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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.

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Ad-free Hulu rumors return at just the right time

The streaming video service could launch an commercial-free version as soon as this fall, but at a significant mark-up.

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Windows 10 will force automatic updates for all Home users

The policy will keep users up to date on patches and features, but could also leave no recourse if an update breaks things.

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Misfit drops prices on Flash and Shine fitness bands, unveils the $20 Link tracker

This is interesting: The new Flash Link activity tracker can double as a remote control for smart devices.

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HBO Now launches on Android and Amazon Fire devices

Now that Apple's exclusivity period is over, HBO's new standalone streaming service is available on more platforms.

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One Ubuntu PC maker is kicking Adobe Flash off its Linux systems

Citing security and irrelevance, System76 stops bundling Flash with Firefox, and recommends that all customers purge the plug-in from their systems.

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Showtime streaming explained: What you get, and how you can get it

Following the footsteps of rival HBO, Showtime now offers a standalone service with no pay-TV subscription required. Here's what you need to know.

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Philips Hue bulb can now perform a video game light show with the Xbox One

With the Xbox One platformer Chariot, Philips Hue bulbs change color and brightness in sync with the on-screen action.

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Eddystone beacons let Google pinpoint exactly where you stand

Just like Apple's iBeacon technology, Google's Bluetooth-based tracking opens up new uses that just aren't possible with GPS and Wi-Fi.

T-Mobile's latest family data plans are a downright bargain

The latest promotion from T-Mobile undercuts Verizon, AT&T, and Sprint by a wide margin.

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The best Pebble fitness app just got better for Android users

Misfit's step counter and sleep tracking can now sync with Android phones, though support for the Pebble Time's color screen is still missing.

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Android Wear may get interactive watch faces for even faster info

Google's smartwatch software could undergo even more interface changes, with greater emphasis on customization.

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How to disable Flash Player: Why now's a better time than ever

Recent security exploits illustrate how Flash has outstayed its welcome, even on desktop web browsers.

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Amazon Fling is the Fire TV's answer to Chromecast

Users will be able to send video and music to the TV from existing phone and tablet apps--assuming developers get on board.

Synaptics touts more secure fingerprint readers, in time for Windows 10 and Android M

“Match-in-Sensor” technology keeps fingerprint data away from the operating system, helping to cut off malware attacks.