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Why Apple needs Beats Music to keep its street cred

Apple won’t shut down Beats Music because the streaming service can keep iTunes relevant.

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Vizio makes 4K affordable with $1000 Ultra HD TV

The price premium for 4K TV gets a lot smaller.

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AT&T shanghais cord-cutters with $40 deal that has plenty of strings attached

AT&T's new U-verse bundle lures you in with basic cable, Amazon Prime, and HBO Go, all for $40 per month. But if you read the fine print, that price will change dramatically in a year's time.

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Sorry, Netflix and Hulu: YouTube is the top spot to watch TV online

It's not just cat videos—YouTube is the most popular place to watch TV online.

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Now Streaming: Five double features on Netflix

The double feature may be long gone from movie theaters, but there's no reason why you can't put on your own at home.

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Samsung Gear VR headset hands-on: Better than the Oculus Rift (in some ways)

Samsung's Gear VR headset isn't perfect, but the first big-name VR headset to market makes an impressive debut nonetheless.

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Oculus Rift 'Crescent Bay' prototype hands-on: A VR alien waved at me and I waved back

A virtual alien waved at me and I waved back. It's that good.

on pcworld.com

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Sling's TV place-shifting gains Chromecast support

If you've got a Slingbox, you can now cast live and recorded television to any TV outfitted with Google's $35 Chromecast dongle.

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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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The Week in iOS Accessories: Six-y thoughts

Most of the leading makers of iOS accessories aren't quite ready to ship items to go with your new iPhone 6—but some are ready to talk about the items they'll soon be selling to accommodate Apple's latest. Plus, we even have a few accessories ready to be used right now.

on macworld.com

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Netflix launches in France, with a Franc-o-fied 'House of Cards' on the way

Ironically, the political battles Netflix has had to fight to get into France make those in Kevin Spacey’s House of Cards pale by comparison.

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3 ways Microsoft can ruin Minecraft, and 3 ways it can make Mojang even better

Microsoft's $2.5 billion acquisition of Mojang could give it the money to take Minecraft to the next level, or it could shackle it with proprietary restrictions. Let's hope for the former.

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Modder turns Xbox One into Xbook One laptop

Insert joke about how it's still less powerful than an actual gaming laptop.

on pcworld.com