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  • News: Here's what's still missing from Chromecast

    At just $35, Google's Chromecast streaming stick is the budget-minded choice for getting web-based content on your TV. A number of popular streaming services support the Chromecast, including Netflix, YouTube, MLB.TV, and most recently Redbox Instant. More are trickling out all the time: we recently heard talk about Slingbox signing onto the service, for example.

  • Opinion: TuneIn grafts social and personal features onto plain old terrestrial radio

    TuneIn believes that terrestrial radio is no longer good enough on its own. Instead, it must be social and personal.

  • News: Google Maps app now links up with Uber

    An intriguing feature that lets people find out how long they'd have to wait for an Uber ride is one of the new navigation tools in Google Maps' mobile app.

  • How-Tos: Set any song as a ringtone on an Android phone

    Setting a ringtone on your Android phone is easy: you simply open Settings, Sound, Ringtones and add one from the list. But what if you want to choose an MP3 stored on your device as the ringtone or, better still, edit that song so you get just the catchy bit or chorus, not the first 30 seconds, for your ringtone? Here we'll show you how to edit an MP3 in Ringtone Maker (free), then set it as your ringtone.

  • News: Braven releases bluetooth speaker forged from aircraft grade aluminium

    Just when you thought the portable Bluetooth speaker market was brimming with a range of fantastic products, Braven weighs in with an entrant so well equipped, it could shake things up.

  • News: Optus integrates direct billing into Google Play store for Android users

    Optus has partnered with Google to integrate a direct carrier billing model within the Google Play store.

  • News: Google Now gets smarter for real-world scenarios

    Whether you've lost your car or lost your Internet connection, Google Now is getting a little more helpful.

  • Opinion: Xbox's Halo series may strike covenant with Showtime

    Microsoft's Xbox Entertainment Studios (XES) may release its live-action version of Halo on traditional TV first before it delivers an interactive version to Xbox's Web-connected base of 48 million gamers. According to a report in Variety, the XES series currently in development with Steven Spielberg's Amblin TV may first be seen on Showtime, the U.S. pay cable channel.

  • Opinion: Rdio plans free ad-supported streaming service

    Rdio.com plans to offer free ad-supported on-demand streaming later this year. That news comes from Lew Dickey, CEO of Cumulus Media, which bought a 20 percent stake in Rdio.com last September. Cumulus, which has about 525 radio stations in 110 U.S. cities, is also Rdio's exclusive U.S. sales agent.

  • News: 5 classic films to stream for free on YouTube

    You may already know that you can watch full-length feature films on YouTube, for free. But as Mark Hachman pointed out, a lot of these movies are up there illegally. Almost every movie made in the last 90 years is still under copyright.

  • News: Netflix strikes deal with Verizon to speed up streaming, too

    Following its deal with Comcast, Netflix has agreed to an interconnection deal with another major U.S. Internet Service Provider, Verizon. The agreement is said to be similar to Netflix's deal with Comcast, but terms were not announced.

  • News: Microsoft targets June 13 to launch original Xbox programming

    For a year, Xbox users have heard about Microsoft's plans to bring original programming to its gaming console. Now they have a firm date: Mark June 13, 2014 on your calendar, Xbox fans, because that's when Xbox Entertainment Studios (XES) will start transmitting interactive shows to Web-connected Xboxes.

  • News: Netflix is finally coming to (some) U.S. cable boxes

    After months of rumors that Netflix wanted to get its service on company-issued cable boxes in the U.S., it has finally happened. Netflix will be available on TiVO DVRs from regional cable providers Atlantic Broadband, Grande Communications, and RCN.

  • Opinion: Hulu ramps up VPN blocking

    Hulu is reportedly cracking down on users who access the streaming site through a virtual private network, or VPN.

  • News: Amazon Prime snags HBO shows with three-year delay

    Amazon has inked a major deal with HBO, bringing the network's original series to Amazon Prime members at no extra charge.

  • News: Google will push mobile app installs in search and YouTube

    Mobile users of Google's search and YouTube service will soon see more targeted ads that take them straight to the installation pages for advertisers' mobile apps.

  • News: Silicon Valley episode 3: What's in a name

    If Silicon Valley had a soapier (and hackier) bent, some of the big reveals in the third episode would be played up as can-you-believe-it-style twists. But in the episode entitled "Articles of Incorporation," the twists are merely there to re-emphasize what a bumpy road awaits Richard (Thomas Middlemarch) as he tries to turn Pied Piper into the next billion-dollar company. And the chief bump this week is that Richard doesn't actually have the right to call his company Pied Piper--there's a sprinkler system maker doing business under that moniker, and if it's going to give up that name, its founder wants to be paid his share of Richard's still-theoretical riches.

  • News: Samsung hints at ads and premium subscriptions for Galaxy-centric Milk Music

    Samsung's Milk Music may become more than just a sweet deal for Galaxy phone users, as the company looks to monetize its streaming music service with ads and paid subscriptions.

  • News: Music labels sue Pandora over pre-1972 recordings

    Five music labels have filed a lawsuit against streaming music service Pandora Music, saying the company is violating state law by refusing to pay labels and artists for its use of recordings made before 1972.

  • News: Chromecast gets more live video with MLB.TV and YouTube

    While Google's Chromecast has been getting a lot of new apps lately, live video has been one of the bigger missing pieces. That's starting to change now, with the arrival of MLB.TV and live video support in YouTube.



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