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Plug-In Intelligence

February 21, 2012

A set-top box compressed into a device the size of a USB flash drive, the Streaming Stick plugs into a TV’s HDMI port and requires no external power source. Using a built-in Wi-Fi radio, it converts any set into an Internet-enabled smart TV, allowing viewers to stream video from online services such as Netflix and Hulu. Thanks to the HDMI connection, users can control the Streaming Stick with the same remote that they use for the TV.

Product: Roku Streaming Stick
Cost: Roku Streaming Stick
Availability: Mid-2012
Source: www.roku.com
Companies: Roku

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Five poems about the mind

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