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Verizon buys Vessel, promptly shuts the YouTube rival down

The non-amateur hour version of YouTube is going away, and current subscribers will get a refund for all of October.


Friday's DDoS attack came from 100,000 infected devices

DNS Service provider Dyn said that Friday's massive internet disruption came from hackers using an estimated 100,000 devices, many of which have been infected with a notorious malware that can take over cameras and DVRs.


Streaming TV bundle roundup: Everything we know so far

Watch out, Sling TV and PlayStation Vue: More bundles are coming from AT&T, Hulu, YouTube, and possibly Amazon.

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Elgato's Eve HomeKit light switch is an easy and cheap way to automate your house

The $50 smart light switch makes your dumb bulbs more intelligent.

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Amazon adds Dash buttons for 60 more products

Amazon's tap-to-order physical Dash buttons are taking over the world, and more brands in the U.S. are signing up.

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$35 DirecTV Now streaming TV service launches in November with 100 channels

It took eight months after the initial announcement, but DirecTV Now live TV streaming is almost here.

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Google Fiber halts expansion plans to review strategy

In a dramatic change in strategy, Google Fiber has paused plans to roll out fiber optic cables across a number of U.S. cities, as the company reevaluates its strategy to presumably use mainly wireless to provide high-speed Internet service.

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ARM builds up security in the tiniest Internet of Things chips

On Tuesday, ARM will introduce processors that are just a fraction of a millimeter across and incorporate the company’s TrustZone technology.

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For cordless VR and more, WiGig may be worth the wait

On Monday, the Wi-Fi Alliance launched a certification process for WiGig products, which will go as fast as 8Gbps (bits per second) and could include virtual-reality headsets and high-speed office Wi-Fi zones.

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Logitech to release an Alexa skill for its Harmony Hub-based universal remote controls

Own an Echo and a Logitech Harmony Hub-based universal remote? You can now control your entertainment system with voice commands.

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How to watch the MLB playoffs and World Series without cable

Don't miss a postseason pitch, read our cord-cutter's guide to the 2016 MLB playoffs and the World Series.

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$85 billion AT&T, Time Warner deal under scrutiny from politicians, consumer groups

The plan by AT&T to acquire Time Warner for US$85.4 billion has come under the microscope of U.S. politicians and public interest groups that are concerned about the antitrust implications of the mega-deal.


Chinese firm admits its hacked DVRs, cameras were behind Friday's massive DDOS attack

Xiongmai, a Chinese electronics component manufacturer, says its products inadvertently played a role in a massive DDoS cyberattack that disrupted major internet sites in the U.S. on Friday.

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AT&T will acquire Time Warner for $85.4B in content play

AT&T said it will acquire Time Warner for US$85.4 billion, reflecting a continuing trend for the consolidation of communications and media companies.


An IoT botnet is partly behind Friday's massive DDOS attack

Malware that can build botnets out of IoT devices is at least partly responsible for a massive distributed denial-of-service attack that disrupted U.S. internet traffic on Friday, according to network security companies.