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Cord cutting: legal TV streaming

The cord-cutter's guide to free (and legal!) TV streaming

You don't need to pay to watch great TV.The networks are offering more and more of their top shows online, where you can watch them for free on set-top boxes, game consoles, and other devices. We'll show you how.

Dish Network adds Netflix support to its Hopper DVR

Dish becomes first big US TV provider to offer Netflix through your set-top box

Satellite TV service becomes the first U.S. pay-TV service to offer Netflix via its DVR.

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Netflix says offline viewing 'is never going to happen'

Netflix says downloads are a 'short term fix' for the bigger problem of Wi-Fi access.

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How to use your Xbox One to manage your TV and set-top box/DVR

Your Xbox One can be the brains of your TV for everything from satellite TV to gaming.

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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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Netflix embraces Android Wear, but fails to turn your watch into a true remote

Netflix's new Android app sends social notifications to tell you what's on, but its Android Wear support doesn't yet connect the dots with Chromecast for streaming video nirvana.

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Google Now gets Nest thermostat integration

We've been expecting it since the summer, and now you can finally control your Nest thermostat via Google Now.

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Comcast will bring HBO Go to Roku owners at last

After 'several months' of negotiations, Roku and Comcast end their unexplained standoff over HBO Go streaming.

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Today's Hot Deals: Acer HD ChromeBook for $199, Dell Inspiron 15 for $229, and more

The holiday season is in full swing; decorations are going up, wish lists are being written and our bargain hunters are busy finding the hottest deals on tech. Headlining these deals: an Alienware laptop for $1400, Lenovo Bluetooth Speaker for $18, and the Apocalypse Edition of Dead Rising 3 on Xbox One for $40

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Mother review: This smart-home hub makes promises the Internet of Things can't deliver

Mother and the Motion Cookies work together to track many aspects of your day-to-day life, but the available apps are limited to tracking things that are more gimmicky and less revolutionary.

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HBO Go arrives on Amazon’s Fire TV streaming box

Service offerings for Amazon’s set-top box catches up with Apple TV, Chromecast, and Roku, but the Amazon Fire TV Stick won't get it until the spring.

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Netgear redeems the Nighthawk X4: Firmware update delivers a significant performance boost

The Nighthawk X4 got faster, but so did the Asus RT-AC87U to retain its top-dog position.

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The moocher's guide to cutting the cable cord

So you got rid of cable, but now you're going through withdrawal. If you're willing to bend the rules, you might be able to rely on the generosity of loved ones willing to share passwords.

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New Chromecast guest mode plays nicely with others' Android devices

You don’t need to give out your Wi-Fi password anymore if a visitor wants to cast the latest hit YouTube video.

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iRobot's latest Roomba robot is designed for hackers

iRobot announces the Create 2 which enthusiasts can either program themselves or use as a foundation for additional hardware.