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Dish Network inks a deal to stream Food Network, HGTV, and other Scripps networks

Cord cutter and "cord nevers" are still willing to pay for content, so Dish Network is prepping its own OTT streaming service, and just locked in content from Scripps.

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Shazam for Android adds Google Play Music streaming, purchasing

Now when you hear that killer track you can buy or stream it from Google's service.

Why Microsoft bought Minecraft: To lure kids to science

Microsoft never really did a great job explaining why the company spent $2.5 billion on Mojang, the creator of Minecraft. Satya Nadella, Microsoft's chief executive, finally did: as a learning tool.

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Subway to accept NFC payments starting in October

The sandwich chain will roll out contactless payments at 26,000 restaurants

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Small business, sans office: How virtual office technology changes everything

Here's how embracing the virtual office can help you cut costs and make your business more efficient.

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Misfit Flash is a sleep and fitness tracker on the cheap

The $50 fitness band has nearly the same features as Misfit's previous wearable, but at half the price

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Nvidia Shield Tablet 32GB LTE version now available for pre-order

Get your hands on the 32GB model Sept. 30.

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FCC receives record 3 million net neutrality comments: What now?

The agency is now focused on analyzing the 3 million comments it has received

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Using social media as a customer support tool

In the world of support, social media can be a powerful tool. Here's how to successfully incorporate social media into your support strategy.

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Fear not: Kindle flaw that opened your Amazon account to attackers appears fixed

A concerning XSS flaw discovered by a German security researcher appears to be fixed. Here's what happened.

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Verizon bumps up early upgrades for iPhone 6 season

Anyone eligible for a new phone before November 15 can upgrade right now

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Windows 9 rumor roundup: Everything we know so far

The Start menu. Cortana. Virtual desktop support! Windows 9 is expected to be officially revealed at a Microsoft event on September 30 and leaks are springing everywhere.

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Microsoft’s new keyboard and mice embrace iOS, Android and Windows devices alike

Microsoft's services aren't exclusive to Windows anymore, and neither are its peripherals. Of the four devices the company debuted for the fall, only the Xbox controller requires Windows.

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Ecobee's smart thermostat knows when a room needs warming

Remote sensors detect people and temperatures all around the house, for a price.

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Hidden Chrome for Android feature automatically answers questions in the search bar

Need to know a quick fact? On an Android device, you can now get the answer to some questions faster than it takes a Google search page to load.