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20 must-grab digital Marvel Comics

Marvel's promoting free first issues of its comics. Please allow our comics steward, Andy Ihnatko, to make some recommendations.

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Facebook Home, Apple iPhone 5S, and Xbox Durango - TechWatch

Facebook Home, Apple iPhone 5S, and Xbox Durango - TechWatch

Review: Amazon Instant Video for iOS marred by Wi-Fi-only streaming and no AirPlay

Amazon Instant Video is a great option for those who like streaming older content or watching video they've purchased via Amazon.com. Unfortunately, it's restricted by Wi-Fi-only streaming, no AirPlay support, and no way to purchase content in-app.

Pandora racks up 200 million listeners

The popular Internet radio company Pandora has swelled to more than 200 million listeners, doubling its user base in the last two years alone.

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Second-screen prototype hopes to boost couch commerce

Akamai Technologies demonstrated a prototype second-screen system that presents complementary content on a smartphone or tablet that is synchronized with what's happening on the main television screen.

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HEVC video compression halves bitrate, keeps quality the same

HEVC or H.265 video compression will affect all stages of video content creation and delivery, and possibly let providers deliver Ultra HD video over existing infrastructure, according to Motorola Mobility.

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Remains of the Day: Friends and foes

T-Mobile is firing up the iPhone compatibility, Apple's jettisoning some VPN functionality, and Google is swapping out browser engines.

Rdio takes social recommendations act to movies, TV with Vdio

Create playlists and suggest movie and TV titles to friends using Vdio, a new pay-per-view video service from social music streaming site Rdio.

Hands on with the Slingbox 500's new SlingSync feature

New firmware and mobile app upgrades let you transfer video and photos from a smartphone to a USB drive connected to the Slingbox 500 for HDTV playback.

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Find free, cool music on SoundCloud

The Internet has no shortage of places offering streaming music these days. But few digital music destinations offer the unique selections you can find on SoundCloud.

YouTube joins Facebook in the 1 billion users club

The video-sharing service can thank Generation C for pushing it past the billion-user milestone. That's the generation of Americans, age 18 to 34, who watch YouTube on multiple devices and enjoys video creation and sharing.

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Apple TV 5.2.1 brings redesigned Hulu Plus app, security fixes

Appleā€™s Apple TV 5.2.1 software update, released on Tuesday, brings a redesigned interface for the television and movies streaming app as well as patching a number of bugs.

ABC may offer live streaming apps, but not for cord cutters

The network already offer on-demand access, but adding live streaming of shows in progress adds a new dimension to the mix.

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AT&T adds extravagant new shared-data plans, data-only options

If you want a massive mobile data plan and don't mind paying gobs of money for it, AT&T is now happy to oblige.

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Make March Madness mobile on your smartphone or tablet

The NCAA men's college basketball tournament tips off Tuesday night. If you're nowhere near a TV, you don't have to miss any action. Here's how to watch March Madness on your mobile device or online.

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Lightning strikes the Zeppelin: Bowers & Wilkins announces new wireless speaker docks

Bowers & Wilkins has announced two additions to its Wireless Music System product line: the Z2 and a retooled Zeppelin Air.