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The Echo's rumored dirt-cheap music streaming service would tighten your ties to Amazon

Amazon's rumored music streaming service is all about hooking in to the rest of the Amazon universe.

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How Netgear's Orbi plans to eradicate Wi-Fi dead zones

Netgear's Orbi Wi-Fi system is more than just router, utilizing two devices to blanket your whole home in Wi-Fi.

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Samsung Milk Music closes its virtual doors September 22

Samsung will discontinue the streaming service to instead focus on partnerships with other music streaming companies.

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One smart plug isn't so bright when it comes to security

Smart sockets that let you control an electrical plug over the Internet may sound cutting edge, but they can also be rife with security flaws.

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Pandora goes after on-demand streaming to compete against Spotify

If licensing deals pan out, the internet radio service could start offering paid streaming as early as next month.

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Netflix moved cord cutting forward; it's also holding it back

Netflix's vast video library makes it easy to cut the cord, but you can't see what's available unless you use its native app.

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HDHomeRun rekindles the Xbox One's DVR dream

Still want some kind of DVR functionality on the Xbox One? Silicon Dust's DIY solution (and a healthy investment in hardware) can help.

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Intel praises killer USB-C audio features in war against traditional headphone jacks

Ditching analog headphones for USB-C audio opens up a world of new features, Intel says.

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Microsoft wants all your devices to run on Xbox One’s proprietary wireless signal

Microsoft envisions a future where headsets, keyboards, controllers, and all your PC peripherals run seamlessly on the Xbox One's wireless signal. But should you care?

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Twitter wants an Apple TV app in time for the NFL season

Twitter's vision for its NFL games apparently includes making it easier to watch the games on your television.

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Sharkk's Bravo hybrid electrostatic cans bust the bass, but hit for par elsewhere

Mediocre mid-range and top end takes some of the luster off the Bravo’s superb bass performance.

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Meural's connected frame displays fine art with no subscription fees

Unlike most other connected art-displays, Meural includes access to more than 20,000 pieces of art in the price of the frame.

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New compromises won't end the fight between LTE-U and Wi-Fi

The Wi-Fi Alliance says it’s taken more steps toward compromise since backers of LTE-Unlicensed slammed a coexistence workshop that took place last week. But those moves haven’t brought about wireless peace just yet.

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Intel's new Atom chips for cars and IoT could shed their ugly mobile past

Intel's Atom chips are on their way out of mobile devices, and the next generation of the chip line will instead be targeted toward drones, self-driving cars, and IoT devices.

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Logitech's Pop Home Switch promises to simplify smart-home control

Setting up a smart-home system might not be simple, but this innovative device could make it a whole lot easier to use.