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Comcast-owned NBC stations say 'no' to Sling TV ads

Sling's mockery of “Old TV” might have hit too close to home for the cable-TV giant.

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Windows 10 Mobile may not reach as many phones as Microsoft hoped

The free upgrade will require Microsoft's Lumia Denim update, which more than a third of U.S. Windows Phones don't have.

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Sharp TVs won't be made by Sharp anymore

The Sharp TV brand isn't going away, but the company is shutting down its manufacturing plant and licensing the name to Hisense.

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Microsoft's Groove Music hits Android, the web, and Sonos

Xbox Music is almost gone for good, and its replacement is looking a lot better.

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Satechi's $23 'Cortana button' brings the digital assistant to your car or countertop

The Bluetooth-connected button can call up Microsoft's virtual assistant with minimal effort and will be available in late August.

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Pebble Time Steel will be missing some metal for a while

Due to production problems with the smartwatch's metal band, users will only get leather bands at first.

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6 ways to watch televised news without paying for cable or satellite TV

You don't need an expensive channel bundle to stay informed. These online alternatives cater to every interest with nonstop streaming coverage.

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Amazon’s crazy Dash Buttons on sale for all Prime members

Now, Prime members can press a physical button to get diapers, razor blades, and bottled water on demand.

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Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition beta is live: The major differences you need to know

Windows 10 users who already own the PC version can get a free download, with support for both touch and game controllers.

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T-Mobile's new iPhone promo solves the “buy now or wait” dilemma

Jump On Demand subscribers can buy a new iPhone now and upgrade this fall with no change in their monthly bill.

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Pandora: Give a brand your undivided attention, get an hour of ad-free music

Amid greater competition from Apple and Google, Pandora hatches a new way to skip the annoying commercial breaks.

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Can't wait for a new Windows 10 PC? Dell joins HP in shipping today

Order select computers from Dell or HP on July 28, and they'll both guarantee delivery on July 29.

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Windows 10: What to expect on July 29

If you're not a Windows Insider, you may have to wait past launch day as Microsoft rolls out the upgrade in waves.

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Media streamer buyers guide: Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, Nvidia Shield Android TV & Roku compared

Shopping for media-streaming hardware? You've come to the right place. This is the definitive guide to choosing precisely the right model for your unique needs.

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Roku 3 review: An all-around safe bet

If you’re not tied to any particular ecosystem, and you want a media streamer that just works, Roku is going to make you happy.