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Review: Roku 3 offers more power, new interface

The Roku 3 is a worthy successor to the 2 XS, with faster Wi-Fi, a headphone jack on the remote, and other hardware tweaks. Plus, it ushers in a much-improved user interface.

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Review: TiVo Mini is a cheaper way to share (most of) the TiVo love around the house

The TiVo Mini lets you access live, recorded, and (some) streaming content from your TiVo Premiere on other TVs around the house. And it works pretty well for the most part.

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Roku introduces Roku 3, revamps user interface

As its move in the never-ending game to control the set-top box market, Roku has introduced a replacement for its high-end box, and unveiled a new user interface for its family of streaming products.

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Cord-cutting's moment is now, and Apple is missing it

Apple, which has anticipated this moment for so long, still doesn’t seem quite ready for it.

When Netflix goes down: streaming video alternatives

Netflix’s streaming service went down Christmas Eve, depriving thousands of their Christmas (or anything-but) video fix for about 20 hours. Our gift to you: video-streaming tips, tricks, and alternatives, so you’ll be ready next time.

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Review: Simple.TV DVR and placeshifter handles over-the-air signals, but needs work

Looking to cut the cable TV cord? Really Simple Software’s $149 Simple.TV DVR/placeshifter can record over-the-air or basic digital cable (unencrypted) TV programming and stream it over a local network or via the Internet.

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What was Steve Jobs's vision for the future of TV?

Jobs's TV would likely have been live, on-demand, cloud-based, social, long-tail, curated, and very device-friendly.

Remains of the Day: Book 'em

The e-book deal gets approved, while the Apple TV has a weird relationship with e-books. And Apple's newest execs get some serious compensation on the books.

Remains of the Day: Do not want

CBS doesn't want to help Apple build a business on the back of its content, a Russian carrier doesn't want to submit to Apple's autocratic demands, and Mountain Lion apparently doesn't want MacBook users to get their full battery life.

Hulu Plus now available on Apple TV

Apple quietly added support for Hulu Plus to the Apple TV on Tuesday, bringing the TV- and movie-watching service to paid subscribers.

Remains of the Day: Death defying

CNet chronicles Netflix's near-death experience, The Daily may be on death's door, and one notable individual things many patents should die off.

Google announces Nexus Q to compete with Apple TV

Google on Wednesday announced the Nexus Q streaming device, which will streaming movies and music from the cloud and will compete with direct Apple TV.

Mountain Lion, iOS figure to highlight WWDC keynote

Apple's annual Worldwide Developers Conference kicks off next Monday. Senior editor Dan Moren and staff writer Lex Friedman run down what it and isn't likely to get announced during the keynote.

Apple TV already stands out with the connected TV experience

While the world waits for an Apple-built television set, it's a device that's already here -- the Apple TV -- that's defining the role the TV set plays in the cloud experience for connected consumers. Michael Gartenberg explains.

Remains of the Day: Tim of your life

The Apple TV may get a software makeover at WWDC, Apple's decided it's in the mood for Italian, and Tim Cook in living color.