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Net neutrality is under threat from the FCC: What it is, and how we got here (Updated)

Over the past few weeks (or years), you’ve probably heard a lot about Net neutrality. If you want to know what it's all about, we’ve constructed a timeline to show the relevant events that led us to this point.

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Spotify Connect makes the jump to Amazon’s Fire TV

Swedish-based Spotify announced today that it has expanded compatibility for its streaming service's Connect feature to allow users to play and control their tunes via Amazon's Fire TV set-top box.

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Netflix continues its global expansion with France, makes new enemies along the way

Netflix tweeted yesterday that the service has officially opened for business in France. The announcement comes as the service begins its thrust into European markets this month, enduring some backlash along the way.

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Google adds Chromecast video streaming to dev version of Chrome OS

Google is working on adding the ability to stream movies stored in Google Drive from your Chrome OS computer to Chromecast. For now, it's only enabled in the dev version of Chrome OS. Learn more here.

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Are Jabra’s Sport Pulse wireless earbuds the holy grail for athletes?

Jabra's Sport Pulse Wireless Earbuds use a heart rate monitor and GPS to help you track progress toward fitness goals, and coach you along the way.

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Polk Hampden review

With versatility and a golden sound, Polk’s Hampden speakers hit the sweet spot of the desktop genre.

  • Pros: Rich, golden sound , Wide, accurate sound stage , Powerful…
  • Cons: Lead vocals occasionally muffled , Cagey USB cable , Pricey

Soundfreaq’s Double Spot speaker aims to double the fun of the Sound Spot

While Soundfreaq's Double Spot may not double the fun of the original Sound Spot, does offer a unique way to get your wireless fix. Those looking for a speaker with original styling and solid sound performance may want to give the Double Spot a spin.

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Your free U2 album may have cost Apple $100 million

Have you downloaded your free U2 album through iTunes yet? Billboard has more details about the agreement between the band and Apple, including the price of the deal and what happens next.

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$3,500 for LG's latest OLED should be a steal, but there's a whopper of a catch

The 55EC9300 brings the promise of OLED’s excellent picture quality to market at a record-low price, but the tradeoff is some distracting image judder.

  • Pros: Superb black levels and contrast , Excellent shadow detail…
  • Cons: Distracting motion issues (judder) , Still a little pricey…

No mount required: BenQ’s HT 1075 brings big-time versatility to the $1000 range

BenQ's HT 1075 projector is built to be versatile enough to be placed almost anywhere in a room and still work. No need to worry about a hassle-some installation. With vertical lens shift and vertical plus horizontal keystone correction, this affordable PJ…

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DirecTV ‘highly confident’ it will close NFL deal in 2014, AT&T merger by early next year

DirecTV Chairman and CEO Mike White assured conference attendees in New York today that DirecTV will secure its exclusive rights to the NFL Sunday Ticket package by the end of 2014, as well as close its proposed $48.5 billion merger with AT&T by early 2015.

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Onkyo will soon own Pioneer’s home A/V division, but the Pioneer brand lives on

Onkyo will seal the deal on its acquisition of Pioneer's home A/V division this spring, but Pioneer's brand is expected to remain intact.

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DT Giveaway: Win a Nuvyyo Tablo over-the-air DVR

Interested in a free over-the-air DVR? We're giving one away! Enter our contest for a chance to win a free Nuvyyo Tablo OTA DVR.

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