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.

YouTube and the record labels

The big three record labels threaten to boycott YouTube, according to reports

The labels apparently feel they’re getting a raw deal from the video-streaming service.

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Spotify and IFTTT

Spotify gets the IFTTT treatment

Most of Spotify's If This Then That recipes will be familiar to users of the recently launched Deezer IFTTT channel.

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Presence Security Pack

People Power ships its Presence Security DIY home-monitoring system

Users of the company’s Presence home-surveillance app can now add physical sensors to their setups.

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Rhapsody celebrates 3 million users

Rhapsody/Napster subscriber base hits 3 million, up 50 percent from last year

The paid-only service thanks high-profile rivals for raising awareness about streaming.

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Deezer and IFTTT

Streaming-music service Deezer announces IFTTT integration

Synchronizing your lighting to pulse to your playlist, or updating all your social-media accounts each time you favorite a track are just two examples of what’s possible.

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ADT adds Nest support

ADT integrates Nest control into its Pulse home-automation platform

The security company is also bundling free Nest Learning Thermostats with Pulse packages in select U.S. cities.

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GreenIQ smart garden hub

GreenIQ's Smart Garden Hub irrigation controller gains IFTTT support

Israeli startup GreenIQ ups the garden-automation ante with an IFTTT channel for its cloud-connected sprinkler controller.

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samsung js7000

Samsung’s latest 4K TV won’t cost you an arm and a leg

With a starting price of $1,300, the new JS7000 4K TV is the least-expensive option in the company’s flagship SUHD line.

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click grow smart mini farm

A plug-and-play gardening system, the Robot Garden lets apartment dwellers grow their own veggies

Click & Grow says its new indoor farming solution can grow enough fresh produce for an entire family.

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grooveshark logo

StreamSquid says it’s a legitimate spiritual successor to the sued-out-of-existence Grooveshark

The new service lets Grooveshark users import their old playlists and then stream the tracks from YouTube and SoundCloud.

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Rdio curation

Rdio doubles down on curation, announces new expert radio stations

Online-radio service Rdio recruits a number of music labels, artists, and brands from around the world for its expert-curated radio stations.

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nexia multi sensor support

Nexia Home Intelligence adds support for multi-sensors

A single multi-sensor can detect motion, vibration, temperature, humidity and light.

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3.hbo now

HBO Now may already have 1 million subscribers, according to one analyst

Estimate is based on HBO Now’s iTunes app-store rankings; could increase as Apple's exclusive ends.

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his and hers radio

Slacker Radio joins with ESPN to launch ‘His & Hers’ music station

ESPN columnists and on-air personalities Michael Smith and Jemele Hill to be celebrity DJs on the streaming-music service.

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Spotify disables third-party app that inflated artists’ streaming royalties

Developed by indie artists Ohm & Sport, the app would play songs on endless 30-second loops.

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