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Review: Plair plays Web content on your TV, but needs more work

The Plair video streamer is an interesting concept, but in its current form too buggy for primetime. When it worked, it was pretty cool. But unfortunately it was pretty much hit or miss.

Apple teases 'new product categories'

Invoking the success of Apple's game-changing iPhone and iPad, CEO Tim Cook has hinted that Apple will introduce "exciting new product categories" starting this fall and through the end of 2014.

Review: Netflix for iOS is a must-have for subscribers

Netflix's streaming video app for the iPhone and iPad are a must-install for most users. Unfortunately, while playback is fairly competent, limited additional options make queue management frustrating.

Review: AfterShokz Bluez are surprisingly comfortable

These wireless bone-conduction headphones are quite comfortable, but perhaps a tad expensive for the sound quality.

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Twitter locking down deals to stream TV content

Twitter is reportedly making moves to stream video content.

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Code Monkey comic

Interview: Jonathan Coulton and Greg Pak on their Kickstarter project 'Code Monkey'

JoCo teams up with Greg Pak to bring his signature songs to life in comic form.

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Dealing with data caps

Have you found that your ISP-imposed data cap is running short by the end of the month? Chris Breen has a few tips for reducing data usage.

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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