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Cortana coming to the Xbox One in 2016

Microsoft's digital assistant arrives on the Xbox One in 2016, but Xbox One Experience Preview testers will get to try it later this year.

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Amazon Echo learns some new tricks, can now control Insteon lights

Amazon's partnership with Insteon provides the Echo with broader device compatibility, bringing it a little closer to being the center of your smart home.

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Google plans a press event for September 29th, hints at Android Marshmallow release

Google isn't saying what it'll announce, but all indications point toward Android Marshmallow, new Nexus phones, and a revamped Chromecast.

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NASA joins the 4k party with an Ultra HD channel of its own

The new channel, slated to launch November 1st, will showcase footage from NASA missions and the International Space Station.

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Survey: People really like watching TV shows on their Apple devices

According to Adobe, most people use paid streaming TV services on Apple gear.

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Report: Comcast will take on YouTube with a streaming service of its own

Comcast's "Watchable" streaming service should begin arriving on cable boxes soon—but non-subscribers will be able to access it, too.

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FTC ponders App Store's 30% take from streaming rivals after Apple Music launch

The US Government may investigate whether or not App Store policies gives Apple Music an unfair advantage, according to Reuters.

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Apple Music launching 8am Pacific Tuesday, allows uploads like iTunes Match

Apple Music will let you upload your own tracks to fill in the gaps.

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Taylor Swift takes issue with Apple Music free trial in open letter

Despite her criticism of Apple's handling of royalties during Apple Music's trial period, Swift remains bullish on the service's potential.

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Whoops! Sony Music CEO confirms Apple's new music streaming service

According to Sony Music CEO Doug Morris, Apple will introduce a brand new music streaming service at Monday's WWDC keynote.

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Internet bandwidth study shows that people can't get enough Netflix

Netflix streaming gobbles up over a third of peak-hour Internet traffic in North America, according to networking company Sandvine.

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Panasonic's Firefox OS-based HDTVs have arrived—in Europe, anyway

Panasonic launches six new TVs running the operating system in Europe, but the rest of us will have to wait a while longer to get our hands on one.

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DirecTV adds to its streaming lineup with 22 new 'Everywhere' channels

DirecTV subscribers can now stream a wider selection of popular channels, such as Cartoon Network, Comedy Central, and MTV. Cord-cutters, however, need not apply.


Pandora plans to offer ad-free 'day passes' later this year

Need some music for your next house party? Pandora will soon have something for you.

Experimental networking tech beams data across the room with light

Oxford University researchers develop a way to transmit data across a room at 100-gigabit speeds using a beam of light. The Flash would be impressed.