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Better call these 10 awesome spinoffs that made their original series proud

Television show spinoffs often go one of two ways: a highly successful hit, or a total disaster. Here are 10 that fell into the former category and, in some cases, became just as popular as the shows that spawned them.
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These $89 AirPod competitors are a bet on the power of branding

How do you offer an inexpensive alternative to Apple's AirPods when all you have is a me-too off-the-rack wireless earbud? Make it all about the brand, said Jack Kim.
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The Great Debate: DISH Network vs. DirecTV

So, you’ve chosen to go with a satellite television provider. Check out our quick rundown of what DISH Network and DirecTV offer in terms of content, hardware, and pricing.
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The ultimate Black Friday Guide: All the hottest deals, none of the junk

The craziest holiday shopping season is upon us, and we've got a look at the hottest upcoming Black Friday deals on gadgets and accessories from Best Buy, Amazon, Target, and Walmart -- if you dare brave the lines.

Forget covering up cameras, now your headphones can be used to spy on you

Forget simply covering up your laptop's camera, you might want to unplug your headphones when not in use, too. Researchers revealed a simple hack that turns any headphones into a microphone.

Google quietly renaming Cast branding (yes, again) to 'Chromecast built-in'

Google has been quietly removing mentions of Google Cast. It's replacement? "Chromecast built-in." The name is easier for consumers to understand the connection between cast-enabled devices and the Chromecast.
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An unlikely partnership sees Sling TV heading to Comcast’s X1 platform

In a deal that wasn’t exactly easy to see coming, Sling TV has announced that it will launch on Comcast’s cloud-based X1 platform, bringing more than 425 channels, including many multicultural packages.
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Klipsch enters the Play-Fi wireless multiroom ecosystem with six new products

Earlier this year, Klipsch showed off its DTS Play-Fi powered Stream wireless multiroom audio system, which is now available for purchase, including sound bars, standalone speakers, and more.
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Doppler Labs delays its smart Here One earbuds until early 2017

In September, Doppler Labs announced that it would begin shipping pre-orders of its Here One augmented reality earbuds in late 2016, but the launch has been pushed back to February.
Movies & TV

AT&T signs deal with Fox to bring the broadcaster’s channels to DirecTV Now

DirecTV Now is launching soon at $35 per month for more than 100 channels, and just signed a deal to add Fox channels to its growing lineup. CBS is the only major broadcaster not to sign on so far.

Amazon looks into live sports as it plots global launch

Amazon is taking another step toward satisfying cord cutters' every television need by potentially offering its customers access to live sports. The company has held negotiations for live game rights with industry giants like the NBA, MLB…

Netflix 4K streaming hits Windows 10 PCs — but only those with Intel ‘Kaby Lake’ CPUs

Windows 10 PCs and 2-in-1 devices can now stream Netflix in a 4K resolution, but there's a catch: It's an exclusive feature for the Microsoft Edge browser. On top of that, devices require a seventh-generation "Kaby Lake" Intel processor.