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The sad story of Amazon Video on Chromecast and Android TV

Don’t expect to watch Amazon Prime videos on Google’s television platforms anytime soon, at least not without workarounds.

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Apple TV FAQ: Apple's new streaming video and gaming machine explained

The new Apple TV looks almost indistinguishable from the previous model, but couldn't be more different under the hood. Here's what you need to know about it.


New Apple TV: Siri and the App Store are the stars of Apple's new set-top box

Apple’s set-top box is getting its long-awaited overhaul, with a proper App Store, a major role for Siri, and a serious emphasis on gaming.


Pandora's One Day Pass offers 1 day of ad-free music for $1

Streaming might kill the Internet radio star, but Pandora won't give up without a fight.


Windows Media Center lives on with unofficial Windows 10 version

Microsoft’s decade-old living room software reportedly runs on Windows 10 if you don’t mind a sketchy download and installation process.

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Nest's Dropcam outage reveals the downside of online-only IP cameras

For a few hours last night, Dropcam users couldn’t access their camera feeds at all.


Netflix’s new excuse for no offline playback is even lamer than the last one

Netflix thinks you're too confused to deal with offline playback.

Powerline Ethernet adapter roundup

The essential guide to powerline Ethernet adapters (including 12 hands-on reviews)

Powerline Ethernet adapters that use your home's electrical wiring are great supplements to Wi-Fi networks. We sort through the standards, HomePlug and, and review 12 models.

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D-Link DHP-701AV review: This HomePlug AV2 MIMO has lost the speed crown

This powerline adapter isn't as expensive as it once was. It's also no longer the fastest.

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NASA will launch a 4K TV channel later this year

NASA plans to launch a 4K TV channel this fall and has already begun test broadcasts. The new channel, called NASA UHD, will broadcast 24 hours a day and be available free of commercials.

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If you're buying a TV, know these three letters: HDR

After bigger screens, and thinner screens, and 3D screens, and curved screens, and 4K screens, HDR is the new flavor of the season in television technology and it's one worth paying attention to.

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Trendnet TPL-420E2K power-line adapter kit review: Bug fixes haven't made one this a winner

It sports HomePlug AV2 MIMO, but it lags behind the competition.

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Extollo Communications LANSocket 1500 review: Top speed and a power-passthrough, too

You might not recognize the name, but you won’t complain about the features or performance.

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TP-Link TL-PA8030P KIT AV1200 Powerline Kit review: This powerline adapter kit has three Ethernet ports.

You’ll find a strong feature set, including power pass-through, but performance fails to impress.

HDR delivers a better picture to TVs

There's a new technology appearing in televisions: HDR; and it will bring a better picture -- when the content is available.


It's football season! These second-screen apps make NFL games even more fun to watch

Bringing you everything from stats to game-time snacks, these apps are as indispensable as your TV remote.