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BitTorrent starts producing original TV shows in a quest to reform its image

BitTorrent is getting serious about transforming the BitTorrent protocol into a serious distribution method for legal media.

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Sling TV's web-based live television opens to all cord cutters, adds AMC to lineup

Cable cutters rejoice! Anyone can subscribe to the live TV streaming service Sling.

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The next Toshiba TV you buy won't be made by Toshiba

Toshiba says the U.S. TV market just isn't worth it anymore. You'll still see the Toshiba brand on TVs although those sets won't come from the company itself.

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Wi-Fi triage: 5 common solutions to your wireless woes

Lost your Wi-Fi network? Can't get a proper signal? Before you call your ISP try these easy DIY fixes.

NFL highlights headed to Google search and YouTube this week

The NFL and Google have reportedly signed a deal to bring game highlights to YouTube and Google search results.

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Netflix says Popcorn Time's easy-peasy movie piracy is a serious threat

Popcorn Time isn't even a year old yet, but it's already on Netflix's radar as a competitive threat. Is piracy truly on the rise in the age of streaming services?

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Spotify's Touch Preview makes song sampling painless

Spotify has a new solution for previewing songs to save them to your music collection or creating a play queue on the fly.

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Plex for PlayStation now available in the U.S.

It came to other parts of the world first, but the Plex app for the Playstation 3 and 4 is now available stateside.

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Marriott testing in-room access to Netflix, Pandora, Hulu, more

In the future, you may soon be able to watch Netflix in your room at Marriott hotels.

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Wavelength wants to make sharing digital movies as easy as sharing physical DVDs

Wavelength relies on a loophole in UltraViolet's terms to let you legally share your digital movies with others.

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These stylish headphones hide a secret: They're a discrete mobile theater with video

The final prototype of the Avegant Glyph is at CES. This mobile theater looks like a pair of headphones that fit over your eyes Geordi LaForge style.

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Attention audiophiles: Neil Young's high fidelity Pono Player hits stores Monday

It's finally here audio fans: Neil Young's fancy high-resolution audio player the Pono is landing on store shelves.

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Netflix users worry about potential VPN ban

Netflix doesn't do much to stop people from accessing Netflix over a virtual private network, but that may soon change.

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Withings introduces $150 Activité Pop, a smartwatch with analog style

If you want to look good while tracking your steps, the new Activité Pop may be the smartwatch for you.

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Samsung smart TVs will soon be able to play PlayStation games without a PlayStation

Sony is partnering with Samsung to bring its PlayStation Now game streaming service to select Samsung Smart TVs in 2015.