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Verizon FIOS pulls a fast one

Tweet Has this happened you? Verizon (FIOS not wireless) promises you a monthly price, but when you get your bill, it’s higher. Happens everyday, right? So we re-upped for FIOS in late November for another two years. Since I can […]

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Journalists will like Spotlight, the flick

As a lifelong journalist, I thoroughly enjoyed the movie Spotlight because it shows the power of persistent reporting in the face of long odds. "Show them. Don't tell

Win 10 in my neighborhood not taking a bite out of Apple

[caption id="attachment_2809" align="alignright" width="150"] Microsoft[/caption] [caption id="attachment_2810" align="alignright" width="150"] Apple[/caption]   I visited Microsoft and Apple stores this afternoon to comparison shop Windows 10 PCs against MacBooks. Could Windows

Alan Turing’s deserving tribute

The Imitation Game is mind blowing on several levels, but at the end I could not help but think how much my wife Ann and I owe

My first drone: I returned it

My wife nicely got me the Parrott Bebop drone for Christmas. Admittedly, it is a toy that would likely gather dust after the novelty wore off. I never

Verizon Wireless tireless and not always above board in trying to lengthen contracts

Anyone reading my rants knows I've been railing against Verizon Wireless (VzW) phone contracts, and why not? The carrier just keeps giving me more ammunition. Here's two more little

Three way video interview over the Internet, thanks Oovoo

This is very cool. A three-way interview with one person in Brussels, another in Toronto and yours truly in West Newbury, Mass. I was using a MacBook

Verizon Wireless bandwidth, call minutes limits: there has to be a better way

I have been on a work vacation in Florida this week and have used my iPhone hotspot for Internet access. Since that costs $20 a month and it

WiFi can make you famous

"Of, so you're John Dodge," the person next to me at lunch said as if he knew me. Well, he did a little even though I had never met

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Cable clutter reflects a tethered world (wireless not so much)

In this `not as wireless a world as we like to think,' I am being strangled by cables. I trip over ones around my desk and just organized

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