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Nvidia Shield Android TV review: The future, at a price

If you can live with its more frustrating qualities, Nvidia's Shield Android TV is the set-top box for those who want it all and want it now.

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Apple TV review: For those deeply committed to the Apple ecosystem

While it's starting to show its age, Apple TV's is worth considering if you depend on iTunes, iCloud, and other Apple services and devices.

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Amazon Fire TV review: The perfect streaming box for people who love Amazon

For Amazon Prime subscribers, Fire TV promises less time browsing and more time watching. Everyone else might feel left out.


Sling gets sued over Slingbox desktop ads

Sling's attempt to extract more money from customers through advertising could come at a cost.


Netflix's new TV interface sounds kind of iffy

Selecting a movie or TV show will automatically begin playback, while menu options linger on the screen for a few seconds.


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.


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.


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.