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Monthly Archives: April 2016

Big Lies about America’s Telecommunications Lines

And to call this the end of the copper era is so disingenuous that one has to cringe. There are a host of other areas of revenue listed in the ATT annual report, which include U-Verse, ATT’s video, broadband and IP phone service, and they are all based on using these ‘legacy’ copper wires. (i.e., […]

T-Mobile Says Regulators Are Holding Back LTE-U: Here’s Why

Maybe you haven’t noticed, but over the past few years, your smartphone data usage has been going up. Or, at least, everyone around you is using more data.  That’s because for the most part we’re watching videos on our phones, uploading pictures, and streaming music. The average North American smartphone user goes through about 2.5 […]

Your dream of a world without mosquitoes is one step closer to coming true

Destroying the mosquito population may soon become more than just a dream for the bug-averse. The plan could become reality in the Florida Keys, where Intrexon Corporation’s Oxitec Ltd. XON, -26.42%  has proposed letting genetically-engineered mosquitoes free in a bid to cut down on the Aedes aegypti strain, which transmits the Zika virus, among other […]

Review: Show Boat | Dallas Opera | Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House

Open now through Sun, May 1Next performance on Sat, Apr 23 at 7:30pm Mighty River The Dallas Opera takes on its first musical with Kern and Hammerstein’s monumental achievement, Show Boat, at the Winspear Opera House. by Mark Lowrypublished Thursday, April 21, 2016   Dallas — As opera companies continue the quest for new patrons (and […]

Video buffering is still the scourge of streaming, but broadcast TV may hold the solution

As you read this, there are at least a dozen engineers huddled in a facility in Cambridge, Massachusetts, monitoring live streaming videos from around the world. The control room is ablaze with screens. Some have six different video feeds of the same program, others display virtual maps showing traffic spikes across the globe, while the […]

2.5 million data points show: America’s ISPs suck, and AT&T sucks worst

Josh from the Open Tech Institute writes, “Last week, researchers published the first results from the Internet Health Test, a public tool for consumers to measure their Internet speeds and gather data on broadband providers in the wake of the FCC’s Open Internet Order. The pro-net neutrality coalition Battle for the Net launched the test […]

Cricket Introduces $70 Unlimited Plan, Will Give T-Mobile Switchers $100 Bill Credit

Cricket Wireless, the prepaid arm of ATT, is targeting T-Mobile customers with its newest wireless plan that includes unlimited talk, text, and data for just $70 per month. That price can drop lower, though, down to $65 if you sign-up for autopay alongside it. Cricket will also give T-Mobile switchers $100 bill credit for coming on […]

Sprint CEO apologizes for "ghetto" T-Mobile attack ad bungle

Earlier this week, Sprint released a pretty questionable ad in which a young woman described T-Mobile as the “ghetto” carrier among its main competition. Soon afterwards, the company faced a strong backlash online before Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure eventually admitted his mistake and pulled the video. My job is to listen to consumers. Our point was to […]

DEAL: Nexus 5X Back on eBay for Just $239.99 ($110 Off)

We consider ourselves to have the greatest Android community in the world, here at Droid Life. We talk general news, feature apps, review phones, and even teach you how to hack a little. But most importantly, there is no place on the internet that has the reader participation that we do and consider ourselves to […]

Here’s Why Your Netflix Streaming Quality Sucks

Has the streaming quality on the latest season of Netflix’s House of Cards been remarkably lousy on your mobile device? Your problems may be linked to your ATT or Verizon plan — but it’s not your carrier’s fault. After both carriers came under fire for throttling video speeds — a charge both ATT and Verizon […]