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Netflix begins streaming in Cuba as relations with US thaw

The streaming service is one of the first US companies to take advantage of improving relations, but limited broadband access means Cubans won't be bingeing on "House of Cards" just yet.

By February 10, 2015

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Leap second to be added to the clock in June

Prepare yourself for a tiny bit more summer. We won't get a leap year until 2016, but this year we will get an extra second.

By January 6, 2015

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Exclusive: ITU 'failed,' says former policy chief

A former telecommunications policy maker at the international organization, which is holding talks in Dubai to expand regulation of the Internet, warns that the group's conference is "absolutely absurd."

By December 12, 2012

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Lowly DSL poised for gigabit speed boost

Internet service providers are getting a new option called G.fast that can extend the lifespan of existing copper phone lines yet again.

By October 21, 2014

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ITU meets to begin work on 4K and 8K TV standards

While Australia's free-to-air networks insist on showing shows from the '60s, '70s and '80s on our high-definition channels, the International Communications Union (ITU) has met to begin nutting out the standards governing 4K and 8K broadcasts.

By May 24, 2012

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How HEVC compression aims to bring 4K TV mainstream

High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC), also known as H.265, promises twice the compression possible with Blu-ray’s best video compression methods. But how does it work, and is it enough to get us better-looking 4K content?

By April 18, 2014

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US official: The Internet can stand on its own now (Q&A)

Lawrence Strickling, who runs the US government's remaining oversight of the Internet, says it's time to relinquish that role. Snowden didn't push the issue, he tells CNET's Stephen Shankland.

By March 31, 2014

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ICANN CEO sets off explosion of new Internet names (Q&A)

Next week, ICANN opens the Internet up to new domains like .ski, .sexy, and .berlin -- and Fadi Chehade has to handle people unhappy with the change. Also: time for the US to let go of its Net oversight?

By January 28, 2014

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Ultra HD 4K and beyond: Rec. 2020 glimpses the future of TVs

The ITU Radiocommunication Assembly has put out new recommended standards for Ultra HD TVs. What do they mean to you?

By February 25, 2013

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HEVC video standard finished; high-end improvements coming

A standards group completes its work on a compression technology called HEVC, or H.265, which promises to improve resolution, image quality, and color. Google's VP9 is waiting in the wings.

By January 28, 2013