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For Father’s Day: 14 fabulous movies to stream with Dad

These films showcase touching relationships between fathers and their sons and daughters.

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How streaming TV services are coping with ISP data caps

Streaming TV services try to minimize the damage as Comcast and other internet service providers enforce data caps.

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Apple TV gets cozy with Amazon Prime, so where does that leave Netflix?

Why Apple's ambitious TV guide still lacks Netflix.

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Streaming TV quality sucks compared to broadcast. Here's how the industry intends to make it better

Streaming TV quality vs. broadcast and cable: How the industry's tackling frame rate, latency, and surround sound

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Streaming TV industry says "meh" to 4K, but it loves HDR

Streaming video execs prefer HDR over 4K, but will better pixels and more pixels ever be decoupled?

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Skype's major redesign prioritizes helpful bots and a smart camera over traditional video chats

Skype's next major upgrade adds an army of smart bots and services that are eager to supplement your chats with your group of best friends.

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Plex DVR now supports live TV and more tuners

Plex DVR exits beta and becomes a serious over-the-air TV solution, though time shifting isn't quite finished yet.

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Amazon is offering two free months of Music Unlimited to new subscribers

Music streaming services are great. If you'd like to try one, Amazon is offering two months for free right now.

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Android TV to get a major overhaul at just the right time

Google's living-room operating system doubles down on browsing across apps, and Netflix is on board.

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The AI fight is escalating: This is the IT giants' next move

Artificial intelligence is where the competition is in IT, with Microsoft and Google both parading powerful, always-available AI tools for the enterprise at their respective developer conferences, Build and I/O, in May.

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Amazon Web Services sets a lure for Java programmers

Amazon Web Services has long offered an SDK to make it easier to access its web services from Java. Now it has another lure for Java programmers: James Gosling, the father of Java.

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SAP has designs on new government business

Steve Ballmer's latest hobby, USAfacts.org, cast a spotlight on the effectiveness of local, state and federal governments when it launched in April. Its easy-to-read dashboards allow ordinary citizens to compare government's performance of its core missions with spending at all levels.

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Hulu wants to change TV; here's why it can't

There are simple reasons why streaming TV bundles such as Hulu with Live TV aren't radically different from cable.

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Google's Standalone Daydream VR and VPS fight the clutter and clumsiness of virtual reality

At Google I/O, Google launched both a new category of cable-free standalone Google Daydream VR devices, as well as a new Visual Positioning System for helping phones navigate via augmented reality.

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Google Assistant branches out, supporting third-party hardware and smarter features

Google unveils its plans to expand Google Assistant by pushing it into more devices, and adding new capabilities like payments, the company said at Google I/O.