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.

SoundScoopz

SoundScoopz could be an inexpensive audio enhancer for flat-panel TVs

The low-tech, low-budget solution redirects sound waves from a TV's down-firing speakers towards the viewer.

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Miito induction teapot

Miito is an energy-saving electric kettle replacement

It all boils down to being able to heat just the desired amount of liquid in a vessel of your choosing.

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axel headphones

Axel modular headphones to come with swappable drivers

It’s horses for courses with Axel Audio’s assemble-yourself headphones that let you pick different drivers for different genres.

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Comcast moves fast after withdrawing its bid to acquire Time Warner Cable

The cable and Internet behemoth has made a flurry of product announcements recently. Here’s a recap.

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Autonomous Desk is a self-adjusting sit/stand desk you can talk to

It’s like the Amazon Echo or the Ubi voice-controlled computer, but in desk form.

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Sony pulls some of its music from SoundCloud as licensing row intensifies

Adele, Kelly Clarkson, and Miguel among those artists whose music is no longer available for streaming from SonundCloud.

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New IFTTT compatibility boosts Amazon Echo's usefulness--and weirdness

Some of the recipes in the new IFTTT Alexa Channel for Amazon's Echo are insanely useful, tying the hub into various other services. Some are just plain weird.

Tidal

No, Tidal didn't raise its App Store prices, but it does have a perception problem

The latest Tidal flare-up drives home just how negative perceptions of Jay-Z's streaming music service have become.

ottobox smart plug

Ottobox smart plug turns devices on and off based on usage patterns

The Ottobox doesn't just make dumb devices smarter. It can also lower your energy bill.

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Developer coaxes Amazon Echo's Alexa into talking with Nest and Wink

A developer with access to the Echo SDK uses the connected speaker to control his Wink hub and Nest thermostat.

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Camio turns your spare phone or tablet into Dropcam

Camio is a device-agnostic cloud service that lets you build a feature-rich home monitoring system from smartphones, tablets and webcams.

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Sony's Android TV-powered 4K televisions are ridiculously thin

One of Sony's new 4K TVs is slimmer than three U.S. quarters.

Philips LED light bulb

Philips celebrates Earth Day early by launching a new line of affordable LED bulbs

In a little more than 18 months, the price of Philips cheapest 60-watt LED has fallen by half.

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PlexTV update

Plex TV subscribers get support for photos and music as part of a significant update

The Plex smart TV app is now more useful than ever, but you'll need to pony up for a subscription to get the new features.

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Nano wireless mug

This self-heating coffee mug operates wirelessly

The Nano USB-rechargeable wireless mug can keep your favorite brew warm and drinkable for 45 minutes

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