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Target pulls the plug on its digital video service less than 18 months after launch

The 'let's build-it-from-the-ground-up' approach just didn’t work for the big retailer.

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Samsung: Our smart TVs aren't eavesdropping on your conversations

Users have to deliberately press buttons to activate the voice commands features, Samsung says.

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Wear Buhel ‘Soundglasses’ and you’ll hear music and phone calls right through your skull

These high-tech sunglasses combine Bluetooth with bone-conduction technology to replace earbuds and headphones.

Eero Wi-Fi router

Eero shakes up the Wi-Fi market, announces $1 million in preorders for its new wireless mesh router

The company will end its significant pre-sale discounts on February 15.

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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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Sony's crowdfunded MESH kit brings maker movement spirit to the connected home

Sony values user feedback far more than the trivial sums it raises on crowdfunding sites.

Canon to buy network video camera maker Axis

US$2.8 billion deal gives Canon IP camera know-how including image processing technologies

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4K content protection will frustrate consumers more than pirates: Meet HDCP 2.2

Before you throw down for that gorgeous 4K TV, know that you might also need to buy a new set-top box, Blu-ray player, and AV-Receiver to watch 4K content.

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UltraFlix hires 'Star Wars: Despecialized Edition' editor to help oversee 4K conversions

Petr Harmy, the restorer who brought the painstakingly remastered "Star Wars: Despecialized Edition" trilogy of films to Star Wars fans, will now work at NanoTech's 4K Studios, helping its UltraFlix 4K streaming service convert movies to 4K resolution.

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This anti-gravity paint tool eliminates drips and spills, hits Kickstarter on Friday

You don't plug it in and it doesn't use batteries, but this intriguing invention sounds like every homeowners' dream.

Worried about spying smart TVs? Try a home theater PC

In the wake of revelations about eavesdropping Samsung and LG smart TVs, don't forget the wide world of HTPC options available.

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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.

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Sling TV's web-based live television opens to all cord cutters, adds AMC to lineup

Cable cutters rejoice! Anyone can subscribe to the live TV streaming service Sling.