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AT&T will acquire Time Warner for $85.4B in content play

AT&T said it will acquire Time Warner for US$85.4 billion, reflecting a continuing trend for the consolidation of communications and media companies.


An IoT botnet is partly behind Friday's massive DDOS attack

Malware that can build botnets out of IoT devices is at least partly responsible for a massive distributed denial-of-service attack that disrupted U.S. internet traffic on Friday, according to network security companies.

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Privacy groups target kids advertising disguised as YouTube content

Marketing companies are targeting children worldwide on YouTube with advertising disguised as other content, an "unfair and deceptive" business practice, three privacy groups said in a complaint to the U.S. Federal Trade Commission.

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13 super-scary movies to stream for Halloween

Some of the best horror movies of all time are available for streaming online. Watch them if you dare.

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Hands on: Netflix via Comcast's Xfinity X1 set-top box is a very good experience

Not ready to cut the cord? Comcast makes switching to Netflix as easy as changing channels,

Why LeEco thinks you should buy its smartphones, TVs, streaming content and more

The world already feels saturated with gadgets, but Chinese company LeEco now lands in the U.S. with ambitious plans to sell you phones, TVs, and content tuned to work seamlessly.

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Meet your new streaming TV bundlers: Apple, Amazon, Roku, and Google

Why you won't need Comcast or Charter to wrangle all your online video services.


NFL without cable: A cord cutter’s guide for the 2016 season

Watching sports without a big cable TV bundle has gotten a lot easier in the last year; NFL games are no exception.


Vudu starts streaming free, ad-supported 'Movies on Us'

Vudu is offering some free movies for streaming, but don't expect to find any recent releases.

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Netgear Nighthawk X10 AD7200 Smart WiFi Router goes all the way to 11

The new router sports 802.11ac and 802.11ad, a built-in Plex server, 10Gbps networking, and bonded gigabit Ethernet.

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Tesla, Panasonic solar deal could signal smart home future

Tesla's deepening relationship with Panasonic could give the U.S. company a short cut to realizing its dream of electric cars and smart homes.

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Netatmo Healthy Home Coach review: This indoor climate monitor reports the obvious

This gizmo monitors indoor air quality, temperature, humidity, and noise, but it won't tell you much you don't already know.