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.

Vizio Reference Series

Vizio to launch a line of high dynamic range HDTVs

The TV manufacturer is buying into Dolby Vision technology, and it hopes you'll do the same.

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Satechi IQ bulb

Satechi joins the connected-home fray with a color-tunable bulb and smart plug

The Spectrum IQ Bulb and IQ Plug are Bluetooth enabled and app controlled.

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SolarCity installation

SolarCity to give Nest thermostats to 10,000 new customers in California

The hope is Nest integration will result in lower energy costs for households with SolarCity rooftop solar systems.

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amazon prime video

Amazon to add high dynamic range video content to its Prime Instant Video service

Fierce competition among over-the-top video service providers is driving innovation, while traditional video distribution evolves at a snail’s pace.

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amazon echo

Amazon updates the Echo for connected-home control

'Alexa, please dim the lights in the home theater.'

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Wake Alarm

This alarm clock showers you with targeted beams of light and sound

Soak in the highly focused light and sounds of Wakē first thing in the morning and save your relationship.

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aivvyq headphones

Aivvy Q could be the Pandora of wireless headphones

This ambitious new personal audio device connects to the Internet to stream personalize music when you're connected to the Internet, and from built-in storage when you're not.

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amazon echo

Amazon Echo gains new features days ahead of price hike

While the device keeps getting smarter, the introductory discount on Amazon’s Echo interactive speaker will end on April 7.

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LIFX LED light bulb

LIFX adds a more affordable white bulb to its smart lighting lineup

The LIFX White 800 connected LED light bulb is the company’s cheapest yet.

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Almond 2015 and Almond+

Securifi’s Almond 2015 and Almond+ routers pull double duty as connected-home hubs

Firmware updates add a host of new features to both routers.

Rumored Comcast Apple deal

Comcast denies ever being approached for Apple’s rumored streaming TV service

Rumors of talks over Apple’s fabled streaming TV service breaking down may have been just that.


Jay-Z's Tidal gets the thumbs-up from Taylor Swift, T-Mobile

Things are going well for Tidal, the high-fidelity streaming service Jay-Z recently acquired. Taylor Swift has brought her music catalog, and T-Mobile has added the service to its list of music platforms exempt from data caps.

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Balcony Pets

Need a portable pet door? There’s a Kickstarter campaign for that

The Balcony Pets Apartment Pet Door is a modular door that renters can fold up and take with them as they switch homes.

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The Coolbox is a toolbox for the 21st century

This toolbox sounds like a DIYer’s dream, with enough room for a battery, two USB charge ports, Bluetooth speakers, LED lighting, a removable whiteboard, tablet stands, and more.

Philips Hue app

This Philips Hue app coordinates ambient lighting effects with what's on your TV

The Hue Camera app uses an iPad’s or iPhone’s built-in camera to dynamically match Philips Hue lights to the colors it ‘sees’ on your TV screen.

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