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Box for iOS

Though it doesn't have every feature that we'd like, Box is an excellent choice for viewing, editing, and sharing your files securely in the cloud.

By Jan. 15, 2014

4 stars Editor's rating Jan. 15, 2014

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Bluetooth game controller said to be for Amazon set-top box

The purported Amazon game controller looks awfully bulky and includes the familiar "A," "B," "X," and "Y" action buttons.

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Amazon set-top box due March, report says

The online retailer is reportedly cooking up an Apple TV rival for the spring.

By Feb. 21, 2014

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Amazon Kindle Fire

Though it lacks the tech specs found on more-expensive Apple and Android tablets, the $199 Kindle Fire is an outstanding entertainment value that prizes simplicity over techno-wizardry.

By Nov. 13, 2011

3.5 stars Editor's rating Nov. 13, 2011
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Fire TV

The Fire TV streaming-media box is an impressive living room debut for Amazon, with standout features like voice search, gaming, and superfast video streaming, but it falls short of being an elite streamer -- at least for now.

By Apr. 3, 2014

3.5 stars Editor's rating Apr. 3, 2014
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Amazon recruits variety of apps for set-top box, report says

The company gives media app developers and cable TV providers a mid-October deadline to submit apps for its set-top box, reports The Wall Street Journal.

By Oct. 3, 2013

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Google will launch a set-top box next year, report says

Google is working on a set-top box called Nexus TV, according to a report. And it could be with us early next year.

By Dec. 8, 2013

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Roku 3

The Roku 3 is the best streaming-video box yet, with tons of content sources, lightning-fast performance, and an innovative remote with built-in headphone jack.

By Mar. 11, 2013

4.5 stars Editor's rating Mar. 11, 2013
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Amazon Kindle Fire (2012)

The Kindle Fire (2012) takes it up a notch in value, but is tethered to the same design oversights of the original.

By Sep. 27, 2012

3.5 stars Editor's rating Sep. 27, 2012
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Google working on another set-top box device?

On the heels of the Web giant's debut of Chromecast, rumors are floating that Google gave private demos of another Web-to-TV media player during CES that had even more features.

By Jul. 25, 2013