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Simpsons FXNOW app to stream all 530 episodes

Simpsons FXNOW app to stream all 530 episodes

There's a Simpsons app coming your way this summer put out by the folks at FXNOW, part of the network that took control of the Simpsons empire late last year. It was suggested then that the group would take big measures in making sure the whole Simpsons back-catalogue would be made available to the public, one of these measures including rolling out some long-spanning television channel showings - which could, potentially, last several years without repeating a single episode. Now it's time to discuss the app side of things.

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Samsung bringing Galaxy wares to illycaffe shops via new partnership

Samsung bringing Galaxy wares to illycaffe shops via new partnership

Samsung and illycaffe have announced a new "multiyear" partnership that, according to the Korean company, enhances the experience for shoppers at the retailer's various so-called flagship stores. The details on what exactly the partnership brings is a bit on the light side, but it seems Galaxy tablets and related devices will be coming to the coffee shop's stores, as well as what is being referred to as "Samsung Angels".

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3D Systems teams with Hershey’s to print chocolate: here’s how

3D Systems teams with Hershey’s to print chocolate: here’s how

Today the teams at 3D Systems and The Hershey Company have announced that they'll be teaming up to bring their own special blend of 3D-printed chocolates to the universe. Lucky you, SlashGear had a bit of time with the 3D printers they'll be using to make it all happen at CES 2014. While we just saw their usage in the sugar arena, it was clear last week that chocolate was next on the docket!

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Outkast to reunite for a 40-day tour in 20th anniversary fashion

Outkast to reunite for a 40-day tour in 20th anniversary fashion

Musical outings will be played from coast-to-coast this year in the first set of Outkast concerts since their appearance in Santa Ana, California, back in 2009. This tour will be taking place at a variety of locations - yet to be announced - with at least one stop in June at the New York Governors Ball. They’ll be kicking this tour off with an April appearance at Cochella - where they’ll be headlining, of course.

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CoinYe West is the newest Bitcoin, destroyed in one day

CoinYe West is the newest Bitcoin, destroyed in one day

Users of the crypto-currency called Bitcoin have some competition out in the wild this week in the artist-inspired CoinYe West. This currency, while lovely to look at, will likely never take off the ground due first of all to the fact that their website has been taken off the internet in less than a day after announcement. Second - Kanye West isn't exactly the type of person to let someone else cash in on his name.

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Netflix SD option targets entry-level with big compromise

Netflix SD option targets entry-level with big compromise

Supposing you're a Netflix user who only works with one single screen at a time, and have no love for the highest of definitions in displays, the company has made a move you might like this week. Working with "standard definition" and streaming to one single screen at a time will cost users $6.99 per month from this point forward. After that it'll cost a cool $7.99 USD - the same as it has for some time - for 2 screens at the same time in standard OR high definition.

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Wii U GamePad hacked to stream PC games, NVIDIA SHIELD up next

Wii U GamePad hacked to stream PC games, NVIDIA SHIELD up next

Hackers have taken a liking to the idea of streaming games from their PC to their handheld devices over the past couple of years, this bit of interest sparked greatly by the coming of NVIDIA SHIELD. This week a couple of developers on the hacking side of the bar have shown off a bit of game streaming functionality with the Wii U GamePad. While this device was created to work with Wii U games, these fellows have successfully reverse engineered the machine to stream PC games too.

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Kung Fury trailer takes retro-futuristic camp to a new level

Kung Fury trailer takes retro-futuristic camp to a new level

If you've always wondered what it'd be like to see the special effects environment of Machete and the acting skills of those involved in Lethal Weapon 6* combined, it's your lucky day. A group of creators by the name Laser Unicorns are creating a masterpiece of pop-culture mashup mixed with high-end at-home special effects together to make what's called Kung Fury. This is a film that must be seen to be believed.

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Sherlock Holmes original works enter Public Domain

Sherlock Holmes original works enter Public Domain

Copyright has officially expired for the original set of works surrounding the sleuth known as Sherlock Holmes according to a US Federal Judge this week. This includes the original 50 Holmes stories published before January 1st, 1923 covered by United States copyright law. This allows writers and creators of media of all types to use any and all bits and pieces of these original stories to use the ideas included in these works without paying licensing fees to the original Conan Doyle estate.

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Kanye and Kinect: Yeezus tour utilization and live motion capture

Kanye and Kinect: Yeezus tour utilization and live motion capture

For those of you lucky enough to have caught Kanye West’s Yeezus tour as it came down upon the earth over the past few months, you’ll have witnessed the world’s first live concert utilization of Microsoft’s Kinect. The piece of the concert in question here was when West sang Black Skinhead, heading to the front of his architectural wonder to a piece of the stage that bounced. Up in front of this piece of the stage was a Kinect.

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