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Sony NSZ-GU1 TV dongle images and details surface via FCC

Sony NSZ-GU1 TV dongle images and details surface via FCC

The gang over the FCC has done us a solid and offered up some images and details of the Sony NSZ-GU1 TV dongle. The first details about this device surfaced earlier in the month and the FCC filing has now been updated with more details and pictures. The Sony TV dongle is the first new Google TV hardware seen since Chromecast launched.

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Windows 8.1 download imminent: merging at Miracast

Windows 8.1 download imminent: merging at Miracast

In less than 24 hours, Microsoft will be making Windows 8.1 available for download for all those users out there in the wild that work now with a full version of Windows 8. This release is being tipped as being a bit of a veil for a much larger shake-up to the Microsoft desktop and mobile ecosystem, said to be merging the two into one in a massive undertaking that'll dwarf the many tiny changes to the Windows software family. This isn't just about booting to desktop.

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YouTube paid subscriptions confirmed for select channels

YouTube paid subscriptions confirmed for select channels

YouTube has launched paid subscriptions. We heard some chatter about this earlier in the week, however the channels have launched as of today. At the moment this is being done as part of a pilot program setup with what YouTube is referring to as a "small" group of partners. Specifically, YouTube has opened the pilot program with 53 available channels with everything from the Official Franklin channel to the UFC Select channel.

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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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