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DirecTV offers streaming Sunday Ticket without a satellite, just not for everyone

You'll be able to watch out-of-market games on a laptop, PC, mobile device, or gaming console without a satellite TV subscription -- if you happen to meet DirecTV's eligibility standards.

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Rick-rolling 'Rickmote' shows no mercy when it finds someone using Chromecast

A Raspberry-Pi powered tool tricks Google Chromecast into playing Rick Astley

Oops! Sony gaming websites go down because they didn't pay the bill

The payment notifications ended up in a junk mail folder, a Sony executive says.

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The Week in iOS Accessories: Sights and sounds

This week's roundup of new iOS gear includes headphones that include a high-def camera for sending live video to your iPhone or iPad for immediate editing and distribution.

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Updating a Harmony Remote with updated software

If you have a modernish Harmony Remote there's no need to use outdated software with it. Give MyHarmony a try.

on macworld.com

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Slingbox M1 review: Place-shift TV with minimal hassle

Sling brought back the native desktop apps and built Wi-Fi in to its entry-level Slingbox, now called the M1.

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SlingTV aims for a unified TV experience at home and away

Sling Media's new user interface for its flagship Slingbox has a few features sports nuts in particular will love.

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Court ignores Fox's Aereo argument, rejects request to stop Dish Anywhere

Fox had cited the Supreme Court's ruling against online TV provider Aereo in its effort to get an injection against Dish Network's place shifting service. But an appeals court upheld a U.S. District Court judge's rejection of that request.

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Shazam adds full in-app song playback for Rdio subscribers

Rdio users are no longer limited to short song previews, with support for other streaming services coming soon.

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Broadcasters may have beat back Aereo, but online TV's future is bright

The Supreme Court may have backed TV networks in their fight against Aereo's streaming service, but traditional broadcasters face other challenges from online TV that could prove harder to beat back.

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How the makers of Second Life are using VR to build the next generation of virtual worlds

'There's no doubt that in a short period of time with the Oculus and things like what we're doing combined, you'll have moments of total immersion where you're completely lost in the space. Your brain cannot tell the difference.'

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Turtle Shell waterproof Bluetooth speakers offer long battery life, durability

Short of being submerged, the speakers can handle a dousing and still crank out the music over Bluetooth.

How do Turtle Shell's waterproof Bluetooth speakers sound?

The real draw for these speakers is their durability. They're rated to IPX-5 standards so short of being submerged they'll continue playing your tunes.

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MediaBeam review: This ultra-cheap streaming stick isn't worth the money

Just pay another $5 and get a Chromecast and spare yourself the hassles of this buggy mess.

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BitTorrent's Bundle paywall is part Kickstarter, part iTunes

You've used the BitTorrent protocol to grab Linux distributions and pirated movies. Now the company behind the protocol hopes you'll pay for your next torrent download.

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Nvidia may launch new Android device capable of playing streamed PC games

GameStream could finally make its debut on a standalone Nvidia tablet.