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Google TV Announced

Google TV has finally been announced after months of speculation and rumors, but the answers provided by an official Google blog post provide entirely new questions.  These questions are surprisingly broad, especially concerning just what the new technology is.  Is it a device?  Is it a platform?  Is it a technology?  There are certainly arguments […]

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Time Warner Cable Calls Foul on Piracy Requests

While nobody at HSE will ever suggest that piracy is a good thing, it has been an open question as to just how bad piracy truly is.  It might be easy to look at actors with eight-figure movie deals and figure that they could live without one or two extra sales this year, but that […]

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WiGig: WiFi Gets Serious, Wireless Broadband to Follow?

Wireless broadband technologies have traditionally lagged behind WiFi standards for a number of reasons, but the distances involved are a key factor.  This trend does not seem in danger of ever changing, which makes looking at next-generation WiFi standards a good guide to see where wireless broadband services are likely to go.  The good news […]

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Energy Efficient Home Theater an Oxymoron or the Future?

Home theaters were once anything but energy efficient, but this is changing as environmental awareness and political realities are being rapidly demystified by the media.  While inaccurate information is perhaps more prevalent than honest information, it is still essentially true that overall awareness of energy concerns and the environment are more common these days.  That […]

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DSL Phantom Mode: Copper to Hit 300 Mbps?

Fiber is certainly the next big thing in terms of broadband, IPTV, and VoIP services, but the question many are asking is: how much headroom does copper (or any other metal) have left?  Alcatel-Lucent’s Bell division thinks it has an answer: enough overhead to produce speeds of up to 300 Mbps of downstream performance.  Dubbed […]

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Fiber Optic Report Released: Customers Missing Out

FTTH, or fiber to the home, is one of the acronyms that long time High Speed Experts readers know well, and new readers can find plenty of FTTH info on our site and on other sites as well.  While the reasons behind the high desirability of fiber will be briefly covered again in a moment, […]

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Internet and Computer Optimizers: Junk or Gold?

Internet optimizers and computer optimizers both offer promises that sound tantalizing: optimize a network connection and rid a computer of problems that might be plaguing it.  Similar promises, at least on the Internet performance side of things) have been made by high performance network cards and expensive routers, but reviews of such products often show […]

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Mobile Broadband Charge Led by Iphone, iPad, and a Slew of Imitators

Mobile broadband technologies have been making reasonable leaps in performance every few years, but the entire mobile broadband scene has lacked the publicity and general consumer interest that landline broadband services garner.  The results of this disparity in interest can be clearly seen by the fact that DSL, cable services, and fiber optic networks have […]

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3D Technology Could Change Everything

Anyone who has seen Avatar in glorious 3D at their local movie theater has probably had plenty of time to determine where they stand on the whole issue of 3D video.  Regardless of where individuals stand, LCD vendors and technology firms seem to be adamant about pushing 3D technology.  3D technology will certainly change the […]

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U-Verse Now Offering 24 Mbps Across the Board

Broadband is making big news these days, and major players are doing all they can to grab headlines, such as AT&T’s announcement that 24 Mbps U-verse service is now available in all markets that AT&T serves.  From the standpoint of consumers, there is absolutely nothing wrong with these sorts of announcements; in fact, these kinds […]