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Apple's streaming TV service might not be imminent after all

The pursuit of live, local TV stations may be gumming up the process, and Apple reportedly has no TV programmers on board.

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Apple's back in the pricey iPhone dock business

At $39, Apple's new Lightning dock is more than twice the price of third-party alternatives, but it's also simpler.

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Apple rolls out cheaper Retina iMac, 15-inch MacBook Pro with Force Touch

Apple upgrades its largest laptop, offers a downgrade for its most expensive all-in-one.

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Amazon Echo update lets you shop without raising a finger

Owners can now bark out orders to buy stuff. And thus, the endgame for Amazon’s cylindrical speaker is revealed.

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Rdio's cheaper music plan combines ad-free radio with a handful of on-demand songs

If you can't decide between Internet radio and on-demand streaming, Rdio's $4 per month plan will give you a bit of both.

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Wolfram's nifty new Image Identify site tells you what's in a picture (sometimes)

The new website lets you drop in any image and attempts to identify it, though it's more amusing than practical at the moment.

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Too many remotes? Sideclick can help (but don't order one yet)

Sideclick's IR attachment adds power and volume controls to Roku and other media streamers, but its existing Kickstarter project is a dead campaign walking.

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Domino's 'tweet a pizza emoji, get a real pizza' isn't as stupid as it seems

Send a pizza emoji to the Domino's Twitter account, get a pizza. But why?

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Streaming music overtakes MP3 sales at one of the largest record labels

Warner Music Group says gains in streaming revenue 'more than offset' the decline in downloads.

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Leaving unpowered SSDs in a warm room can kill your data fast

Unlike mechanical hard disk drives, solid state storage drives may lose data if left alone for too long, especially in warmer environments.

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Nintendo plans 5 'hit,' long-lasting smartphone games by March 2017

Instead of flooding the smartphone gaming market with Mario and Zelda, Nintendo says it's picking its battles carefully.

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Spotify's next jam could be streaming video, report says

After dominating the streaming music business, Spotify is reportedly wooing web video creators and mainstream media companies.

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Flickr puts a spit-shine on its mobile apps and uploader

If you're not using Flickr's free terabyte of photo storage, will a slicker design and new features sway you?

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Apple TV gets a couple more apps from CBS Sports and USA

A full-blown app store is rumored for this summer, but TV networks aren't waiting.

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Pebble Time on track for May shipping, but with some features missing

Pebble's second smartwatch clearly isn't the typical Kickstarter project, given that it's actually going to ship on time.