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Why cord cutters shouldn’t live in fear of broadband data caps

An optimistic outlook on Internet data limits, overage charges, and the potential threat to streaming video.

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Flash video is 'on life support,' but big sites won’t let go

A new report says Flash will mostly disappear within two years. Will Hulu and other major streaming sites budge?

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Nest thermostat software bug chills users once again

A faulty Nest thermostat firmware update made batteries drain and home temperatures drop.

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Periscope live streams arrive inside Twitter, no separate app required

Twitter users on iPhone can access Periscope live streams without a separate app (but no broadcasting or commenting).

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T-Mobile admits Binge On throttles all video, blames everyone else for confusion

T-Mobile's John Legere decides to "help clarify" how Binge On throttling works after weeks of dodging questions.

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App comparison: Roku, Chromecast, Apple TV, Fire TV, Android TV

App selection is one of the biggest factors in choosing a streaming media player for your TV. Here's how the major players compare.

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Littlstar brings 360-degree videos to the big screen with Apple TV app

Littlstar makes novel use of the Apple TV touchpad with free 360-degree videos.

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Evernote drops dead weight with demise of Clearly, Pebble app, and most Skitch versions

Evernote will shut down Clearly, Pebble app, and some Skitch versions in January, directs users to alternatives.

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Spotify gets a Party mode with adjustable moods

Spotify keeps pushing beyond the basic playlist with an interactive Party mode.

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Pebble Health does what the smartwatch’s third-party apps won’t

Built-in step and sleep tracking comes to the Pebble Time, Pebble Time Steel, and Pebble Time Round.

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Apple Music’s Sonos support starts now (in beta)

Most features are intact, though users might have to endure some rough edges until the service is fully supported early next year.

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Facebook's killing photo sync and pushing users to dedicated Moments app

As Facebook focuses on Moments app, private photo sharing is getting its moment in the sun.

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Apple Music locks up Taylor Swift’s 1989 concert video as an exclusive

With 1989 concert stream, Taylor Swift becomes a major marketing point for Apple Music.

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Pandora’s Thumbprint Radio combines all your interests into a personal mega-station

Pandora's personalized Thumbprint Radio hopes to take on Apple Music and Spotify.

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Google Photos keeps it simple with shared albums

Google Photos now lets users collaborate and add the shared albums to their own collections.