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How to use your mobile device to control your home theater

With the right selection of apps you can transform your iOS or Android phone or tablet into an elegant home entertainment command center.

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TV-remote app Peel adds connected-home commands to its repertoire

Peel users will soon be able to use the TV remote app to command a wide variety of connected-home devices and appliances.


Plex: Hey, it’s not just for pirates anymore

You don’t have to skirt the law to take advantage of Plex. Here's how to use the popular media server software—even as a law-abiding cord cutter.

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Origin Omega brings hardcore gaming credibility to the home theater PC

You can stuff up to three graphics cards inside Origin PC’s purpose-built Omega HTPC.


Ray looks like a phone, but it's actually a “Super Remote”

Yet another startup is trying to simplify the remote control through touchscreens. Someone's bound to get it right eventually!

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Uh-oh: Samsung smart TVs don't encrypt your captured voice data

Samsung TVs send voice search queries to a remote server over an unencrypted connection, a researcher found.

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Smart TV eavesdropping furor prompts Senator to quiz Samsung, LG on privacy

The Smart TVs are under a cloud for allegedly collecting voice data.

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4K content protection will frustrate consumers more than pirates: Meet HDCP 2.2

Before you throw down for that gorgeous 4K TV, know that you might also need to buy a new set-top box, Blu-ray player, and AV-Receiver to watch 4K content.

Worried about spying smart TVs? Try a home theater PC

In the wake of revelations about eavesdropping Samsung and LG smart TVs, don't forget the wide world of HTPC options available.


Neeo is a sleeker, simpler universal smart home remote

Flush with $1 million in Kickstarter cash, Neeo wants to be the first smart home remote that won't scare the heck out of normal people.

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Harman shows off multi-room speakers and gesture-controlled headphones at CES

If you’re looking for extra functionality, Harman has it.


TV makers look beyond HDMI, propose new Super MHL connector for 8K video

Some of the biggest consumer electronics companies plan to replace HDMI on future TV sets

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Sony's razor-thin Android TV is slimmer than three U.S. quarters

The set is as thin as a few coins and one of the first to support Google's new platform

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Origin's tiny Omega PCs are made for the living room but can rock 3 graphics cards

Is this the start of Steam Machines Round Two? We wouldn't be surprised.


'The Interview' makes it big on YouTube, becomes one of the Web's top videos

Seth Rogen and James Franco's latest film becomes a hit on legal streaming sites—and torrent sites as well.