T

AT&T means business. The nation’s second largest U.S. wireless carrier has offered families a plan that lets them use a great deal of data, and yet could save them anywhere from $40 to $100 per month on phone service. This …