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Second-gen Chromecast tipped with faster Wi-Fi, Spotify support, and more

Two new Nexus phones are on tap for later in September and it looks like a new Chromecast is too.

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Signs hint at next-gen 4K Amazon Fire TV

The FCC database is a great place to uncover upcoming hardware. The latest device to be revealed thanks to public documents could be an upcoming Amazon Fire TV refresh.


Pandora's One Day Pass offers 1 day of ad-free music for $1

Streaming might kill the Internet radio star, but Pandora won't give up without a fight.

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Spotify cleans up privacy mess with plain language policy update

Spotify is making amends for its privacy policy mistakes with plainer, clearer language.

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Samsung reveals world's first UltraHD '4K' Blu-ray player

Samsung's the first manufacturer out of the gate with a 4K Blu-ray player, but it won't be the last.


Epix's big-name movies are leaving Netflix for Hulu

Epix is leaving Netflix by the end of September for the greener shores of Hulu land.

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Spotify CEO hints why the music service's privacy policy gets all up in your business

Spotify recently changed its privacy policy. Now the CEO is hinting why.


Rdio gets live radio from partner Cumulus Media, catching it up to competition

A struggling Rdio needs all the features it can get, but adding traditional radio stations might not be enough.

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HBO Now rolls out support for Google's Chromecast

Now it's really easy to beam your HBO Now subscription to your TV without an Apple set-top box.


Seagate's stylish 2TB Xbox hard drive packs ample room for games, DVR recordings

Need an external hard drive for your Xbox? This one will look really nice next to your console.


How to play DVDs in Windows 10 for free

Regretting the loss of DVD playback on your fancy new Windows 10 upgrade? Here's how to get that capability back for free.


Google's Nest smart thermostat yanked from the Apple Store

HomeKit-enabled devices are slowly rolling into Apple's world, and Google's Nest Learning Thermostat is rolling out.


Amazon's 'Prime Day' birthday blowout promises more deals than Black Friday

Amazon's big Black Friday-style sale begins on Wednesday, but Walmart wants to play too.


Comcast reveals Stream, a $15 online TV package for Internet-only subscribers

Comcast offers several packages that include online streaming, but Stream could be the company's first truly cord-cutter friendly service.

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5 free Wi-Fi tools that help maximize your home network

Wi-Fi is wonderful, and even more so when you use these free tools.