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Vessel is a slick new streaming service with a focus on Internet stars

The brainchild of Hulu's former CEO takes on YouTube, but cuts out the user-generated cruft.

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Slingbox's desktop player is now lousy with ads

The latest SlingPlayer Desktop update clutters the video interface with banner advertisements.

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New Apple TV hardware coming this summer, report says

Siri, App Store, and home automation could be centerpieces of Apple's next living room set-top box.

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Score one for net neutrality: Exceptions sought for streaming TV aren't sticking

Sony, HBO, and Showtime reportedly seek special treatment for their online video services, but run into net neutrality rules and business concerns.

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Here's the hardware that will power Windows-based robots and connected homes

Microsoft has big plans for spreading Windows beyond phones, tablets, and PCs, and it's just started talking about the hardware options.

Apple TV revisited: 4 reasons to buy it, 4 reasons to skip it

Now that Apple has slashed the price of its streaming set-top box, is worth a second look?

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PlayStation Vue is slicker than cable, but not necessarily cheaper

Sony's new streaming video service starts at $50 per month for 50 channels, and scales up to $70 per month for 85 channels.

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Chromecast gains the ability to work with regular TV remote controls

The latest firmware update helps cover for Chromecast's lack of a proper remote, but in limited fashion and only with some TVs.

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Sling TV adding A&E, History channels as Xbox One app goes live

The $20 per month streaming video service has nearly doubled its channel lineup since last month's launch.

Apple streaming TV service rumors are back, and more credible than ever

Apple's long-rumored streaming video service is reportedly back on track and will launch this fall.

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Electrolux will sell a live-streaming oven later this year

The world's second-largest appliance maker bets big on smart homes as the competition heats up.

New Roku media streamers may be imminent

Now might be a bad time to buy a Roku, as signs of new hardware clear the FCC.

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Even after HBO Now, those cord-cutting naysayers are still getting it all wrong

HBO's standalone streaming service is nearly here. Leave it to the cable apologists to rain on the parade.

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Cord cutting is changing everything, and the head of CBS knows it

As more homes rely solely on broadcast TV and streaming video, networks are starting to admit that the big cable bundle isn't sustainable.

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Nest's next move could involve smart home audio

The Google-owned maker of smart thermostats and smoke detectors is hiring an audio engineer for new hardware and software products.