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Report: Apple considered buying Time Warner, owner of HBO and CNN

According to a new report, Eddy Cue proposed bidding for Time Warner, the second largest media company after Disney.

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The fantastic $35 Raspberry Pi 3 mini-PC may soon get official Android support

Google appears to be developing a version of Android for the Raspberry Pi 3, but nobody knows what it will be for.

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Energous nabs FCC certification for true wireless charging, though you'll have to wait for it

Energous, a startup that promises to charge wireless devices by beaming power to them through the air, has passed an important milestone: FCC certification of its WattUp technology.

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Report: Microsoft could debut Xbox One game streaming stick and 'Xbox TV' at E3

Petri's Brad Sams speculates that Microsoft is filling a price gap with two lower-cost streaming devices, along the lines of the Chromecast and Roku.

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Arduino targets the Internet of Things with Primo board

Arduino, the Italian company that has powered the "maker" movement with a series of small computing boards that can be programmed and configured for different tasks, is introducing a board targeted at the so-called Internet of Things.

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Google quietly kills its Nexus Player as Chromecast overshadows Android TV

Google is far from finished with its attempt to invade the living room, but the Nexus Player's time as part of that strategy is done.

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Report: Apple is developing a 'Siri Speaker' to rival Amazon Echo and Google Home

First, Apple will release a Siri SDK to power this new product.

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Aquanta and its smart water-heater controller are back with new promises to slash your energy bill

Like the Nest thermostat, Aquanta’s water-heater controller learns your usage patterns and will heat water only when you need it.

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Spotify's family plan goes toe-to-toe with Apple and Google

Spotify's family plan now offers six premium memberships for $15 per month, equaling those of Apple Music and Google Play Music.

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Linksys WRT routers won't block open-source firmware under new FCC rules

While Linksys takes action over FCC rules, TP-Link and others take the easy route, blocking third-party firmware on their routers.

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Nuheara IQbuds hands-on preview: These smart Bluetooth ear buds are about more than music

The IQbuds promise to make it easier to hear in challenging environments; blocking out unwanted noise. We listened to a prototype and predict they'll deliver.

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Stale beer no more: This app can tell you when your brew's past its prime

There's a good chance your tastebuds would tell you when you're drinking stale beer, but now science has come to the rescue to spare them that pain.

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Nvidia's pricey Shield Android TV adds some value with 4K YouTube and Netflix HDR

Software Upgrade 3.2 to Nvidia's Shield Android TV media streamer will add a number of nifty updates for higher-quality video apps and games. However, it remains pricey compared to a traditional streaming device like Roku.

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Android TV will add new apps and devices as it heads toward Android N

Several key entertainment apps, including ESPN, will arrive on Android TV in the coming months, Google said Wednesday.

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Netflix's Fast.com download tester takes its war against slow ISPs directly to the user

Netflix’s war against poor speeds from Internet service providers (ISPs) has a new weapon: The company's Fast.com utility can tell you the download speed between your home and Netflix's servers.