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YouTube is launching a new app just for kids

The childproofed version of YouTube will have parental controls, a simpler interface, and no comments.

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Sony's latest snake oil: Pricey 'Premium Sound' Micro SDXC cards

For a $160, Sony's audiophile SDXC card claims to reduce electrical noise. Will anyone buy it?

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How to sideload apps onto Amazon's Fire TV

Installing apps from the Google Play Store can greatly expand your streaming-video catalog. We'll show you the tricks to make it work.

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Ray looks like a phone, but it's actually a “Super Remote”

Yet another startup is trying to simplify the remote control through touchscreens. Someone's bound to get it right eventually!

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NBC starts live streaming on mobile, with the usual restrictions

Want to watch NBC live on your phone or tablet? Only cable subscribers in select markets should bother.

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Comcast's TV Everywhere streaming lineup doubles as cord-cutting options skyrocket

The cable giant's live streaming catalog now tops 70 channels, and more than 30 percent of customers are taking advantage.

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Call it 802.11baaa: Rural broadband experiment could use sheep as Wi-Fi hotspots

Yes, wandering sheep with Wi-Fi collars could form mesh networks, to bring truly organic, free-range Wi-Fi to wide swaths of isolated countryside.

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Mattel's iconic View-Master becomes a VR headset

If you've tried Google Cardboard and are over the age of 30, you've probably noticed some parallels to those old View-Master stereoscopes. Now, Mattel is embracing the comparison.

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Tesla plans a home battery pack to help keep the lights on

Tesla's crusade against fossil fuels could soon hit home with a battery-powered energy pack.

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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.