YouTube has more everything: Video quality report


Netflix has for years provided reports about the quality of networks and how that’ll affect your ability to stream video, and now Google is getting in the game with their Video Quality Report, which lets you know how a provider’s doing and what level quality of video you can count on when watching video. Continue reading

Fighting subscription fatigue


It used to be, maybe 10-20 years ago, subscription fatigue was largely tied to magazine subscriptions.  So many magazines, asking for just a small amount per year, constant deliveries of publications that many didn’t end up reading.  It’s become much more insidious, however, as cort-cutting has led to a lot of “low cost” items that, in aggregate, can end up costing more than what it replaced. Continue reading

Netflix rates the ISPs: A fun exercise

I was a late adopter to Netflix, a rare circumstance for me, but not because I found the concept unappealing.  The idea of streaming TV and video is a really cool concept that, at $7.99 a month, is a fantastic deal compared to purchasing content over time or renting from various locations. No, I just found myself without much time. Continue reading