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Wolverton: Sling TV a promising alternative to cable TV

I really like the idea of Sling TV, but I'm not entirely sold on Dish's new low-cost pay TV service. On first blush, Sling TV, which Dish announced at the Read More →

2015 tech prediction: A smartphone-PC marriage

In recent years, smartphones have become ever more capable, taking on new tasks and destroying whole markets for other single-purpose devices in the process. The devices have already supplanted cell phones, music players, GPS devices, portable game machines and point-and-shoot cameras. Read More →

Wolverton: Triple Play deal not as good as it seemed

Surprise, surprise: The triple-play deal that I cobbled together recently didn't turn out to be as good as I'd been led to believe, nor was the transition to my new services as easy as I'd hoped. Long story short: I ended Read More →

Wolverton: Breaking down my new Triple Play costs

When it comes to Triple Plays -- as in most things -- the devil is in the details. As I mentioned in my column this week, I'm in Read More →

Wolverton: Want better broadband choices? Move to France

You probably knew your choices for pay TV and broadband here in the Bay Area weren't good. But you may not realize how bad they actually are relatively to what people elsewhere can get. That point became crystal clear for me Read More →

Apple’s Touch ID privacy flaw just got worse

When Apple launched its Touch ID fingerprint sensor, it had a troublesome flaw. Now that the company is allowing the sensor to be used by outside developers, that problem has potentially metastasized. Touch ID will recognize up to five fingerprints. Those Read More →
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