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Sling TV app heads to Amazon's Fire TV with deep device discounts in tow

Commit to three months of Sling TV, and get a free Fire TV Stick or $50 off the Fire TV set-top box.

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How to watch over-the-air broadcasts on an Xbox One (even though Microsoft's TV tuner isn't available stateside)

There's no need to wait for Microsoft's official TV tuner; this obscure $35 box does a fine job on its own.

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Tired of high energy bills? Thermoneystat sets the temperature by dollars instead of degrees

A new Kickstarter campaign aims to take the shock out of energy bills by letting you choose how much you want to spend.

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Samsung's latest smart TV snafu injects Pepsi ads into your personal videos

After fending off privacy concerns around voice recognition in its smart TVs, Samsung is facing new complaints about ads appearing in users' video streams.

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Sling TV blocks Android dongles and Fire TV sideloading

Crafty users can still install an older version to get around Dish's arbitrary restrictions.

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Shhh! Your smart TV is eavesdropping on you

Samsung’s Smart TV privacy policy is raising new concerns about eavesdropping, though it’s not the first example of unnerving behavior from our televisions.

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Netflix's next original will head to 1970s New York

As Netflix's original content war with Amazon intensifies, it's tapping the director of Moulin Rouge! and The Great Gatsby for a new drama.

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Flicks stuffs a projector into a boombox, because why not?

We've seen projector phones tablets and cameras before, but none of those creations seem quite as logical as the projector boombox.

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This quirky new video service streams cult classics, schlocky gems, and more for free

Ever wish you could watch the Weird Al Show or Mystery Science Theater 3000 again? ShoutFactoryTV brings it to phones, set-top boxes, and more for free.

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YouTube TV tips: 6 ways to bring the streaming video site into your living room

You might think of YouTube as merely a place for snack-sized videos, but these tips can turn it into a cord-cutting powerhouse.

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Sonos' limited-edition Blue Note speaker adds a touch of color

Sonos is appealing to jazz aficionados with a limited-edition Blue Note speaker, though the window of opportunity to get one is slim.

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Neeo is a sleeker, simpler universal smart home remote

Flush with $1 million in Kickstarter cash, Neeo wants to be the first smart home remote that won't scare the heck out of normal people.

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Daisy soil sensor promises cheap remediation for plant killers

Though it's hardly the first plant sensor on the market, Daisy aims to undercut its rivals on price.

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Nest can pay for itself within two years, says Nest

Several studies show upwards of 10 percent average energy savings when using Nest, though actual savings depends on many factors.

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Nickelodeon to join standalone streaming bandwagon

Yet another network de-couples from cable, with a streaming service aimed at mobile devices.