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Amazon grants iOS users a bundle of free, ad-supported TV episodes/HBO content

The retail giant today updated its iOS app for Amazon Instant Video to include free, ad-supported episodes of certain select television shows.
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Apple TV adds free, ad-based channels for ABC News, AOL On, and PBS Kids

The ABC News channel brings 24/7 live hourly updates, live national and global news coverage, and news from nine local affiliates from across the country.
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Comcast’s new Chrome browser extension makes it easier to keep up with the World Cup

The cabler released a new Google Chrome browswer extension for its Xfinity TV Go website that allows customers to access both on-demand and live-streamed content.
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Amazon Instant Video set to debut pilot from ‘Super Troopers’ creator

Amazon announced that it will debut the half-hour pilot for the dramatic comedy "Really" as part of its third pilot season set to kick off later this year.
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Netflix nabs Chelsea Handler for exclusive stand-up, docu-comedies, and talk show

The leading streaming service snagged a monster of a deal via its multi-tiered contract with funny woman Chelsea Handler for a bundle of exclusive content.
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Track the calories you burn ‘in da club’ with 50 Cent’s new fitness tracking headphones

SMS Audio, rapper 50 Cent's headphone brand, revealed last night that it is developing its first wearable fitness audio device for an October release.
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Google expands Chromecast functionality to include YouTube live streams

Google's Chromecast support now allows for YouTube users to cast live concerts and sporting events from their smartphones to the big screen.
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Apple TV rumored to get Continuity support with 7.0 release this fall

Developers running betas of iOS, OS X Yosemite, and Apple TV 7.0 have all but confirmed integrated Continuity support for the upcoming OS X Yosemite.
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HDtracks and Sprint team up to bring high-resolution audio to smartphones

The collaboration kicks off with a free hi-res sampler offering from HDtracks to users with either the HTC One (M8) Harman Kardon or the LG G2 smartphone.
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Study finds TV trumps exercise or reading during summer months

Leading set-top box maker Roku has commissioned a study that finds TV-watching to be the very top favorite summertime activity ahead of jogging and reading.
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Roku CEO says the DVR is doomed, all TV will be streamed in the future

Roku CEO Anthony Wood claims all TV will eventually be streamed. He also sees the DVR as already obsolete, and claims the technology will be dead by 2020.
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FCC steps in to investigate Netflix/ISP squabbles

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler has promised to direct the agency to look into both sides of the Netflix/ISP battle that has been raging for the past few months.
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Dish aims to mollify cord cutters with mysterious new Internet-TV service

Dish revealed that its over-the-top streaming service is specifically targeted at cord cutters. It's rumored to offer 20-30 channels at $30 per month.

Marshall’s Stanmore Brown Bluetooth speaker is Ricardo Montalbán-approved

Marshall harkens back to its old-school rock-and-roll days with a cream-colored Bluetooth stereo speaker that will provide serious nostalgia for many.
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TuneIn and ESPN team up to stream every World Cup match from any device

Starting today, TuneIn users now have access to eight new 24/7 ESPN podcast channels, and ESPN Radio's extensive live coverage of the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
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Polk returns to E3 with its Striker audiophile gaming headset

This week at E3, Polk revealed a $90 audiophile gaming headset, dubbed "Striker," that strikes a balance between affordability and superior sound quality.

Polk’s Hampden powered speakers with Bluetooth aim to jazz up your desktop

The Baltimore-based audio maker announced yesterday that it has engineered a versatile new pair of powered speakers with Bluetooth compatibility.
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Sport support for your favorite World Cup team with Sol Republic’s custom headbands

Sol Republic today revealed its FUTBOL Series of special-edition headbands for the Tracks headphones, each one representing a different World Cup country.
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‘Big Four’ networks press Congress to probe Cable/Satellite companies over unfair billing

TVFreedom, a coalition headed up by the Big Four broadcast networks, is requesting an investigation into pay-TV operators' billing and business practices.
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Popular open-source media player, VLC, to get Chromecast support

VLC developers revealed that they're working on integrated Chromecast support for iOS, Windows, OS X, Linux, and PC versions of the top open-source player.
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Logitech’s Harmony adds Sonos integration and speech-to-text search

Logitech updated its Harmony Ultimate and Harmony Smart Control, adding voice search and support for third-party devices such as Sonos hi-fi systems.
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This robotic guitar hand can help you master those complicated chords

RoboTar is a plastic box that attaches to the neck of your instrument and automates the fretwork for you. Players simply strum with their other hand.
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Game of Thrones overtakes The Sopranos as HBO’s most popular show of all time

Game of Thrones' average season four audience recently increased to 18.4 million, beating out The Sopranos' peak average audience of 18.2 million in 2002.
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Samsung brings Spotify Connect support to its Shape wireless speaker systems

Samsung announced today that it has integrated Spotify Connect support into its wireless multiroom Shape systems (both M5 and M7), making it the first
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Are cord cutters really cheapskates? Many ‘TV Everywhere’ viewers continue to pay

New data shows that consumers aren't simply divided into two camps: cord-cutters and pay-TV subscribers. Many draw on both TV Everywhere and OTT services.
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Logitech expands its Bluetooth speaker line with the super-affordable X300

The Swiss audio maker revealed its X300 portable Bluetooth speaker today, which serves to expand Logitech's burgeoning line of wireless Bluetooth speakers.
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Chromecast gets WatchESPN support (and more) just in time for World Cup

Google announced today that, in addition to Google+ and Crunchyroll, ESPN's apps and services now have Chromecast support, just in time for the World Cup.
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LG slings 1 million WebOS-enabled smart TVs in just three months

South Korea-based LG announced Monday that it has surpassed one million units sold with its line of WebOS-enabled smart TVs, which was launched in March.
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Investor aims class-action lawsuit at AT&T-DirecTV merger

A DirecTV shareholder, Teresa Silvestri, filed a class-action suit Thursday against the proposed merger, claiming the companies neglected investor concerns.

This Android-powered 1080p webcam could replace your Apple TV, Roku

Sam and Beau Haginas wanted to connect to top health professionals live via TV screens, and created a powerful, versatile set-top box as the platform.
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Wearhaus’ Arc headphones aim to bring music back to its social origins

Headphone maker Wearhaus has a new pair of 'phones, dubbed "Arc," that allows users to wirelessly tune into eachothers' songs for synced-up listening.

Beats launches redesigned Solo2 headphones before the ink dries on its acquisition

Beats Electronics today revealed the revamped Solo2 headphone, which received a handful of design and sound updates, along with some new color options.
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Study finds cord-cutters suffer no remorse over nixing pay-TV

A new report from nScreenMedia finds that the cord-cutting subculture is, overall, satisfied with its decision to sacrifice traditional pay-TV services

Chromecast arrives in Australia, Belgium, Japan, Korea, Portugal, and Switzerland

Google announced today via blog post that users in Australia, Belgium, Japan, Korea, Portugal, and Switzerland can now use its dongle to begin casting.