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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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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.

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How to stream NCAA March Madness to your favorite devices, mobile or otherwise

Whether you have an Apple TV, Chromecast, or some other streaming hardware, we lay out the best scenarios for catching all the March Madness.

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Google Docs vs. Microsoft Office: Which suite rules productivity on your Android tablet?

We break down the strengths and weaknesses of each to help you decide which apps to use for getting work done.

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Ikea's newest furniture can charge your phone wirelessly

New desks, bedside tables, and lamps will feature Qi wireless charging capabilities.

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Grab $6 in Google Play credit through your Chromecast

Google's intent is to encourage you to rent a movie for Valentine’s Day, but it’s good for any content in the Play Store.

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The 10 best widgets for your Android tablet

Instead of filling your tablet screen with a row of icons, bring it to life with these cool widgets that put information and utilities touch away.

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Google to make bigger retail push with Nexus Player

The first Android TV device is heading to both online and brick-and-mortar stores.

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Google TV leaves the stage, as spotlight now shifts to Android TV

Google’s newest effort at conquering the living room, Android TV, will run on all of Sony’s new smart TVs.

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Amazon announces 13 new Prime Video shows to debut on January 15

And it's bad news for X-Files fans as creator Chris Carter’s drama ‘The After’ didn’t make the final cut.

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How to DJ your New Year's Eve Party using a Chromecast and Google Play Music

Be the expert mixmaster all with a few taps of your phone and Google's streaming dongle.