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Netflix lands new Hasbro kids shows coming this summer

Netflix lands new Hasbro kids shows coming this summer

Netflix has become the place to go for many TV and movie fans when there's nothing good on cable or satellite TV. Netflix has a wealth of different movies and TV shows that you can stream wherever you want on your mobile device, computer, or on your TV via various game consoles and set top boxes. Netflix has announced a new content partnership with Hasbro.

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Old school MTV gets reincarnated as VEVO TV

Old school MTV gets reincarnated as VEVO TV

VEVO has just launched a new service that will bring back the good old days of MTV (before it became a network filled with terrible reality TV shows). The new service is called VEVO TV, and it's a 24-hour live music video streaming service. The stream will be composed of new artists, new songs, popular hits, various genres, live concerts and more. VEVO is becoming the Pandora of music videos, bringing viewers their favorite music videos while also exposing them to new material.

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eMusic removes subscription requirement opening the doors to all

eMusic removes subscription requirement opening the doors to all

eMusic has been around for years and has required users to purchase a subscription even if they wanted to buy music from the online store. That has now changed with the company announcing that starting this week anyone will be able to visit eMusic.com and purchase songs or albums at a retail price without needing a subscription. Forcing people to buy a subscription to buy music never made a lot of sense as a business model.

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Starz announces multiyear deal with Sony Pictures Entertainment

Starz announces multiyear deal with Sony Pictures Entertainment

Starz may have started out as a premium cable network that only offered older movies after they were available on the more popular pay channels such as HBO and Showtime. However, Starz is now a network that offers films before other premium pay channels get them and has some cool original series such as Spartacus and others. Starz has announced a new multiyear agreement with Sony Pictures Entertainment.

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NVIDIA Project SHIELD demos Borderlands 2 in live PC gaming stream

NVIDIA Project SHIELD demos Borderlands 2 in live PC gaming stream

This week the folks at NVIDIA have unleashed a new demo video depicting their Project SHIELD mobile gaming device playing none other than Borderlands 2. The reason this is a monstrous feat, for those of you that don't know, is the fact that this game is a high-powered PC game that otherwise only exists on the most fabulous of gaming PC builds. This game is shown here streaming on a home-based wireless network from a Falcon Tiki PC working with a GeForce GTX 680 graphics card - it's a top-level PC gaming experience streamed to a mobile device in the palms of your hands!

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Splashtop aims for Project SHEILD functionality with streaming PC gaming

Splashtop aims for Project SHEILD functionality with streaming PC gaming

This week the folks at Splashtop have announced the Configurable Shortcuts and Gamepad app for both iPads and high-powered Android tablets, this bringing a whole new chapter to PC gaming streaming in the mobile universe. Splashtop has been working as a remote desktop app for several years now, allowing both iOS and Android mobile devices view and work with desktop machines running Windows and Apple's Mac OS X. Gamepad functionality takes on what the recently announced NVIDIA Project SHIELD hardware aims to do with virtualized streaming PC game playing on a mobile device and, instead of working with one piece of hardware, spreads it to a collection of tablets.

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Metallica hits Spotify, Lars Ulrich speaks

Metallica hits Spotify, Lars Ulrich speaks

After many, many years of Metallica appearing on the opposite side of the music industry from the music pirates that exist across the earth, they've joined Spotify for music streaming their entire catalog. It's time for every single Metallica album from Kill ‘Em All to Master of Puppets to be up and ready to listen to on Spotify for the whole world - even the pirates - to listen to. This was all announced this week at the Spotify conference that also saw a larger launch of the web broswer based Spotify environment.

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Netflix now available in Sweden, Denmark, Norway, and Finland

Netflix now available in Sweden, Denmark, Norway, and Finland

Back in August, Netflix mentioned that it would be launching its streaming movie service in Sweden, Denmark, Norway, and Finland "later this year." As it turns out, later this year was yesterday, and Netflix is now available within all four of those countries. According to Netflix, 10 million broadband households within Denmark, Finland, Norway, and Sweden can now subscribe to Netflix.

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Netflix expanding to Norway, Denmark, Sweden, and Finland

Netflix expanding to Norway, Denmark, Sweden, and Finland

Netflix is one of the most popular streaming media services in the United States, with the company recently expanding into the UK to try and woo the local population with easy movie and TV streaming. Now the company is setting its sights on the rest of Europe, today announcing that it will soon be available in Norway, Denmark, Sweden, and Finland. Netflix says the full service should launch in those countries towards the end of 2012.

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OUYA promises XBMC support

OUYA promises XBMC support

OUYA, the Android-based gaming console, has secured yet another high-profile app. The team behind the console has courted the XBMC development team, promising that early prototypes will be delivered that should enable XBMC to run on the platform smoothly and without any issues. According to the OUYA Kickstarter page, the team behind OUYA fully support XBMC, with “nearly a third” of the XBMC development team having backed the “open” console.

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