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Turn your Fire TV or Fire TV Stick into a Chromecast (almost) with this $8 app

YouMap Cast Receiver supports sending video from phones, tablets, and the Chrome browser for a fraction of the price, though app support is spotty.

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Rdio gets live radio from partner Cumulus Media, catching it up to competition

A struggling Rdio needs all the features it can get, but adding traditional radio stations might not be enough.

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TP-Link announces (and ships!) its first 802.11ac tri-band router, the Archer C3200

It’s priced right and early benchmarks promise good performance, but TP-Link’s new router is a wee bit light on features.

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Spotify might severely limit free streaming, report says

The streaming-music site is said to be considering a ‘gated access’ content model.

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TiVo Roamio DVR gets cheap lifetime service deal as new hardware looms

At $250 for lifetime DVR service, buyers will start saving money after 17 months.

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Columbia House is the latest victim of optical media’s irrelevance

The mail-order CD and DVD service files for bankruptcy. Sign up now and get its assets for just a penny!

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Google restructures, naming parent company Alphabet

Alphabet will also house Google's advanced X labs, and health sciences projects

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Hulu says it won't release its new original shows in binge-watch form

While Netflix and Amazon release entire seasons at once, Hulu is sticking with weekly releases for its original programming.

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Plex for iOS gets a modern makeover for streaming your media files

The new app adds some free features, plus much-improved offline playback for Plex Pass subscribers.

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Hackers show off long-distance Wi-Fi radio proxy at DEF CON

The device uses the 900MHz band, but hides the data in the background radio noise.

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Profile: The ‘We Are Colony’ video-streaming service delivers something extra

The library on offer is small today, but each film includes bonus features typically available only on disc.

New chipsets lay groundwork for gigabit speeds to more homes

Product improvements made possible by new chipsets will make it easier for operators to upgrade their broadband networks.

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Ultra HD 4K Blu-ray should arrive in time for the holidays

The 4K resolution video format will finally meet optical media for those with little bandwidth to spare.