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Nickelodeon to join standalone streaming bandwagon

Yet another network de-couples from cable, with a streaming service aimed at mobile devices.

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Sling TV review: Television's future is still in development

The $20 Internet TV service has its fair share of problems, but it adds an element that many cord cutters have been missing.

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Samsung's Galaxy S6 may unbundle the bloatware to win buyers back

Yet another report suggests a cleaner, more Nexus-like flagship from Samsung as the company's profits tank.

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Jawbone opens a Marketplace to show that it's more than step counter

The new online store offers smart scales, home automation devices, and even a pet tracker with hooks into Jawbone's own fitness bands.

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Windows 10 FLAC support will extend to phones and small tablets

The lossless audio compression format won't be limited to laptops and desktops, though it's a few months away.

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How to watch the Super Bowl for free: Cut the cable cord!

You don't need a pay-TV subscription to watch Super Bowl XLIX . Our guide shows you how to get the big game onto almost any screen you own.

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Sony-Spotify deal kills Music Unlimited and could pre-empt Spotify for Xbox One

A new Playstation Music service will launch this spring for PS3 and PS4 game consoles. Users will be able to pay through their PlayStation Network wallets.

FCC warns against Wi-Fi hotspot blocking and hints at further crackdowns

After shutting down Marriott's attempt to block personal hotspot use, the FCC says it's looking into more violations elsewhere.

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Misfit moves beyond fitness with home automation and smartphone controls

The $50 fitness band will soon let users control lights, locks, thermostats and more straight from the wrist.

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This Dropcam alternative promises not to eat your bandwidth

SpotCam's “Sleep Mode” can disable recording during certain times, but switch back on when it detects motion or audio disturbances.

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Razer starts shipping the Nabu X, a stylish fitness band for cheap

The $50 fitness band counts steps, tracks sleep and provides basic notification alerts, without the watch-like appearance of similarly-priced trackers.

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Windows 10 phones and tiny tablets won't get the desktop

Existing tablets will get full desktop functionality, but new devices under 8-inches will be more like Windows Phone.

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T-Mobile brings back the subsidy (sort of) with Score discount program

For an extra $5 per month, subscribers can lock in discounts on future phones--while locking themselves in to a contract of sorts.

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How to enable the Spartan browser's speedy new Edge engine in Windows 10 today

Microsoft's new browser isn't available just yet, but Windows Insiders can already reap some of the benefits through Internet Explorer.

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Building an Apple-powered smart home? Here's how non-HomeKit devices could work

Your Apple-powered smart home of the future needn't be limited to the HomeKit ecosystem, but venturing outside will bring some restrictions.