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Three security-boosting steps to perform on every router

If you haven't done this with your router yet, do so STAT to make sure it's nice and secure.

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Comcast launches 4K app the same week it kills Xfinity 3D

Comcast is so over 3D, because the new attraction in HDTV technology is 4K, also known as UHD. If you've got a 2014 Samsung UHD TV then Comcast has an app for you.

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Xbox One kicks out the jams with new Pandora, Vevo apps

Pandora and Vevo have arrived on the Xbox One for your aural pleasure.

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How to pick the right sound bar to go with your flat-screen TV

Sound bars are a great way to get better sound in your living room, as long as you buy the right one.

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Today's Hot Deals: Dell Inspiron 300 for $450, ASUS Celeron Laptop for $199, and more

Before you fly home for Christmas or lock down your holiday plans, why not pick up a sweet new Samsung HDTV for $198, or an Alienware Gaming Console for $499?

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LG preps webOS 4K TVs with souped-up performance

Users will be able to watch 4K movies and TV series from Netflix and Amazon

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Plex media streaming app arrives on PlayStation 3 and 4, U.S. launch slightly delayed

Plex came to the Xbox One in October, and now it's ready for the PlayStation 3 and 4. But a U.S. date hasn't been announced yet.

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The cord-cutter's guide to free (and legal!) TV streaming

You don't need to pay to watch great TV. The networks are offering more and more of their top shows online, where you can watch them for free on set-top boxes, game consoles, and other devices. We'll show you how.

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Today's Hot Deals: Dell Inspiron Laptop for $550, Asus VivoTab for $150, and more

Take a break from hanging up lights to check out TechBargain's scorching deals, like a FitBit for $90 and a Canon EOS Rebel for only $549

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Dish Network adds Netflix support to its Hopper DVR

Dish becomes first big US TV provider to offer Netflix through your set-top box

Satellite TV service becomes the first U.S. pay-TV service to offer Netflix via its DVR.

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Netflix says offline viewing 'is never going to happen'

Netflix says downloads are a 'short term fix' for the bigger problem of Wi-Fi access.

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How to use your Xbox One to manage your TV and set-top box/DVR

Your Xbox One can be the brains of your TV for everything from satellite TV to gaming.

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Netflix embraces Android Wear, but fails to turn your watch into a true remote

Netflix's new Android app sends social notifications to tell you what's on, but its Android Wear support doesn't yet connect the dots with Chromecast for streaming video nirvana.

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Google Now gets Nest thermostat integration

We've been expecting it since the summer, and now you can finally control your Nest thermostat via Google Now.

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Comcast will bring HBO Go to Roku owners at last

After 'several months' of negotiations, Roku and Comcast end their unexplained standoff over HBO Go streaming.