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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 Revanant 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.

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Dyson hopes you'll blow $435 on its high-tech hair dryer

Dubbed the Supersonic, Dyson says its new design is quieter and gentle on hair.

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Samsung’s Artik 10 module gains a key feature: Eyesight's Singlecue gesture control

Running on local hardware, versus relying on servers in the cloud, should make Eyesight’s computer-vision tech faster and more reliable.

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The Android TV remote app for iOS is as bare-bones as the Android version

Tap, swipe, type: Android TV gets an iOS app for when your hardware remote goes missing.

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Samsung's Artik 10, a challenger to Raspberry Pi 3, will ship next month

Samsung will start shipping from next month the eight-core Artik 10 board computer, a challenger to Raspberry Pi 3.

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TiVo revamps its Roamio OTA set-top box and drops the subscription charge

TiVo's Roamio OTA DVR for cord cutters doubles the storage and makes lifetime pricing permanent.

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Pizza Hut turns to algorithms and GPS tracking to increase sales

Yup, it’s the 'Uber-ization' of pizza, as Pizza Hut joins the wave of chain restaurants embracing tech.

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Switchmate’s $40 smart light switch ships in May, with simple but limited features

Switchmate’s Bluetooth LE device mounts on top of existing switches for quick and easy smart-lighting retrofits, but it doesn't connect to any hubs.

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Intel calls for the end of the headphone jack with USB-C replacement

USB-C may not only lead a revolution in PC design, it may also change our smartphones and tablets forever.