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Consumer groups dance on the grave of Comcast-Time Warner Cable deal

They say the deal's collapse is good for customers

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Ikea's wireless, phone-charging furniture to jumpstart high-tech home goods

Ikea's recently announced wireless charging line of furniture is expected to jumpstart a trend that will amount to 10 million sticks of high-tech furniture sold in just two years, according to a new report.

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Sony's Android TV-powered 4K televisions are ridiculously thin

One of Sony's new 4K TVs is slimmer than three U.S. quarters.

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Comcast's $45 billion Time Warner Cable acquisition is officially dead

Too many regulators had too many problems with making the largest cable provider even larger.

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All about PlayReady 3.0, Microsoft's secret plan to lock down 4K movies to your PC

Microsoft's PlayReady 3.0 technology is designed to protect the 4K movies inside your PC, but it could leave older PCs in the lurch.

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Verizon's 'Custom TV' skinny bundles: More flexibility, same old gotchas

Verizon tries to win over cord cutters by breaking up its channel bundles, but watch out for the fine print.

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Xbox One is getting Miracast support, lots of other goodies

Users will finally have a way to mirror their phone and tablet screens on the console.

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SiliconDust is building a cheap TiVo alternative, based on its HDHomeRun product line

Upcoming DVR software promises to record and stream TV shows to networked devices for $30 per year.

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YouTube will stop working on older Apple TVs, iPads, smart TVs, consoles, and more

If you have an original iPad, older Apple TV or Google TV your access to YouTube is soon going to change or end, depending on your device type.

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Philips celebrates Earth Day early by launching a new line of affordable LED bulbs

In a little more than 18 months, the price of Philips cheapest 60-watt LED has fallen by half.

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Oomi is a sensor-packed connected-home system looking to break the mold

Indiegogo campaign seeks to raise a modest $50,000; product to ship in October.

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Vtouch pushes Kinect-powered gesture controls for smart homes

Demoed at CHI 2015, the system uses Kinect-based pointing to control connected appliances.

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Wink smart hubs knocked offline, require fix after borked security update

The downside of smart homes has become painfully clear to some Wink owners, whose systems got knocked offline over the weekend.