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Amazon and Netflix snag Golden Globe awards as web shows ascend

Kevin Spacey wins actor accolades for House of Cards, while Jeffrey Tambor helps Amazon's Transparent take a pair of awards.

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Sling TV impressions: Ground-breaking service with limited features

Dish’s new Internet video service is a big step toward breaking up big channel bundles, but don’t expect all the comforts of cable.

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Channel Master wants to make a TV Guide for live, online video

Ditched cable and miss flipping the channels? Channel Master’s DVR+ box may soon offer an Internet equivalent.

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Tablo Metro broadcast DVR cleans cord-cutting clutter with a built-in antenna

The $250 box hooks up to home routers and beams video to tablets and set-top boxes, though it still has some added costs.

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The best Netflix tools: Use these 10 tricks and tips to get the most out of your subscription

Don’t be satisfied with the content that bubbles up to the surface of the Netflix user interface. Use these tools to dig down to the good stuff.

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LG's Music Flow aims to outstream Sonos with portable speakers and auto-playback

LG brings a bunch of new ideas to the whole-home audio game, but can it match Sonos' ecosystem and polish?

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This Android Wear app lets you control your PC with your watch

Unified Remote adds smartwatch support for launching apps and controlling media playback, but it's far from flawless.

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Sony says The Interview will still be released, but not necessarily on Crackle

The studio says it didn't crack under pressure from hackers, and says it's exploring alternatives to a theatrical release.

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The cord-cutter's guide to free (and legal!) TV streaming

You don't need to pay to watch great TV. The networks are offering more and more of their top shows online, where you can watch them for free on set-top boxes, game consoles, and other devices. We'll show you how.

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Netflix says offline viewing 'is never going to happen'

Netflix says downloads are a 'short term fix' for the bigger problem of Wi-Fi access.

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Netflix embraces Android Wear, but fails to turn your watch into a true remote

Netflix's new Android app sends social notifications to tell you what's on, but its Android Wear support doesn't yet connect the dots with Chromecast for streaming video nirvana.

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Comcast will bring HBO Go to Roku owners at last

After 'several months' of negotiations, Roku and Comcast end their unexplained standoff over HBO Go streaming.

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The moocher's guide to cutting the cable cord

So you got rid of cable, but now you're going through withdrawal. If you're willing to bend the rules, you might be able to rely on the generosity of loved ones willing to share passwords.

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Roku and Rdio make beautiful music with remote control, billing integration

Sorry Spotify and Pandora; set-top darling Roku is playing favorites with a different streaming music service.

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Amazon Instant Video flips the 4K streaming switch, leapfrogs over Netflix

While Netflix hikes prices for 4K video, Amazon starts streaming movies and TV shows to Prime subscribers at no additional cost.