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HBO Go arrives on Amazon’s Fire TV streaming box

Service offerings for Amazon’s set-top box catches up with Apple TV, Chromecast, and Roku, but the Amazon Fire TV Stick won't get it until the spring.

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Netgear redeems the Nighthawk X4: Firmware update delivers a significant performance boost

The Nighthawk X4 got faster, but so did the Asus RT-AC87U to retain its top-dog position.

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Today's Hot Deals: Dell Inspiron Laptop for $550, Asus VivoTab for $150, and more

Take a break from hanging up lights to check out TechBargain's scorching deals, like a FitBit for $90 and a Canon EOS Rebel for only $549

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The moocher's guide to cutting the cable cord

So you got rid of cable, but now you're going through withdrawal. If you're willing to bend the rules, you might be able to rely on the generosity of loved ones willing to share passwords.

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New Chromecast guest mode plays nicely with others' Android devices

You don’t need to give out your Wi-Fi password anymore if a visitor wants to cast the latest hit YouTube video.

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iRobot's latest Roomba robot is designed for hackers

iRobot announces the Create 2 which enthusiasts can either program themselves or use as a foundation for additional hardware.

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Microsoft's giving 100 more insanely great music albums away for free

And once you've claimed the albums you want, you can download them as DRM-free MP3s.

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Spotify's smart new playlist tunes you in to your friends' favorite songs

Spotify just introduced a new playlist that's updated daily and compiled from what your friends are listening to.

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Why you can't get 4K Netflix and Amazon on a PC or Mac (even though they're capable)

It could be a long time before Netflix and Amazon enable 4K streaming to PCs and Macs.

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Netflix sets ambitious goal for original content, aims for 20 new shows a year by 2019

If you love House of Cards, Lilyhammer, or Bojack Horseman on Netflix, good news: More shows like them are on the way.

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Roku and Rdio make beautiful music with remote control, billing integration

Sorry Spotify and Pandora; set-top darling Roku is playing favorites with a different streaming music service.

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Weird name, cool tool: Smappee monitors and reports energy consumption for each of your home's appliances

Manufacturer says its $249 smart energy monitor will pay for itself within one year.

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Logitech Harmony Ultimate Home review: Control everything in your house (eventually)

Handling entertainment gear as well as smart home products from Nest, SmartThings, and more, this is one remote to rule them all...well, once you get it all working, anyway.