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Amazon Echo update lets you control iTunes, Pandora, and Spotify with your voice

A new software update for Amazon's virtual assistant device lets you use spoken commands to control iTunes, Pandora, and Spotify playback.

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IoT consortium Thread Group launches free membership initiative for promising startups

As it welcomes Somfy and Tyco to its board of directors, the Thread Group keeps an eye out for startups that could have an outsized impact on the developing Internet of Things market.

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The next Toshiba TV you buy won't be made by Toshiba

Toshiba says the U.S. TV market just isn't worth it anymore. You'll still see the Toshiba brand on TVs although those sets won't come from the company itself.

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Nickelodeon to join standalone streaming bandwagon

Yet another network de-couples from cable, with a streaming service aimed at mobile devices.

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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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Not into football? Stream a few movies this weekend: Here are Oscar nominees, winners, and several overlooked gems

Here are picks for the best of what's available on Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, and other streaming services this weekend.

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Sling TV review: Television's future is still in development

The $20 Internet TV service has its fair share of problems, but it adds an element that many cord cutters have been missing.

FCC redefines advanced broadband as 25 Mbps; Republicans blow a gasket

The agency's higher speed definition allows it to take new actions to encouarge deployment. But Republicans on the commission went a little nuts.

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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 will offer a Reverse AutoHop for the Super Bowl, showing only the commercials

The day after the big game, subscribers who enjoy the commercials more than the action on the field can skip past all the boring parts.

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Jawbone opens a Marketplace to show that it's more than step counter

The new online store offers smart scales, home automation devices, and even a pet tracker with hooks into Jawbone's own fitness bands.

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Windows 10 FLAC support will extend to phones and small tablets

The lossless audio compression format won't be limited to laptops and desktops, though it's a few months away.

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How to watch the Super Bowl for free: Cut the cable cord!

You don't need a pay-TV subscription to watch Super Bowl XLIX . Our guide shows you how to get the big game onto almost any screen you own.

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How virtual reality stole the show at Sundance Film Festival

Forget Kevin Bacon and indie films: The most interesting cinema at the Sundance Film Festival ran on the Oculus Rift.

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Sony-Spotify deal kills Music Unlimited and could pre-empt Spotify for Xbox One

A new Playstation Music service will launch this spring for PS3 and PS4 game consoles. Users will be able to pay through their PlayStation Network wallets.