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TV networks’ response to unlocking the cable box highlights everything that's wrong about cable TV

The FCC’s open set-top box plan aims to improve the viewing experience, so of course TV networks hate it.

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The Android TV remote app for iOS is as bare-bones as the Android version

Tap, swipe, type: Android TV gets an iOS app for when your hardware remote goes missing.

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TiVo revamps its Roamio OTA set-top box and drops the subscription charge

TiVo's Roamio OTA DVR for cord cutters doubles the storage and makes lifetime pricing permanent.

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Pizza Hut turns to algorithms and GPS tracking to increase sales

Yup, it’s the 'Uber-ization' of pizza, as Pizza Hut joins the wave of chain restaurants embracing tech.

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The Charter-Time Warner Cable deal includes concessions for cord cutters

The combined cable company will be data cap-free for seven years, and won’t impede new streaming services from TV networks.

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Time Warner’s Turner aims for cinephiles with FilmStruck streaming service

Turner’s FIlmStruck streaming service will offer art house and indie films, and steals the Criterion Collection from Hulu.

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This NES adapter adds wireless control, no modding necessary

Analogue’s Retro Receiver is just the excuse you need to put an original Nintendo in your living room.

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Why Sling TV multi-stream plans are missing ESPN and Disney (for now)

What's keeping ESPN and Disney out of Sling TV's multi-stream plan? Dish Network explains.

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HBO Now heads to consoles with Xbox One and Xbox 360 apps (and some Samsung Smart TVs too)

HBO Now slides onto Xbox One, Xbox 360, and new Samsung Smart TVs for watching Game of Thrones without cable.

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Google search will soon show live TV listings

What time is the Game of Thrones TV premiere? Just ask Google search.

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Comcast’s Roku and Samsung TV apps will free customers from cable boxes

Comcast readies Roku and Samsung TV apps as it tries to prevent a truly open cable box market.

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Catching up with PlayOn, the DVR for streaming video

PlayOn’s streaming-video DVR gets new scheduling and ad-skip features, and its developer hints at bigger plans to come.

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Netflix stops insisting it will never support offline videos

Netflix learns to never say never about downloading videos for offline viewing.

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Vizio’s latest 4K TVs make eye-popping HDR more affordable

HDR gets cheaper with Vizio’s 2016 M-Series TVs, starting at $850 for a 50-inch set.

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This infidelity-sensing mattress is so dumb it has to be a marketing stunt

The Durmet Smarttress uses motion sensors to detect foul play, which is pretty much the worst justification ever for buying a mattress.