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The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Friday, May 1

Oracle shrugs off Salesforce rumors...House OKs plan to stop NSA phone dragnet...why Ford's CEO is wary of Apple and Google

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No, Tidal didn't raise its App Store prices, but it does have a perception problem

The latest Tidal flare-up drives home just how negative perceptions of Jay-Z's streaming music service have become.

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NBC's experiments with Netflix-like binge watching for Duchovny's new TV show

NBC is taking a page from Netflix for its upcoming new series Aquarius, starring David Duchovny

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Plex cleans up its music act with much-improved catalog management

You might know Plex primarily as a way to stream videos from your computer to other devices, but a new update aims to make the software just as useful for streaming your music collection.

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Cablevision becomes the first cable company to hawk Hulu subscriptions

You can already get it by signing up at Hulu.com, but Cablevision's Optimum plans to sell Hulu subscriptions directly to its customers.

ESPN sues Verizon over Custom TV, but skinny bundles seem here to stay

Verizon hopes skinny bundles will lure back cord-cutters, but ESPN doesn't want to be an extra-cost option.

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Roku PSA: Here’s how to tell the new Roku 2 and Roku 3 from the old versions

They have the same names and nearly identical designs, but there's one sure way to make sure you get the right version.

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Sony's Android TV-powered 4K televisions are ridiculously thin

One of Sony's new 4K TVs is slimmer than three U.S. quarters.

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Verizon's 'Custom TV' skinny bundles: More flexibility, same old gotchas

Verizon tries to win over cord cutters by breaking up its channel bundles, but watch out for the fine print.

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Xbox One is getting Miracast support, lots of other goodies

Users will finally have a way to mirror their phone and tablet screens on the console.

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SiliconDust is building a cheap TiVo alternative, based on its HDHomeRun product line

Upcoming DVR software promises to record and stream TV shows to networked devices for $30 per year.

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The cord-cutter's guide to watching the NBA playoffs

How to watch all the hardwood heroics without paying for a cable subscription.

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Star Wars! Nothing but Star Wars! (And other great movies newly available for streaming)

Nick at the Powder Room is absolutely beside himself this weekend. But if you don't like Star Wars or basketball, we have 7 other picks.

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Netflix plans better security and a new TV interface in 2015

Netflix has a new user interface coming for its television apps and is adding HTTPS across its site.

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Sling TV channel guide: All the programming, and all the restrictions, all in one chart

Dish's streaming video service may be cheaper than a bloated cable bundle, but it can still be just as confusing.