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  • News: 10 underappreciated movies on Netflix

    Movies are a funny business. They are made and presented to critics, and to the public, in good faith. Sometimes the critics love something and the public doesn't. Sometimes the opposite happens. Sometimes nobody loves a movie. But occasionally, due to bad timing, bad advertising, or other unknowable factors, the critics or the public simply misread or dismiss a movie. At that point, the movie belongs to only a few lonely souls who found something in it that was worthwhile or wonderful. Here are a handful of those kinds of movies, all streaming on Netflix.

  • News: Spotify honors Nirvana with a horrible mess of a music documentary series

    Spotify Landmark is a new audio documentary series, which Spotify says will capture "the story behind some of the greatest moments in music, told by the people who made them."

  • News: Netflix positions House of Cards as a gateway drug

    Netflix on October 8 will offer the complete run of its hit series House of Cards through Redbox. Yes, one rental service offers its original programming through another rental service. What a twisted web those corporations weave.

  • News: Hulu says 'ello to a ton of new BBC shows

    Anglophiles of the streaming world, unite! On Wednesday, Hulu announced a huge content acquisition deal with BBC Worldwide North America to bring tons of British shows to your TVs, mobile devices, and desktops.

  • News: iTunes 11.1 brings iTunes Radio, Genius Shuffle, podcast stations, more

    Just in case the imminent arrival of iOS 7 isn't enough to get you pumped, Apple's also gone ahead and released iTunes 11.1. Less exciting, you might think, but a necessary part of the equation: If you want to sync your device running iOS 7 with your computer, you're going to need the latest version of Apple's music-playing-video-watching-podcast-downloading-device-syncing-app-with-large-fries.

  • News: Slacker Radio for iOS sheds another interface, adds My Vibe playlists

    The streaming music space is getting awfully crowded these days, what with iTunes Radio set to tussle with Pandora, and a growing number of subscription music services flooding the market. Slacker Radio is doing its best to stand out with an updated iOS app, released on Wednesday, that reboots the user experience and adds a cool new My Vibe feature.

  • News: Netflix turns to pirates to pick new shows

    If you're wondering which TV shows Netflix hopes to add to its catalog in the coming months, look no further than sites like the Pirate Bay. When the online streaming company wants to figure out what people are watching, Netflix looks at what does well on piracy sites, Netflix vice president of content acquisition Kelly Merryman reportedly told the Dutch-language site, Tweakers.

  • News: Rdio to rock free, ad-supported tunes by end of 2013 thanks to radio partnership

    With so many free streaming choices available to music fans in the U.S., some services are struggling to find an audience. On a given day, the average online music fan can hop from their personal library on Google Play Music, to Pandora radio-like tunes, to the on-demand listening of Spotify and Xbox Music--all without paying a dime.

  • News: 5 pilots (and one returning show) you can stream before they're on TV

    The fall TV season starts soon, and you can be forgiven for having a little deja vu. When we went looking for pilots and season premieres streaming early online, we found a good handful on the networks' websites and apps, not to mention good old Hulu. But even the brand-new series feel awfully familiar--from straight-up remakes to "homages" that just feel like remakes. Still, familiar isn't necessarily bad, and these shows are pretty darn entertaining.

  • News: New Twitter Music app brings trending tunes straight to Spotify

    Spotify users no longer need a separate app or a subscription to hear what the world is listening to on Twitter.

  • News: Roku plans Chromecast-like features, disses Chromecast

    Roku may not have much love for Google's Chromecast TV dongle, but that's not stopping the company from adding Chromecast-like features to its set-top boxes.

  • News: Surprise! iPods get the Space Gray treatment too

  • News: Aereo fumbles on NFL opening day, but it's still a streaming sports champion

    Ditching your hefty cable bill sounds great on paper, but one glaring issue has prevented scads of would-be cord cutters from flipping the all-digital switch: The lack of live sports. While Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu, and their ilk carry a cornucopia of TV shows and movies, none cast live sports, and the scant few streaming options offered directly by professional sports leagues tend to be expensive and limited to a handful of devices. And the NFL--the most popular sport in the U.S.--is the worst of the bunch.

  • News: Meet the PS Vita TV, a $100 Apple TV clone that plays nice with Sony's PlayStation line

    Sony may soon take on Apple TV, Roku, and Google's Chromecast in the U.S., but first the company is planning an initial run in Japan with a newly announced set-top box, the PlayStation Vita TV.

  • News: Microsoft Xbox Music now available on Android, iOS and free online

    Microsoft is expanding its Xbox Music service to iOS and Android devices, and also adding free streaming via the Web.

  • News: Are mix tapes legally protected? Spotify suit questions originality of compilations

    Here's a question that 1995-You may be very interested in: Can you copyright a mix tape filled with tracks not created by you, but that you meticulously curated? That's the basic question at the heart of a lawsuit filed in UK Courts against Spotify.

  • News: Smartwatch parade keeps on ticking with Qualcomm's Toq

    Qualcomm on Wednesday announced the Qualcomm Toq, a smartwatch slated for a fourth quarter release to provide a focal point for the technologies and services under development at the company.

  • News: Jawbone unveils Jambox Mini, an even more portable Bluetooth speaker

    First there was the Jambox. Then, there was the Big Jambox. And on Wednesday, Jawbone unveiled its third portable Bluetooth speaker: the Mini Jambox.

  • News: Spotify Connect is like Chromecast for connected audio systems

    Spotify is introducing a new cloud-based feature for premium subscribers designed to make it easy to start to play music on your mobile device, then push the stream to wireless home speakers, which will continue rocking even if you wander away with your phone--similar to the way Google's Chromecast works.

  • News: iTunes tagging basics and tips

    Items in your iTunes library need tags, or bits of information that identify them and help iTunes organize and sort them properly. These tags (aka metadata) tell iTunes what a file is: the type of file (music, movie, ebook, and so on), its name (the first movement of Beethoven's 5th symphony, The Beatles' "A Day in the Life", or an ebook of Henry James's The Ambassadors), and more.



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