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Fan TV gives up on reimagining the cable box

As parent company Rovi ends its programming partnership with Time Warner Cable, it also ends Fan TV's quest to reimagine the cable box. Buyers of the $150 Fan TV set-top box will get a Nexus Player as consolation.

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Fire TV devices start showing ads that let you buy physical goods from Amazon

Banner ads for candy, fitness trackers, and children’s toys land on top of the Fire TV home screen.


HBO Go gets an Android TV app, but not for Comcast subscribers

Android TV users can now watch the latest HBO shows with a cable subscription, unless that subscription comes from Comcast.

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GE lights up a new line of connected LED bulbs

The industrial giant is introducing both a new connected-home product line as well as a new online shopping experience, dubbed “C by GE.”

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Cord-cutter Confidential turns one: What a crazy year it's been

From surprising new streaming services to exciting new hardware, life without pay TV just keeps getting better.

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Sonos Play:5 (2015 edition) review: It’s difficult to imagine a better-sounding networked speaker at this price

The king of multi-room audio retains its crown with this exceptional new flagship speaker.

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Verizon lights a fire under Internet of Things devices

Verizon on Wednesday launched ThingSpace, a platform for application development, device management and other tasks required to make IoT offerings a reality.

Ellison: Oracle has fixed security

Oracle Chairman Larry Ellison has put better security at the heart of his pitch for the company's new products.


Podcast support is headed to Google Play Music

Google’s secret podcast weapon: Smart suggestions based on mood and other factors.

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TV tech terms demystified, part one: Screen size, resolution, and speed

Don't be befuddled by the alphabet soup of acronyms, spec charts, and feature lists you'll encounter when shopping for a new TV. This guide series explains it all in plain language.

Happy Birthday, MIT Media Lab

As the legendary MIT Media Lab turns 30, we go behind the scenes to honor its past and get a peek at future innovations.

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Apple Music coming to the new Apple TV next week

During Apple's earnings call, Tim Cook said that Apple Music subscribers will be able to listen to music on the new Apple TV.

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Charter seeks to woo cord cutters with a new streaming-TV service

Spectrum TV Stream is a over-the-top service aimed at the company’s broadband-only subscribers.


Asus OnHub router controls Wi-Fi speed with a wave

Google’s second router partnership isn’t much different than its first.

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Drop's Bluetooth kitchen scale now works with iPhones

You can also use the scale to make cocktails with the addition of drink recipes.


Axis Gear promises to make your dumb window shades smart

Motorized window shades aren’t new. What’s different about Axis Gear is that it will motorize the window shades you already own.


Pandora agrees to pay record labels $90 million for pre-1972 recordings

But this doesn't mean the music-streaming service is out of the legal woods.