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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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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.