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Beats Music Review

Beats Music Review

When you open Beats Music - after you've signed up or signed in - you're not going to find a playlist of music you've listened to a thousand times before. Beats Music is a system that's pushed to create a music-driven experience. Instead of being just a conduit through which music is served, Beats Music makes a real effort to be a real bartender of the drinks that are musical tracks. Beats Music is not an MP3 player, it's a virtual DJ.

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This 13GB patch says you need internet to play games from now on

This 13GB patch says you need internet to play games from now on

Last year when we first caught wind that we'd be testing out NVIDIA SHIELD and its next-level PC game streaming abilities, the first question we had to ask was: will we need internet to do it? As it turned out - yes and no - it was a lot easier to do the whole hookup process and teaming with Steam if we had the web connected constantly, but after that, we could work without it. But there, as here and now with the latest patch for a major game on Xbox One, there is a point at which the creators assume high-speed internet is a given.

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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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