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Sony’s pricey Ultra video-streaming service goes live today, but you'll need a new high-end 4K Sony TV to use it

Just spent thousands on a Sony 4K HDR TV? Get ready to pay a premium to enjoy it to the fullest.

Hands-on with the $15,000 Stealth Machines NightHawk 2

This PC is styled after a "stealth fighter" and packs 24 CPU cores and two graphics cards.

Tesla Model 3: What Elon Musk revealed about this $35,000 EV

Tesla CEO Elon Musk unveiled the eagerly awaited Model 3 electric vehicle on March 31, 2016. Here’s what you need to know about the most affordable Tesla ever..

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Good news for home theater fans: Yamaha releases DTS:X firmware, while Denon and Marantz adopt Auro-3D

Yamaha joins the growing list of manufacturers releasing DTS:X upgrades, while Denon and Marantz up the ante with Auro-3D support on select A/V receivers.

CraftBot 3D Review

While the CraftBot Plus has some drawbacks and is in need of a few operational tweaks, this is among the best small desktop 3D printers around.

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Microsoft is putting Windows 10 and Cortana at the center of smart homes

Are you too lazy to open the door or switch on a light? Let Windows 10 and its Cortana voice-activated digital assistant do the job for you.

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Critics of DMCA takedowns flood Copyright Office with thousands of comments

Critics of the Digitial Millennium Copyright Act have flooded the U.S. Copyright Office with tens of thousands of comments complaining about a process that often forces websites to kill user-generated content when faced with a copyright complaint.

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Xbox's first universal Windows apps include Hulu, NASCAR, Nickelodeon, and Dailymotion

The promise of porting Windows 10 apps to Xbox already has a few takers including Hulu and Nickelodeon.

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From cult to comedy classics, streaming this week

Must-see (or re-see) movies from Kubrik, Kaufman, Allen, and others will have you glued to your screen.

9.7-inch iPad Pro review: Pretty fly for a small fry

Go ahead, save a couple hundred bucks by picking the 9.7-inch iPad Pro over the 12.9-inch model. It's sized much better and barely compromises at all.

iOS 9.3: Best new features you need right now

iOS 9.3 is not your typical dot release. Night Shift, locked Notes, and new Live Photo features give your iPhone more capabilities than ever.

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Best second-screen apps for watching Major League Baseball

Geek up the grand old game with data feeds, social media, and other interactive enhancements.

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FCC votes for strict new broadband privacy rules

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission has taken a major step toward new regulations requiring Internet service providers to get customer permission before using or sharing their Web-surfing history and most other personal information.

Advertising jumps to life with Hololens

Microsoft demonstrated at Build how the Hololens could transform the sales process, bringing objects to life.

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Amazon triples its Dash Button lineup for your Slim Jim and Red Bull emergencies

Amazon Dash Buttons expand well beyond the basics with on-demand snacks, gum, and even coconut water.

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New wireless tech from MIT promises password-free Wi-Fi

New wireless technology developed by researchers at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab promises to kill the Wi-Fi password at last.

Network World Explains: All about HaLow

Confused about the new HaLow wireless standard proposed by the Wi-Fi Alliance? Worry no more! Network World explains what this is all about in this handy animated video.

iPhone SE review: Its small size really does matter

It’s got a smaller screen and a smaller price tag to match, but the iPhone SE doesn’t compromise—it’s nearly as capable as Apple’s flagship iPhone 6s.

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Cord cutters should hope Vizio’s new smart TVs don't spark a trend

Vizio’s “Tuner-Free" TVs require extra hardware and hassle for antenna users.

Build 2016: The top 3 reveals from Microsoft's developer conference keynote

The consumer-facing news was scant, but here are the most interesting tidbits that Microsoft had to offer.

Microsoft's HoloLens begins shipping to developers

At the Build conference in San Francisco, Case Western Reserve University showed off a medical training program using HoloLens.

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Libratone Zipp wireless speakers review: Great looks, good sound, lots of features

The Zipp and Zipp Mini sound good, but they illustrate the distinction between a multi-room audio system and a whole-home audio system.

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FCC magic will turn TV channels into mobile signals

A U.S. FCC auction that began late Tuesday should end with some TV channels reassigned to cellular, helping mobile networks cover more ground and cut through walls better than they do now.

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SoundCloud launches a music-subscription service for Android and iOS devices

The new SoundCloud Go is reminiscent of what Spotify and Tidal offer, though the company's music offerings are vastly limited in comparison.

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The Internet of Things is all fun and games until a racist takes over your printer

IoT security wake-up call: A white supremacist hacker sends racist documents to thousands of publicly-exposed connected printers.