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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.

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MLB.TV hints at easing blackout rules, though not for cord cutters

As early as next season, Major League Baseball's live streaming service could ease the rules that prevent you from streaming games involving your local team. But you'd likely need a cable or satellite subscription to take advantage.

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Lichdom review: A masterful magic system hobbled by ho-hum gameplay

Lichdom is the first game to really get magic right. Unfortunately it does so at the cost of most everything else.

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Spotify's Windows Phone app (finally) gets free, ad-supported listening

You no longer need a premium subscription to use Spotify on Windows Phone. The free, ad-supported version lands on Microsoft's smartphone platform.

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11 dorm room gadgets that are too cool for school

You're going to spend the next nine months on campus. We've got suggestions for the gear that can turn that spartan dorm room into a home away from home.

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Amazon's $970 million buy gives Twitch the best of both worlds: Money and freedom

Amazon offers Twitch major league resources AND continued independence -- a combination that likely wouldn't have been possible if the video streaming site was bought by YouTube.

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Reports: Amazon will pay $1 billion to buy video-game streaming site Twitch

The deal was reached after talks with Google cooled, The Wall Street Journal said

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Meet the TiVo Roamio OTA: Finally, there's a TiVo for cord-cutters

TiVo Roamio OTA is a DVR for broadcast channels

PlayStation Network back online after massive denial of service attack

The group that claimed responsibility for the PlayStation DDoS attack also diverted the flight of a Sony executive with a fake bomb scare.

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Your complete guide to every Apple TV channel, A to Z

We break down all the Apple TV apps: what you'll find there, how much you'll pay for a subscription, and which cable provider logins are supported.

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DeLorean tries to predict your next move, could reduce lag in online gaming

Microsoft researchers develop a technology that can mask up to 250 milliseconds of network latency when playing cloud-based games.

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Even with built-in audience, rumored YouTube music service faces hurdles

If the rumored YouTube Music Key subscription service comes to pass, it will be because plenty of users already enjoy music via YouTube. But will they be willing to pay $10 a month for the privilege?

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Missing pieces: Wasteland 2's release date, how to go hands-on with Civ: Beyond Earth, and more must-know games news

Plus Firaxis hosts its own Civilization-based conference, World of WarCraft gets a discount, and Super Meat Boy Forever.

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The Binge-Watch List: Real Housewives get really parodied

Hulu's original series, Hotwives of Orlando, is a pitch-perfect send-up of reality TV. But if you've never spent any time with a Real Housewife, is it still worth binge-watching? Monty Ashley has the answer.