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Tempescope brings weather forecasts to life, literally

This transparent box drips, mists, flashes, and glows in sync with the sky outside your home or anywhere else in the world.

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Google's OnHub turns out to be part router, part Chromium OS computer

Rooting the high-tech router reveals a heavily-modified version of Google’s browser-based operating system.

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Koto smart sensors could help you improve your indoor environment

These tiny devices use a raft of sensors to deliver actionable insights about your surroundings.


LIFX slashes the price tag on its Wi-Fi color LED bulbs

$40 price cut closes the price gap with Philips A19 Hue Color.

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This dongle brings Xbox One Wireless Controller support to Windows 10

A $25 USB add-on will let you use your Xbox One controller with your Windows games, and it's only days away.

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Hulu to introduce its own VR app next month

Hulu joins Netflix in offering an app for the Gear VR headset, and is among the first of what will surely be many VR apps to come from content providers.

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Microsoft's New Xbox One Experience brings Windows 10 onto the console—with Cortana

The New Xbox One Experience began touching down on testers' consoles this week, including ours. Here's our first look, together with a hidden feature: Cortana.

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Asus' gamer-centric RT-AC88U packs more ethernet ports than any other 802.11ac router

The new router, designed to appeal to gamers, features an 8-port gigabit switch.


Sony starts selling a TV remote with PlayStation controls built-in

The Universal Media Remote can control cable boxes, audio receivers, and TVs, along with Sony’s game console.

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Comcast Xfinity Home subscribers can now add Nest thermostats and other connected-home devices

Some installations can be DIY projects, but anything involving the alarm system must be installed by a Comcast technician.


Android TV: Is Google’s other living-room platform at a dead end?

Chromecast is a great product backed by a strong vision. The same can’t be said for Google’s other streaming-video platform.


Netflix prices creep up again

Developing original TV programming like ‘House of Cards’ costs big bucks, and the streaming giant wants its customers to help with the financing.

Microsoft Surface Book, EU Safe Harbor, Twitter CEO - The Wrap

Microsoft's Surface Book turns heads, EU invalidates Safe Harbor and Jack Dorsey is Twitter's new CEO. Follow host Nick Barber on Twitter @nickjb.


Roku’s HBO Now app arrives, fashionably late

The standalone version of HBO is now available on Roku.

Sony slashes PlayStation 4's price to match Xbox One

The console wars continue as PlayStation 4 bundles now start at $350.


Amazon may create a live TV service of its own

With an Apple streaming TV service rumored for next year, it never hurts to be prepared.