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Why Amazon bought Twitch: Here are four possible reasons

Streaming live video games is huge, but what benefit does the service have to the mega-retailer?

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Saints Row: Gat Out of Hell preview: This game has an armchair that fires rockets

No, really. It does. This Saints Row IV expansion takes the series to new depths -- and new heights, thanks to Johnny Gat's demon wings.

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

Appreciating the Apple TV

All Apple TV enthusiasts have dream of a better box, but in the meantime it's not a bad way to enjoy your content and share it with those around you.

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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.