Pulkit ChandnaFreelance Contributor, TechHive

A freelance writer, law grad, terrible entrepreneur, closet satirist and a man of a few other incongruous talents, Pulkit has been writing on technology since 2007, and plans to do so until a few days before his ultimate fate: cryogenic preservation. If resurrected, he is likely to go back to writing on technology.

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Spotify expects to have close to 100 million users by year’s end

Listeners have been flocking to the streaming-music service in record numbers.

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CuriosityStream, the ‘Netflix of documentaries’ lands on Roku

This streaming service from the Discovery Channel’s founder focuses on non-fiction content.

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YouTube’s subscription service will reportedly arrive in October

The streaming giant’s paid model might include music.

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Love music festivals but hate crowds? Verizon will soon stream them to your phone

UphoricTV, a digital TV network focused on music fests like Bonnaroo and Outside Lands, will soon make its debut on Verizon’s go90 service.

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Health o meter Nuyu Sleep System

Jarden wants you to wake up to its Mr. Coffee and be lulled to sleep by its Health o meter Nuyu Sleep System

The system warms and cools your body in time with your natural circadian rhythm.

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Kwikset ditches the keypad on its latest Z-Wave deadbolt

This new smart lock costs less than some others, but you’ll need to whip out your smartphone to open it.

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The British are coming! The BBC to launch a streaming service in the U.S.

The British broadcaster looks to cash in on the cord-cutting craze that’s sweeping the United States.

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Sony doubles down on HDR technology

The company hopes to woo buyers by adding HDR support to almost all of its 2015 4K TV lineup and throwing in a bunch of remastered blockbusters.

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Comcast’s Xfinity Home connected-home platform adds support for more third-party hardware

A product that started life as a home-security offering is morphing into smart-home solution.

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Chicago’s ‘Netflix’ tax challenged in court

A recently filed lawsuit questions the legality of the city’s amusement tax on streaming services and online gaming platforms.

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Spotify’s ‘Found Them First’ is a tool your inner music geek will love

This microsite shows you which big-name artists have your trend-spotting talents to thank for their stardom.

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LG’s 2014 smart TVs to get a free update to webOS 2.0

LG might be correct in hyping this as an "industry first," but we think free software upgrades should be an industry norm.

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FCC filings suggest a new Nest Thermostat is on the way

The second-generation Nest Learning Thermostat shipped way back in 2012, so a new model would be no real surprise.

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Gamefly’s game-streaming service arrives on Samsung smart TVs

Now if only GameFly could do something about its very limited streaming library.

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The Comcast interview: The conglomerate people love to hate charts a new direction

Who’d have thought one of the world’s largest pay-TV service providers would develop a product aimed at cord cutters? And that’s just one of the big projects Comcast is working on today.

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