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The Echo's rumored dirt-cheap music streaming service would tighten your ties to Amazon

Amazon's rumored music streaming service is all about hooking in to the rest of the Amazon universe.

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Kindle Oasis review: The best e-reader by far (it's also the most expensive)

Amazon packed every bell and whistle imaginable in this grayscale tablet, and the price tag reflects those choices.

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How Netgear's Orbi plans to eradicate Wi-Fi dead zones

Netgear's Orbi Wi-Fi system is more than just router, utilizing two devices to blanket your whole home in Wi-Fi.

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Amazon Tap review: A disappointing follow-up to a great smart-home device

The need to get up and tap the Tap to get Alexa's attention defeats the purpose.

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Samsung Milk Music closes its virtual doors September 22

Samsung will discontinue the streaming service to instead focus on partnerships with other music streaming companies.

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Pandora goes after on-demand streaming to compete against Spotify

If licensing deals pan out, the internet radio service could start offering paid streaming as early as next month.

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Netatmo Welcome review: Support for door/window sensors is great, but this camera's facial-recognition feature still falls short

While this security camera successfully takes the creep factor out of home monitoring, its marquee feature feels like a work in progress.

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Netflix moved cord cutting forward; it's also holding it back

Netflix's vast video library makes it easy to cut the cord, but you can't see what's available unless you use its native app.

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HDHomeRun rekindles the Xbox One's DVR dream

Still want some kind of DVR functionality on the Xbox One? Silicon Dust's DIY solution (and a healthy investment in hardware) can help.

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Intel praises killer USB-C audio features in war against traditional headphone jacks

Ditching analog headphones for USB-C audio opens up a world of new features, Intel says.

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How to activate Cortana voice recognition on your Xbox One

Cortana on Xbox isn't as powerful as Amazon's Echo, but it will make your entertainment system smarter.