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Will patent trolls put a stop to your favorite podcasts?

A recent court settlement suggests that podcast fans can breathe a little easier. But it also offers a telling look at the impact patents are having on the technology world

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10 international Criterion Collection films to stream on Hulu Plus

Yes, Hulu Plus, the service you subscribed to for reruns of South Park, has a huge number of Criterion Collection movies. Stream a few and class up your weekend.

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New Nintendo 3DS and 3DS XL sport extra analog nub, NFC support

Nintendo's revised handheld hits Japan first, other countries eventually

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Amazon puts the power to greenlight pilots back in your hands

Another round of Amazon Originals, another chance to tell the company which shows to add to its streaming offerings.

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Can 'Gundam' fans build a six-story walking robot?

A 18-meter giant Gundam could blow minds by 2019. If they can get it to work, that is.

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Samsung tips Amazon 4K video streaming for October

Amazon is about to join Netflix in the 4K video fray.

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Spotify's Chromecast-like Spotify Connect feature coming to smart TVs

Spotify's Chromecast-like multi-room listening feature is coming to Philips' smart TVs, and more Spotify Connect announcements are scheduled for next week's IFA trade show.

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Rhapsody unRadio is no Pandora One killer but it's free (for some)

Similar to Pandora One, Rhapsody's unRadio is largely a repackaging of the streaming service's existing Radio feature but with less intelligent auto-generated playlists.

Clockwise Podcast: Cut all the cords!

Topics include streaming TV without cable, Internet trolls, ditching iTunes, and revising Windows. With guests Roman Loyola and Brad Chacos.

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Microsoft's standalone Xbox One Kinect due in October with bonus game

As promised, Microsoft will deliver its standalone Kinect sensor for the Xbox One, tossing in a free game to sweeten the deal.

GOG.com and indie filmmakers dare Hollywood to ditch DRM

The videogame seller will offer independent documentaries, to download and stream, without the burden of DRM.

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The Week in IOS Accessories: Rock and Roll, Hoochie Koo

This week's roundup of new gear for your iOS devices includes new ways to play both guitar and drums, as well as the usual array of cables, chargers, and more.

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MLB.TV hints at easing blackout rules, though not for cord cutters

As early as next season, Major League Baseball's live streaming service could ease the rules that prevent you from streaming games involving your local team. But you'd likely need a cable or satellite subscription to take advantage.

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Lichdom review: A masterful magic system hobbled by ho-hum gameplay

Lichdom is the first game to really get magic right. Unfortunately it does so at the cost of most everything else.

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Spotify's Windows Phone app (finally) gets free, ad-supported listening

You no longer need a premium subscription to use Spotify on Windows Phone. The free, ad-supported version lands on Microsoft's smartphone platform.