Evolution of the 4th Utility: Fixed Broadband

In-home broadband has become “the fourth utility” in United States households, many of which have multiple connected devices and viewing screens. More than 85 percent of U.S. homes have broadband service, according to Parks Associates, 93 percent of those have DSL, fiber or cable high-speed, fixed-line Internet services. The demand for high-speed fixed broadband is a key contributor to ongoing revenue and profitability for operators, particularly due to declines in pay-TV and landline voice subscribers.

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Fisherman reels in hammerhead shark off Florida beach, drone video shows

A fisherman got one magnificent catch during the Fourth of July weekend when he reeled in a massive hammerhead shark off the Panama City Beach that was all captured in a drone video.

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Millennium Falcon bike trail? 'Star Wars' fan uses The Force (and GPS)

An Australian cyclist marked Star Wars Day – May the Fourth – with a clever bike ride to create the ultimate Star Wars tribute on tracking app Strava, according to The Sydney Morning Herald.

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AMD posts strong Q4 2016 results, confirms Ryzen, Vega launch dates


AMD announced its fourth quarter and full-year 2016 results this week, along with launch windows for its upcoming Ryzen and Naples CPUs and its Vega GPU family. One way or another, 2017 is going to be a huge year for AMD.

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Facebook Share Price Falls Despite Blowout Quarter

Facebook on Wednesday reported a record Q3, beating analysts’ expectations for the fourth straight quarter, but investors’ concerns about the future drove down share prices. They closed Thursday at $119.95, down more than $7 from Wednesday’s closing price of $127.17. Friday saw little movement, with a closing price of $120.75. Facebook posted adjusted earnings of $1.09 per share on revenue of more than $7 billion for the quarter, compared with 57 cents per share and $4.5 billion in revenue in Q3 2015.

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Macy's Fourth of July Fireworks tap tech to light up smartphone screens

Macy’s Fourth of July Fireworks will use specially designed technology to integrate smartphones into the spectacular New York City display this year.

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Fitbit Leads Surge in Wearable Sales

Wearable device makers shipped more than 27 million units globally in the fourth quarter of 2015, an increase of nearly 127 percent over the year-ago quarter, IDC reported Tuesday. Vendors shipped a total of 78.1 million units in 2015, up 171.6 percent over 2014, according to the “Worldwide Quarterly Wearable Device Tracker” report. Fitbit led the growth, followed by Apple and Xiaomi. While fitness trackers have dominated the market, the future for wearables will expand beyond counting steps and calories, according to IDC’s Ramon Llamas.

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Google surpasses Apple as world's most valuable company

Article Image After beating Wall Street expectations for the fourth quarter of 2015, Google umbrella company Alphabet usurped Apple as the most valuable company in the world on Monday in after hours trading.

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Apple provides fourth beta of iOS 9.2 to developers, public testers

Article Image The fourth beta of iOS 9.2 was released on Wednesday to both registered developers and public beta testers, supporting third-party action extensions within Safari, as well as AT&T’s new NumberSync feature.

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Apple issues fourth beta of OS X 10.11.2 to developers for testing

Article Image Members of Apple’s registered developer program can now access the fourth pre-release beta of OS X 10.11.2, a forthcoming maintenance and security update for its OS X El Capitan operating system.

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Tablets Losing Ground to Big Smartphones, Light PCs

Global demand for tablets continued a year-long slide, as shipments fell for the fourth consecutive quarter amid signs of market saturation in North America, Asia and Western Europe, IDC noted in a report released Thursday. Worldwide shipments fell 12.6 percent year-over-year to 48.6 million during the third quarter, according to IDC’s Worldwide Quarterly Tablet Tracker. The installed base of tablets at the end of 2014 was 581.9 million, a 36 percent increase from the prior year, but there are signs that growth will slow down soon.

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First look: SteelSeries Nimbus wireless controller brings multiplayer gaming to Apple TV

Article Image Online buyers of the new fourth generation Apple TV get a “personalized” recommendation to also buy the SteelSeries Nimbus, a wireless video game controller designed to enhance gameplay on the new device with physical joysticks, a D-pad and buttons. Although it won’t be required for standard play on any games, it is needed for multiplayer gaming.

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Tim Cook 'positive' on China as local revenues surge 99% to $12.5B

Article Image Apple’s Chinese revenues soared 99 percent year-over-year in its fiscal fourth quarter, growing from just under $6.3 billion to about $12.5 billion, as CEO Tim Cook sounded optimistic tones about the company’s plans for the region.

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Apple seeds fourth OS X 10.11.1 beta with potential Microsoft Office 2016 fix

Article Image Apple on Wednesday released the fourth pre-release version of its upcoming OS X 10.11.1 maintenance update to developers and public beta testers, bringing with it the usual stability, compatibility and security enhancements.

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This week on AppleInsider: Steve Jobs tributes, iPhone & Watch launches, iOS security & more

Article Image This week saw Apple honor Steve Jobs on the fourth anniversary of his death, and simultaneously make a series of small-scale product announcements, while putting out fires related to iPhone battery life and iOS security.

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Tim Cook marks anniversary of Steve Jobs's death, remembers a leader, mentor, and 'dear friend'

Article Image Monday is the fourth anniversary of the death of Steve Jobs, a solemn occasion remembered by Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook in an email sent to his company’s staff, in which he recalled a “brilliant person” who left an undeniable impact on those around him.

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Apple releases fourth public beta of OS X 10.11 El Capitan

Apple on Tuesday provided public OS X beta testers with the fourth pre-release build of El Capitan, its forthcoming free Mac operating system update set to launch this fall.

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Apple's new Hong Kong store to open on July 30

Apple will open its fourth Apple Store location in Hong Kong on Thursday, July 30, the company announced through its retail website, with the three-story Canton Road outlet expected to be one of the largest in Asia.

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Apple's Tim Cook, Eddy Cue meet with high power execs at Sun Valley retreat

Apple CEO Tim Cook returned for his fourth Sun Vally conference in Idaho this week where he, along SVP of Internet Software and Services Eddy Cue, met with high-power executives from media, tech, politics and beyond.

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