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Amazon’s crazy Dash Buttons on sale for all Prime members

Now, Prime members can press a physical button to get diapers, razor blades, and bottled water on demand.

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TP-Link ships its first HomePlug AV2 with MIMO powerline network adapter

The new adapters have not one but three gigabit ethernet ports, plus, a 16-amp electrical pass-through.

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More cracks appear in the pay-TV wall as HBO Now comes to Verizon broadband

HBO’s Internet-only subscription service is now available to Verizon’s FiOS and high-speed Internet customers.

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Pandora: Give a brand your undivided attention, get an hour of ad-free music

Amid greater competition from Apple and Google, Pandora hatches a new way to skip the annoying commercial breaks.

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People Power ships its Presence Security DIY home-monitoring system

Users of the company’s Presence home-surveillance app can now add physical sensors to their setups.

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Phaz P2 headphones review: These phone-charging headphones need work

These cans will charge your phone while you listen to music—sort of.

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Nintendo shuts down TVii video service for Wii U

Users could use game pads to control video content, but TVii had few fans.

Terminator robots still cutting edge

Yaskawa's Motoman robots are still on the cutting edge, 31 years after it terminated the original Terminator.

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Google's Nest smart thermostat yanked from the Apple Store

HomeKit-enabled devices are slowly rolling into Apple's world, and Google's Nest Learning Thermostat is rolling out.

Rhapsody celebrates 3 million users

Rhapsody/Napster subscriber base hits 3 million, up 50 percent from last year

The paid-only service thanks high-profile rivals for raising awareness about streaming.

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Media streamer buyers guide: Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, Nvidia Shield Android TV & Roku compared

Shopping for media-streaming hardware? You've come to the right place. This is the definitive guide to choosing precisely the right model for your unique needs.

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Roku 3 review: An all-around safe bet

If you’re not tied to any particular ecosystem, and you want a media streamer that just works, Roku is going to make you happy.

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Google Chromecast review: Second-screen simplicity

While it's not for everyone, Chromecast is a cheap and effective way to make any TV smart.

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Nvidia Shield Android TV review: The future, at a price

If you can live with its more frustrating qualities, Nvidia's Shield Android TV is the set-top box for those who want it all and want it now.