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INTERNET

Sling TV subscribers will be able to get HBO as a $15-per-month add-on

Cord cutters who want to watch Game of Thrones' season 5 premiere on Sunday, April 12 won't have to buy an Apple TV after all.

GAMES

Report: Microsoft thought about giving Xbox away for free

Microsoft considered giving away the original Xbox away for free--and even buying Nintendo--as bold strokes to enter the game console market it would eventually come to dominate, together with Sony.

PERIPHERALS

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This wire-free USB outlet cover is raising a killing on Kickstarter

Who knew so many people couldn't stand their smartphones' outlet chargers?

INDUSTRY VERTICALS | SECURITY

RadioShack update: User data is safe for now, while Sprint co-branding is in the works

The latest chapter in RadioShack's bankruptcy drama brings a bit of good news for past customers and current employees.

INTERNET | SOFTWARE

Apigee launches tool to help firms become IoT-worthy

Apigee has launched a new portal for firms to manage their IoT services like connected devices and the corresponding apps that control them.

INTERNET

Flickr lets photographers set their work free with Public Domain, CC0 tags

Because not every picture needs to turn a profit, Flickr is making it easier for photographers to distribute their work with no strings attached.

BUSINESS ISSUES

History of Apple: How Apple came to lead the tech industry

Our History of Apple begins with a look at Apple's not so humble beginnings...

INTERNET

How to stream Major League Baseball games to all your favorite devices

Major League Baseball is ahead of the game when it comes to live streaming, offering an excellent solution with its MLB.TV package and mobile app. It promises you nearly every game of the 2015 season on just about any device you can think of: phones, tablets, streaming devices, and even gaming consoles like the Xbox and PlayStation.

ENTERTAINMENT

VidiPath technology promises to make pay-TV streaming seamless and painless

For years television broadcasters have promised to deliver their content to all the screens in your home, but TV Everywhere has largely gone nowhere. Despite a proliferation of apps and websites that extend broadcast and pay TV content to mobile devices, the dream has turned into a nightmare for many consumers, thanks to service restrictions, subscriber authentication problems, and a host of other issues. That may change, however, with the arrival of VidiPath, a new wireless standard that allows you to stream content directly to your devices from your service provider's set-top box.

SECURITY

Middle-Eastern 'Volatile Cedar' cyberattack breached western defence firms

First significant example of western countries being targeted by region

Expert Opinion

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Apple doesn't need its own gadgets to dominate the smart home

If you believe the weekend rumors, Apple will announce a connected-home platform next week at WWDC. But before you get too excited about an iThermostat and an iFridge and an iCamera watching you sleep, consider this: If Apple does get into the home-automation market, that doesn't necessarily mean it'll make smart-home gadgets of its own.

Editors Pick

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Justin.tv goes off the air

With all signs pointing to a Google purchase of Twitch, the company behind Justin.tv has shut down the live video service.

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Verizon fires back at FCC over data throttling

The FCC called out Verizon for its plans to throttle customers with unlimited data plans who use the most data, so the carrier responded.

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Business faces backlash after threatening $500 fines for negative Yelp reviews

Businesses who don't know how to manage their social media presence should remember that the Internet can be vicious.

Latest Product Reviews

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Key Ingredient kitchen tablet review: Yummy recipes can't rescue this crummy tablet

Meatballs. Giant bacon-wrapped meatballs. The Key Ingredient Recipe tablet suggested this fantastic idea to me when I searched for a meatball recipe. It's a good thing the meatballs were tasty, because that's about the only thing this tablet gets right.