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Google’s OnHub Shells aim to beautify the wireless router

Google's OnHub Shells turn the fancy new router into a decorative piece.


Cox Communications' anti-cord-cutting propaganda is as sad as you’d expect

Cox embraces FUD in a desperate attempt to discourage cord cutting.


Amazon Prime starts bundling Showtime and other streaming services

Amazon Prime takes on cable bundles with Showtime, Starz, and other add-on services.


Apple TV gets an app for over-the-air channels (with the right hardware)

HDHomeRun tuner support comes to Apple TV through third-party Channels app.

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Comcast X1’s IFTTT support lets you make your own TV alerts

The cable giant shows its geekier side by connecting to a vast number of Internet-connected services.


Twitch makes its long-awaited Android TV arrival

Android TV's Twitch app now lets users watch other people play video games on the big screen.


YouTube reportedly seeks licenses for Hollywood movies and TV episodes, yet again

YouTube Red may push for Hollywood movies and TV shows.


3 ways Roku Feed could be made even better

Roku Feed tries to make sense of streaming video, but the software hasn't quite nailed it yet.


Tablo Metro broadcast DVR with built-in antenna postponed indefinitely

Tablo Metro's attempt to take the clutter out of over-the-air recordings hasn't gone as planned.


DirecTV promises live 4K channels in early 2016

First came 4K streaming, now comes traditional TV, as DirecTV vows UltraHD channels in early 2016.


SnapPower Charger review: Quickly add one USB charging port to almost any outlet

It's much less expensive and a whole lot easier to install than other solutions we've tried.

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4K torrents from Netflix and Amazon hint at cracked copy protection

With 4K torrents emerging from Netflix and Amazon, Hollywood’s attempts to down 4K video may be short-lived.

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Amazon switches on Fire TV's smart home voice controls

Amazon's Fire TV now lets you dim your living room smart bulbs with Alexa voice commands.


Android TV gets proof-of-concept hack, but don’t panic

Proof-of-concept Android TV hack shows the risks--still mostly theoretical--of smart TVs.

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The moocher’s guide to cutting the cord, 2015 edition

How to ditch cable TV: Freeload off a friend or family member.