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Matchstick streaming dongle, scheduled to ship in February, gets pushed to August

That’s the bad news. The good news is that backers of the Firefox OS-powered stick will be upgraded to a quad-core CPU at no additional cost.

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Record labels reap 45 percent of royalties from streaming services, study finds; artists lucky to pocket 7 percent

The streaming model isn’t benefitting musicians any more than CDs did, despite the miniscule distribution costs.

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Netflix's next original will head to 1970s New York

As Netflix's original content war with Amazon intensifies, it's tapping the director of Moulin Rouge! and The Great Gatsby for a new drama.

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Grab $6 in Google Play credit through your Chromecast

Google's intent is to encourage you to rent a movie for Valentine’s Day, but it’s good for any content in the Play Store.

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Streaming to blame as decline in U.S. live TV viewership accelerates

January was the eighth straight month of double-digit declines in live TV ratings, according to research firm Nomura.

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You probably missed these movies when they were in theaters, but now you can stream them on Netflix!

Oscar nominees are often recognized for their body of work as much as their current roles. Now’s your chance to see other gripping work from Michael Keaton (Birdman) and Rosamund Pike (Gone Girl) among others.

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This quirky new video service streams cult classics, schlocky gems, and more for free

Ever wish you could watch the Weird Al Show or Mystery Science Theater 3000 again? ShoutFactoryTV brings it to phones, set-top boxes, and more for free.

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YouTube TV tips: 6 ways to bring the streaming video site into your living room

You might think of YouTube as merely a place for snack-sized videos, but these tips can turn it into a cord-cutting powerhouse.

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YouTube begins testing multi-angle videos

A new YouTube feature lets users switch camera angles on the fly during video playback.

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How a new Beats service would make Apple the king of digital music (again)

Deep iOS and iTunes integration means Beats Music will be perfect for your car, your house, and anywhere else you use your Apple devices. Which, let's face it, is everywhere.

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Sonos' limited-edition Blue Note speaker adds a touch of color

Sonos is appealing to jazz aficionados with a limited-edition Blue Note speaker, though the window of opportunity to get one is slim.

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Amazon Echo update lets you control iTunes, Pandora, and Spotify with your voice

A new software update for Amazon's virtual assistant device lets you use spoken commands to control iTunes, Pandora, and Spotify playback.

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The next Toshiba TV you buy won't be made by Toshiba

Toshiba says the U.S. TV market just isn't worth it anymore. You'll still see the Toshiba brand on TVs although those sets won't come from the company itself.

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Nickelodeon to join standalone streaming bandwagon

Yet another network de-couples from cable, with a streaming service aimed at mobile devices.

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Sling TV review: Television's future is still in development

The $20 Internet TV service has its fair share of problems, but it adds an element that many cord cutters have been missing.