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Intel could sell its failed OnCue web TV business to Verizon next week

Intel could sell its failed OnCue web TV business to Verizon next week

Intel has almost managed to persuade Verizon Communications to buy its ill-fated OnCue web-TV service, insiders claim, with an announcement potentially as soon as next week. Verizon's interest is in extending its FiOS media service, Bloomberg reports, without having to build out new fiber-optic infrastructure, while for Intel it would be an opportunity to supply chips but not shoulder the burden of negotiating content deals, licensing for which has been tough going.

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Xbox One Fox Now app hits Xbox LIVE

Xbox One Fox Now app hits Xbox LIVE

Xbox One owners will be able to access shows like Sleepy Hollow, New Girl, and Almost Human as of today, as the Fox Now app lands on the next-gen console. The service will give Xbox One users access to new episodes of shows the day after they air on broadcast TV, Fox says, with select subscribers getting full back-catalog access as well.

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Apple TV adds four new channels

Apple TV adds four new channels

Apple TV has added four new channels, with the compact set-top box gaining more ways to watch movies in addition to broadening cable TV access from ABC. The four fresh additions include "Watch ABC", which hooks into local ABC affiliate content for those with a valid subscription, Crackle, for streaming movies and TV shows, Bloomberg, for financial news, and KORTV, for Korean-language content.

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Spotify Mobile gets no-subscription phone and tablet streaming

Spotify Mobile gets no-subscription phone and tablet streaming

Spotify has launched new free music streaming packages for smartphones and tablets, expanding its service into 20 new markets in the process. Now offered in 55 locations, as of today Spotify is offered in the existing Premium subscription package for the most flexible access, but those willing to put up with some limits and listen to some adverts can get free play while they're on their phone or tablet.

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Chromecast mirroring signs spotted (but it may not be perfect)

Chromecast mirroring signs spotted (but it may not be perfect)

Official Android screen mirroring for Chromecast looks to be fast approaching, with signs of code supporting the display option spotted among recent Android 4.4.1 patches. The ability to stream content locally from any Android device to a Chromecast plugged into a TV or display was unofficially hacked into the dongle early on, but Google banned the AllCast app shortly after. Now, CyanogenMod's Koushik "Koush" Dutta spots, it seems official support is close at hand, though it's not the perfect implementation many of us were hoping for.

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NVIDIA SHIELD update boosts remote PC play to up to 1080p res

NVIDIA SHIELD update boosts remote PC play to up to 1080p res

NVIDIA has released a new update for SHIELD that boosts the quality of GAMESTREAM play when the Android console is paired with a gaming PC, enabling new control methods, and making better use of the device's own display. The OTA update, which is headed out to SHIELD owners today, means that PC gaming over WiFi with the console can now run at up to 720/60p resolution; settle for a wired ethernet connection - for which you'll need a microUSB-to-Ethernet adapter) and you can have up to 1080/60p video.

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