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Amazon turns on HDR video streaming, but only for high-end Samsung TVs

The impressive tech delivers blacker blacks and bursts of beautiful brightness, but Amazon's support is just a baby step towards mass adoption.


Hulu to sell Showtime's streaming service at a discount

Starting in July, $17 per month gets you a smattering of cable shows and one premium pay TV channel.

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The Roost Smart Battery available for pre-order today is a better product than what was demoed last October

Time, and a key design improvement, has changed my opinion of this smoke-alarm battery.

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Vivint rolls out 100Mbps wireless home Internet service for $60 per month

ISP says its new service is “tailor-made for suburban America,” but infrastructure requirements mean metropolitan and rural areas will be passed over during early deployment.

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Saffron’s Silk Light promises to help you sleep better

This smart light bulb mimics the natural day/night cycle to match your body’s circadian clock.

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Apple's reversal shows that Apple Music really can think different

Independent labels make up the bulk of the music industry, and it's to Apple's advantage to keep them happy.

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Google Play Music adds free, ad-supported radio in effort to lure subscribers

Human-curated playlists, the fruit of Google's acquisition of Songza, are part of the free offering that anyone can try.


Tidal CEO out after three months on the job

Peter Tonstad has left his post at the music streaming service, with no successor named.

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Amazon's voice-controlled Echo is now available for anybody that wants one

After a steady slew of improvements, Amazon removes the invite-only tag from its voice-controlled speaker.

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Edyn smart garden probe review: A promising idea that needs time to blossom

It might be great for raising a single plant or a very small bed, but it didn’t work in my garden.

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Apple Music’s potential is bigger than even Taylor Swift can see

It's good that Swift's open letter helped Apple see the folly of asking artists to go without royalties for three months. But Apple Music could pay larger dividends.


Rdio heads to Amazon Fire TV with both free and premium tiers

Amid tough competition from Spotify and Apple Music, TV support could be Rdio's ace in the hole.

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Netgear's Nighthawk AC1900 is a gigabit cable modem and Wi-Fi router rolled into one

Tired of renting a crappy cable modem from your service provider? This DOCSIS 3.0 device bonds 24 downstream channels and 8 upstream channels to help you beat network congestion.