Cable crunching can be an exciting activity, but it can also be a dangerous one, according to a recent study.
As cable companies struggle to maintain their own programming rights, the researchers at The Cable Crunch Lab at University of Illinois say that it’s important to be vigilant when trying to watch television on the go.
“If you don’t know if you can safely get the program or if the network is being oversold,” said Brian Hargis, the senior lecturer in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, in a statement.
“It is not a good time to watch TV or to be away from home.”
The researchers found that if you’re not on a network and can’t use a laptop, phone, tablet, or other device that has a built-in remote control, then you may be out of luck.
The study, published online this week in the journal Computers in Human Behavior, also found that people watching cable were more likely to be younger, black, Hispanic, and male than people watching traditional TV.
That means you’re more likely than anyone else to miss out on the most interesting content.
But if you know what you’re doing, you’re unlikely to be outbid by the cable companies.
“We found that cable crunchers were actually more likely on cable than they were on traditional TV,” said Hargs.
That’s because cable cranners are able to track the network’s traffic to see which shows and channels are currently on air.
That data can then be used to make educated predictions about which shows or channels are on air and which ones are not.
It’s not uncommon for people to find themselves watching an episode of a popular TV show or film they didn’t even know they wanted.
But with the advent of smart TV, it’s not so easy to tell if you actually want to watch that show or movie.
Hargi said the new study provides some insight into how cable companies are able “to exploit the current state of TV in order to maximise their revenue.”
Cable TV is the primary source of revenue for cable networks.
That revenue comes from subscribers who pay a monthly fee for access to the network.
The fee varies from $20 to $60 per month.
The researchers looked at the total number of cable subscribers, their age, race, and gender.
They found that black people were less likely to subscribe to cable than white people, Hispanic people were more than twice as likely as white people to subscribe, and women were more frequent subscribers than men.
They also found a significant difference in how people watched television.
Black people were most likely to watch cable on their computers, while Hispanic people used their smartphones to watch.
“What we found is that people who watch on their devices are more likely,” said the report’s co-author, James C. Moore, a professor of computer science at UIC.
“In particular, they are more willing to pay for that content.”
And if you don the right device, you can also get some pretty interesting content in the form of cable shows, movies, and music.
“There are a number of services that can stream content that is not available through traditional cable channels,” Hargas told Wired.
But when you look at the numbers, he said, the difference in content is more than just a matter of convenience.
“I’m not suggesting you watch these services,” he said.
“But I am saying that, if you are looking for the best quality of programming, the most recent and current programming, then we can suggest you look elsewhere.”
Harges added that there are many other options that are available, like Hulu Plus and Netflix.
You could also get cable through your local cable provider, but that’s expensive.
There are also ways to stream TV on other devices like smart TVs, tablets, or laptops.
But the new research suggests that the most dangerous way to watch content is to go on a binge.
“One of the most important lessons we learned in the research is that you need to watch and watch, and then make sure you don, too,” Hargeis said.