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Oculus Rift consumer price will be more than $350

The consumer Oculus Rift virtual reality headset will compromise on price in pursuit of perfection everywhere else.


Patreon donor details apparently spilled after massive hack

A hack of the popular crowdfunding platform may be worse than Patreon itself has let on.

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Android TV gets HBO Now and Showtime as Google reveals more apps, smart TV partners

Android TV gets more apps and smart TV partners.


Chromecast FAQ: Everything you need to know about Google’s $35 streamer

Google just launched a brand-new version of its ultra-cheap media streamer. This guide will get you up to speed.

Amazon is letting more products buy stuff on your behalf

Dash Replenishment Service expands to include washing machines, blood glucose meters, and pet feeders.


Windows 10 adoption has slowed down considerably

Windows 10 adoption slows considerably after an explosive first month.


Google Photos’ big, helpful Android update goes live

Google Photos gets Chromecast support and custom name labels for Android users.

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PlayStation Vue users can bundle Showtime and Epix Hits for $14 per month

Sony's PlayStation Vue streaming service is getting more channels.


The revamped Chromecast app makes Google’s media streamer feel whole

You don’t need new hardware to take advantage of Chromecast’s best new feature.


The TiVo Bolt DVR is all about saving you time

TiVo’s new box is much pricier than a standard cable-company DVR, but aims to be better at skipping commercials and streaming videos. It will interest cord-cutters, too.


Comcast takes a shot at short-form web videos with Watchable

Can the cable colossus succeed at streaming video where other efforts have failed or languished?


Project Spark game creation tool goes completely free as Microsoft unlocks DLC

Microsoft ceases active development on its Project Spark game creation tool.


LG’s Gram laptop is larger yet lighter than a MacBook Air

LG's first U.S. laptop weighs in at 2.19 pounds with either a 13- or 14-inch display.


Netflix Switch lets makers start binging with a button press

This Netflix button lets you dim the lights, order a pizza, and start watching something with one press.

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Microsoft's creating a Google Cardboard rival dubbed VR Kit

Microsoft's VR Kit will turn Windows phones into virtual reality headsets on the cheap.