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Derek Walter is a freelance technology writer based in Northern California. He is the author of Learning MIT App Inventor, a hands-on guide to building your own Android apps.

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Google reveals new partnerships for Android TV, Google Cast platforms

New speakers and receivers from B&O Play, Harman Kardon, Onkyo, Philips, Pioneer, and Raumfeld will be ready to stream all your favorite tunes and video.

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Google Play's holiday sale slashes prices on games and apps, offers three months of music streaming for $1

The sales include 75 percent off a movie rental, half off an album purchase, and deep discounts on several popular games and apps for Android.

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Google makes Play Music Family Plan official - $15 per month for 6 members

In the U.S., this includes YouTube Red, making it a very compelling offer.

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How to turn your old Android phone or tablet into a security camera

Your unused Android device can be repurposed for checking up on the baby or making sure your house is safe while you're away.

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YouTube Music mobile apps launch, with offline listening and no ads for subscribers

The app is available for all, but has particular perks for subscribers to YouTube Red, Google's $10 per month video and music package.

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Hands on with YouTube Red: Is Google's ad-free media-streaming service worth the price of admission?

You get some cool features for $10 per month, but this service isn't for everyone.

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YouTube Red is Google's $10 per month video and music streaming service

Subscribers will get ad-free YouTube access, a Google Play Music subscription, and a new slate of original movies and TV series.

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Report: Google Play Music to launch family plan providing six users for $15 per month

The new fee structure is set to go live Sept. 29, which will then let you share the service across devices for six family members.

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Google reveals playful new logo in major redesign

The new, built-from-scratch typeface is designed to scale better across multiple screen sizes and platforms.

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Comcast adds fantasy stats and eye candy to its Xfinity X1 sports app

More statistics are available for individual players and teams, just in time for the start of the NFL season and MLB playoffs.

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Hands-on with TiVo's new buddy, Plex Media Server

If you're a TiVo junkie it's a great way to get more content from your computer on to your TV.

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Mikme microphone promises studio quality sound in a tiny package

A portable, wireless mic records to your iPhone or iPad, designed for podcasting, interviews, and music.

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Google Play 'Family' section now highlights kid-friendly apps, games, and TV shows

Disney characters, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and other children's favorites get a prominent spotlight.

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How to make watching TV more fun using the Xbox One's Snap feature

Surf the web while you're gaming or get live stats during a sporting event with this Xbox feature.

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How to stream Major League Baseball games to all your favorite devices

Major League Baseball has an impressive streaming package, but make sure you're aware of its pesky blackout rules.