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Author: Janette Forsythe

What Does Your State Google on Cinco de Mayo?

On May 5, both sides of the Mexico–United States border celebrate Cinco de Mayo. Some Mexicans—primarily those who live in Puebla—observe it as a commemoration of Mexico defeating France in the Battle of Puebla, but north of the border the holiday has evolved into a widespread celebration of Mexican-American culture. To see how Cinco de Mayo is celebrated across the United States, we analyzed each state’s Google search data from last year’s Cinco de Mayo. We found some interesting correlations. Turns out that most states celebrate with Mexican food and drinks, while other states could use an elementary Spanish...

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The Definitive Review of the Verizon Fios Multi-Room DVR

Is Verizon’s whole-home DVR system a quantum leap forward? Or will you be left wanting more?   The Facts | The Specs | Main Features | The Hardware | Interface and Experience | The Verdict   What Is a Verizon Fios TV System? Fios TV is the name of Verizon’s powerful multi-room DVR system and is one of our top DVRs of 2017. It allows you to play, pause, and rewind live TV on up to ten TVs with a set-top box. You can also set up recordings or play back recorded shows from any TV—all the TVs share...

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Television Provider Comparison: Optimum vs. Verizon FiOS

At a Glance Type of Service Cable Fiber Channel Count 620/165 HD 425+/140 HD Price $64.95–$109.95/month $64.99–$89.99/month Equipment Fees $10/month Up to $32/month Installation Fee Yes Starts at $90 Contract None None Customer Satisfaction 3.26/5 3.66/5 Packages View Optimum Plans View Verizon Fios Plans Data effective 2/15/2017. Pricing and speeds are subject to change. Not all offers are available in all areas. You know what you want—great, reliable TV with plenty of choice and flexibility at an affordable price. The hard part is figuring out which provider can deliver on those expectations. That’s where the team at can...

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The Best Sound Systems for Your TV

If you’ve only ever used the built-in speakers on your TV, you don’t know what you’re missing out on. The differences a supplemental sound system can bring to your viewing experience are tremendous. Seriously, if you watch a lot of TV or movies, a good home audio setup is an investment well worth the money. And thanks to the continuous advances of modern technology, you can get a downright amazing home audio experience for a downright amazing price. When it comes to sound systems, there are a lot of options. From simple soundbars to eight-speaker setups, there’s something to...

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Best Cable TV Apps for Your Android

How to Watch TV on Your Android Nowadays you don’t need to be glued to your TV to catch up on your favorite shows—cable apps have made smartphones and tablets into great viewing devices, and cable companies provide these apps to their subscribers at no additional charge. But keep in mind that most of these apps require you to be subscribed to the provider’s internet service to unlock all the features. If you’re bundling services, this is no big deal, but if your internet and cable service come from separate companies, you might have limited channel and feature access...

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