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Hulu exec talks mobile video and offline viewing

Hulu's experience chief this week compared mobile video users and traditional TV viewers. He also addressed one of the company's biggest shortcomings: the inability to download Hulu content for offline use.

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How to watch offline Netflix on a plane (or anywhere else)

The free PlayOn Cloud iOS app is a 'streaming digital video recorder' that lets you watch offline video from Netflix, Hulu and other services. However, it costs 99 cents to capture recordings, and they only last for 30 days.

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Hands on: AT&T's DirecTV Now service provides a reason to cut cable TV

I cut cable TV earlier this year and switched over to online streaming services. I've tried Dish's Sling TV and Sony's PlayStation Vue, but will switch to AT&T's new DirecTV Now service after it starts streaming on Nov. 30.

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Watch the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade live in 360 degrees on YouTube

Get on the street level and gawk at the floats and balloons with a 360-degree live stream viewable in Chrome, or in the YouTube apps for iOS and Android.

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23% off HDMI Cloner Box for Gaming or HD Video Stream Capture, No PC needed - Deal Alert

Clone video from virtually any video device including game consoles and DVD/Blu-ray. With the push of a button, this device captures and records to any attached USB stick, with no PC required.

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Are you paying for phony cable programming fees?

Mysterious fees on your cable bill can bump up monthly charges much higher than advertised prices, but a group of consumers are fighting back in lawsuits against Charter and Time Warner Cable.

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65% off Phaiser BHS-730 Bluetooth Sweatproof Sport Earbuds, Magnetic - Deal Alert

8mm Speakers combined with Bluetooth 4.1 create super accurate HD sound with powerful bass. The bullet-shaped Comply T-400 M memory foam tips provide Total Isolation from external noise.

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64% off Vansky Bias Lighting for HDTV USB LED Multi Color Strip Accent Lighting - Deal Alert

Add a subtle backlight for your monitor or TV, reducing eye fatigue and increasing perceived image clarity.

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Today's cable TV may not be better but it sure is more expensive

An FCC study found that cable TV costs have increased nearly four times as fast as the overall cost of living in the United States, and though many consumers have access to more channels, they may not actually watch any of them.

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Best Deals of the Week, October 24th - October 28th - Deal Alert

Check out this roundup of the best deals on gadgets, gear and other cool stuff we have found this week, the week of October 24th. All items are highly rated, and dramatically discounted.

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TV companies can drop your favorite channels without refunds

Dish Network customers recently sued the company after it dropped a popular channel without providing refunds. However, a U.S. court found that the fine print in their contracts basically gives Dish carte blanche to chop channels.

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75% off DKnight MagicBox II Bluetooth 4.0 Portable Wireless speaker, 10W Output Power with Enhanced Bass - Deal Alert

The DKnightMagicBox II Bluetooth speaker offers great quality sound with the latest Bluetooth 4.0 technology. It features two highly powerful 40mm total 10W acoustic drivers for excellent sound.

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Privacy groups target kids advertising disguised as YouTube content

Marketing companies are targeting children worldwide on YouTube with advertising disguised as other content, an "unfair and deceptive" business practice, three privacy groups said in a complaint to the U.S. Federal Trade Commission.

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Best Deals of the Week, September 26th - September 30th - Deal Alert

Check out this roundup of the best deals on gadgets, gear and other cool stuff we have found this week, the week of September 26th. All items are highly rated, and dramatically discounted!

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How to watch the MLB playoffs and World Series without cable

Don't miss a postseason pitch, read our cord-cutter's guide to the 2016 MLB playoffs and the World Series.

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New streaming devices from Roku, Amazon best Chromecast

Roku and Amazon this week debuted new or updated, budget-friendly streaming devices that challenge, and in some ways outperform, Google's popular Chromecast dongle.

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Best Deals of the Week, September 19th - September 23rd - Deal Alert

Check out this roundup of the best deals on gadgets, gear and other cool stuff we have found this week, the week of September 19th. All items are highly rated, and dramatically discounted!

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Your local library is a treasure trove of free digital media

Mobile applications such as OverDrive, Zinio and Hoopla provide free access to thousands of ebooks, audiobooks, magazines and movies — all you need is a public library card.

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