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House of Cards Season 3 will hit on February 27, making it Netflix's biggest original series

As the political thriller's success continues, the company has more reason than ever to produce new original content, some already in the works.

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How to turn a Chromebox into a video-streaming workhorse

A Chrome OS desktop computer can be a powerful tool in a cord cutter's arsenal, serving up the full Web for under $200. But it does take some finagling, and won't be for everyone.

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HBO Go lands on Xbox One with most major TV providers on board

HBO's streaming video app has finally made the next-gen console leap, but Playstation owners will have to wait.

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Sony's PlayStation Vue service won't kill cable, but it could be a welcome alternative

Playstation Vue is a lot like existing pay TV services, except without the deceptive practices that make cable so repugnant. It's breaking new ground even if it doesn't become a hit.

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Pharrell, John Lennon tunes could get pulled from YouTube over royalty spat

Whether a takedown happens or not, the dust-up underscores tensions between artists and streaming services like YouTube and Spotify.

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'Where to Watch' is Hollywood's legal video search site, and it's actually decent

The new site lets you search across streaming services by title, actor or director. While the idea isn't particularly new, the execution stands out despite a few blind spots.

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Quirky tries making the smart home less scary with cheap, unbundled devices

A slew of new sensors, controllers and triggers play nicely together, and don't require a huge up-front investment.

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6 killer video-streaming apps for low-effort TV watching

On-demand services like Netflix are great when you know what you want, but sometimes it's easier to turn on the TV and tune out.

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Moto 360 app lets users build their own watch faces

An upgrade to Motorola's Connect app lets Moto 360 users choose their own dials, tick marks and background images. The company's working hard to help its watch stand out amid mounting competition.

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Asus ZenWatch will cost $199 when it launches at Best Buy November 9

The retro-styled Android Wear timepiece will be one of the lower-priced models available--and, based on what we've seen so far, a classier competitor to the Samsung Gear Live.

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LG's G Watch R lands on Google Play atop the Android Wear heap

Android Wear's king of the hill goes on sale for $299, but don't rule out the Moto 360 just yet.

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CBS brings a round-the-clock streaming news network to cord cutters

Ditched cable and missing your fix of CNN, MSNBC or Fox News? CBS wants to offer the next-best thing.

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Chromecast vs. Nexus Player: Google's new streaming puck isn't worth the upgrade yet

Google's new TV box combines the convenience of screen beaming with a proper remote control and on-screen menus. It’s not yet fully-baked, but cord cutters should keep an eye on it.

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The Apple Pay effect: Google Wallet use is skyrocketing

Apple Pay isn't just making payments easier for iPhone users; it's giving a boost to Google's own mobile payments service.

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SoundCloud's premium subscription music service will launch in 2015

With a major label deal in hand and advertising in full swing, SoundCloud gives a timeframe for its premium, ad-free service.