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Today's Hot Deals: Acer HD ChromeBook for $199, Dell Inspiron 15 for $229, and more

The holiday season is in full swing; decorations are going up, wish lists are being written and our bargain hunters are busy finding the hottest deals on tech. Headlining these deals: an Alienware laptop for $1400, Lenovo Bluetooth Speaker for $18, and the Apocalypse Edition of Dead Rising 3 on Xbox One for $40

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Dish delays ad-skipping AutoHop for CBS with no sign of streaming deal

Dish decides that CBS with advertisement is better than no CBS at all, as it agrees to pause AutoHop for seven days after any broadcast.

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Bop.fm delivers almost ad-free, a la carte music streaming on the go

It may sound too good to be true, but startup Bop.fm says their music aggregation service for Apple iOS can pull in the best of what other paid services have to offer.

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Perfect Bake review: A novel and high-tech (but not better) way of baking

Sometimes the old way is the best way.

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Attackers knock PlayStation Network offline for hours

The Lizard Squad, a group that carried out a similar attack against the Sony service in August, took credit for the downtime

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Grooveshark gives fully-legal streaming a shot with 'Broadcasts' radio service

After years of battling with record labels and ultimately getting outdone by Spotify, Grooveshark is taking on Pandora instead.

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Google offers $20 Play Store credit with Chromecast

Hoping to sweeten the deal to make the Chromecast your dongle of choice this holiday season, Google is adding yet another freebie to its $35 streaming stick.

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DTS takes on Sonos: We go ears-on with three Play-Fi multi-room audio devices

Everybody wants a piece of the market Sonos opened to the masses. DTS’s effort is the most interesting so far.

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Amazon Fire TV Stick or Google Chromecast: Why not both?

Aside from their looks and pricing, these two streaming sticks are more different than they are alike. At $74 for the pair, owning both isn't a crazy idea.

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Polk Audio Omni S2R review: This portable indoor/outdoor speaker will make your milk shake

Polk lets you take the party poolside with its wireless speaker. It won't survive a dunking, but it will tolerate a splash or two.

Phorus PR5 Receiver Play-Fi

Phorus PR5 Receiver review: Cheap, but not as polished as a Sonos device

DTS is off to a good start in the multi-room audio space. You can connect this model to your AV receiver, amplifier, or powered speakers.

Wren V5PF Play-Fi speaker

Wren Sound Systems Wren V5PF Play-Fi Speaker review: Sounds as good as it looks

Walnut veneer adds a touch of class to this wireless speaker, which has been updated for the DTS Play-Fi ecosystem.

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December Delights on Netflix

Many prestigious films are released every December as this is the final opportunity to for Oscar consideration.