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SlingTV review: Convenient TV place-shifting, with an underwhelming new interface

For the first time, SlingTV puts an informational overlay on your TV screen, to help you find what to watch. We're just not sure it's worth the upcharge from the capable Slingbox M1.

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U2 releases new, full album 'Songs of Innocence' for free exclusively on Apple's iTunes

All half billion-plus iTunes users are getting U2's 'Songs of Innocence' for absolutely nothing.

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TiVo goes ginormous, with 24TB of storage and a $5K price tag

The TiVo Mega, capable of recording more than three year's worth of programs, is slated to ship early next year, so start saving now.

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Appreciating the Apple TV

All Apple TV enthusiasts have dream of a better box, but in the meantime it's not a bad way to enjoy your content and share it with those around you.

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Rhapsody unRadio is no Pandora One killer but it's free (for some)

Similar to Pandora One, Rhapsody's unRadio is largely a repackaging of the streaming service's existing Radio feature but with less intelligent auto-generated playlists.

Clockwise Podcast: Cut all the cords!

Topics include streaming TV without cable, Internet trolls, ditching iTunes, and revising Windows. With guests Roman Loyola and Brad Chacos.

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Your complete guide to every Apple TV channel, A to Z

We break down all the Apple TV apps: what you'll find there, how much you'll pay for a subscription, and which cable provider logins are supported.

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Small heads, safe ears: The best headphones for kids

These days, kids need headphones, too. We looked at a slew of cans designed to fit your child's head while protecting their hearing.

For the ultimate home cinema, start with NAS

Great home theater is about more than just the biggest, smartest TV and the most sophisticated sound system.

50 Cent's headphones will measure your heart rate

Biometric headphones that measure your heart rate will be out later this year from SMS Audio.

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Biometric headphones measure a wearer's heart rate

The headphones from SMS Audio, majority owned by rapper 50 Cent, work with a popular fitness application

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Clockwise Podcast: Chromebooks, ebooks, Surface ads, and broken TVs

The days of electronics repair are over! Plus, Microsoft's aggressive Surface ads, the true value of an ebook, and a visit to the land of Chromebooks. With guests Jason Cross and Melissa Riofrio.

on techhive.com

Use Shazam for Mac to recognize background music from TV shows

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MacStories's Federico Viticci has a great Shazam tip for anyone who runs their Mac in the same room as their television.

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We've got the Beats

Serenity Caldwell and special guest star Dan Frakes review the news of the week including OS X Yosemite, Apple's Beats music integration, and more.

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Keep it Reel: Record, mix, and release a professional recording on your iPad

Here's how Berklee College of Music professor Andrea Pejrolo turned his iPad into a portable, professional recording studio. Part two: Record, mix, and releasing a project from the iPad.