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Many bemoan that the sports experience is lacking for those that cut the cord and ditch their cable subscription. Not only do I strongly disagree, but I find more value for those that watch sports without cable TV…
Source: How To Watch Sports Without Cable | Grounded Reason
See whether you can do better by cutting the cord with these eight steps:…
Source: Finally cut the cable TV cord in eight easy steps – The Washington Post
A reviewer in MacWorld makes the case for cord-cutting without “bundles”:
Abandoning traditional TV won’t work for everyone. It’s a non-starter for diehard sports fans, and it might be too much trouble for people who don’t want to experiment with new sources of content, or who just want the convenience of a single TV source.But if your goal is simply to be entertained and informed, it’s increasingly easy to do so without a package of cable channels. The reason so many streaming bundles are emerging now is to keep people from coming to this realization sooner.
Source: How to cut the cord without resorting to a pricey streaming-TV bundle | Macworld
TechHive is a news and information site operated by IDG (International Data Group), a global technology company. They say:
We constantly test all the latest devices, including Roku players, Fire TV devices, Android TV devices, Apple TV, and Chromecast. We review each new generation of hardware and constantly revisit the software and app selection so we can help you determine which platform is right for you. Here are our picks for the best streaming boxes and sticks, along with all of our most current product reviews. Our recommendations will change over time as new products come to market.
Source: Best media streaming device | TechHive
Millions of people each day use the Speedtest website and mobile apps to test their internet speed.
NOTE: Not all Internet servers can handle 1Gbps speeds, which is what your LeverettNet connection can handle (though your router and other equipment may not be able to handle). When you run a speed test, select a major server in NYC rather than the server automatically selected by the speed test application, to be sure you are getting a real test.
Source: Speedtest for Desktop – The easiest way to take a Speedtest on Mac or Windows
Once you understand how easy and common it is for thieves to attach “skimming” devices to ATMs and other machines that accept debit and credit cards, it’s difficult not to closely inspect and even tug on the machines before using them. Several readers who are in the habit of doing just that recently shared images of skimmers they discovered after gently pulling on various parts of a cash machine they were about to use.
Source: Why I Always Tug on the ATM — Krebs on Security
YouTube TV, Google’s internet TV subscription service, launches today. Ben Popper’s got a big look at the app for you, covering how it works and what channels you get. It sounds promising, and unlimited DVR powers (plus having those recordings saved for up to nine months) is awesome.
But I’m a nerd who occasionally spends time reading through FAQs and YouTube’s help pages to find the stuff that’s not include in flashy advertising. What I’ve found so far might be helpful in your decision on whether or not to give YouTube TV a (free) try.
Source: 10 important things to know before signing up for YouTube TV – The Verge