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Why the Beats deal shows Apple is actually listening

Despite the scoffing of the crowd, the Beats deal is a smart move for Apple, argues Michael Simon. It brings technology, star power, and street cred all in one convenient package.

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Netflix raises streaming prices by $1, but current members don't have to pay it (for now)

Netflix said price increases were coming, and here they are.

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EndlessTV is a cool way to watch free videos without ads

New app provides a continuous stream of videos, without the ads.

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The 20 best Chromecast apps, and counting

Google's $35 streaming stick is quickly catching up to boxes like Apple TV and Roku as more and more apps add support.

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Apple vs. Samsung, Google+, iTunes, and location apps

Apple vs. Samsung: What is it good for? The same goes for Google+, iTunes, and location-based applications. Apparently we're all grumpy. With guests Philip Michaels, Dan Miller, and Leah Yamshon.

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Tested: 6 new travel routers that can deploy a secure Wi-Fi network almost anywhere

We recently benchmarked six new routers designed specifically for travel.

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Hulu will bring free, full TV episodes to mobile users, along with ads

Previously, you had to be a Hulu Plus subscriber to watch full episodes of shows. Starting this summer, mobile users will be able to watch ad-supported episodes, just like you can on the Web.

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Gear We Love: V-moda's XS portable headphone gets everything right

If you're looking for a great headphone--great sound, great looks, and great fit--the XS is tough to beat among on-ear models. That's why it earns a coveted spot among the Gear We Love.

Supermarket tablets, Apple results, and cord cutting UK style

Apple's slowing iPad growth, how Apple TV is lagging behind in the UK, Tim Cook's product promises, and what a supermarket tablet tells us about technology markets. With special IDG UK guests Karen Haslam, Matt Egan, and David Price.

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Netflix plans price hike for new U.S. customers

The company's rosy first-quarter results included a record $1 billion in revenue, but not all the news is good: get ready to pay a little more for your streaming fix.

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Clockwise: Amazon's buying spree

Dan Moren, Jason Snell, Susie Ochs, and Dan Frakes talk about Amazon buying Comixology and what it means for the company's strategy.

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Travel gear, HBO, Passbook, and Amazon buys some comics

Amazon buys yet another company, the changing world of travel tech, using Apple services on non-Apple devices, and HBO's "Silicon Valley." With guests Susie Ochs and Dan Frakes.

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8K TV broadcasts planned for 2020

While consumer electronics makers and broadcasters are fixated on 4K as the next big thing in television, Japanese broadcaster NHK is looking even further into the future and developing an 8K system.

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Amazon embraces its inner geek by buying Comixology

The book giant is now a comic book giant, with its purchase of the leading digital-comic technology company.

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Heartbleed, gossip, TV shows and WWDC

What we'll see at WWDC, the troubling rise of tech-industry gossip, the Heartbleed security fiasco, and Yahoo and Microsoft become TV networks. With guests Philip Michaels and Serenity Caldwell.

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Digital media industry ramps up support for 4K at broadcasters show

Equipment makers such as Cisco, Sony, Red Digital Cinema, and Panasonic are opening the door for live broadcasts.

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Sony's Alpha 7S camera records 4K video with one big exception

At NAB in Las Vegas Sony debuted its Alpha 7S interchangeable lens camera that can shoot 4K video.

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Roku Streaming Stick review: Big Roku experience in a downsized package

It looks like a Chromecast, but packs all the channels of a full-size Roku box...with just a couple of trade-offs.

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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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