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Popcorn Time users are now getting sued by the movie industry

The makers of The Cobbler are trying to shake down users of the popular movie piracy software--or at least the ones who didn’t mask their activity with a VPN.

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Nvidia GameStream Co-Op pipes PC games to your far-flung friends

Short on buddies with high-end gaming rigs? No problem, as GameStream will let anyone with a half-decent PC take the controls or join in same-screen cooperative play.


Sideclick is shaping up to be a killer remote control for streaming video

For $30, Sideclick adds TV controls to Roku, Apple TV, and Fire TV remotes. Hands-on with a prototype shows plenty of promise.

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Report: Force Touch Stylus could turn iPad Pro into a serious sketching tool

The pressure-sensitive pen would be an optional feature in Apple’s long-rumored larger tablet, now expected to begin production in September or October.


Amazon Dash Button hack goes beyond mindless consumption

With a few lines of code, Amazon’s magical buy button goes from purchasing fresh diapers to tracking the number of dirty ones.


Misfit brings a Speedo-branded swim tracker to the Apple Store

The $80 Speedo Shine counts laps and syncs to Speedo’s swim tracking app, though it lacks the smart home controls of Misfit’s cheaper activity trackers.

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Comcast Xfinity's Xbox 360 app is going away soon

The cable giant says it’s making way for 'updates and improvements to our online experience,' but it’s unclear if those plans involve Xbox support.

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Sprint fires back at T-Mobile with perpetual iPhone upgrade program

Limited-time deal lets you get an iPhone 6 now for $15 per month, and upgrade to the next iPhone at no extra charge

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Fire TV is completely out of stock at Amazon

It’s unclear if a Fire TV 2 is coming, though Amazon is certainly due for a sequel.


Moto 360 2 could solve Android Wear’s size problem

The Moto 360 2 may include small and large variants, though the “flat tire” circular screen probably isn’t going away.


Samsung takes “world’s largest storage drive” crown with 16TB SSD

Speed or storage capacity? That question may prove irrelevant as solid state storage leapfrogs the hard disk drive.


Xbox-to-PC streaming has a secret “very high” quality mode

If you’re unhappy with the sharpness of streaming Xbox games to your Windows 10 PC, here’s how to improve it.


Simple Matters Ditto review: This minimalist wearable is too simple for its own good

For $40, Ditto clips onto clothing and buzzes when your smartphone rings. It’s clever in theory, but not useful enough in reality.

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AT&T’s new wireless plans: More data, sometimes more dough

Subscribers with 10GB of data can get an extra 5GB at no charge, but other price tiers aren’t as generous.

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Windows 10 search bar phones home to Microsoft, even with Bing disabled

Microsoft says it’s not collecting query or search usage data, but that doesn’t mean those searches are truly happening offline.