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Sling TV's newest channels arrive with 'Restricted Content'

Certain shows on A&E, Lifetime, and LMN are effectively blacked out due to content rights issues.

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Jay-Z's Tidal gets the thumbs-up from Taylor Swift, T-Mobile

Things are going well for Tidal, the high-fidelity streaming service Jay-Z recently acquired. Taylor Swift has brought her music catalog, and T-Mobile has added the service to its list of music platforms exempt from data caps.

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Amazon Cloud Drive's unlimited storage plans undercut rivals

Amazon Cloud Drive takes the 'bang for your buck' throne, though its services are lacking.

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Need a portable pet door? There’s a Kickstarter campaign for that

The Balcony Pets Apartment Pet Door is a modular door that renters can fold up and take with them as they switch homes.

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Six factors for finding a new web hosting provider

Looking for a web host? These key factors will help you narrow down your search.

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Killing the cable bundle won't destroy television

The misguided shrieks of cable apologists are growing louder as better alternatives emerge.

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Fujitsu develops thin, solar-powered IoT beacon

The beacon can be rolled up and attached to curved surfaces

Facebook extends Parse to support Internet of Things apps

Facebook steps into the connected-home arena

The social networking company extends Parse, a collection of back-end development tools, outside developers to build apps that interface with connected-home devices such as garage-door openers.

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The Coolbox is a toolbox for the 21st century

This toolbox sounds like a DIYer’s dream, with enough room for a battery, two USB charge ports, Bluetooth speakers, LED lighting, a removable whiteboard, tablet stands, and more.

Bankable Backup and Recovery options for Your iPhone or iPad

Take a look at these useful tools for backing up and restoring your iOS device.

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Microsoft prepares Windows 10 for panoply of sensors

A unified sensor interface will allow Windows 10 devices to support a slew of new environmental, biometric, proximity and motion sensors.

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Logitech's Harmony smart home hub adds voice controls through Ubi and Ivee

Logitech continues its quest to control your entire smart home by linking up with a couple of voice-activated computers.

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Canary, the DIY home-security system, goes from crowd-funding sensation to mainstream retail product

Backers contributed more than $2 million to Canary's Indiegogo campaign. Now you can buy one at retail.

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Stanford breakthrough could make better chips cheaper

A new process reduces the cost of making gallium arsenide chips and solar cells.

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This Philips Hue app coordinates ambient lighting effects with what's on your TV

The Hue Camera app uses an iPad’s or iPhone’s built-in camera to dynamically match Philips Hue lights to the colors it ‘sees’ on your TV screen.