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Ditch the cables with WattUp wire-free charging

Energous' WattUp wire-free system powers devices up to 15 feet away from a router.

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Sling TV's live television streaming lands on Amazon's Fire tablets

Dish Network's revolutionary Sling TV video service keeps expanding its wings.

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LG SmartThinQ sensor makes old appliances Internet-aware

LG makes a sensor for dumb appliances, and it's not as silly as it seems.

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New update makes Amazon Echo more family-friendly

Amazon Echo update adds support for multiple accounts, BART departure times for San Francisco residents.

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Six factors for finding a new web hosting provider

Looking for a web host? These key factors will help you narrow down your search.

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Epix's big-name movies are leaving Netflix for Hulu

Epix is leaving Netflix by the end of September for the greener shores of Hulu land.

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Google OnHub Wi-Fi router review: It's designed to coddle novices and annoy power users

On the upside, it’s a very good performer. On the downside, it makes all networking decisions for you.

In-flight WiFi speeds up

Gogo’s 2Ku service received approval from the Federal Aviation Administration this week, clearing the way for it to be installed on commercial airplanes later this year.

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Xbox boss shoots down Xbox One mini rumors

Hope you weren't holding your breath for a Blu-ray-less Xbox One, because Phil Spencer says it ain't happening.

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Power2U USB charger outlet review: The convenience isn’t worth the bother

A power receptacle with built-in USB charging ports sounds like a great idea, but the manufacturer’s execution sucks.

Intel's drone investment, faster in-flight WiFi, IFA preview - The Wrap

Intel invests in drone technology, Google responds to the European Commission, the FAA approves faster in-flight WiFi and we give you a preview of the IFA consumer electronics show coming up next week in Berlin.

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Comcast adds fantasy stats and eye candy to its Xfinity X1 sports app

More statistics are available for individual players and teams, just in time for the start of the NFL season and MLB playoffs.

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Sling TV apologizes after botching another big streaming event

More fixes are coming after Fear the Walking Dead failed to stream for some users, but Sling warns of “further issues” until a solution is in place.

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CenturyLink to deploy broadband to rural areas in 33 states

CenturyLink has accepted more than $500 million from the U.S. Federal Communications Commission to roll out broadband to rural areas in 33 states.

Researchers find holes in routers supplied by ISPs

Some routers vulnerable to remote hacking due to hard-coded admin credentials

Several DSL routers from different manufacturers contain a guessable hard-coded password that allows accessing the devices with a hidden administrator account.

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Fire Phone's flop may jeopardize Amazon's future hardware endeavors

Amazon's laying off engineers and stopping new products in their tracks after the Fire Phone's epic failure.

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NFL without cable: A cord cutter’s guide for the 2015/2016 season

It’s getting a little easier to watch pro football online or over-the-air without an expensive cable TV bundle, but you’ll still have to make a few sacrifices.