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Goosebumps and ghost-monkeys, streaming this week

Twelve new and notable streaming movies pack satisfying thrills and food for thought within the framework of their lurid genres.

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Apple’s Amazon Echo competitor might be another new Apple TV

Why launch a new product to compete with Echo and Google Home, when you can just slap a speaker and microphone into the Apple TV?

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Report: Apple considered buying Time Warner, owner of HBO and CNN

According to a new report, Eddy Cue proposed bidding for Time Warner, the second largest media company after Disney.

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The fantastic $35 Raspberry Pi 3 mini-PC may soon get official Android support

Google appears to be developing a version of Android for the Raspberry Pi 3, but nobody knows what it will be for.

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The horror-movie streaming service Shudder serves up phantasmic scare fare

If you love quality horror films, this streaming service is worth the price of admission.

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Energous nabs FCC certification for true wireless charging, though you'll have to wait for it

Energous, a startup that promises to charge wireless devices by beaming power to them through the air, has passed an important milestone: FCC certification of its WattUp technology.

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Report: Microsoft could debut Xbox One game streaming stick and 'Xbox TV' at E3

Petri's Brad Sams speculates that Microsoft is filling a price gap with two lower-cost streaming devices, along the lines of the Chromecast and Roku.

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Arduino targets the Internet of Things with Primo board

Arduino, the Italian company that has powered the "maker" movement with a series of small computing boards that can be programmed and configured for different tasks, is introducing a board targeted at the so-called Internet of Things.

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Google quietly kills its Nexus Player as Chromecast overshadows Android TV

Google is far from finished with its attempt to invade the living room, but the Nexus Player's time as part of that strategy is done.

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Altec Lansing Mini Lifejacket III review: This rugged Bluetooth speaker isn't just water resistant, it's fully submersible

With just enough top-end sparkle to keep things clear, the MIni Lifejacket III is the best-sounding waterproof Bluetooth speaker we've heard.

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Report: Apple is developing a 'Siri Speaker' to rival Amazon Echo and Google Home

First, Apple will release a Siri SDK to power this new product.

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Aquanta and its smart water-heater controller are back with new promises to slash your energy bill

Like the Nest thermostat, Aquanta’s water-heater controller learns your usage patterns and will heat water only when you need it.

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Spotify's family plan goes toe-to-toe with Apple and Google

Spotify's family plan now offers six premium memberships for $15 per month, equaling those of Apple Music and Google Play Music.

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Headphones buyers guide: Which type delivers the best balance of great sound, isolation, and comfortable fit?

In the ear, over the ear, or on the ear: We examine three headphone types and name the the best for music lovers.

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Linksys WRT routers won't block open-source firmware under new FCC rules

While Linksys takes action over FCC rules, TP-Link and others take the easy route, blocking third-party firmware on their routers.