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Spotify turns itself into entertainment 1-stop shop with videos and podcasts

The overhauled app, out today, now offers original content and new features for runners.

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Report: Apple pulled the plug on its long-rumored HDTV project


The company reportedly couldn't find a good enough reason to wade into the cutthroat TV wars.

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Siri checks in: Welcome to Starwood’s hotel room of the future

From robot bellhops to RFID carpet, Starwood is betting big on technology as the future of hospitality.

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Apple may give social networking another shot with Beats Music reboot

The overhauled Beats Music streaming service is rumored to have a social element for musicians.

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Beats Music relaunch drama: FTC may be probing Apple's Spotify-squashing tactics

Apple is taking heat from rivals like Spotify and the government before its revamped streaming service gets off the ground.

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HBO Now's contract-free, stand-alone streaming comes to iOS and Apple TV today

You can sign up for HBO Now at this very moment.

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Sorry, Tidal: Why I'm waiting for Apple to revolutionize streaming

Tidal's selling points aren't cutting it compared to Spotify. Apple could do more with Beats Music.

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Outages plague App Store, iTunes, and other Apple services

If you're trying to buy music, apps, or games this morning, good luck.

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Drop review: An iPad-connected scale for beginning bakers

You already bring your iPad in the kitchen, so why not make it work harder?

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The connected home of the future will be voice-activated and Nest-integrated

Appliance makers at CES 2015 prove The Jetsons' futuristic house might not be so far off.

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7 wacky sleep-hacking gadgets to help you get some shut-eye

Start-ups are tackling the science of sleep at this year’s CES.

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Samsung gets practical with 2015 appliances

A new oven range and washing machine aren't exactly high-tech, but they're definitely appealing.

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LG's smart appliances now respond to the sound of your voice

You could already text your LG refrigerator, but now you can tell it what to do with the company's voice-activated HomeChat feature.

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Dacor's Android oven turns up the heat with voice activation

The appliance company now lets you control your smart range with voice commands on the go.

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Whirlpool’s new washers talk to Nest while you’re away

The company’s latest appliances are the first on board with the Nest Developer Program.