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Roku Streaming Stick vs. Chromecast: Which dongle should dangle from your TV?

Roku has more channels and a remote, but Chromecast is cheaper. We pit the two devices against each other in five categories.

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10 excellent movies to stream on Netflix over Thanksgiving weekend

Be thankful for your couch, your remote control, and the miracle of streaming movies.

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Bitdefender's BOX hardware protects your entire home network, not just your PC

Bitdefender BOX can replace or run alongside a home router to scan all network traffic for security threats

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Chromecast snags Nickelodeon, Sesame Street, Comedy Central, and more

Google's $35 streaming dongle just keeps on getting stronger—though most of the recent additions are of limited usefulness to cord cutters.

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(Updated) Today's Hot Deals: 24" Dell Monitor for $99, Samsung Smart TV for $497, and more

Take the stress your holiday shopping experience by taking advantage of TechBargain's impressive array of deals.

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Bah humbug: Redbox jacks rental prices by up to 50 percent

Bad news, Redbox fans: Renting movies and games is about to become more expensive.

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Withings Wireless Blood Pressure Monitor review: HealthKit compatibility doesn't add much

If you're willing to pay a premium for convenience, this monitor works with at least three apps, although the Health app's interface didn't wow us.

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Roost Smart Battery blows past its Kickstarter goal

It seems people dig the idea of a battery that can alert you when your smoke alarm goes off (and before it starts chirping).

Plex's new Plex Home features beef up media management in your house

Plex is one of the more popular choices when it comes to PC-based home media streaming platforms. Now managing multiple users on Plex just got easier—for paid users, anyway.

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Today's Hot Deals: Lenovo Thinkpad Helix Ultrabook for $699, HP Envy Desktop for $654, and more

Why not take a break from Thanksgiving preparations to take a look at the discounts TechBargains is offering? Two portable bluetooth speakers for $24.99, a GOwalk wristband for $39.99 are just a few of the great deals available.

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Aereo files for bankruptcy after Supreme Court's killing blow

The Internet TV revolution will not be televised by Aereo.

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HBO Go lands on Xbox One with most major TV providers on board

HBO's streaming video app has finally made the next-gen console leap, but Playstation owners will have to wait.

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The Aquanta smart water-heater controller promises to slash your energy bill

Heating water is the second-most energy-intensive activity inside your home. This box can turn your dumb water heater into a smart appliance.

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Mr. Coffee Smart Coffeemaker review: Can WeMo help brew a better cup o’ Joe?

This drip coffee maker connects to your Wi-Fi network, but it can't interact with other WeMo devices.

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Sony's PlayStation Vue service won't kill cable, but it could be a welcome alternative

Playstation Vue is a lot like existing pay TV services, except without the deceptive practices that make cable so repugnant. It's breaking new ground even if it doesn't become a hit.