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Google Photos' algorithm makes the manual sorting of images a quaint pastime

Who has time to organize digital photos? Google shows a better way, provided you can live with some compression.

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Nvidia Shield hands-on: The first high-end Android TV box ships today, rife with features

Shield is much pricier than your average set-top box, but aims to justify its $200 price tag with 4K streaming and a bunch of gaming options.

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TVMC for Kodi makes video piracy uncomfortably easy

This free living room TV software offers vast quantities of movies and TV shows out of the box.

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Intel's Braswell NUC PC kit looks ready for living rooms

With sub-$200 prices and optical audio output, Intel's next miniature PC kit could serve as a flexible streaming media box.

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Twitter takes Periscope's live video streaming to Android

It took a couple months longer than the iPhone version, but Periscope is rewarding Android users' patience with better notification controls.

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Cortana comes to iOS and Android as Microsoft builds a bridge to Windows 10

Microsoft is rolling out a red carpet for iOS and Android users, giving them a standalone version of Cortana and some help syncing their data to Windows PCs.

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Xbox One TV Tuner review: Just short of over-the-air perfection

The Xbox One is so close to cord-cutting perfection--especially if you’re already a gamer--but needs DVR to get over the goal line.

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HBO ponders discounts for prepaid HBO Now subscribers

How do you keep subscribers on board after Game of Thrones is over? Give them a deal on prepaid service.

Apple's streaming TV service might not be imminent after all

The pursuit of live, local TV stations may be gumming up the process, and Apple reportedly has no TV programmers on board.

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Google 'Brillo' may join Internet of Things operating system madness

A version of Android is reportedly coming to connected light bulbs, door locks, and other low-power devices--just to make an already-messy situation even messier.

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Sling TV lands on Android TV with $50 Nexus Player discount

Google's television platform is getting a little more hospitable to people who've ditched cable TV.

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NSA planned to hijack Google Play Store, Samsung app store to deliver malware

The program also exposed a major browser vulnerability, which government agents reportedly exploited for years.

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Netflix's website will stop being an abomination soon

An upcoming redesign makes Netflix.com look more like its mobile apps, without the sluggish carousel.

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TiVo says it can ape Aereo legally. What might that service look like?

TiVo plans to bring back Aereo without breaking the law. But what made Aereo great is precisely what made it illegal.

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ReVault smartwatch promises wireless, wearable storage on your wrist

The $199 wristwatch will serve up 32 GB of storage to any nearby device.