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How to watch the MLB playoffs and World Series without cable

Update: With the World Series tied up, the Indians face the Cubs in Chicago tonight in game three. First pitch is scheduled for 8:00 pm Eastern time.

Plug an antenna into your TV tuner and you can watch the games on Fox. Live outside the range of TV broadcast towers? Look to one of the streaming-TV services that carry FS1: Sling TV or PlayStation Vue. Neither of these forces you to sign a long-term contract, so you can cancel after the Series is over if you decide they don’t deliver adequate value. 

And don’t miss our in-depth guide to the best second-screen apps for watching Major League Baseball. 

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Google Fiber puts expansion plans on hold to review strategy

Google Fiber has paused plans to roll out fiber optic cables across a number of U.S. cities, as the company reevaluates its strategy to presumably use mainly wireless to provide high-speed Internet service.

Work on Google Fiber is to continue in in the cities where it has been launched or is under construction, wrote Craig Barratt, senior vice president at Alphabet and CEO of its Access unit, of which Google Fiber is a part. In the “potential Fiber cities” where  Google Fiber was still at the stage of exploratory discussions, the project will pause operations.

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This amazing sound lab can replicate the acoustics of any building that exists… or doesn’t

Until now, there’s been no convincing way of truly replicating the sound environment of different locations from the comfort of one room. That’s now changed thanks to a new piece of groundbreaking work.

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IDG Contributor Network: Gaining an “edge” in IoT

The Internet of Things (IoT) will radically change our world in the coming years.

Estimates suggest that in the next 4-5 years, 30 billion to 50 billion “things” will be deployed. These devices will range from relatively simple sensors (e.g., temperature, pressure, rain) to complex data collectors (e.g., health monitors, shipping/transportation monitors, chemical process monitors, environmental stations).

Many will be cost sensitive “throw away” devices deployed in huge numbers to consumers. But many will be high value devices, particularly in Enterprise of Things (EoT) applications, and in mission critical situations (e.g., health care, autonomous driving, process control, security, smart cities) where many companies are still formulating their strategies.

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Best Deals of the Week, October 10th – October 14th – Deal Alert

Best Deals of the Week, October 10th – October 14th – Deal Alert
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Check out this roundup of the best deals on gadgets, gear and other cool stuff we have found this week, the week of October 10th. All items are highly rated, and dramatically discounted.

27% off SanDisk Connect Wireless Stick 200GB
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The SanDisk Connect wireless stick is a flash drive with a unique twist — you can access it wirelessly. Whether it’s in your pants pocket, in your bag, or on the picnic table at your campsite, the Connect wireless stick lets you stream media or move files wirelessly with up to three computers, phones or tablets simultaneously. Connections are made via built-in wifi (think “hotspot”), so no external wireless or internet services are needed. A USB connection is also available, if desired. Storage on this model is a generous 200GB. Reviewers on Amazon report at least 8-10 hours of battery life on one charge. This model is currently discounted 27%, from $ 119.99 down to $ 87.56. See it now on Amazon.

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