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VDIO revealed as ex-Skype founders Netflix challenge

VDIO revealed as ex-Skype founders Netflix challenge

A new Netflix competitor, VDIO, is in the works by the same team originally responsible for Skype, and is currently in closed beta within the UK. Spotted by, and then confirmed to, GigaOm, VDIO is the handiwork of Niklas Zennstrom and Janus Friis, the duo behind streaming music service Rdio and, according to the company, " is run by a team with experience from Skype, Napster, Microsoft, TV Guide, and Apache."

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Xbox 360 TV expanded experience made official

Xbox 360 TV expanded experience made official

The folks at Microsoft have announced plans today to expand their Xbox 360 and Xbox LIVE functionality to include a slew of new services, partners, and functionality. More than 20 countries are involved in the rolling out of this expansion, partners ranging from HBO to Verizon to the BBC to Televisa, everyone's in on it! There's a unified dashboard for Xbox LIVE, Comcast Xfinity integration, 26 new channels of live TV in the USA, further Bing search integration with voice-powered search, "more entertainment options" including Zone marketplace expansion with Xbox LIVE and Kinect, a handful of new apps, sharing, and music discovery. Is it time everyone jumped aboard this Xbox 360 as entertainment station train? Quite possibly yes!

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I Ditched Scheduled TV for On-Demand

I Ditched Scheduled TV for On-Demand

Sometimes the big changes creep up on you, and it's only much later that you realize you've had your own little digital lifestyle epiphany. Having read about "the death of scheduled television" and the migration to on-demand content for years now, it still all seemed like a distant - unfeasible - dream. Yet somehow, without really intending to, I've been weened off broadcast TV and liberated from the schedules, without really trying.

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Google subscription movie streaming plans tipped for European trials

Google subscription movie streaming plans tipped for European trials

Google is reportedly considering taking on Netflix and Amazon with a subscription-based streaming movie service, kicking off trials in Europe where rivals are less well established. According to the NYPost, the scheme would turn YouTube into an entertainment hub, with the search giant supposedly earmarking $100m to grease the palms of content providers. Previous rumors have suggested a pay-per-view system is in development.

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Amazon Prime Instant Video service switched on

Amazon Prime Instant Video service switched on

Amazon has begun offering free streaming content to Amazon Prime members, as was tipped incoming earlier this year. The new service adds a "Prime instant video" button to select streaming movies and TV shows - Amazon reckons around 5,000 titles are available,  - though it looks like you'll still need to rent or buy the digital version the old fashioned way if you want to put it on a mobile device.

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Amazon Prime subscription streaming movie bundle tipped incoming

Amazon Prime subscription streaming movie bundle tipped incoming

Amazon is reportedly preparing to bundlestreaming movie content with its Prime subscription service, in an attempt to better take on Netflix in the US. According to the FT's sources, the web retailer has been readying the streaming system for some time now; rather than pushing individual rentals, as the current Amazon Video On Demand system offers, it will follow a subscription-based pattern with unlimited access to movies and TV shows.

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The Daily Slash: January 31 2011

The Daily Slash: January 31 2011

First let me tell you what you can have for free. Win a gigantic television, and there's not much you've gotta do to grab it - SlashGear’s Final Football Matchup Toshiba TV GIVEAWAY! Next, have a peek at our Full Macworld Roundup including all of the Best in Show winners. Have yourself a read of a column by Tim Bajarin entitled Technology meets the History of Jazz. See why today's the day Apple Fears Honeycomb. Get your bees knees out and read about Android 3.0 Honeycomb in our two full guides: [USER FEATURES] and [DEVELOPER FEATURES]. See Ben Bajarin's review of the Dell Streak 7 and his on-time analysis by the name of What Honeycomb Means for Tablets. See our FIRST EVER SG Comics comic - SG Comics Presents: Angry Turds.

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SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: January 31 2011

SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: January 31 2011

Start your day with a bit of green as Canalys statistics show Android became the world's leading smartphone platform Q4 of 2010. Next, fall into some drama as Netgear's CEO rants about how he thinks Apple is too closed and Steve Jobs is ego-led. Then seek the truth in an inside tip - iPad 2 uses 1.2GHz dual-core, 30-35% slimmer display - sound reasonable? Get yourself a Full Macworld Roundup including best in show winners. Read a column by Tim Bajarin entitled Technology meets the History of Jazz. Visualize ASRock in the Android game. Take another peek at the LG G-Slate. Cry over Notion Ink Adam touchscreen damage. Get your Android 3.0 Honeycomb on with two full guides: [USER FEATURES] and [DEVELOPER FEATURES], and ask Why Has Honeycomb Disappeared? Then get your ANGRY BIRD on in the next expansion: RIO! Finally, WIN A TELEVISION in SlashGear’s Final Football Matchup Toshiba TV GIVEAWAY! All this and MORE on SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up!

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The Daily Slash: January 20 2011

The Daily Slash: January 20 2011

Take a big serious look at this fabulous Jawbone ERA in a high-res review - it rocks really hard. Next, let me show you the spread of different kinds of content we've got here on SlashGear today - an X-Wing flies through a snow trench, Apple mice with multitouch displays, and an Electronic Eco-Friendly Rickshaw. Wild enough for you? The biggest news today, in my (and I'm sure many more people's) opinion? Google's current CEO Eric Schmidt stepping down from his post as boss. Take an odd ride with Don Reisinger down violence lane in a column asking the following: Is 17 the Right Cut-Off Age for Mature-Rated Games? Over on Android Community we've got a tip on some new robots: Droid X 2, Droid 3, and Droid Incredible 2, a rather controversial tip on Google holding Gingerbread, and a really scary tip about the Android app by the name of Trapster. Behold a whole new world via an extrapolation of the ideas of soon to be former CEO of Google Eric Schmidt by yours truly in a featured post called The Mobile Revolution is Upon Us. Finally discover the kind side of PR as Motorola issues an apology for one of their own speaking rudely to a developer.

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SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: January 20 2011

SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: January 20 2011

First, watch your ports! Turns out there's a way for people to hack the crap out of your computer just by attaching their Android to it. Next take a ride on the confirmation train with both T-Mobile Galaxy S 4G and Vibrant 4G, and take a peek at some possible specs on the Samsung’s Galaxy S2, too. Here on SlashGear take a peek at the lovely brand new Jawbone ERA in a high-res review. Next go ahead and take that big jump with Google Voice as they introduce mobile number porting. Remember when LoveFilm bought Amazon Europe's DVD rental service? Now Amazon is buying LoveFilm - how about that? Remember how big A likes to add features to their OS? It seems as though iPhone iOS 4.3 has multitouch gestures - oh and iPad 2? February 9, perhaps. All this and MORE on SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up.

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