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Chromecast adds support for Disney and iHeartRadio

New Chromecast apps add even more value to Google's cute little $35 streaming stick.

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Dish Network inks a deal to stream Food Network, HGTV, and other Scripps networks

Cord cutter and "cord nevers" are still willing to pay for content, so Dish Network is prepping its own OTT streaming service, and just locked in content from Scripps.

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Don’t pull the trigger on upgrading to iCloud Drive just yet

iOS 8 will offer you the option to upgrade to iCloud Drive. Wait.

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Shazam for Android adds Google Play Music streaming, purchasing

Now when you hear that killer track you can buy or stream it from Google's service.

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Subway to accept NFC payments starting in October

The sandwich chain will roll out contactless payments at 26,000 restaurants

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Misfit Flash is a sleep and fitness tracker on the cheap

The $50 fitness band has nearly the same features as Misfit's previous wearable, but at half the price

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Nvidia Shield Tablet 32GB LTE version now available for pre-order

Get your hands on the 32GB model Sept. 30.

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Fear not: Kindle flaw that opened your Amazon account to attackers appears fixed

A concerning XSS flaw discovered by a German security researcher appears to be fixed. Here's what happened.

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Verizon bumps up early upgrades for iPhone 6 season

Anyone eligible for a new phone before November 15 can upgrade right now

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Apple locks NFC chip to Apple Pay while PayPal fires shot at security

Third parties won’t have access to the new iPhone models’ NFC capabilities, perhaps due to security reasons.

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Ecobee's smart thermostat knows when a room needs warming

Remote sensors detect people and temperatures all around the house, for a price.

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Hidden Chrome for Android feature automatically answers questions in the search bar

Need to know a quick fact? On an Android device, you can now get the answer to some questions faster than it takes a Google search page to load.

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Apple Watch's privacy details under scrutiny by Connecticut attorney general

Attorney General George Jepsen is particularly concerned about the protection of health information collected by the new wearable device