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A Most Wanted Man

The most-wanted movies on Netflix and other streaming services this week

Philip Seymour Hoffman’s last film, ‘A Most Wanted Man,’ caps this week’s picks, but we have eight other appealing choices for adults and kids alike.

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This wireless hotspot has room for 10 SIM cards for LTE roaming

The Goodspeed 4G mobile hotspot switches automatically between the SIM cards, so users just have to turn it on

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More Beats 1 details emerge: Elton John, Dr. Dre, and Pharrell get their own shows

Apple enlists famous artists to help Beats 1 capture listeners.

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Amazon takes its Alexa voice assistant to third-party hardware and software

Amazon's Echo connected speaker will get some new powers later this year, while other device makers can add their own Echo-like functions.

Myfox home alarm and camera

Myfox brings its innovative security camera, home alarm, and French fashion sense to U.S. markets

We’ll wait for review units to determine if the reality lives up to the hype, but an early hands-on look left us impressed.

Cord cutting: legal TV streaming

The surprisingly sneaky rise of a la carte pay TV

TV networks have fiercely resisted selling their services individually; but in doing so, they’ve allowed something better to blossom.

SoundCloud lawsuit

Rumor has it Universal Music Group and Sony Music are gearing up to sue SoundCloud for ‘massive’ infringement

The labels are reportedly unhappy with SoundCloud’s insistence on retaining its free, ad-supported service offering.

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The Ola smart biometric entry lock eliminates the need to carry your smartphone or memorize a passcode

Just press your pre-registered finger on the fingerprint scanner (yelling ‘open sesame!’ while doing so is optional).

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Apple Music wins over indie labels with royalty payment promises

Adele and Arcade Fire will stream at launch thanks to 11th-hour deals with the major indie hold-outs.

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Meet Twist, the AirPlay light-bulb speaker designed for apartment renters

Home automation gets ultra simple with this smart light bulb that also streams music.

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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.

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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.