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Has Boxee Abandoned Its Linux, Mac, and Windows Users?

Boxee is an open source media center software alternative to many of the heavily commercialized, codec-light set-top boxes on the market.  In its early stages, Boxee was only available for PC (Windows and Linx) and Mac users.  Apple TV users

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Netflix Looking to Hire HTML5 Expert

I was doing a Google search for HTML 5 video, and an ad came up for Netflix jobs.  I hardly ever click on ads, but I was curious to see what the connection was.  Sure enough, Netflix has a job

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AT&T Bandwidth Caps Will Ruin the Internet

I recently switched from AT&T to Comcast because the former was cheaping out on DSL customers, trying to nudge them toward U-Verse, an alternative that is faster, but more expensive, requiring you to sign up for at least TV service

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6 Undercover Linux Devices

Linux has quietly inserted itself into the hands of millions of people without them evening knowing it.  Linux and free software supporters have long dreamed of the day when people would readily adopt Linux on their desktops and laptops, but

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Comcast: The Toll-Bridge Troll

When I was a media specialist (school librarian), I used to read a book called The Toll-Bridge Troll (say that three times fast). It was about a mean little troll that would stop people, usually poor innocent children, at his

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Hulu Plus: Close But Not Quite

I just finished watching the latest episode of The Event on my Sony Blu-ray Disc player, using Hulu Plus streaming video.  It played well with a clear HD picture, and it was nice to sit in front of the TV

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Netflix to Pay $1 Billion Dollars for More Movies

If you happen to use the Netflix Watch Now service and love it, the way I do, it has been frustrating to see only a handful of new DVD releases actually make it onto the Internet streaming movie service.  Watch

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