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I've been paying for my set-top box for Xfinity months (The 3:59, Ep. 32)

We chat about Comcast's set-top box changes, the EU against Google and new words.

A cable box for every idiot box may become a thing of the past.
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Comcast and its Xfinity cable service are looking to make it easier for customers to watch cable without a set-top box. Yet the timing of the change is just a tad questionable, coming soon after the Federal Communications Commission said it wants to open up the set-top box market and free folks from monthly payments for a cable box.

Also on the podcast, we debate the European Union's new claims that Google is abusing its dominance in phones and discuss some of the new words Merriam-Webster added to the dictionary.

The 3:59 gives you bite-size news and analysis about the top stories of the day, brought to you by CNET Executive Editor Roger Cheng (currently on parental leave), Senior Writer Ben Fox Rubin and Producer Bryan VanGelder.

I've been paying for my set-top box for Xfinity months (The 3:59, Ep. 32)


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