Author: Roger Cheng

  • Google is Cozying Up to Reddit on AI and Content Partnership

    Google is Cozying Up to Reddit on AI and Content Partnership

    Google and Reddit on Thursday said they were partnering on work around artificial intelligence and content. As part of the deal, Google will get access to Reddit’s data API, which gives the search giant content from the social network that it can use to train its AI systems. In return, Reddit gets access to Google’s…

  • AT&T’s Fiber JV is Bringing Multi-Gig Internet Speeds to This Large City

    AT&T’s Fiber JV is Bringing Multi-Gig Internet Speeds to This Large City

    Gigapower, a joint venture partly funded by AT&T, said on Thursday that it intends to build out a fiber network in the Southern Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota, area. The company said it intends to roll out fiber in the communities of Bloomington, Eden Prairie, Eagan, Savage, Apple Valley, Burnsville, Farmington, Lakeville, Rosemount and Shakopee. Gigapower is…

  • This Map Shows Just How Bad the AT&T Outage Was

    This Map Shows Just How Bad the AT&T Outage Was

    There are service outages and then there’s the massive blackout that AT&T suffered on Thursday. Wireless research firm Opensignal tracked the problem and came up with a graphic that showed just how far-reaching the problems were. Here’s a graphic they put together tracking which states suffered the worst and how bad things got in the…

  • Loudermilk is the Latest Smash-Hit Show That Netflix Pulled Out of Obscurity

    Loudermilk is the Latest Smash-Hit Show That Netflix Pulled Out of Obscurity

    Netflix continues to be a hit maker — turning an older, little-watched Canadian comedy-drama called Loudermilk and turning it into a smash hit in less than a month. In December, Loudermilk, which stars Ron Livingston (Office Space), ranked 828th out of all streaming programs when it was available on Amazon Prime Video, according to streaming…

  • AT&T Says Outage is Over, and Service is Fully Restored

    AT&T Says Outage is Over, and Service is Fully Restored

    AT&T said on Thursday afternoon that it had finally fully restored its service after an outage knocked out coverage throughout the country. It’s unclear how widespread the outage was, but it was clearly far reaching. Downdetector saw a massive spike in reports starting around 4 a.m. ET, and the company said at 11 a.m. ET…

  • FCC Wants to Create a New AMBER-Like Alert For Missing and Endangered Persons

    FCC Wants to Create a New AMBER-Like Alert For Missing and Endangered Persons

    Federal Communications Commission Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel on Wednesday proposed a new alert system that alert the public about missing or endangered persons. The proposed system would act similar to AMBER alerts on radio and TV, which inform the public about a missing or abducted children, and make them aware in case they’re spotted. The agency…

  • T-Mobile Nixes Its Free MLS Season Pass Perk

    T-Mobile Nixes Its Free MLS Season Pass Perk

    T-Mobile customers expecting to log on to MLS Season Pass to watch Lionel Messi play will be sorely disappointed: The perk is no more. The wireless carrier confirmed to Cord Cutters News that there are no plans to offer access to MLS Season Pass. CNET Editor Eli Blumenthal first reported on the change. This comes…

  • AT&T Says 75% of Network Back Up, But Outages Remain

    AT&T Says 75% of Network Back Up, But Outages Remain

    Update: AT&T says service has been fully restored. AT&T said that it has restored service to three-quarters of its network, and is still working to get the rest back up. The response comes after people woke up this morning to a massive nationwide outage. The problem appeared to start around 4 a.m. ET, according to…

  • Paramount+’s Halo is Finally Giving Gamers Exactly What They Want

    Paramount+’s Halo is Finally Giving Gamers Exactly What They Want

    When I talked to Halo showrunner David Wiener about the new season, he teased a darker, grittier adventure for the Master Chief.  Throughout most of the first three episodes, I was skeptical. Aside from a slick battle that served as a cold open for the second season premiere, the show seemed to backslide into some…

  • Amazon is Reportedly Paying Close to $150 Million to Stream an NFL Playoff Game Next Season

    Amazon is Reportedly Paying Close to $150 Million to Stream an NFL Playoff Game Next Season

    Amazon wants to stream an NFL playoff game next season, and is apparently willing to pay top dollar for the privilege. The online retail giant is paying close to $150 million for the rights to a single playoff game, according to CNBC Reporter Alex Sherman. This comes on top of an earlier report by Front…