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Apple opens dedicated area for Beats within its online store

Fresh off the heels of the official closing of its acquisition of Beats, Apple has finally begun offering the popular Dr. Dre-founded brand's products via Apple's online store. The new Beats-specific section is visible both on the web and within the Apple…

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Netflix confirms the Bluths are coming back for Arrested Development season 5

Confirmed in a recent interview with chief content officer Ted Sarandos, Netflix will bring back Arrested Development for a 5th season. The service is also crafting a host of other new series for the near future, including a new cartoon with Will Arnett and…

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Dish gives its ‘Dish Anywhere’ app a makeover for iPad, Android, and Kindle Fire

Dish Network today released the latest Dish Anywhere update for its iPad, Android, and Kindle apps. According to the press release, the update will deliver a modernized user interface with new capabilities that augment the search and viewing experience.

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NFL Now launches with highlights, analysis, and a ‘truckload’ of original programming

America's favorite pastime just got a little closer, as NFL Now is live. The service won't offer live games, but will offer a bevy of news, analysis, highlights, and more, all personalized for each fan's favorite team, players, and fantasy roster.

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Xbox One TV Tuner comes to Europe in October, uncertain for US

Beginning in October Microsoft will make available a Digital TV Tuner for Xbox One users in UK, France, Germany, Italy, and Spain, though no confirmation on a stateside release.

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Obama goes against the FCC on net neutrality

President Barack Obama spoke out in favor of net neutrality, condemning the practice of paid prioritization. His statements go against the current FCC proposal on the issue.

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Yamaha adds a premium Blu-ray player to its plush Aventage line

Yamaha's new Blu-ray player adds style and substance to your home theater source, offering a premium chassis with plenty of high-grade components, flexibility for multiple file formats, and extras like Bluetooth and Miracast. But where are the apps?

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U.S. video market to peak at a whopping $123 billion in 2015

The U.S. video entertainment market, which includes subscription pay-tv, box office, packaged home video, pay-tv video-on-demand (VOD), and paid-for online video, has been growing slowly by single-digit percentage points each year, and it's set to peak at $123…

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‘Wait, who made these?!’ Samsung’s first premium headphones sound shockingly solid

Samsung's first try at a full-size premium headphone appear to be wildly successful, and very much on the level with competing models from the likes of Phiaton and Ultimate Ears.

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Pope calls Internet, smartphones, and TV a “distraction” from what’s really important

Pope Francis has said that smartphones, the Internet, and television is a distraction from what's important, and that many young people waste too many hours on these pastimes.

Mobile

Losing its mojo? Apple TV sales down significantly from last year

Growth of Apple TV sales has sagged significantly over the past year, falling to a 12-percent annual growth rate with approximately 1.9 million units sold in Q2 2014. The news comes as Apple's launch of its anticipated all-in-one OTT device is once again…

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DT Contest: Win our $400 H/K Onyx Studio (Update: Congrats to the winner!)

Missing a great way to listen to music? The Harman Kardon Onyx Studio is one of the most stylish Bluetooth speakers around. We love it and we've got one to give away to a lucky reader. Enter to win now!

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Dish lands A&E’s content vault for its anticipated stand-alone streaming TV service

Dish Network announced today that it has agreed to terms for a multi-year contract renewal with A&E that includes over-the-top (OTT) multi-stream rights for live and VOD content. The stipulation refers to the standalone streaming TV service Dish is…

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Got Atmos? Onkyo offers Europeans free Dolby Atmos speakers with select receivers

Onkyo is offering up free Atmos-enabled speaker systems with the purchase of select receivers in Europe. But is this really a good deal, and will we see the same promotion in the US?

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