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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.

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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 children 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.

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

Android TV gets more apps and smart TV partners.

Netgear Nighthawk X6 802.11ac Wi-Fi router

This vigilante virus protects you against malware attacks, quotes Richard Stallman

Symantec has discovered malware that infects routers and Internet of Things devices, then cleans out any existing malware and locks the devices down against future attacks.


Chromecast FAQ: Everything you need to know about Google’s $35 streamer

Google just launched a brand-new version of its ultra-cheap media streamer. This guide will get you up to speed.

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Amazon won’t sell Apple TV and Chromecast hardware, bans marketplace partners from selling them, too

Anti-competitive tactic or smart customer-service strategy? It’s probably a little of both.

Amazon is letting more products buy stuff on your behalf

Dash Replenishment Service expands to include washing machines, blood glucose meters, and pet feeders.

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Samsung denies its TVs cheat on power consumption tests

Samsung Electronics has denied allegations that it designed its TVs to consume less energy during tests than they do in real-world situations.

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With Nest Weave, Nest Labs seeks to establish a de facto connected-home standard

The protocol enables appliances, thermostats, door locks, and other home devices to communicate with each other and with Nest products.

Rhapsody Kids streams child-friendly, parent-controlled music

Streaming music service Rhapsody has launched a version for kids that limits their access to only tailored programming and content that parents add.

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PlayStation Vue users can bundle Showtime and Epix Hits for $14 per month

Sony's PlayStation Vue streaming service is getting more channels.


The revamped Chromecast app makes Google’s media streamer feel whole

You don’t need new hardware to take advantage of Chromecast’s best new feature.


The TiVo Bolt DVR is all about saving you time

TiVo’s new box is much pricier than a standard cable-company DVR, but aims to be better at skipping commercials and streaming videos. It will interest cord-cutters, too.

Chromecast, Chromecast Audio: What you need to know

Both are available now and cost $35.

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Now you can stream Netflix at 35,000 feet—and for free

Netflix said Tuesday that it has struck a deal with Virgin to allow passengers to stream Netflix content on connected tablets and other devices.