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Sling TV review: Television's future is still in development

The $20 Internet TV service has its fair share of problems, but it adds an element that many cord cutters have been missing.

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Jawbone opens a Marketplace to show that it's more than step counter

The new online store offers smart scales, home automation devices, and even a pet tracker with hooks into Jawbone's own fitness bands.

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Windows 10 FLAC support will extend to phones and small tablets

The lossless audio compression format won't be limited to laptops and desktops, though it's a few months away.

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How to watch the Super Bowl for free: Cut the cable cord!

You don't need a pay-TV subscription to watch Super Bowl XLIX . Our guide shows you how to get the big game onto almost any screen you own.

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Sony-Spotify deal kills Music Unlimited and could pre-empt Spotify for Xbox One

A new Playstation Music service will launch this spring for PS3 and PS4 game consoles. Users will be able to pay through their PlayStation Network wallets.

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Misfit moves beyond fitness with home automation and smartphone controls

The $50 fitness band will soon let users control lights, locks, thermostats and more straight from the wrist.

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This Dropcam alternative promises not to eat your bandwidth

SpotCam's “Sleep Mode” can disable recording during certain times, but switch back on when it detects motion or audio disturbances.

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GE joins the smart sous-vide craze, but its induction cooktop will cost you

The appliance giant is announcing the first sous-vide setup, which integrates with a cooktop and can be controlled from your smartphone.

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Building an Apple-powered smart home? Here's how non-HomeKit devices could work

Your Apple-powered smart home of the future needn't be limited to the HomeKit ecosystem, but venturing outside will bring some restrictions.

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Hulu's next original series steals talent away from YouTube

Video Game High School creators RocketJump and Freddie Wong sign on with Hulu for an eight-episode original comedy.

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Should you cut the cord? A guide to decide for 2015

Ask yourself these 9 questions before you decide to drop your cable- or satellite-TV subscription.

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Amazon promises dozens of films as original-content war with Netflix heats up

Unlike Netflix, Amazon also plans to release the films to theater chains before Amazon Prime subscribers can get them.

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Xiaomi's Mi Box Mini is a media streamer the size of a phone charger

Admire the $30 streaming video device for its impressive engineering, but don't hold your breath for a U.S. launch.

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AllCast brings easy Chromecast photo beaming to iOS

The free app does a fine job of sending photos to your TV, but there are better options for video.

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CES wrap-up: Cord-cutting trends and predictions for 2015

For those who've learned to live without a pay TV subscription, 2014 was a banner year. Here's what to expect in 2015.