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Xfinity’s parental controls offer more precise scheduling for internet use

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Xfinity Comcast and its Xfinity brand have put a lot of attention behind the company’s xFi internet management services in recent years, offering parents a pretty comprehensive set of tools to manage how much time family members spend online. One of those tools is scheduling a “bedtime mode” which takes […]

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Xfinity internet-only customers now get the Flex streaming platform for free

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Comcast As of today, Comcast will provide its internet-only customers with its streaming TV service Xfinity Flex at no additional cost. Xfinity Flex, which is essentially a streaming device and platform, launched in March and originally cost $5 per month. Now, Comcast is waiving the fee, and all internet-only customers […]

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Altice adds a $20 mobile plan to its cable service

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Igor Bonifacic / Engadget Yet another US cable provider is attempting to shake up the wireless market by launching a mobile virtual network operator (MVNO). This time, it’s Altice with Altice Mobile and a $20 plan that is unprecedented in the US market. The plan includes unlimited data alongside unlimited […]

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NBC’s ultra-specific sports streaming comes to Xfinity X1 and Flex

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links NBC Sports You’d think Comcast would have rushed to add NBC Sports Gold’s niche sports streaming to its media platforms given that it owns NBC, but not so — it’s just adding the service now. As of September 3rd, customers with Xfinity X1 or Xfinity Flex set-tops can finally use […]

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Comcast’s Xfinity suffering nationwide outage

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Down Detector Comcast’s Xfinity internet service appears to be down in regions across the US, according to Down Detector, tweets from multiple users and one of Engadget’s editors. Service is either completely dead or only working partially in major parts of the northwest, California, New York state, Illinois, Michigan, Texas […]

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Comcast built an eye-control remote to help users with movement issues

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Comcast in an attempt to improve the accessibility of its services, Comcast announced today the launch of a feature that will allow users to control their television using only their eyes. The Xfinity X1 eye control will give Comcast customers the ability to do things like change the channel, set […]

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FTC will examine privacy policies at major internet providers

Engadget RSS Feed Reuters/Gary Cameron Just because American internet providers are facing looser privacy regulations doesn’t mean they’re avoiding all scrutiny. The Federal Trade Commission has ordered AT&T, Comcast, Google Fiber, T-Mobile and Verizon (Engadget’s parent company) to hand over information on their privacy policies and practices as part of an investigation. Now that these […]

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Comcast launches Xfinity Flex internet streaming TV

Engadget RSS Feed Comcast’s latest bundle isn’t a cable TV service, exactly, since it’s aimed at its subscribers who only have internet service. Xfinity Flex will tie together paid internet video services as well as free ad-supported options in what VP Matt Strauss called a “unified experience, similar to what we’ve done on X1.” Xfinity […]

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Xfinity Mobile PINs were left as ‘0000’ by default

Engadget RSS Feed Comcast is a media and telecoms conglomerate that made close to $28 billion in the last three months of 2018. You would think that a company of that size, and wealth, would be able to avoid a security blunder akin to making all default passwords “password.” Alas, according to The Washington Post, […]

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Xfinity is using AI to keep your home network secure

Engadget RSS Feed Xfinity Unless you spent 2018 under a rock, you’ll know that security and privacy were two of the biggest challenges facing the technology industry. That affects companies like Google and Facebook, of course, but Comcast has also been paying attention to what it can do to keep its internet customers safer online. […]

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