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4K Chromecast Ultra details leak ahead of Google event

The Chromecast Ultra is expected to cost $69 when it rolls out after Google's hardware event on October 4.

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Plex Cloud lets you say goodbye to your always-on home media server

Plex Cloud relies on Amazon's Web Services to stream your media, rather than a constantly connected PC sitting in your home.

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Following Pandora, iHeartRadio reveals new premium radio and on-demand music streaming

iHeartRadio is going head-to-head with Spotify but hopes its expertise in Internet radio will give it an edge.

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Apple's Siri-powered Amazon Echo rival reportedly hits the prototype phase

It's not ready yet, but a report from Bloomberg says Apple's Echo rival is now in the prototype and testing phase.

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Hulu's rolling out two VR-only TV shows this fall

Hulu is getting serious about virtual reality this fall, with VR-only news and comedy shows.

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Pandora teases on-demand music while launching Pandora Plus with offline listening

The age of Pandora One is over. Pandora Plus is rolling out soon with unlimited skips and replays, as well as an offline mode for $5 per month.

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Amazon's revamped Echo Dot is cheaper than ever and finally available to everyone

Amazon's second-generation Dot is built (and priced) to work in teams.

Sony's PlayStation 4 'Shingen' update adds HDR support to every PS4 console

Sony's latest update to the PlayStation 4's system software adds high dynamic range support for older consoles.

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TP-Link's new Wi-Fi light bulbs shun smart bridges for easier, cheaper setup

TP-Link's new light bulbs don't require a smart home bridge to control them, letting you get up and running with just one bulb to start.

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New TiVo Bolt+ is a DVR powerhouse rolling out September 15

The Bolt+ builds on the original Bolt, featuring six tuners and 3TB of onboard storage.

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The FCC wants to replace your cable box with apps

Forget about open standards for cable boxes. The Federal Communications Commission says all we really need are more apps.

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Sling TV launches Windows 10 app just in time for NFL kickoff

Sling TV's new Windows 10 app features Live Tiles and Cortana support.

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Amazon Fire TV update takes the headache out of finding what to watch

Amazon is beefing up the voice control capabilities of its set-top box and streaming stick. The new updates are rolling out now.

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YouTube disappearing from 50 Sony Bravia sets highlights why smart TVs suck

Smart TVs look like a great idea, but they have a serious downside as demonstrated by Sony's recent announcement.

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Google bakes Chromecast support directly into Chrome

Google is finally adding a built-in option to Cast open tabs to your Chromecast-enabled television. The extension will still work, but it's no longer needed.