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HBO ponders discounts for prepaid HBO Now subscribers

How do you keep subscribers on board after Game of Thrones is over? Give them a deal on prepaid service.

Apple's streaming TV service might not be imminent after all

The pursuit of live, local TV stations may be gumming up the process, and Apple reportedly has no TV programmers on board.

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Google 'Brillo' may join Internet of Things operating system madness

A version of Android is reportedly coming to connected light bulbs, door locks, and other low-power devices--just to make an already-messy situation even messier.

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Sling TV lands on Android TV with $50 Nexus Player discount

Google's television platform is getting a little more hospitable to people who've ditched cable TV.

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NSA planned to hijack Google Play Store, Samsung app store to deliver malware

The program also exposed a major browser vulnerability, which government agents reportedly exploited for years.

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Netflix's website will stop being an abomination soon

An upcoming redesign makes Netflix.com look more like its mobile apps, without the sluggish carousel.

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TiVo says it can ape Aereo legally. What might that service look like?

TiVo plans to bring back Aereo without breaking the law. But what made Aereo great is precisely what made it illegal.

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ReVault smartwatch promises wireless, wearable storage on your wrist

The $199 wristwatch will serve up 32 GB of storage to any nearby device.

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Xbox One antenna support becomes official with $60 U.S. TV tuner

Users can view a full channel guide, pause and rewind live programming, and stream the video signal to other networked devices.

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Android Wear's big 5.1.1 update is arriving now on older watches

The Asus ZenWatch, LG G Watch R, and LG G Watch are first in line for a bunch of new features.

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Xiaomi sets up an online U.S. accessory shop, but stock sells out quickly

The “beta” store sells limited quantities, with expensive shipping straight from China.

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Apple rolls out cheaper Retina iMac, 15-inch MacBook Pro with Force Touch

Apple upgrades its largest laptop, offers a downgrade for its most expensive all-in-one.

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Google Cardboard gets a VR design boss as alternate realities become big business

Can the former lead designer of Google Search help turn Google Cardboard into more than a toy?

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TiVo will soon stream your media library with Plex support

The DVR box rounds out its app lineup by letting users stream their videos, music, and photos from a networked computer.

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Backup and Restore feature returns in leaked peek at Windows 10 build 10123

Microsoft may backtrack on Windows 8's file backup solution, giving users more control over which files they can flag for safekeeping.