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Hands on with Marvel's new subscription comics app

With Saturday's release of the new Marvel Unlimited iOS app (an Android app is forthcoming), Marvel's subscription comic service has a new name and a home on mobile devices at last. Jason Snell goes hands-on.

Review: TiVo Mini is a cheaper way to share (most of) the TiVo love around the house

The TiVo Mini lets you access live, recorded, and (some) streaming content from your TiVo Premiere on other TVs around the house. And it works pretty well for the most part.

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HBO's Game of Thrones broadcast strategy aimed at thwarting piracy

Overseas audiences will only have to wait a week after the U.S. broadcast to see episodes from season three of Game of Thrones, as HBO looks for ways to stop piracy of its shows.

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The iPad as a comic-book reader

Jason Snell summarizes the current state of affairs when it comes to using the iPad and other tablets as comic-book readers.

How to win the streaming set-top box wars

It's not clear yet who will dominate the set-top box market in the long term. What is clear is that it's an increasingly competitive space, with Intel joining Apple, Google, Roku, and others. What's the path to dominance in the field?

HBO Go 2.0 finally allows AirPlay streaming to Apple TV

HBO Go scored a significant update Tuesday: The app can now send video to an Apple TV.

Macworld/iWorld Video: Cool products on and off the show floor

In this excerpt from a Macworld/iWorld session on cool products, senior editor Christopher Breen talks speakers.

Review: NuVo Wireless Audio System takes a few steps forward, and a couple back

NuVo Technologies is mainly on the right track, but most people won't benefit from the features that render the players in this system so expensive.

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Review: Arcam rPAC is a quality headphone amp and USB DAC at a nice price

At just $249, Arcam's rPAC is a reasonably priced combination of a dedicated headphone amplifier and a USB digital-to-analog converter, and it performs incredibly well for the price.

iTunes Music Store sells 25 billionth song

The winning track was sold in Germany, signifiyng Apple's growth to markets that its rivals haven't yet cracked.

Valve sued in Germany over game ownership

The Federation of German Consumer Organizations (VZBV) sued computer game distributor Valve because it prohibits Steam gamers from reselling their games.

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I fought the cord, and the cord won

Lex Friedman tried to cut the cord with his cable television provider, in favor of services like Hulu, Netflix, and Amazon. It didn't take.

Apple TV 5.2 update adds Bluetooth keyboard support, AirPlay sending, and more

Apple on Monday updated the Apple TV's software with features that enable support for Bluetooth keyboards, sending AirPlay audio, and streaming iTunes in the Cloud.

Review: Logitech UE Smart Radio a solid music-streaming radio hampered by software

The UE Smart Radio is a capable music streamer with access to both your local tunes and all the online services you could want. The rechargeable battery makes the compact unit even more portable. What holds the Smart Radio back from being a better product is the flaky desktop and mobile software.

Apple TV emerges from the shadows

Apple TV was until now considered a "hobby," by Apple's own admission, but the product has taken on more importance for CEO Tim Cook.