Cuba finally switches on undersea cable

Cuba appears to have turned on the first submarine cable to connect it to the internet, nearly two years after it was completed.

'Living electrical cable' discovered on sea bed

Researchers have discovered an extraordinary type of bacteria that creates electrical currents on the ocean floor.

Apple's Lightning cable cloned

A Chinese company says it's been able to crack the microchip inside Apple's Lightning cable, allowing it to sell a low-cost version of the cable and dock.

Darkover novels

 could be headed to television

Two prominent Hollywood producers have managed to secure the screen rights to Marion Zimmer Bradley's popular "Darkover" novels. 



Cable boxes and DVRs use more power than your fridge

You've probably never stopped to consider just how much power your set-top box is consuming.

Millions ditch cable for Netflix and antennas

The Internet continues to change how people access and consume information.

Old woman cuts off Armenia's internet

Well, Libya did it, Egypt did it - and now one old woman in Georgia has done it, cutting off a country's entire internet for several hours.

New video platform speeds cable TV improvements

A startup backed by Comcast, Time Warner Cable and Cisco has launched softare aimed at helping cable and satellite companies add search and social networking features to their services.

Digg founder claims Apple TV will "change everything"

Digg founder Kevin Rose is once again shilling for Steve Jobs and Apple. Yes, indeed, Rose is now claiming that Club Cupertino's revamped set-top box - dubbed iTV - will change the world of television as we know it.

Intel to expand set-top box business

Intel has confirmed that it will be expanding its set-top box business by acquiring Texas Instruments' cable modem lineup.

3D isn’t big in Japan

3D may be all the rage in the States, but surprisingly, the evolving medium has yet to make it big in Japan.

Verizon Fios offers risk-free month to new customers

After continuously dismal reaction to Verizon's fiber-optic TV service, the provider has decided to give customers the option to cancel risk-free within 30 days of signing up.

Still alive on its death bed, Tivo adds Web content interface

Just like the fat kid at school who used to be skinny and popular, Tivo is trying to remind people that it's still cool, by launching a new Web content interface.

25% of US households have a cell phone but no landline

One-fourth of American homes now has no traditional landline even though they do have mobile phone service, while only 15% have a landline with no cell phone.

Seagate bridges the gap between PC and Mac

Seagate has introduced a new lineup of FreeAgent external hard drives that bridge the gap between PCs and Macs.

Verizon adds Youtube, Internet Radio to Fios service

Verizon Fios has added new functionality to its first-in-class Media Manager functionality, and has expanded its reach from DVR customers only to all Fios subscribers.

Intel touts Light Peak as USB successor

Senior Intel fellow Kevin Kahn has predicted that Light Peak technology could eventually replace USB (3) as the industry standard.

US Appeals Court overturns FCC net neutrality ruling

A US Federal Appeals Court has ruled that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) lacks the proper authority to demand Internet providers such as Comcast fully equalize the flow of traffic.

Verizon Fios stunted by economy

Verizon will be crimping back on plans to expand its high-speed Fios Internet service, even though it says it is still on track to meet its end-of-year subscription goals.

New Tivo devices leaked

Two new Tivo models have shown up in Best Buy's inventory system, showing specs for one model that appear to indicate it will have a whopping one terabyte hard drive. The Premiere HD and Premiere XL HD Tivo set-tops will come out next month.