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Comcast’s new streaming service is not as terrible as you might think

Sure, it’s Comcast. But Stream is also a step toward fixing what's wrong with cable TV.

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AT&T adds an activation fee for new Next subscribers

A new $15 fee will apply to AT&T's contract-free plans on August 1, and on-contract activations are getting pricier as well.

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Here's what the worst Windows 10 phones will have for tech specs

Microsoft outlines the minimum requirements for Windows 10 handsets. Hopefully you'll never be stuck with them.

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Surface's boss now oversees all high-end Microsoft devices

After turning the Surface into a billion-dollar business, Panos Panay will oversee all premium Microsoft hardware.

Hackers figure out how to seize control of a car from anywhere

As connected cars become commonplace, automakers will have a harder time keeping their heads in the sand on security.

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YouTube video subscriptions may include music, but no network TV

As the ad-free version of YouTube inches closer to launch, don't expect it to look anything like Netflix, Amazon Prime, or Hulu.

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MalwareBytes blocks some torrent sites, citing malware and fraud concerns

Isohunt.to and LimeTorrents find themselves on the block list due to associations with questionable IP addresses.

Windows RT users shouldn't expect much from Update 3, report claims

Users could get a pop-up Start menu, but Continuum and windowed apps reportedly aren't part of the plan.

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No more new Windows 10 Insiders, for now

With the launch of Windows 10 looming, Microsoft cuts off preview activations to keep out more illegitimate users.

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Sideclick is back to make streamer remote controls more useful

The $21 attachment adds volume and other television controls to Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, or Google Nexus Player remotes.

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Ad-free Hulu rumors return at just the right time

The streaming video service could launch an commercial-free version as soon as this fall, but at a significant mark-up.

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Windows 10 will force automatic updates for all Home users

The policy will keep users up to date on patches and features, but could also leave no recourse if an update breaks things.

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Misfit drops prices on Flash and Shine fitness bands, unveils the $20 Link tracker

This is interesting: The new Flash Link activity tracker can double as a remote control for smart devices.

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HBO Now launches on Android and Amazon Fire devices

Now that Apple's exclusivity period is over, HBO's new standalone streaming service is available on more platforms.

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One Ubuntu PC maker is kicking Adobe Flash off its Linux systems

Citing security and irrelevance, System76 stops bundling Flash with Firefox, and recommends that all customers purge the plug-in from their systems.