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Channel Master TV takes a stab at splicing streaming and over-the-air video

As more people abandon cable TV for cheap or free streaming services, some hardware makers are hellbent on mashing up online video with free broadcast channels.

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TiVo Online quietly adds web streaming for DVR shows

A new website lets TiVo users watch their recordings straight from a browser, though some extra hardware might be required.

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6 headaches Apple is fixing in iOS 9

It's the little things that drive you crazy every day: the shift key, the light-up notifications. Apple's heard the cussing and will fix these problems and more with iOS 9.

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Apple Watch apps will get much more useful with WatchOS 2

Developers will soon be able to free themselves from the iPhone and tap into the full array of Apple Watch sensors.

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Skype Translator will head to the main Skype app in search of more data

Skype’s real-time language translator is impressive already, but it can’t get better without more data. So later this summer, Skype Translator Preview will break out of the Windows Store and become a feature in Skype’s main desktop software.

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Not just Apple: Showtime streaming heads to Roku, Playstation Vue

After announcing Apple as its “first partner,” Showtime adds a couple more venues for its $11 per month streaming service.

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Sneak peek of Windows 10 build 10136 shows Office 95 running just fine, thank you

Your copy of Office 95 probably went to the thrift store with your acid-washed jeans, but to Microsoft's Gabe Aul, it's a perfect poster child for the backward compatibility of Windows 10. With less than two months until Windows 10 ships, the latest leaks and official builds point to a more polished operating system.

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Skype for web beta lets you ditch the desktop client

Microsoft has opened up the web version of Skype to anyone in the United States and United Kingdom, though full Chromebook support is still lacking.

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Android TV's 600 “new” apps are now much easier to find

The Google Play Store now lets you browse every available app--including all the junk.

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Facebook Messenger dumps auto-location tracking for a pin drop

Instead of sharing location data automatically, Facebook users will be have the option to specify their whereabouts on a map.

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Attempting a minimalist living room with Shield Android TV and HDHomeRun

Streaming games and over-the-air channels from another room can help slim down your media center, but they also introduce some new points of failure.

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Lycos emerges from obscurity with a fitness band and smart ring

The dot-com era search brand is touting a curious new hardware venture, but the point of it all remains a bit murky.

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Jawbone returns to the Apple Store, while straying further from its own hardware

Huawei will be the first dedicated fitness tracker to support Jawbone's app and coaching features.

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Don't blame Apple for Pebble Time's iOS app review holdup

Apple may not be entirely to blame for the delay, and Pebble gets some great publicity from it. The only losers are Pebble's most loyal backers.

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Showtime's $11 per month streaming service gets Apple as an early partner

The new standalone service launches on July 12, and includes full access to Showtime's back catalog.