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ESPN sues Verizon over Custom TV, but skinny bundles seem here to stay

Verizon hopes skinny bundles will lure back cord-cutters, but ESPN doesn't want to be an extra-cost option.

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Roku PSA: Here’s how to tell the new Roku 2 and Roku 3 from the old versions

They have the same names and nearly identical designs, but there's one sure way to make sure you get the right version.

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Developer coaxes Amazon Echo's Alexa into talking with Nest and Wink

A developer with access to the Echo SDK uses the connected speaker to control his Wink hub and Nest thermostat.

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Camio turns your spare phone or tablet into Dropcam

Camio is a device-agnostic cloud service that lets you build a feature-rich home monitoring system from smartphones, tablets and webcams.

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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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Ikea's wireless, phone-charging furniture to jumpstart high-tech home goods

Ikea's recently announced wireless charging line of furniture is expected to jumpstart a trend that will amount to 10 million sticks of high-tech furniture sold in just two years, according to a new report.

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Sony's Android TV-powered 4K televisions are ridiculously thin

One of Sony's new 4K TVs is slimmer than three U.S. quarters.

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Comcast's $45 billion Time Warner Cable acquisition is officially dead

Too many regulators had too many problems with making the largest cable provider even larger.

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All about PlayReady 3.0, Microsoft's secret plan to lock down 4K movies to your PC

Microsoft's PlayReady 3.0 technology is designed to protect the 4K movies inside your PC, but it could leave older PCs in the lurch.

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Verizon's 'Custom TV' skinny bundles: More flexibility, same old gotchas

Verizon tries to win over cord cutters by breaking up its channel bundles, but watch out for the fine print.

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Xbox One is getting Miracast support, lots of other goodies

Users will finally have a way to mirror their phone and tablet screens on the console.

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SiliconDust is building a cheap TiVo alternative, based on its HDHomeRun product line

Upcoming DVR software promises to record and stream TV shows to networked devices for $30 per year.

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YouTube will stop working on older Apple TVs, iPads, smart TVs, consoles, and more

If you have an original iPad, older Apple TV or Google TV your access to YouTube is soon going to change or end, depending on your device type.

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Philips celebrates Earth Day early by launching a new line of affordable LED bulbs

In a little more than 18 months, the price of Philips cheapest 60-watt LED has fallen by half.