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Citizenfour

Films you should stream this week include the Oscar-winning 'Citizenfour'

We have eight other great recommendations for the best of what's newly available on Netflix, Amazon, Vudu, and Crackle, too.

New Roku media streamers may be imminent

Now might be a bad time to buy a Roku, as signs of new hardware clear the FCC.

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Even after HBO Now, those cord-cutting naysayers are still getting it all wrong

HBO's standalone streaming service is nearly here. Leave it to the cable apologists to rain on the parade.

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Cord cutting is changing everything, and the head of CBS knows it

As more homes rely solely on broadcast TV and streaming video, networks are starting to admit that the big cable bundle isn't sustainable.

NZXT Doko

NZXT Doko review: The little streaming box that (barely) could

The NZXT Doko is more expensive than a Chromecast, less expensive than a Steam Machine, and functions as well as neither.

Nest and Nest Protect

Nest's next move could involve smart home audio

The Google-owned maker of smart thermostats and smoke detectors is hiring an audio engineer for new hardware and software products.

Spotify

Labels say 'no' to Apple on cheap streaming music, consider capping Spotify

As artists get skittish about the rise of streaming music, the record industry reconsiders how much its tunes are really worth.

South by Southwest

South by Southwest launches an original video network

Programming will be available on Roku players and Roku TV models.

HBO Now

HBO announces HBO Now standalone streaming service with discounted Apple TV

HBO said Monday that the HBO Now standalone streaming service will launch in April. It will be exclusive to iOS devices, but with some loopholes for Windows users.

slingtv

Sling TV notches 100,000 users in a month

Dish's streaming video service is off to an "encouraging" start, though it's still a tiny sliver of the overall pay TV market.

Samsung Milk Music

Samsung’s Milk streaming music service now available through a free web client

Once limited to Samsung smartphones, tablets, and smart TVs, now you can listen to Milk on any computer’s web browser.

pandora

Pandora plans to offer ad-free 'day passes' later this year

Need some music for your next house party? Pandora will soon have something for you.

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Apple’s new streaming music service reportedly coming in June

Word on the street is that Apple's long-rumored streaming service could be unveiled in June at the company's annual Worldwide Developer's Conference.

musixmatch integration sia

Legality of Spotify’s lyrics feature called into question

The Spotify desktop app’s new lyrics feature runs afoul of U.S. copyright law, according to karaoke provider DigiTrax CEO Joseph C Vangieri.

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Curved TVs: Gobsmackingly great or goldbrick gimmick?

Though there is some science behind the curved screen, reflections, distortions, and huge price tags may leave you bent out of shape.