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Hulu heads to cable boxes for convenience at a cost

Through a deal with Cablevision, Optimum TV subscribers can now flip over to the Hulu channel on their cable boxes.

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Chromecast is now getting built into hotel TV systems

Chromecast’s hotel version lets you bring your own apps and subscriptions to the guest room.

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This $25 Bluetooth tracker made my Apple TV remote less frustrating

Tile: For when your Apple TV remote is too slick for its own good.

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Amazon same-day delivery expands to 11 new cities as other retailers bail

Amazon Prime subscribers can now get free same-day delivery in more than 1,000 U.S. cities and towns.

Nest says it’s helping stranded Revolv hub users amid service shutdown PR nightmare

Revolv users may get “compensation” from Nest as they try to get their smart homes working again.

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Sphero’s BB-8 can be your screening buddy for Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Sphero BB-8 gets a “Watch With Me” mode to react in sync with the film.

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Starz embraces standalone streaming with $9 per month video service

With Starz standalone streaming, yet another premium TV channel breaks free from the cable bundle

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Sony’s pricey Ultra video-streaming service goes live today, but you'll need a new high-end 4K Sony TV to use it

Just spent thousands on a Sony 4K HDR TV? Get ready to pay a premium to enjoy it to the fullest.

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Xbox's first universal Windows apps include Hulu, NASCAR, Nickelodeon, and Dailymotion

The promise of porting Windows 10 apps to Xbox already has a few takers including Hulu and Nickelodeon.

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Amazon triples its Dash Button lineup for your Slim Jim and Red Bull emergencies

Amazon Dash Buttons expand well beyond the basics with on-demand snacks, gum, and even coconut water.

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Cord cutters should hope Vizio’s new smart TVs don't spark a trend

Vizio’s “Tuner-Free" TVs require extra hardware and hassle for antenna users.

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The Internet of Things is all fun and games until a racist takes over your printer

IoT security wake-up call: A white supremacist hacker sends racist documents to thousands of publicly-exposed connected printers.

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How to watch Netflix with faraway friends

Synchronize Netflix with long-distance friends using these two Chrome extensions.

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Turn a Raspberry Pi into an Echo-like speaker with this recipe from Amazon

Amazon posts detailed instruction on how to rig up a Raspberry Pi with Alexa voice commands.

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Hulu enters virtual reality on Gear VR, no subscription required

Hulu’s virtual reality app for the Samsung Gear VR is a mix of 360-degree content and traditional video in a virtual living room.