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Amazon Originals crowdsources pilot potential with LOVEFiLM

Amazon Originals crowdsources pilot potential with LOVEFiLM

Subscribers to LOVEFiLM who want to have their own chance to help decide what shows are available on the streaming service will now have the opportunity. Amazon has announced that it will be offering 14 brand-new shows from Amazon Studios that will be available exclusively on LOVEFiLM for consideration. The idea is to get people to watch the shows and then vote on whether or not the pilots should be turned into a full series.

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One Week Without A Smartphone? Impossible

One Week Without A Smartphone? Impossible

We live in a funny world, don’t we? There was a time when homes had a single phone. And when it rang, the kids in the house had to hope that mom or dad would let them talk for a while. If the phone rang too late, it meant one of two things: something was wrong, or one of the kids had a friend calling at an inappropriate time.

Soon, things changed, and homes had more telephones, providing a bit more leeway in the way communication was handled. It wasn’t until the introduction of the mobile phone that dramatically changed how we would communicate with others, and it caused a radical change in our lives.

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Bitcoin mining costs real world money

Bitcoin mining costs real world money

The active mining of virtual currency in the online world for real world profit is nothing new. This has been a common process in a number of online video games, especially World of Warcraft where an entire economy has sprung up around the mining and selling of in-game currency. With the rising popularity of the digital currency Bitcoin, attempts to digitally mine the currency are increasing all around the world.

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ThinkGeek and Scottevest unveil the Tropiformer Jacket

ThinkGeek and Scottevest unveil the Tropiformer Jacket

If you're a gadget loving technology fan, you've undoubtedly been getting ready for a vacation or a day away from the home or office and had to figure out how to pack all of the gadgets you need to take with you on the road and still have them handy. That can be very challenging because if you get a camera, a smartphone, and maybe an MP3 player stuffed in your pockets you might lose your pants. ThinkGeek has a new solution that makes it easy to take all of your stuff with you on the go.

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Russian government blocking some Internet content

Russian government blocking some Internet content

There are number of places around the world where the government blocks all sorts of Internet content to prevent citizens from accessing things deemed inappropriate. While no one would be particularly surprised that Internet content is being filtered in the Middle East or in some parts of Asia, you might be surprised to learn that some content is being blocked in Russia.

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Google Shopping Express goes public in limited areas

Google Shopping Express goes public in limited areas

Earlier this month we talked about Google testing a new same-day shipping service for different types of goods to compete with Amazon Prime. At the time, we didn't know when the service would launch outside of the internal testing that was being conducted at the time. The Google Shopping Express service is now available to the public in limited areas of California.

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Walmart considers crowd sourced shipping

Walmart considers crowd sourced shipping

Walmart is the largest retailer in the world. The retail giant has put more than one small business out of business around the country because it's almost impossible to compete with the prices Walmart offers. However, Walmart and many other retailers are now feeling significant pressure from online giants such as Amazon.com.

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