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Jay Z's Tidal doubles down on streaming for audiophiles

Tidal offers CD-quality streaming music across mobile and the desktop.

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Spotify-powered PlayStation Music goes live on Sony's PS3 and PS4 consoles

It's here Spotify/Playstation fans! Music Unlimited is dead, Spotify has taken its place with an exclusive deal.

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The top 7 second-screen apps for supplementing your Major League Baseball experience

Geek up the grand old game with data feeds, social media, and other interactive enhancements.

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Sling TV's newest channels arrive with 'Restricted Content'

Certain shows on A&E, Lifetime, and LMN are effectively blacked out due to content rights issues.

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Take a break from March Madness to stream some of these great films

One cannot live on basketball alone. Cinema is essential nutrition for the mind and soul.

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Jay-Z's Tidal gets the thumbs-up from Taylor Swift, T-Mobile

Things are going well for Tidal, the high-fidelity streaming service Jay-Z recently acquired. Taylor Swift has brought her music catalog, and T-Mobile has added the service to its list of music platforms exempt from data caps.

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Killing the cable bundle won't destroy television

The misguided shrieks of cable apologists are growing louder as better alternatives emerge.

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Mohu Channels review: An ugly marriage of over-the-air and streaming TV

Combining broadcast and streaming video in one device is a clever idea, but Mohu's execution is too sloppy to recommend.

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Amazon Fire TV gets a major update with support for hotel Wi-Fi, USB storage, and more

Users will be able to take their media streamer on the road, hook up external storage, and listen to more music through Prime Playlists.

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Vessel is a slick new streaming service with a focus on Internet stars

The brainchild of Hulu's former CEO takes on YouTube, but cuts out the user-generated cruft.

First exclusively live-streamed regular season NFL game to hit next season

It's only one game, but most U.S. football fans will have to live stream this year's annual kickoff from London, England.

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Netflix not getting it done for you? Serious film buffs should flock to Fandor

This movie-streaming service keeps the art of indie film alive.

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Slingbox's desktop player is now lousy with ads

The latest SlingPlayer Desktop update clutters the video interface with banner advertisements.

Media Player Classic -- Home Cinema

Which is the better free video player: MPC-HC 1.7.6 vs. VLC 2.2

VLC is capable and insanely popular. MPC-HC has a heady past that foundered in a sea of instability. Is VLC indomitable or has the competition righted the ship?

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New Apple TV hardware coming this summer, report says

Siri, App Store, and home automation could be centerpieces of Apple's next living room set-top box.