AT&T lets customers stream AT&T-owned DirecTV with zero data cost

AT&T is getting into the messy business of zero-rating, offering wireless data subscribers the opportunity to stream video from the DirecTV mobile app with no data costs at all. According to update notes from the latest version of the app released today, users can “stream DirecTV on your devices, anywhere …

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Cuba is blocking text messages that contain words like 'democracy'

The Cuban government is blocking text messages that contain words such as “democracy,” “human rights,” and “hunger strike,” according to an investigation from local dissidents. In a Spanish-language report published last week, prominent blogger Yoani Sanchez and journalist Reinaldo Escobar found that the government is filtering 30 keywords and blocking the …

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Watch Google's response to Microsoft’s Chrome battery complaints

Microsoft kicked off a battery life war with Chrome and Opera earlier this year, and Google is finally responding. Microsoft used a number of Surface Books side-by-side to compare battery life across Firefox, Edge, Chrome, and Opera, and it showed that using Chrome was really bad for your laptop battery life. …

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The most bizarre things I saw at Europe's biggest tech show

A chef appears on a large OLED. BERLIN—Sometimes, the technology on display at an event like IFA, Europe’s giant electronics gathering, testifies eloquently as to what engineers and developers can do when inspired to solve human problems. At other times, the gadgets and features shown off here may only serve …

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