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NBC may launch a cheap streaming service just for comedy

The big cable bundle continues to crumble as NBC ponders a standalone streaming video service for comedy fans.

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Sling TV bulks up base package with AMC and IFC

The $20 per month streaming TV service now offers 16 channels, while a new $5 'Hollywood' bundle serves up streaming movies.

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5 TV antenna tricks for the modern-day cord cutter

From DVR capabilities to whole-home streaming, a simple set of rabbit ears can be more powerful than you ever imagined.

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Nvidia's Shield console is a 4K Android TV box that streams full PC games from the cloud

Nvidia launches the Shield console, which can play movies and music from Google Play, or else download and even stream games from the Nvidia GRID service.

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Today's Hot Deals: Dell Inspiron 300 for $450, ASUS Celeron Laptop for $199, and more

Before you fly home for Christmas or lock down your holiday plans, why not pick up a sweet new Samsung HDTV for $198, or an Alienware Gaming Console for $499?

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The ultimate guide to how and where to use Apple Pay

Here's everything you need to know about Apple Pay and its ins and outs, plus an up-to-date list of Apple Pay-ready stores and apps. The latest? Apple Pay may be launching in Europe soon, President Obama weighs in, and 19 new Apple Pay-ready banks.

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An Amazon Echo SDK is in the works, which could mean third-party apps are not far off

Amazon is developing an SDK (software development kit) to pave the way for third-party apps and content for its Echo, the connected speaker and virtual assistant it launched in November.

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The Fogo smart flashlight is a survivalist's dream tool

Quick! Help fund this Kickstarter project: There's only so much time before the zombie apocalypse sweeps the globe.

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Today's Hot Deals: Dell Inspiron Laptop for $550, Asus VivoTab for $150, and more

Take a break from hanging up lights to check out TechBargain's scorching deals, like a FitBit for $90 and a Canon EOS Rebel for only $549

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Dropcam competitor Simplicam adds new features to its cloud camera

Face detection is one of the top features that differentiates this cloud-connected security cam from Google’s Dropcam. ‘Detection zones’ promise to make that feature even better.

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Cutting the final cord: How wireless power and wireless charging works

We routinely stream music and video through the air without wires. We’ll soon be able to do the same with electricity.

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D-Link patches router, says more fixes are on the way

The vulnerabilities affect eight router models, the company said.

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Ikea's newest furniture can charge your phone wirelessly

New desks, bedside tables, and lamps will feature Qi wireless charging capabilities.

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Switchmate makes your home lighting smart without any changes to your wiring

Hardware startup kicks off crowd-funding campaign with plans to expand its product offering.

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Panasonic announces Nubo, a ‘Dropcam killer’ at Mobile World Congress

The Nubo IP security camera can run in locations where Dropcam can't, but it won’t be available in the U.S. until 2016.