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Hulu heads to cable boxes for convenience at a cost

Through a deal with Cablevision, Optimum TV subscribers can now flip over to the Hulu channel on their cable boxes.

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Oculus Rift privacy policy prompts lawmaker concern

Senator Al Franken wants know why Oculus Rift is collecting so much data.

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HTC Vive demos at GameStop and Microsoft Stores will let you try virtual reality

HTC demos Vive VR at GameStop and Microsoft Stores, so you can taste gaming’s future without $800 and a fancy PC.


Chromecast is now getting built into hotel TV systems

Chromecast’s hotel version lets you bring your own apps and subscriptions to the guest room.

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Chrome tests Mac OS X notification support, Windows 10 support “likely”

Google Chrome may add native notifications in Mac OS X, and there’s hope for Windows users too.


It’s 2016, and Reddit just launched official iOS and Android apps

The official Reddit app is fast and free, replacing the need for third-party clients.


This $25 Bluetooth tracker made my Apple TV remote less frustrating

Tile: For when your Apple TV remote is too slick for its own good.

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Amazon same-day delivery expands to 11 new cities as other retailers bail

Amazon Prime subscribers can now get free same-day delivery in more than 1,000 U.S. cities and towns.

Nest says it’s helping stranded Revolv hub users amid service shutdown PR nightmare

Revolv users may get “compensation” from Nest as they try to get their smart homes working again.

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Expect several Surface Phones, but not anytime soon

Long-rumored Surface phones may not arrive until 2017 as Microsoft puts its phone plans on ice.


How mini-PCs and external graphics cards could herald the rise of the modular desktop

Intel and Razer may have cracked the code to modular computing with more powerful NUCs and external graphics cards.

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Sphero’s BB-8 can be your screening buddy for Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Sphero BB-8 gets a “Watch With Me” mode to react in sync with the film.


Starz embraces standalone streaming with $9 per month video service

With Starz standalone streaming, yet another premium TV channel breaks free from the cable bundle


PlayStation 4 brings Remote Play streaming to PC and Mac

PlayStation 4 Remote Play heads to laptops, with more features than the Xbox version.

Microsoft tests $4-per-month Outlook Premium, with custom domains and no ads

Outlook Premium could hit a sweet spot for users who want personalized email addresses without a full-blown Office 365 subscription.