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Stanford breakthrough could make better chips cheaper

A new process reduces the cost of making gallium arsenide chips and solar cells.

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This Philips Hue app coordinates ambient lighting effects with what's on your TV

The Hue Camera app uses an iPad’s or iPhone’s built-in camera to dynamically match Philips Hue lights to the colors it ‘sees’ on your TV screen.

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FTC wants to keep closer watch on the Internet of Things

A new office will look at the privacy implications of smart homes, connected cars, mobile payments, and big data.

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iSmartAlarm is now armed with a dedicated IFTTT channel

The IFTTT integration the company announced at CES 2015 is here, but there’s plenty more still to come.

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Amazon Fire TV gets a major update with support for hotel Wi-Fi, USB storage, and more

Users will be able to take their media streamer on the road, hook up external storage, and listen to more music through Prime Playlists.

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Vessel is a slick new streaming service with a focus on Internet stars

The brainchild of Hulu's former CEO takes on YouTube, but cuts out the user-generated cruft.

First exclusively live-streamed regular season NFL game to hit next season

It's only one game, but most U.S. football fans will have to live stream this year's annual kickoff from London, England.

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The IControl One adds new capabilities to old home-security systems

Swapping out a single module can convert a soon-to-be-obsolete panel into a state-of-the-art home-control system.

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Netflix not getting it done for you? Serious film buffs should flock to Fandor

This movie-streaming service keeps the art of indie film alive.

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Google Fiber's bringing highly targeted, trackable ads to your TV set

Google is looking to do for advertising on TV what it did for advertising on the web.

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Slingbox's desktop player is now lousy with ads

The latest SlingPlayer Desktop update clutters the video interface with banner advertisements.

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Which is the better free video player: MPC-HC 1.7.6 vs. VLC 2.2

VLC is capable and insanely popular. MPC-HC has a heady past that foundered in a sea of instability. Is VLC indomitable or has the competition righted the ship?

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New Apple TV hardware coming this summer, report says

Siri, App Store, and home automation could be centerpieces of Apple's next living room set-top box.