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Icahn wants Apple to make good on Jobs’ TV vision

Icahn wants Apple to make good on Jobs’ TV vision

In his “interesting” open letter to Apple CEO Tim Cook, investor and Tyranny-fighter Carl Icahn laid out his views on Apple’s current pipeline of products. Waxing poetic on the Apple Watch and iPhone are one thing, but Icahn is calling on Apple to go bigger. Literally. If he had his way, Apple would be everywhere in your home, including your living room. Icahn is calling on Apple to make an “Ultra HD” TV, and he wants it to drop sometime in FY 2016.

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Netflix nabs US rights to UK’s “Peaky Blinders” series

Netflix nabs US rights to UK’s “Peaky Blinders” series

Netflix will be adding another notable series to its roster soon, with this latest one being the British series Peaky Blinders. Fortunately, we won't have to wait long for it to arrive: subscribers will be seeing the first season arrive on September 30.

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iOS 8 Continuity arrives in October, perhaps with OS X

iOS 8 Continuity arrives in October, perhaps with OS X

If you were excited to get the chance to hand-off MMS and SMS messages in iOS 8, you’ll have to wait a bit longer. Apple has quietly revamped the page on their site discussing the new feature, noting it’s coming — in October. That’s a solid two weeks after iOS 8 officially launches on September 17.

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VidOn Box set-top box offers XBMC, Android

VidOn Box set-top box offers XBMC, Android

The latest set-top box to surface is the VidOn Box from a company by the same name, a small router-like entertainment device that runs XMBC (now called Kodi). Unlike some similar boxes, however, it comes with a unique software subscription bundled into the overall price that tosses in some extra features.

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Four ways to watch your favorite TV shows online

Four ways to watch your favorite TV shows online

Watching television is a common pastime, but the way it is done is rapidly changing, with many gravitating away from traditional cable to get their fix through the Internet. Downloading individual episodes was the most common way to do this, but with the introduction of set-top boxes like Roku and streaming apps for smartphones, this has too changed. The ways to watch your favorite TV shows online are numerous, but we've detailed four methods that will likely meet all of your needs.

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How do you consume media on Android?

How do you consume media on Android?

Earlier today, we posed a question via Facebook: how do you consume media on your Android device? With so many great services out there, we wanted to know if there was one that stood out for our readers. As it turns out, the options for media consumption amongst our readers is as varied as the services on offer.

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First-ever Transformers Fan Experience rolls out 20 June

First-ever Transformers Fan Experience rolls out 20 June

Die-hard fans of Transformers, especially those who stuck with it through the thick and thin of the latest films, have much to celebrate. Not only will the latest film soon be projected on the big screen, but franchise holder Hasbro will also be holding the first ever Transformers Fan Experience at Universal Studios Hollywood to flood fans with Transformers props, products, events, and anything else to indulge their loyal fans.

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Joss Whedon’s “In Your Eyes” arrives on Vimeo

Joss Whedon’s “In Your Eyes” arrives on Vimeo

If your life has been lacking some Joss Whedon as of late, the launch of "In Your Eyes" will be right up your alley. Following the Tribeca Film Festival premiere, it was announced that the movie was launched digitally on Vimeo on Demand, where viewers can buy access to watch it for $5.

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TMNT “Brothers” commercial introduces Splinter and Shredder

TMNT “Brothers” commercial introduces Splinter and Shredder

The latest in the long line of teases for the upcoming Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie comes the TV spot "Brothers", which aired recently during the MTV Movie Awards. Though the commercial is only 30 seconds long, it gives fans their first glimpse of both Splinter and Shredder.

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PS4 Music Unlimited heads to GameStop with cuts in tow

PS4 Music Unlimited heads to GameStop with cuts in tow

This week the folks at GameStop have made clear their intention to further tie themselves to the Sony software ecosystem with their own offerings of Sony Music Unlimited. For both PlayStation 4 and non-PlayStation consoles, this service will be moving to GameStop for subscriptions in-store and online. Music Unlimited is being released at GameStop with a number of tiers of service, each of them valid in a cool 19 countries around the world.

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Apple’s hobby snowballs: Apple TV fastest growing product

Apple’s hobby snowballs: Apple TV fastest growing product

At a shareholder meeting this week, Apple made clear the current state of affairs with Apple TV, showing it to be the fastest growing product in their hardware line-up. As it was announced that the company made $1 billion USD in revenue in 2013 from Apple TV alone, Tim Cook was reminded of his comment on the Apple TV being a "hobby" all the way back in January of 2012. Today Cook suggested of Apple TV that "it’s a little more difficult to call it a hobby these days."

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Netflix and TWC talks stall amidst Comcast acquisition

Netflix and TWC talks stall amidst Comcast acquisition

The Comcast and Time Warner Cable acquisition plans came as a surprise to many, and is tipped to have stalled ongoing talks Netflix has had with the latter company about being made available on the cable provider's set-top boxes. Such information comes from unnamed sources who spoke to Bloomberg.

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