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Where to Watch Free Movies and TV Online

The spread of broadband Internet is changing the way we watch TV and movies. A lot of people are cutting the cable company cord or dropping that satellite service in favor of online streaming, and we've compiled a list of the best free (and cheap) streaming websites.

Streaming Wars Escalate: Hulu Will Be Free to Stream on Mobile

Starting this summer, Hulu fans will be able to watch select Hulu programming for free from their mobile devices without the need for a paid Hulu Plus subscription. The move is a major change, though it's unclear what content will be available.

Quick & Dirty Guide: The Difference Between a Streaming Stick & Set-Top Box

As Amazon Fire TV bursts onto the market to compete with streamers like the Roku 3 and Apple TV, you may be wondering what these set-top boxes offer over cheaper streaming sticks — specifically Google's Chromecast and Roku's Streaming Stick.

How Does the Amazon Fire TV Stack Up Against the Roku and Apple TV?

Move over Apple and Roku, Amazon is heating up the battle for your living room with its new set-top box streamer, Fire TV. But is Amazon's contender a viable option for users who just want to stream Netflix on the cheap? Here's how the much-anticipated streamer stacks up against the competition.

Best Buy Black Friday Ad: Some Serious Steals, But Don't Bite on Apple Deals

We've already had a chance to review the ads from Target and Walmart, and now that the entire Best Buy Black Friday ad is available, our picture of Black Friday 2013 is getting clearer by the minute. From what we can tell, Best Buy will have some seriously competitive prices on Black Friday, as long as you're shopping for anything but Apple.

5 Devices That Gazelle's Chief Gadget Officer Can't Live Without

We first talked to Anthony Scarsella, Gazelle's Chief Gadget Officer, last year to find out what devices topped his list of must-haves. But a lot has happened in 18 months or so! And even though there still "isn't enough time to try every gadget" in the world, we did manage to find out his top five new favorite gadgets.

Roku 3 Review: A New Remote and Snappy Performance Receive High Marks

It's been almost two years since Roku refreshed its set-top box. With minor UI and hardware improvements, is the new Roku 3 the only streaming device you'll ever need? Should you choose the Roku 3 over the Apple TV? Is it worth the upgrade from your current Roku box?

The Google Nexus Q Could Drop to Just $100 by April

Meet the Google Nexus Q, a spherical media streaming box (or bowling ball, if you prefer) that's a bit like the Apple TV and Roku, but costs three times as much. If it isn't a hit with consumers, our data suggests that it could see some quick cuts to the $299 price tag.

A Techie's Top 5 Must-Have Gadgets: Gazelle's Anthony Scarsella

Anthony Scarsella, Gazelle's Chief Gadget Officer, knows his gadgets, spending countless hours toying with what's new and what's worth your time. So who better to consult on five must-have gadgets? Here's his take on five items that have made his life easier, and more enjoyable.

12 Things That Will Be Less Expensive in 2012

Does the sagging economy, national debt, and our list of the 11 things that will be more expensive in 2012 have ya feeling down? Well, to help counteract some of that 2012 gloom, we've gathered 12 items we predict will cost less in the coming year. From HDTVs to wine, cash-strapped shoppers should keep an eye on prices for these items. So cheer up and read on for the good consumer news.

The Joy of Receiving: 5 Deals on Home Theater Receivers and Media Players

Pump up your living room entertainment experience with a deal on a home theater receiver or media player from the likes of Yamaha, Sony, Boxee Box, and more.

Enhance Your Video System With Deals on Blu-ray Players & Media Receivers

At the end of a long work day, everyone needs to unwind, and there's no better way to do that than with a good movie or hilarious video. Consider boosting your entertainment system with one of our Blu-ray disc player or media receiver deals.

Renting Movies Online: In-home movie streamers

Going to the movies isn't as cheap as it used to be. Fortunately, a new wave of set top boxes can bring the cineplex straight to your living room. From Roku's Netflix Player to Vudu's high-def BX100, we tested today's most popular movie streamers to find out which on-demand box can save you the most time and money.