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Apple's Siri-powered Amazon Echo rival reportedly hits the prototype phase

It's not ready yet, but a report from Bloomberg says Apple's Echo rival is now in the prototype and testing phase.

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Hulu's rolling out two VR-only TV shows this fall

Hulu is getting serious about virtual reality this fall, with VR-only news and comedy shows.

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Pre-roll ads on Amazon and Netflix are a poor solution to a genuine problem

Amazon Video's unskippable pre-roll teaser ads annoy as much as they inform.

Amazon Alexa is coming to Denon's Heos wireless audio platform in 2017.

Denon is adding voice commands to its HEOS multi-room audio system via Amazon's Alexa

Which company will get there first, Denon or Sonos?

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Chrome 53 gets Web Bluetooth as Google phases out Chrome apps

The Web Bluetooth support in Chrome 53 makes it possible to control your smart appliances from within a browser rather than relying on a smartphone app.

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AT&T reveals AirGig: multi-gigabit wireless broadband that uses power lines

AT&T on Tuesday announced a future low-cost, high-speed wireless internet technology, called AirGig, that relies on plastic antennas set up along medium-voltage power lines.

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Canary spreads its wings with a weatherproof security camera, new accessories and services

The battery-powered Canary Flex can operate truly wire free, and a new membership benefit could reimburse up to $1000 of your insurance deductible in the event of a break-in.

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Twitter's fantastic live NFL stream turned this recluse into a raving football fan

Twitter's first NFL Thursday Night Football stream was a fantastic experience.

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No, Apple isn't buying rival streaming service Tidal

Jimmy Iovine says Apple has no interest in acquiring Jay-Z's music app.

Cable continues to crumble: HBO, Cinemax coming to Sony's PlayStation Vue service

HBO and Cinemax are finally embracing standalone streaming subscriptions and coming to Sony's PlayStation Vue serivce.

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Sony's first 4K Blu-ray player reminds you what a steal the Xbox One S truly is

Sony's first 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray player supports HDR and virtually everything else you can ask for, but it's focused on pricey custom AV installations.

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Pandora teases on-demand music while launching Pandora Plus with offline listening

The age of Pandora One is over. Pandora Plus is rolling out soon with unlimited skips and replays, as well as an offline mode for $5 per month.

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The Glance Clock promises to change your concept of timekeeping

This analog/digital hybrid only looks like a classic wall clock.

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Amazon's Fire TV streaming devices are becoming less selfish

Amazon is solving the biggest problem with the Fire TV, and with streaming boxes in general.

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Spotify skyrockets to 40 million paid subscribers, more than doubling Apple Music

Recently, Spotify has added 10 million new subscribers—all without flashy exclusives. Should Apple be worried?