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Hulu may be planning a Sling-style live TV streaming service to take on cable

Hulu is doing a middling job combating Netflix. Now, it wants to try its hand at taking on Sling TV.

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Triby review: Alexa transforms a silly gadget into a family-oriented digital assistant

It's just like Amazon's Echo, but with an E-Ink display, VoIP service, batteries, and magnets so you can stick it on your fridge.

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25% off Petcube Interactive Wi-Fi Pet Camera - Deal Alert

Petcube is an interactive pet camera that lets you watch, talk to and play with your pets from your smartphone when you’re away from home.

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Save $602 on Samsung UN60JS7000 60-Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV - Deal Alert

The Samsung JS7000 features 4K UHD resolution (3840 x 2160) and Nano-crystal technology for vivid colors, enhanced contrast, and a brighter, more true-to-life picture.

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How to customize the Apple TV (fourth-generation) home screen

Make the Apple TV home screen your own by customizing the top row, app order, and folders.

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FCC wireless auction hits spectrum target, paving the way for fast, reliable 5G

Television stations have volunteered to sell off 126MHz of 'beach front' wireless spectrum to mobile carriers in an ongoing U.S. Federal Communications Commission auction, potentially bringing higher speeds and more reliable networks to customers.

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Rovi to acquire TiVo for $1.1 billion

Online entertainment listings company Rovi plans to acquire digital video recording firm TiVo for US$1.1 billion in a stock and cash deal, the companies said Friday.

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Searchers, slackers, and survivors, streaming this week

No fewer than 12 new and notable movies are now available online—from award-winning The Revenant to the $7,000 indie flick that made Robert Rodriguez a Hollywood name.

Autonomous trucks hits public roads

Six groups of trucks just took part in the EU Truck Platooning Challenge, an international test of autonomous truck driving technology.

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Motorola's former president returns to Google to head new hardware division

Rick Osterloh will oversee Nexus devices, Chromebooks, OnHub, and Google's ATAP division, as well as Google Glass.

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25% off Logitech MX Anywhere 2 Wireless Mobile Mouse - Deal Alert

The MX Anywhere 2 is loaded with features, and is available for $59.99 with the current 25% discount.

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73% off Tribe Premium Water Resistant Cell Phone Armband - Deal Alert

Tribe's arm band averages 4.5 out of 5 stars from over 4,700 reviewers on Amazon, and with the 73% off discount it can be purchased now for just $7.98.

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Google’s OnHub router gains IFTTT support on its way to becoming a smart-home hub

OnHub IFTTT integration lets users trigger smart home devices when they get home.

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Alexa everywhere: Triby is a portable speaker with Amazon smarts

The Triby portable speaker is the first non-Amazon device with Alexa onboard.

PCWorld Show Episode 14: Apple tanks, Intel reinvents and web pages bloat

Jon, Mark and Gordon discuss whether the end is nigh for Apple, just how much it hurts for the PC to get tossed under the bus by Intel, and strange-but-true: This web page probably took more space than Doom did.

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TV networks’ response to unlocking the cable box highlights everything that's wrong about cable TV

The FCC’s open set-top box plan aims to improve the viewing experience, so of course TV networks hate it.

Mingis on Tech, Episode 12: All about the Surface Book (and the importance of ports)

If you're eyeing a Microsoft Surface Book, or want to make sure your next laptop is future-proof, this episode's for you.

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Philips Hue smart lighting gets a new app with more features

Geofencing is one of the more notable additions; users can also assign multiple lights to rooms, so that all the lights in a room can be controlled at once.