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Spotify takes a page from MTV with original video series

Spotify’s video push includes 12 TV-style video series with musical themes.

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Google tests black links in search results, and people freak out

Users respond loudly to Google’s testing of black search result links. The black links are bolder than blue, but complaints indicate it's harder to tell where you’ve been.

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Asus PCs running Windows 7 slam into boot failure after recommended patch

Whoops! Asus turns on Secure Boot for PCs that don’t support it, causing chaos.

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Mohu's ReLeaf broadcast antenna is made from crushed cable boxes

Mohu’s ReLeaf antenna is partially made from crushed up cable boxes, but the cord-cutting pride will cost you.

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Lyft and GM will put self-driving taxis on the road within a year

The self-driving taxi revolution could soon be at hand as Lyft and GM prepare to test driverless cars on public roads.

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Skin tracking is the latest zany attempt to solve smartwatch control

SkinTrack uses your arm as a touchpad for wearable displays.

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Netflix isn’t big on virtual reality for the obvious reasons

Netflix: Virtual realty has too few users, and isn’t conducive to binge-watching.

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Netflix loosens up streaming video, letting users choose their cellular speed limit

Netflix’s data controls come shortly after the company admitted that it had been throttling video quality on AT&T and Verizon networks for more than five years. Netflix users can now watch around four hours per gigabyte of cellular data by dialing down video quality.

Netflix and 4K HDR: Proof that data caps will stifle video innovation

Data caps aren’t about “fairness” if they prevent people from using the TVs they paid for.

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Hulu confirms plans to stream live TV and dabble in documentaries

Hulu’s answer to Sling TV and PlayStation Vue is coming in 2017

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Google dreams of injecting electronics into eyeballs

Google’s crazy intra-ocular device patent promises assisted vision and augmented reality.

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Twitter’s Connect tab takes another shot at the 'who to follow' problem

Twitter's Connect tab reformats the Find People button with more personalized recommendations.

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Dish Network's traveling technicians get into the iPhone repair business

As streaming video eats the TV business, Dish Network technicians become iPhone repair pros.

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AdBlock Plus wants to help you pay the sites you love (but ad block) most

Want to support websites while blocking their ads? Flattr Plus hopes to make it easy.

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Cracker Jack ruins its iconic free toy by replacing physical prizes with QR codes

Cracker Jacks puts the free toy out of its misery with a mobile app tie-in.