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The 2015 cord-cutter awards

Cord-cutter Confidential honors this year’s best hardware, software, and services for living without cable TV.

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Yes, you can stream games from the Xbox One to the Microsoft HoloLens

Microsoft's HoloLens program manager shows that streaming the latest Halo game from the Xbox One works just fine, but it's not quite the immersive experience you might have hoped for.

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As Nvidia Shield TV console games fail to appear, Pro buyers get a consolation prize

Nvidia Shield Android TV's biggest console games have been “coming soon” for six months now.

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Amazon switches on Fire TV's smart home voice controls

Amazon's Fire TV now lets you dim your living room smart bulbs with Alexa voice commands.

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Chromecast mirroring explained: How to beam your phone or PC screen to the TV

How to mirror a phone or laptop screen to Chromecast when native apps aren't an option.

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New Apple TVs now on sale, with delivery starting Oct. 30

Apple's fourth-generation set-top box is all about apps.

on macworld.com

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Cord cutters will be disappointed with the New Xbox Experience

The New Xbox Experience has interesting ideas for video viewing, but doesn’t get the basics right.

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The Electric Jukebox: For music lovers who think Apple Music and Spotify are too expensive and too complicated

British startup has developed a music streamer that plugs into your TV (and only your TV).

on techhive.com

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Roku announces Roku 4 media streamer with 4K video, 802.11ac Wi-Fi

There’ll be no confusing this new model with previous generations.

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Apple TV aims open its universal search to all apps

The new Apple TV will open its universal search features to more apps in the future.

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Chromecast FAQ: Everything you need to know about Google’s $35 streamer

Google just launched a brand-new version of its ultra-cheap media streamer. This guide will get you up to speed.

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Amazon won’t sell Apple TV and Chromecast hardware, bans marketplace partners from selling them, too

Anti-competitive tactic or smart customer-service strategy? It’s probably a little of both.

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The revamped Chromecast app makes Google’s media streamer feel whole

You don’t need new hardware to take advantage of Chromecast’s best new feature.

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Nvidia GeForce Now aims to be the 'Netflix of games' for just 8 bucks a month

The GeForce Now service lets you stream PC games instantly and comes with a three-month free trial.

Chromecast, Chromecast Audio: What you need to know

Both are available now and cost $35.

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New Chromecasts revealed: Chromecast Audio streams music to dumb speakers

Google's new Chromecasts are round, smart, and easier to use than ever before.