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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.


Hands-on: Sling TV's tweaked interface makes channel surfing much easier

Sling TV's updated interface isn’t drastically different, but small changes still make a big difference.


This trick drastically improves Nvidia Shield Android TV recommendations

How to customize recommendations on the Nvidia Shield Android TV.


Windows Vista/7/8 update prevents some old CD-ROM games from running

Citing security issues, Microsoft disables Safedisc DRM. But users can make old games work again at their own risk.


E-sports go primetime as TBS preps weekly Counter-Strike: Global Offensive TV show

TBS will be the first major U.S. cable network to show competitive video games on a regular basis.

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Forget universal search; give me a universal watch list

If streaming is the future of television, it needs a better way to browse the shows you like.