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This is CNet and here are the stories that matter right now. Fitbit is launching a new version of its Alta band that will finally deliver the heart monitoring feature that so many of its users have been demanding. For 150 dollars, the Alta HR ships with a new sensor and will give you real time heart rate information and data about how many calories you're burning Look for the Alta HR to be available early next month. Riot Games of the makers of the extremely popular League of Legends PC game has won a $10 million settlement in its ongoing legal battle with LeagueSharp, a subscription service that offered players automated play, which is essentially cheating. While it was shut down in January, League Sharp was pulling in hundreds of thousands of dollars a month. And finally an estimated 1.7 million cable subscribers cut the cord last year with Q4 purging another 319,000 paid TV customers alone. Many factors contributed to the loss as the legitimate streaming networks like Sling TV and Playstation Vue grow in popularity. This comes along with the news that more US homes have a Netflix account, and a DVR. [MUSIC] You can stay up-to-date with the latest by downloading the CNET Tech Today app in the Apple or Google Play Store.

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