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New England cable customers better get used to the digital cable box, as both RCN and Comcast made moves in the last week to shrink analog lineups with an eye towards eliminating them entirely in the future, making room for more HD. Comcast says its HD stations in Western Massachusetts will go from

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It's about time, wouldn't you agree? Comcast last bolstered Boston's HD lineup in February when it added SciFi HD and Animal Planet HD, but shortly after Beantown claimed its 17th NBA Championship, the carrier has decided to sneak five more into the EPG. As of now, you'll find Disney HD (824), Famil

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RCN already pulled the trigger and shot down any remaining analog stations in Chicago earlier this year, and now the time has come for the same merciless execution to hit Boston. Starting next month, the cable company will be nixing analog channels in order to \"make room for more digital channels.\"

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Handset addicts traveling domestically through Houston's Intercontinental Airport have likely utilized the paperless boarding option if hopping on a Continental flight, and apparently the initiative is going over so well that the aforesaid airline and the TSA are expanding it to three more venues. A

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Handset addicts traveling domestically through Houston's Intercontinental Airport have likely utilized the paperless boarding option if hopping on a Continental flight, and apparently the initiative is going over so well that the aforesaid airline and the TSA are expanding it to three more venues. A

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Tweeter stores (now formally known as Tweeter Opco) has had a rough go of things over the past year, but is hoping that a little experimentation in April will help get things moving in the right direction. First up, a new store that features a \"Playground\" design will be opening in Chicago's Lincoln

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While Verizon seems somewhat uninterested in delving into the heart of Boston with its fiber-based TV service, RCN is pulling out all the stops to stay competitive with those other guys. Just days after gifting Bostonians with the Discovery suite of HD channels, along comes word that seven newcomers

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All in all, the Bay State most certainly isn't hurting for access to FiOS TV, but curiously enough, downtown Boston has yet to be touched by Verizon's fiber-based services. More specifically, the areas of Boston, Brookline, Somerville, Cambridge, Everett, Revere, Chelsea, Medford, Melrose, Watertow

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Hey, non-Comcast users in the greater Boston area -- feeling a touch of envy after the aforementioned carrier gifted its subscribers with Sci-Fi HD and Animal Planet HD last month? For those of you with RCN, your provider has done you one, er, two better. Reportedly, RCN has added four new high-defi

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Oh yeah, Comcast has already added Sci-Fi HD and Animal Planet HD in a number of markets, but for folks in and around Boston, Massachusetts, they were still scraping by without. Buck up, you Bostonians -- as of today, Comcast has slipped the aforementioned channels into your HD lineup, though we've

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In an expression of remembrance for a historical moment in hair-trigger overreactions, artists all over the Boston area have taken to the streets armed with provocative LED signage. Paying homage to the \"bomb\" scare of January 31st, 2007 (which was actually just viral promotion for the Aqua Teen Hu

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It seems that one of the last few cellphone-proof havens in the world is giving in at a fairly brisk pace now, with New York most notably committing to adding phone service in train stations. After a couple of aborted attempts in years past, Boston's T has now signed up to do the same with AT&T

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Boston authorities have once again put their hair-trigger reactions on display for the world today in a case involving an MIT student and bad fashion choices. In a situation eerily similar to the Aqua Teen Hunger Force debacle, Star Simpson (the student in question) was placed under arrest at gunpo

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In an attempt to understand how humans react to having a robotic weight loss coach in their home versus simply using the software that the machine is loaded with, the imaginative folks at MIT have constructed a sociable robot that wants to see you reach your ideal weight. The robot uses internal ca

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We had a sneaking suspicion that HANNspree would revert back to its relatively flamboyant style soon enough, and just two months after busting out a surprisingly bland array of monitors, the firm is hitting back with a duo of stylish LCDs that take cues from two of America's most recognized cities.

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We appreciate the citizenry's need to pause and blow the whistle on occasion and therefore really dig Boston's Crimestopper's idea to let the snitching happen in beautiful texting anonymity. Crimestoppers has existed for more than a decade in Boston (and many other spots across the nation) as an an

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Oh, you viral marketers and tricksy Adult Swim promo squads, what've you done now? No longer content with offending parents and making the male aged 18-30 demo chortle with glee at their New Jersey debauchery, it would appear Aqua Teen crossed over into real life to wreak havoc promoting the upcomi

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There's inhumane, and then there's despicable, but unfortunately for a 17-year old cancer patient receiving treatment at Massachusetts General Hospital, he knows all too well about both of them. A Vermont-based teenager had been suffered from osteosarcoma, bone cancer in the leg, and was \"recovering

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Following up on Sprint's announcement to spread the WiMAX love to Chicago and Washington, D.C., Horizon is looking to broaden that area of coverage out just a bit by partnering with Navini Networks. This news comes after the FCC approved Horizon's purchase of the WCS A Block spectrum previously owne

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