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Meet Beats Pill+, the first Beats speaker made under Apple

The $229 Bluetooth speaker goes on sale in November with better sound and a Lightning charger.

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HomePlug AV2 MIMO stretches the definition of ‘standard’ to the breaking point

The latest version of the powerline networking standard is fast only if all the adapters you deploy are based on the same chipset.

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The Kuna smart porch light pulls double duty as a Wi-Fi security camera

This outdoor light fixture is also a weatherized intercom with a built-in alarm to deter intruders.

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Roku announces Roku 4 media streamer with 4K video, 802.11ac Wi-Fi

There’ll be no confusing this new model with previous generations.

Panasonic DMR-UBZ1

Panasonic shows world's first UltraHD '4K' Blu-ray player

Panasonic will soon begin selling in Japan a Blu-ray Disc player compatible with 4K UltraHD discs, the first such player in the world.

TiVo Bolt

TiVo Bolt review: The best DVR gets better

Whether you’re a cord cutter or a cable-TV devotee, this is the DVR you should be using.

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Google Play Movies & TV app now helps you binge watch your favorite shows

The version 3.9 update also gets cozier with Roku streaming devices thanks to some easier setup options.


Apple TV aims open its universal search to all apps

The new Apple TV will open its universal search features to more apps in the future.


Philips Hue gets HomeKit support, though you’ll need a new hub for it

Philips Hue smart bulb users can tack on HomeKit support for $40.

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SanDisk builds tougher flash storage for Internet of Things devices

SanDisk introduced a line of heavy-duty, long-lasting flash storage cards for connected industrial equipment in the Internet of Things.

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A new HDMI certification program will make it easier to avoid crappy cables

Certified cables will have gone through expanded cable speed tests at an HDMI-authorized testing center to certify that they are capable of delivering bandwidth of 18Gbps, and that they radiate very little EMI.

Xbox One

Cortana coming to the Xbox One in 2016

Microsoft's digital assistant arrives on the Xbox One in 2016, but Xbox One Experience Preview testers will get to try it later this year.

youtube kids update

YouTube Kids adds new playlists, a walkthrough for parents, Chromecast and Apple TV support

There are new collections from National Geographic Kids, Amy Poehler's Smart Girls, and Kid president for you and the kiddies to enjoy.

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Spotify expects to have close to 100 million users by year’s end

Listeners have been flocking to the streaming-music service in record numbers.

showtime android tv

Android TV gets HBO Now and Showtime as Google reveals more apps, smart TV partners

Android TV gets more apps and smart TV partners.