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  • Time Warner Cable loses CBS channels, CBS says first time dropped from cable

    Earlier this week negotiations between CBS and Time Warner Cable broke down and, for a few minutes, resulted in channels (CBS in some areas including New York City, Los Angeles and Dallas, plus Showtime, The Movie Channel, Flix and Smithsonian Channel nationally) dropping from the cable service. The channels were restored and talks continued, but now time is up and it’s official, the channels are out. According to CBS, this is the first time it’s ever been dropped from a cable system.

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    Source: KeepCBS, TWC Conversations

  • Engadget Podcast 354 – 08.02.13

    Engadget Podcast 343 - 05.10.13

    Get ready, folks. This week it’s a party, with Ben Gilbert and Dana Wollman in the guest host seats. We start off the podcast with our initial Moto X impressions, then discuss the new Nexus 7 and Android 4.3 to keep the Jelly Bean vibe going. Then, Ben shifts us into the world of Android gaming by recapping his NVIDIA Shield review. We also highlight the positive reception of the Chromecast before getting into the likes of the HTC One mini, low-cost iPhone rumors and the ASUS MeMo Pad HD 7. Stream episode 354 of the Engadget Podcast below.

    Hosts: Brian Heater, Dana Wollman, Ben Gilbert

    Producer: Joe Pollicino

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  • Editor's Letter: Made in the USA… sort of

    DNP Editor's Letter Made in the USA Sort of

    Motorola has been doing its best to build some buzz around the Moto X, which launched this week. As a smartphone, the X is decidedly middle-of-the-road. It boasts specs and a design similar to the Droid models Motorola announced last week. Available later this month at $199 on-contract from most major US carriers, the X’s biggest claim to fame — other than swappable backplates, including one made of wood — is the fact that it’s assembled in the US, in a 500,000-square-foot factory in Fort Worth, Texas. Yes, that’s “assembled.” Despite widespread reports that the X is being made in the US, most of its components, from its display to those backplates, are produced in factories around the world, and workers in Texas will assemble the phones.

    Does it really matter where your smartphone is made? If your main concern is domestic job creation, it might. A 2012 survey by Boston Consulting Group found that over 80 percent of Americans are willing to pay more for products that are made in the US instead of China, mainly because they want to keep jobs in the country. Interestingly, the same survey found that 60 percent of Chinese consumers would pay a premium for US-made products, apparently based on the belief that the US produces higher-quality products. When it comes to smartphones, that’s an idea that’s difficult to put to the test; there are none currently manufactured in the United States, and that’s not about to change with the launch of the X.

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  • Engadget + gdgt Live is hitting Seattle August 31st, get your tickets here!

    Engadget  gdgt Live is hitting Seattle August 31st, get your tickets here!

    Hey there Emerald City, it’s been a while — around ten months, to be exact. We’re coming back to Seattle at the end of this month, and this time we’re bringing our pals from gdgt with us. We’ll be throwing the latest Engadget + gdgt event at the Showbox SoDo on August 31st. As usual, there’ll be plenty to see and play with (and take home, if you’re lucky), from the likes of Outlook, Nokia and Logitech. We’re also holding a startup contest, so one up-and-coming local company can score floorspace gratis. You can nab a free ticket for yourself and a friend or two at the source link below. It’s also not too late to get in on that sponsorship action. See you in Seattle!

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