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Daniel has been writing about smartphones, tablets and apps since 2008, and he enjoys pitting gadgets against each other.

Twitter #Music doubles down on song discovery with new chart features

How does a music service built around sharing and song discovery get even better at surfacing hot tunes? Simple: Add some charts.

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ABC adds live-streaming to its iOS app, but won't cut the cord

ABC is updating its iOS app this week to support live streaming of shows, including programming from local stations, but the service comes at a price.

LG starts accepting preorders for world's first curved OLED TV

LG is preparing to ship the 55EA9800, its 55-inch OLED television, which is both groundbreaking and pricey.

AT&T flips the switch on home automation with Digital Life platform

AT&T has begun taking orders in 15 metro areas across the U.S. for its Digital Life home automation and security product.

LG adds PayPal integration to smart TVs

LG is the first manufacturer to add that functionality to its televisions, making the feature available for its 2013 line of smart TVs in the U.S., Canada and U.K. Five other countries will get the feature this month.

LG signs deal to bring Spotify's sultry tunes to several home theater devices

LG has announced a deal to integrate Spotify in a wide range of existing and upcoming home entertainment devices.


Redbox Instant challenges Netflix with dual services

Redbox Instant has emerged from beta testing to offer $8 monthly subscriptions with four one-night DVD rentals and unlimited video streaming.

Vimeo launches pay-to-watch video service

Vimeo On Demand lets video producers charge viewers for watching movies online, with the creators setting their price and keeping most of the profits.

Pandora restricts free mobile listening to 40 hours per month, citing royalty woes

In the face of skyrocketing royalty fees, Pandora reintroduces a 40 hour per month listening cap for free mobile listeners.

Netflix offers 'Super HD' streaming to select ISPs

Super HD is basically Netflix's branding for 1080p full HD content.

Google rolls out free Wi-Fi service to New York City's Chelsea neighborhood

The service was created in partnership with the Chelsea Improvement Group, a local nonprofit

LG Magic Remote gets Siri-like voice recognition

The remote will be compatible will LG’s 2013 range of smart TVs, Blu-ray players and cinema systems

Debut of 'six strikes' anti-piracy program pushed back to 2013

The copyright alert system was announced in July 2011 and scheduled to launch in December of that year