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Fire TV, Cortana, HTC One, and the pains of cord cutting

Amazon's Fire TV and the battle for the living room, why cord cutting won't work for sports fans, the new HTC One phone, and Cortana versus Siri versus Google Now.

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Rapid Review: Roku Streaming Stick

Move over, Chromecast -- Roku is cramming its streaming service into a tiny HDMI stick. We find out if this tiny package can deliver big entertainment.

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Expo Notes: Glyph is the ideal mobile personal theater for Daft Punk videos

Glyph is a set of headphones, but the bar moves down over your eyes so you can see its display.

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TV’s odd couple: Set-top partnership could bruise Apple or crisp up Comcast

It's safe to say that Comcast and Apple have very different reputations among their customers. Their rumored TV set-top box could wither or thrive based on whose service culture will prevail.

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Reading List: This is NPR, iTunes refunds, App Store searches

You can now stream NPR 24 hours a day on iTunes Radio. Elsewhere, Apple is offering refunds for unauthorized in-app purchases, and trying out new App Store search tools.

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Your next Apple TV could come from Comcast

That's what the the Wall Street Journal says. But there are plenty of potential hurdles in the way of Apple and the nation's biggest cable provider joining forces.

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Photowall for Chromecast aims to liven up your next party

New app turns televisions into interactive photo galleries.

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With Frozen DVD, Disney shows how digital is done right

UltraViolet, take note: the DVD version of Disney's hit offers multiple digital options and a painless download process.

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Podcast: A bit of the old UltraViolet

Serenity Caldwell and Chris Breen discuss the news of the week including talk of Mars mishaps, a low-capacity iPhone, no Apple TV (we told you so), and our Macworld/iWorld plans.

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Does Veronica Mars success show movie theaters aren't doomed?

Veronica Mars made $2 million at the box office despite being available on home video, with videos delivered to its most devoted Kickstarter backers. So maybe home video and movie theaters can coexist?

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Why Veronica Mars embraced UltraViolet and angered fans

The studio releasing the fan-funded Veronica Mars movie is using the UltraViolet video locker service to distribute the film. That's going to frustrate a lot of the movie's backers.

Clockwise Podcast 28: Music, video, and point-one interfaces

Music subscription services, iOS 7's increasingly customizable user interface options, how movies and TV are faring in the war on piracy, and Microsoft relents with changes to Windows 8.1.

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Desktop app will help turn your voice into songs

Imitone aims to replace the amateur musician's MIDI keyboard.

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Marvel offers 99-cent access to Unlimited comic archive

Marvel Comics is offering a 30-day trial of its Marvel Unlimited subscription service, with access to more than 15,000 comics, for 99 cents through March 14.

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Roku slims down the set-top box with its new Streaming Stick

The $50 Roku Streaming Stick plugs directly into an HDMI port on your TV, bringing the full Roku experience of access to 1,200 streaming channels without all those cables.

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Roku slims down the set-top box with its new Streaming Stick

The Streaming Stick contains the same access to Roku's 1,200 streaming channels as any of its other devices, but in a compact form factor that plugs into a TV's HDMI port.

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$100-headphone review: What does a Benjamin get you?

You don't have to spend a lot to get great headphones. We tested six full-size models that each cost less than $100 (one of them significantly less), and we came away impressed by what you can get.