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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.

Roku 3

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.

Chromecast

Google Chromecast review: Second-screen simplicity

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

Nvidia Shield Android TV

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.

Apple TV

Apple TV review: For those deeply committed to the Apple ecosystem

While it's starting to show its age, Apple TV's is worth considering if you depend on iTunes, iCloud, and other Apple services and devices.

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Amazon Fire TV review: The perfect streaming box for people who love Amazon

For Amazon Prime subscribers, Fire TV promises less time browsing and more time watching. Everyone else might feel left out.

Deezer and IFTTT

Streaming-music service Deezer announces IFTTT integration

Synchronizing your lighting to pulse to your playlist, or updating all your social-media accounts each time you favorite a track are just two examples of what’s possible.

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Sling gets sued over Slingbox desktop ads

Sling's attempt to extract more money from customers through advertising could come at a cost.

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Apple's security requirements are reportedly holding up HomeKit

Smart home devices using Wi-Fi and Bluetooth LE must meet stringent security standards.

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Netflix's new TV interface sounds kind of iffy

Selecting a movie or TV show will automatically begin playback, while menu options linger on the screen for a few seconds.

Job Hunting tips for the IT Pro

Martha Heller, an IT executive recruiter, offers up career advice for IT professionals at the recent IT Roadmap in Boston. Should executives job jump or build tenure? How much social media should they do? Heller offers up her suggestions in this video.

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Comcast’s new streaming service is not as terrible as you might think

Sure, it’s Comcast. But Stream is also a step toward fixing what's wrong with cable TV.

Fitnatic Nourish

FitNatic Nourish delivers custom supplement blends on demand

This $500 counter-top device promises to revolutionize your nutrition regimen.