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Hulu's push for exclusives gets a big boost from Fox

Thu, 18/12/2014 - 19:03
As we've said so many times (this week) the battle between streaming services has become all about what exclusive content each one has to offer, and with HBO joining in soon it's only going to get tougher. It's no surprise then, that Hulu's next atte...

EyeEm now lets you see how other users tweak their photos

Thu, 18/12/2014 - 18:31
Mobile photo editing apps are hardly in short supply these days, but EyeEm has attempted to stand out from the crowd with its focus on sharing, community and discovery. Now, only days after Instagram released a bunch of new filters, EyeEm is doing th...

Micromax launches the phone that got OnePlus banned in India

Thu, 18/12/2014 - 17:59
Micromax has just revealed the first product from its Yu smartphone collaboration with Cyanogen: the Yureka. Even ahead of its launch, the $142 handset has gained a certain notoriety. Cyanogen declared it would no longer update OnePlus One phones sol...

Microsoft sells MixRadio to messaging service Line

Thu, 18/12/2014 - 17:27
When Microsoft completed its multi-billion dollar purchase of Nokia, it also acquired a number of apps and services that were surplus to requirements. One of those was music-streaming app MixRadio, which spun off as a standalone service earlier this ...

The Duck Hunt begins for Wii U owners on Christmas Day

Thu, 18/12/2014 - 16:52
Want to know what Christmas morning was like back in (not-so) old uncle Jim's day? Well if you own a Wii U, maybe this year you can. As you wipe the sleep from your eyes on December 25th and run downstairs, you'll be able to take the digital wraps of...

Google extends Lunar X Prize deadline to 2016

Thu, 18/12/2014 - 16:20
When Google launched the Lunar X Prize in 2007, the company planned to scrap the whole thing if nobody still won by 2014. Luckily, the company has realized just how tough (and costly!) it is to develop a rover, send it to the moon, drive it 1,640 fee...

'Minecraft' is geting a story-based game from the studio behind 'The Walking Dead' and 'Game of Thrones'

Thu, 18/12/2014 - 15:42
Minecraft's silent landscaper Steve is exiting his blocky world and stepping into Telltale's world of stories: Minecraft is getting a "narrative-driven" game from the folks behind The Walking Dead and Game of Thrones games. Like Telltale's other work...

GE takes another leap into the world of music, with help from Nas

Thu, 18/12/2014 - 15:14
GE has taken some time off from making washing machines, jet engines and whatnot to get back to its true loves: music and dance. The Brilliant Rhythm collection launches December 24th on Vevo (streamable via Apple TV, Roku, Xbox, Fire TV and Samsung)...

Riding in Audi's 150MPH self-driving RS 7, the anti-Google car

Thu, 18/12/2014 - 14:30
Until last week, the sum of my autonomous driving experience was sitting behind the wheel while a car parked itself, and the sum of my track experience involved squeezing my lanky frame into a comically small go-kart. Audi changed that recently, givi...

Algoriddim takes on Traktor with its djay Pro desktop app

Thu, 18/12/2014 - 14:01
Algoriddim's popular mixing app djay is a lesson in mass appeal. If you see yourself playing in clubs and festivals, you'll likely be reaching for software like Serato, or Traktor. But, if you have a phone or a tablet (and a penchant for the old turn...

Comcast's Ultra HD app launches today -- but only on Samsung TVs

Thu, 18/12/2014 - 13:46
It's almost time for CES to come around again, but Samsung and Comcast are just getting around to fulfilling the promise of 4K streaming they made at the last show earlier this year (DirecTV launched last month). The Xfinity in UHD app arrives today ...

Hacking your iCloud files just got easier, even with two-step enabled

Thu, 18/12/2014 - 13:08
An update to Elcomsoft's Phone Breaker software now makes it easier for good or bad guys to bypass Apple's vaunted new two-factor authentication to steal your iCloud stuff. As before, the hackers would need some information to start with -- either yo...

Double amputee controls two robotic arms with his mind

Thu, 18/12/2014 - 12:13
Here's one other DARPA-funded robotic limb controlled by thoughts alone -- actually make that two, because Colorado man Les Baugh had two bionic arms attached from shoulder level. Baugh got them this summer, 40 years after losing both arms, as part o...

BBC launches dedicated iPlayer Radio apps for iPad and Android tablets

Thu, 18/12/2014 - 11:48
Provided you're somewhere with a stable internet connection, it's now perfectly possible to replace your old-fashioned radio set with a tablet. Most stations have a dedicated app these days and it's easy enough to connect a pair of headphones or a ch...

MTV adds a live feed to its Android and iOS apps

Thu, 18/12/2014 - 11:12
You've been able to catch up with episodes of Jersey Shore through MTV's iOS and Android apps for around a year. But, if you wanted to gasp along with the action as it was broadcast, you'd have to make an appointment to take over the family TV. Thank...

Amazon offers one-hour deliveries with Prime Now

Thu, 18/12/2014 - 11:01
Amazon has just launched a new service called Prime Now, which will let Prime members order "tens of thousands" of "daily essentials" for immediate delivery. Once you download the new app (on Android or iOS), you'll get the option of picking a one- o...

NASA delays 'capture the asteroid' plan until next year

Thu, 18/12/2014 - 10:09
Now that the ESA has landed on a comet, NASA wants to do them one better: capture an entire asteroid (or a piece of one) and put it in orbit around the moon in 2019. That's the Asteroid Redirect Mission in a nutshell, and the space agency has now sai...

UK carriers agree £5 billion coverage improvements to avoid 'national roaming'

Thu, 18/12/2014 - 09:14
Ever since the notion of national roaming first appeared back in June, the UK government and the four major mobile operators have fought over how best to rid Britain of so-called "not-spots." Culture Secretary Sajid Javid wanted to implement a system...

Derby the dog got 3D-printed paw prothethics, now watch him run

Thu, 18/12/2014 - 08:59
Derby was born with deformations in both of his front legs, making movement and any kind of speed difficult, if not impossible. Now, he can run. The husky mix was fitted out with two prosthetics, custom-made on 3D sculpting software to fit the pup's ...

San Francisco's Bay Bridge keeps its computer-controlled lights

Thu, 18/12/2014 - 08:02
The 25,000 computer-driven LED lights on San Francisco's Bay Bridge were only meant to be part of a two-year art project, but it looks like they'll eventually become a permanent (and frankly, rather pretty) part of the landscape. The non-profit behin...

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