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Bowers & Wilkins is the trophy acquisition of a startup with high-end audio ambitions

Venerable British audio company Bowers & Wilkins has been snapped up by a startup that's flush with Silicon Valley cash. Little-known Eva Automation has no publicly announced products, but it has top-notch management and superstar backing. Better still, B&W's Joe Atkins will remain as CEO.

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Pronto Peel universal remote control review: Cheap and relatively powerful, but you get what you pay for

As long as your hardware has an IR receiver, and doesn’t rely on Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, or some other technology, the Pronto can probably control it.

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Samsung SmartThings vulnerability lets hackers make their own house keys

Samsung’s SmartThings smart home hub deals with its second security flaw in six months.

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Hulu may be planning a Sling-style live TV streaming service to take on cable

Hulu is doing a middling job combating Netflix. Now, it wants to try its hand at taking on Sling TV.

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Triby review: Alexa transforms a silly gadget into a family-oriented digital assistant

It's just like Amazon's Echo, but with an E-Ink display, VoIP service, batteries, and magnets so you can stick it on your fridge.

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How to customize the Apple TV (fourth-generation) home screen

Make the Apple TV home screen your own by customizing the top row, app order, and folders.

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FCC wireless auction hits spectrum target, paving the way for fast, reliable 5G

Television stations have volunteered to sell off 126MHz of 'beach front' wireless spectrum to mobile carriers in an ongoing U.S. Federal Communications Commission auction, potentially bringing higher speeds and more reliable networks to customers.

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Rovi to acquire TiVo for $1.1 billion

Online entertainment listings company Rovi plans to acquire digital video recording firm TiVo for US$1.1 billion in a stock and cash deal, the companies said Friday.

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Searchers, slackers, and survivors, streaming this week

No fewer than 12 new and notable movies are now available online—from award-winning The Revenant to the $7,000 indie flick that made Robert Rodriguez a Hollywood name.

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Motorola's former president returns to Google to head new hardware division

Rick Osterloh will oversee Nexus devices, Chromebooks, OnHub, and Google's ATAP division, as well as Google Glass.

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Google’s OnHub router gains IFTTT support on its way to becoming a smart-home hub

OnHub IFTTT integration lets users trigger smart home devices when they get home.

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Alexa everywhere: Triby is a portable speaker with Amazon smarts

The Triby portable speaker is the first non-Amazon device with Alexa onboard.

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TV networks’ response to unlocking the cable box highlights everything that's wrong about cable TV

The FCC’s open set-top box plan aims to improve the viewing experience, so of course TV networks hate it.

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Philips Hue smart lighting gets a new app with more features

Geofencing is one of the more notable additions; users can also assign multiple lights to rooms, so that all the lights in a room can be controlled at once.

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Comcast raises trial data caps to a terabyte but won't commit to nationwide rollout

Comcast has increased its broadband data caps to a terabyte per month, the company said Wednesday. But company executives seem to think that everyone will be subject to them before long.