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Get the newest Nvidia graphics in the Asus G750

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The best tech accessories under $25

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Epson's PowerLite Home Cinema 2030 projector is cheap but not nasty

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Toshiba's high-end Kirabook gets it right in version 2.0

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Roku has revamped its Streaming Stick, making it compatible with any TV that has an HDMI input and including a traditional remote that works via Wi-Fi Direct.

Roku's new Streaming Stick takes on Chromecast: $49, HDMI-compatible, 1,200 apps

Roku has revamped its Streaming Stick, making it compatible with any TV that has an HDMI input and including a traditional remote that works via Wi-Fi Direct.

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Roku Streaming Stick hits UK, costs £50

Roku's new streaming device plugs into the HDMI socket of your telly and beams TV shows, films and more from the Internet.

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<p><a href="http://reviews.cnet.com/google-chromecast/">Google Chromecast</a>, you're not the only stick in town.</p>

<p>Roku announced the Roku Streaming Stick today, which manages to pack nearly all the functionality of a full-size Roku box into a device not much bigger than an USB flash drive. It's actually a new version of Roku's old <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mobile_High-Definition_Link">MHL</a>-based <a href="http://reviews.cnet.com/digital-media-receivers/roku-streaming-stick/4505-6739_7-35118556.html">Streaming Stick</a>, but there are two major differences: it now works with any TV that has an HDMI input, and it's half the price, at just $49.</p>

Roku's new Streaming Stick takes on Chromecast (pictures)

Roku has revamped its Streaming Stick, making it compatible with any TV that has an HDMI input and a new $49 price.

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<p>Mohu made its name selling flat antennas for receiving over-the-air TV, but it's now the latest company jockeying to be the media box in your living room.</p>

<p>The Mohu Channels set top box was announced yesterday via a Kickstarter campaign and it's already nearing its $35,000 goal. It's part over-the-air tuner, part streaming media box, part web browser, and the idea is to bring all of these types of content into the traditional channel grid.</p>

Hands-on with Mohu Channels: Over-the-air TV, streaming apps meet in an Android-powered box (pictures)

Mohu's new streaming box just launched its Kickstarter campaign and aims to bring all your cable-cutting content sources into a single, simple channel grid.

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