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Apple Music won't pay record labels for 3-month free trials

After the free trial, Apple will split the revenue 70/30—the streaming industry standard.


Spotify's stealthy 'Taste Rewind' helps find your musical roots

Plug in a few artists you like, and Spotify will take you back to similar tunes from another era.

Powerline Ethernet adapter roundup

The essential guide to powerline Ethernet adapters (including 10 hands-on reviews)

Powerline Ethernet adapters that use your home's electrical wiring are great supplements to Wi-Fi networks. We sort through the standards, HomePlug and, and review 10 models.

Netgear PLP1200

Netgear Powerline 1200 (PL1200-100PAS) review: Disappointing MIMO performance

These HomePlug AV2 MIMO adapters are slower than the competition.

Comtrend PG9172

Comtrend PG-9172 review: The first powerline adapter we've tested that's based on the standard

It's early days for the standard competing with HomePlug, but this powerline adapter failed to wow us.


Beats Electronics failed to help Apple Music take on home audio streaming

A new report claims that Beats Electronics was supposed to have a new Wi-Fi home speaker in time for Apple Music. Here's what went wrong.

AMC Network's Shudder

AMC hopes Shudder, its new horror-movie streaming service, will make you scream

Whether you like your chills on demand or as a linear feed, AMC new service has you covered.

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Spotify for Android 3.0 update adds swipe-to-skip gesture, revamped player design

Sadly, there's still no sign of that nifty running feature and new start page.


Cord cutters shut out from MLB Network's new live-streaming service

The MLB Network is live and available online 24/7, but only if you have a cable subscription.

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Apple Music FAQ: The ins and outs of Apple's new streaming music service

When does Apple Music launch? Will Apple Music replace iTunes? What will happen to my Beats subscription? We have the answers, and more.


The best new movies streaming on Netflix and other services this week revolve around road trips and robots

Movies are great fun any time of the year, but summer movies deliver a little something extra.

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Mistbox says its smart device can slash your air-conditioning bill by 30% or more

The solar-powered Mistbox adapts technology designed for commercial A/C units for use with smaller residential systems.