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New crowdfunding campaign wants to bring Amazon's Alexa to smartwatches

The crowdfunded CoWatch aims to put Amazon’s Alexa virtual assistant on your wrist.

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PlayStation Vue review: This is the skinny-bundle sweet spot (for now)

PlayStation Vue gives you more than 50 cable channels for $30 per month, but are those prices built to last?

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Best cable-TV alternative: Which service should you subscribe to?

Playstation Vue and Sling TV “skinny” streaming-TV bundles try to woo cord cutters.

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Sling TV review: The channel bundle’s future is still under construction

Sling TV brings back the linear video element that other cord-cutting services lack, but could use some polish and a few more features.

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Skype for Web goes plugin-free in Microsoft Edge, sort of

Microsoft Edge now supports Skype calls and video chats without plugins, but conditions apply.

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Apple might’ve let “MacOS” rebranding for OS X slip out

A “MacOS” reference appears on Apple’s Environment page, hinting at alignment with iOS, tvOS, and watchOS.

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Sling TV could get local television broadcasts with rumored AirTV hardware

Sling’s mysterious AirTV tuner box could bring every broadcast channel to Sling TV.

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The Kangaroo mini-PC goes 'Pro' with a more versatile docking station

InFocus’ Kangaroo Pro mini-desktop adds VGA output, an Ethernet port, a headphone jack, and a 2.5-inch hard drive bay.

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Microsoft’s latest AI party trick is a CaptionBot for photos

Microsoft’s CaptionBot looks at any photo and tells you what it contains (with mixed results).

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Unofficial "Revive" patch ports Oculus VR exclusives to HTC Vive headsets

Who’s responsible for locking down Oculus games to Rift hardware? The plot thickens with an unofficial plugin that brings Oculus games to the HTC Vive.

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Netflix flips the switch on eye-popping HDR video streaming

Netflix adds HDR video for TVs that support it, but the bandwidth requirements are steep.

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MightyTV is a “what to watch” streaming video app that could actually work

A new app called MightyTV uses a Tinder-like system to suggest movies and TV shows.

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Sling TV adds a multi-stream “beta” bundle with Fox channels and regional sports

Sling TV subscribers have some tough decisions to make with the service's new multi-stream bundle.

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Amazon launches the Kindle Oasis, a premium $290 e-reader with a love handle

Amazon’s Kindle Oasis has a book-like spine and battery-boosting leather cover.

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Display expert: The 9.7-inch iPad Pro's color accuracy is 'visually indistinguishable from perfect'

The 9.7-inch iPad Pro overtakes Microsoft’s Surface Pro 4 in color accuracy and sets records for screen reflectance.