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Chris Jones is a freelance writer covering all things current.

How Balloons Could Soon Provide Worldwide Internet Access

Editors Note: The topic of this article, while not specifically related to Home Theaters, reports on new technology that will have an impact on those who live beyond the reach of over-the-air stations and cable providers. The Conch Tech does cover ‘cordcutters’ and they are the one’s who could directly benefit from this technology. Read on …

High Altitude Airship
Internet access brings many things to many people. This includes enhanced access to information, global communications, entertainment and education.

However, not everyone has good internet access. Nearly 19 million people have no access to high speed internet in the United States as of 2012. Obviously, this is even worse in the developing world. As of in 2012, only 15% of people in Africa have access to the internet at all. Read more!

Cable TV Apps: Are They Worth the Download?

More and more people are looking for ways to make everything portable.

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By HLundgaard (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

With technology at your fingertips, it essentially puts your entire world into the palm of your hand. The viewing capability of today’s devices has made the sound and picture quality excellent, while 3G and 4G speeds make streaming an actual possibility. One arena in the world of mobile applications is the emergence of cable TV streaming apps.

Many apps tout that you can stream all of your favorite cable TV shows right to your phone, tablet, or computer. The claims often state that they can save you money from your home cable TV costs, however, care should be taken when reading these claims. There is more to it than simply downloading the app and watching. In many cases, the app goes hand in hand with your cable TV service provider, so make sure you choose the right TV service for viewing. So before you download your streaming app, be sure to consider the following: Read more!