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Latest Apple TV rumor suggests skimpier storage, reiterates lack of 4K

A new report says Apple’s set-top will top out at 16 GB of storage, and may include just half that.


Hulu without ads arrives for $12 per month (or more with Apple billing)

For $4 more per month, subscribers can get the same lineup of streaming shows, but mostly without commercial interruption.

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Apple TV report claims universal search, $149 starting price

The next Apple TV may get universal search like every other media streamer, and could cost $149.


Amazon Prime adds offline video for iOS and Android, while Netflix makes excuses

Amazon solves a major problem for streaming video services, while Netflix makes excuses.

Apple’s rumored original programming push included bid for Top Gear stars

Apple could prop up its streaming video offerings by producing new movies or TV shows, but not anytime soon.


LG SmartThinQ sensor makes old appliances Internet-aware

LG makes a sensor for dumb appliances, and it's not as silly as it seems.

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New update makes Amazon Echo more family-friendly

Amazon Echo update adds support for multiple accounts, BART departure times for San Francisco residents.


Sling TV apologizes after botching another big streaming event

More fixes are coming after Fear the Walking Dead failed to stream for some users, but Sling warns of “further issues” until a solution is in place.


NFL without cable: A cord cutter’s guide for the 2015/2016 season

It’s getting a little easier to watch pro football online or over-the-air without an expensive cable TV bundle, but you’ll still have to make a few sacrifices.

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Cablevision aims at cord cutters by selling CBS All Access, Showtime

As cable TV subscriptions erode, Cablevision embraces the trend with streaming video services for Internet subscribers.


Pono woes: Neil Young bemoans "lack of resources" for expanding the reach of the lossless music player

Despite a hardcore audience in the tens of thousands, Pono may have trouble expanding its brand of better-than-CD-quality tunes.

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Amazon Echo adding voice controls for SmartThings devices

With Amazon’s connected speaker, turning on the lights and activating appliances will soon be just a voice command away for SmartThings users.

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Amazon reportedly beats Apple TV in 2014 as streaming video gets serious

Amazon quickly made its mark on the media streamer landscape in 2014, but this year could look a lot different.

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How the Xbox One and Windows 10 come together (and where they fall apart)

Microsoft has realized that it can’t ignore PC gaming anymore, but it still has work to do in building a bridge from the Xbox One.


HBO Now lands on Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick

One more connected TV platform down, but more to go for HBO’s standalone streaming video service.