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.

SoundCloud lawsuit

Rumor has it Universal Music Group and Sony Music are gearing up to sue SoundCloud for ‘massive’ infringement

The labels are reportedly unhappy with SoundCloud’s insistence on retaining its free, ad-supported service offering.

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Silk light bulb

Saffron’s Silk Light promises to help you sleep better

This smart light bulb mimics the natural day/night cycle to match your body’s circadian clock.

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netgear c7000

Netgear's Nighthawk AC1900 is a gigabit cable modem and Wi-Fi router rolled into one

Tired of renting a crappy cable modem from your service provider? This DOCSIS 3.0 device bonds 24 downstream channels and 8 upstream channels to help you beat network congestion.

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Axiom Audio building a multi-room audio system that's as open as Sonos is closed

This powerful Wi-Fi speaker brings the open-source concept to audio, and it can be used indoors or out.

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LG SyFy Sync second-screen app

Syfy channel teams up with LG on second-screen interactivity

The duo launches Syfy Sync for LG's Smart TV app to deliver contextual content on top of broadcasts.

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AMC Network's Shudder

AMC hopes Shudder, its new horror-movie streaming service, will make you scream

Whether you like your chills on demand or as a linear feed, AMC new service has you covered.

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Mistbox controller

Mistbox says its smart device can slash your air-conditioning bill by 30% or more

The solar-powered Mistbox adapts technology designed for commercial A/C units for use with smaller residential systems.

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amazon firetv

Top-selling media streamer this quarter doesn’t come from Apple, Roku, or Google

Shipment data collected by Strategy Analytics suggests Amazon got the better of Apple, Google and Roku during the first three months of 2015.

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Tado Smart AC Control

Tado brings Nest-like smart control to dumb air conditioners

Smart AC Control connects your dumb air conditioner to the Internet, automatically turns it on and off, and could cut your cooling bill by up to 40 percent.

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Netflix rules out third-party ads amid growing speculation

The streaming site’s users recently began noticing show trailers before and after their videos, sparking speculation third-party ads could soon be on their way.

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Awair is a connected air monitor that gets increasingly smarter with use

The app-controlled device uses multiple sensors to analyze your environment and make sure the air around you is fit to breath.

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Planty

Planty lets you water your plants remotely

This smart pot boasts Wi-Fi connectivity, a clutch of sensors, and a water reservoir.

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Presence Security Pack

People Power adds sensors to its smartphone-based home-monitoring system

The Presence app currently lets you monitor your home using any camera-equipped Android or iOS device. Buyers will soon be able to add security, water, and climate sensors to the mix.

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Harmony Home Control

Logitech adds connected-home features to its Harmony Hub product line

Hub compatible remotes can now control Nest and Honeywell thermostats, Lutron and Philips lighting, and much more.

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Mr. Everything

Meet Mr. Everything: a power bank, Bluetooth speaker, and flashlight all rolled into one

Its builder claims this multi-faceted emergency-preparedness power center can even jumpstart your car battery.

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