Netflix Will Pay for Better Speed on Comcast's Internet

The Wall Street Journal reports that Netflix and Comcast—the company that just bought up Time Warner Cable, remember—reached a landmark deal with potentially serious ramifications for net neutrality. Basically, Netflix is going to pay Comcast for more direct access to its network. » 2/23/14 3:25pm 2/23/14 3:25pm

How Comcast-TWC Will End Your All-You-Can Internet Buffet

There are broad, sweeping implications for the proposed merger of Comcast and Time Warner Cable. This is not one of them. This is a very specific, fine print change. But for TWC customers—and, eventually, the rest of us—it's going to be the single worst part of the deal. Welcome to broadband data caps! They're here to… » 2/17/14 12:57pm 2/17/14 12:57pm

Why the Comcast-Time Warner Cable Merger Is Even Worse Than You Think

The mere mention of Comcast and Time Warner cuddling up to form one crummy super-conglomerate is enough to send you running for the pitchforks. But this unholy union—if it passes regulatory muster—goes deeper than MONOPOLY BAD. » 2/13/14 11:58am 2/13/14 11:58am

The Average Xbox User Is Online For 84 Hours Per Month, Gaming For…

The Xbox 360 is perhaps the country's most beloved current generation gaming console, with millions of units sitting in millions of living rooms entertaining millions of gamers. But for all that the 360 is the platform of choice for players to devour blockbuster and indie game titles alike, its biggest draw may be for … » 3/27/12 2:30pm 3/27/12 2:30pm

Let's Watch Pretty People Enjoying the New Cable-Ready Xbox Live…

It's time for cable TV on your Xbox 360. It's time for controlling your television with your voice. It's time for one set top box to rule them all. But mostly it's time for a video of smiling people enjoying these things. » 10/05/11 1:20pm 10/05/11 1:20pm

Bloomberg: Xbox As Cable Provider Could Be Unveiled Next Week

Rumors that U.S. cable providers Comcast and Verizon are on the verge of a deal with Xbox 360 to use the console as a cable box have been circulating for weeks. Today Bloomberg joins the crowd, citing their own sources. » 9/29/11 2:00pm 9/29/11 2:00pm

Verizon On Xbox 360 Cable Box Rumor: "Stay Tuned For the Future"

Yesterday we noted that there was a rumor making the rounds that deals between Microsoft and Comcast and Verizon to turn the Xbox 360 into a cable box were imminent. Now Verizon seems to be hinting that someone along those lines could indeed be in the works. » 9/20/11 11:40am 9/20/11 11:40am

Comcast Will Charge for Hurricane Irene Service Outages, Blames God

Comcast customers who lost—or still don't have—cable, phone or Internet service in the wake of Hurricane Irene have a nasty surprise in store for them when they seek to get credit for their downtime. Comcast says they won't be crediting customers who lost service during the hurricane because it was an "Act of God".… » 9/02/11 7:00pm 9/02/11 7:00pm

The Day After Comcast Cut Off His Internet

Former Xbox executive Andre Vrignaud recently knocked Comcast for killing his broadband Internet for a year. He railed against what he considered unreasonable limitations. What next? He has written about the aftermath—and counters some criticism—on his blog, Ozymandias. » 7/14/11 2:40pm 7/14/11 2:40pm