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Tablo OTA DVR gets slick new apps, but new hardware gets pushed to May

The streaming DVR device now supports Fire TV and Android TV, and has a much-improved Roku app.

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Netflix starts recommending specific smart TV sets

TVs with the “Netflix Recommended” label promise faster load times and more convenient access to the streaming video service.

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Twitter’s 'Quote Tweet' revamp leaves more room for your thoughts

Twitter starts embedding tweets with lengthier comments attached, and in doing so could change the way we use the social network.

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This smart countertop chooses your meals, then tells you how to make them

The Countertop from Orange Chef measures food in Vitamixes and Crock-Pots, and suggests what to eat based on fitness tracking data.

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Intel Compute Stick, world's smallest PC, will cost $150 with Windows, $110 with Linux

It went on presale via Newegg and is scheduled to ship April 24.

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Sling TV’s growing pains: Final Four stream fail, subscriber caps

Those who wanted to see what Sling TV was all about during the NCAA’s Final Four weekend didn’t get the most flattering picture of the new streaming video service.

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Report: Apple Watch Edition extended care plan will cost more than plebeian watches

Buyers of Apple’s luxury smartwatch can get a third year of damage protection and 24/7 support, but it won’t come cheap.

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TrueCrypt audit shows no sign of NSA backdoors, just some minor glitches

After more than a year of drama, the popular encryption software gets a mostly clean bill of health.

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Samsung’s curved PC monitors get a little more affordable

The new 1080p monitor range starts at $300 for a 24-inch display.

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Hands-on: Adobe Slate takes another stab at “visual stories”

A new iPad app makes magazine-like stories out of words and pictures. It's so easy, you might wish it wasn't.

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Even the Apple Watch was searching for a problem to solve at first

Apple started thinking about smartwatches in 2011, but the Watch's raison d’etre—saving us from staring at our phones all the time—only became clear later.

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App showdown: Roku vs. Chromecast vs. Apple TV vs. Fire TV vs. Nexus Player

App selection is one of the biggest factors in choosing a streaming media player for your TV. Here's how the major players compare.

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Sling TV subscribers will be able to get HBO as a $15-per-month add-on

There's no need to wait for HBO Now; Sling's streaming video service will reach cord cutters just in time for Game of Thrones.

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This wire-free USB outlet cover is raising a killing on Kickstarter

The SnapPower Charger adds a USB port to any wall outlet with no hand-wiring required.

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RadioShack update: User data is safe for now, while Sprint co-branding is in the works

The user data could still be sold someday, though, and the union of two troubled companies may or may not pay off. Stay tuned as the drama unfolds!