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Hulu without ads arrives for $12 per month (or more with Apple billing)

For $4 more per month, subscribers can get the same lineup of streaming shows, but mostly without commercial interruption.

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Apple TV report claims universal search, $149 starting price

The next Apple TV may get universal search like every other media streamer, and could cost $149.

Intel's charging without wires is coming soon to PCs

A wireless charging system that packs enough power to replenish a laptop battery should hit the market in 2016, helping realize the long-held dream of a cable-free desk.

Acer's Jade Primo Windows 10 phone can replace your PC

Acer debuted its Jade Primo smartphone running Windows 10.

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This Asus router is a powerful rebuttal to Google OnHub's stark simplicity

On paper, the RT-AC5300U looks to be the most powerful consumer router ever built.

Snap drone has 4K video and won't cut you in a crash

Vanatage Robotics' new Snap camera drone combines stabilized 4K video with a variety of shooting modes and a focus on safety and portability -- attributes it hopes will enable the product to stand out in an increasingly crowded market.

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Google reveals playful new logo in major redesign

The new, built-from-scratch typeface is designed to scale better across multiple screen sizes and platforms.

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Samsung to show transparent OLED display at IFA

Samsung has developed a big-screen OLED screen that's transparent, and plans to put it on show at this week's IFA consumer electronics expo in Berlin.

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Nest thermostat retooled with a bigger display, furnace monitoring

Google's Nest division is releasing a new version of its thermostat that has a bigger display and is a little smarter than its predecessor.


Amazon Prime adds offline video for iOS and Android, while Netflix makes excuses

Amazon solves a major problem for streaming video services, while Netflix makes excuses.

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LG’s 2014 smart TVs to get a free update to webOS 2.0

LG might be correct in hyping this as an "industry first," but we think free software upgrades should be an industry norm.

Apple’s rumored original programming push included bid for Top Gear stars

Apple could prop up its streaming video offerings by producing new movies or TV shows, but not anytime soon.

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Neato Robotics’ new Botvac Connected robot vacuum sports lasers and Wi-Fi

Lasers map the area to be cleaned, while Wi-Fi connectivity lets users control the robot from anywhere using a smartphone.

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Western Digital My Cloud update adds phone backup, shared albums with friends

Western Digital has updated the My Cloud OS that its backup devices use, and bumped up the capabilities of its My Cloud Mirror NAS drives, too.

Ditch the cables with WattUp wire-free charging

Energous' WattUp wire-free system powers devices up to 15 feet away from a router.


Sling TV's live television streaming lands on Amazon's Fire tablets

Dish Network's revolutionary Sling TV video service keeps expanding its wings.


LG SmartThinQ sensor makes old appliances Internet-aware

LG makes a sensor for dumb appliances, and it's not as silly as it seems.

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New update makes Amazon Echo more family-friendly

Amazon Echo update adds support for multiple accounts, BART departure times for San Francisco residents.


Epix's big-name movies are leaving Netflix for Hulu

Epix is leaving Netflix by the end of September for the greener shores of Hulu land.