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Amazon and BBC tie up brings Sherlock and more to Prime Instant Video

Amazon and BBC tie up brings Sherlock and more to Prime Instant Video

Fans of BBC TV shows that also have a subscription to Amazon Prime Instant Video will be able to catch upon some of the past seasons of their favorite shows using the streaming service. Amazon and BBC Worldwide have announced that they have teamed up to bring multiple seasons of some of the most popular BBC programs to Prime subscribers. The shows include Doctor Who, Sherlock, The Office, and Call the Midwife among others.

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Infamous Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy game reborn in HTML5

Infamous Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy game reborn in HTML5

Classic text-based adventure game "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy", based on the hit Douglas Adams book, has been rebuilt by the BBC and given a new lease of life online for anybody to play. The game - first released in 1984 for the Apple II among other computers - was known for being difficult to play and dated to a time before graphics and sound, but still managed to sell around 350,000 copies in its year of launch. Now, thanks to the BBC, its been relaunched online.

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Two million social media account credentials stolen and published

Two million social media account credentials stolen and published

The credentials for two million compromised accounts for social media sites and other websites have been posted online. They include credentials for Facebook, Yahoo, Google, Twitter, LinkedIn, a payroll service, and many others. The security breaches are believed to have been made possible through malware installed on user computers, not weaknesses in the websites themselves.

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Amazon counters undercover BBC report showing harsh working conditions

Amazon counters undercover BBC report showing harsh working conditions

Amazon has been the target of an undercover report that looked into working conditions for employees at its warehouse near Swansea, something that will air this evening on the BBC's Panorama. The undercover report shows unfavorable conditions that could prove unhealthy to workers, but Amazon has spoken out against such claims, saying that it has taken steps to make sure its work shifts "comply with all relevant legal requirements."

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Xbox One BBC iPlayer app in the works

Xbox One BBC iPlayer app in the works

Fans of the Xbox One game console in the UK who plan to purchase on launch day know that the console will launch with a number of streaming media apps for times you don't feel like playing games. The BBC has confirmed that is currently working on an Xbox One app for its popular iPlayer. However, the app won't be available for a while.

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Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Trailer Debuts

Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Trailer Debuts

It's difficult for many TV shows make it through a few episodes these days. Television networks in the US are always keen on ensuring significant viewership or they'll axe a new show before it even has a chance to gain a following. It's rare for a show to make it 15 or 20 years. It's even rarer still for a television show to last 50 years.

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Doctor Who missing episodes to appear restored on BBC

Doctor Who missing episodes to appear restored on BBC

One of the most fanatically followed television series of all time, Doctor Who, will be given a jolt of nostalgia soon as the BBC can confirm the recovery of a mass of episodes previously thought lost to the vaults of time. This suggestion comes from the BBC itself, suggesting that a total of 106 episodes featuring the first two doctors, William Hartnell and Patrick Troughton, will be mined. Though the BBC did apparently - for whatever reason - destroy many of the television show's original transmission tapes through the 1960s and 70s, tapes transferred onto film for overseas broadcast are being recovered now.

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3D failure: BBC abandoning 3D after broadcast trial meets viewer apathy

3D failure: BBC abandoning 3D after broadcast trial meets viewer apathy

3D television has effectively been a failure, the BBC has conceded, revealing that it plans to take at least a three year break from creating 3D content after a current two-year pilot finishes at the end of 2013. "I have never seen a very big appetite for 3D television in the UK" Kim Shillinglaw, the BBC's 3D chief, confirmed to the Radio Times, despite the UK broadcaster experimenting with various types of entertainment, sport, natural history, and more in 3D.

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