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Nest Cam leak shows a slicker, smarter Dropcam

Dropcam could drop its own branding and merge with Nest's main mobile app.

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Android TV hidden gems: The 10 best hard-to-find apps

Android TV now lets you browse its entire app store instead just a curated selection. We went through it so you don’t have to.

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Samsung goes sci-fi with transparent and mirrored OLED screens

By all means, admire the potential in these futuristic displays. Just don’t expect them in consumer products any time soon.

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Marriott and Netflix team up for in-room streaming, no paid Internet required

Guests in certain hotels can now tap into their Netflix accounts straight from the television. Because who uses hotel pay-per-view anymore?

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Channel Master TV takes a stab at splicing streaming and over-the-air video

As more people abandon cable TV for cheap or free streaming services, some hardware makers are hellbent on mashing up online video with free broadcast channels.

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TiVo Online quietly adds web streaming for DVR shows

A new website lets TiVo users watch their recordings straight from a browser, though some extra hardware might be required.

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Not just Apple: Showtime streaming heads to Roku, Playstation Vue

After announcing Apple as its “first partner,” Showtime adds a couple more venues for its $11 per month streaming service.

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Android TV's 600 “new” apps are now much easier to find

The Google Play Store now lets you browse every available app--including all the junk.

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Attempting a minimalist living room with Shield Android TV and HDHomeRun

Streaming games and over-the-air channels from another room can help slim down your media center, but they also introduce some new points of failure.

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Showtime's $11 per month streaming service gets Apple as an early partner

The new standalone service launches on July 12, and includes full access to Showtime's back catalog.

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Got a Beats Pill XL speaker? Apple recall will get you $325

Due to a rare fire hazard risk, Apple is recalling all Beats Pill XL speakers, and offering $325 in exchange.

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GameFly brings game streaming to Amazon Fire TV, taking on Nvidia and Sony

The mail-order video game rental service's expansion to streaming seems long overdue, but the market's still young and unproven.

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Android TV’s second act: More apps, better hardware, and new features

Google-powered TV boxes have been a tough sell next to Apple TV, Roku, and Fire TV, but that’s starting to change.

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Nvidia Shield hands-on: The first high-end Android TV box ships today, rife with features

Shield is much pricier than your average set-top box, but aims to justify its $200 price tag with 4K streaming and a bunch of gaming options.

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TVMC for Kodi makes video piracy uncomfortably easy

This free living room TV software offers vast quantities of movies and TV shows out of the box.