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3M Streaming Projector teams with Roku for giant entertainment

3M Streaming Projector teams with Roku for giant entertainment

Those of you wishing to go gigantic with your streaming content would be wise to take a peek at the brand new 3M Streaming Projector Powered by Roku. That's the full name, mind you, and that's how you're going to be keying it out if you want to find it - lucky you though, it's an Amazon exclusive. What we've got here is a potential for a 120-inch wide picture streaming from a projector that's able to keep up to 2.5 hours of live in it on a single charge.

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Roku Streaming Stick lands October; Apps updated plus Vudu added

Roku Streaming Stick lands October; Apps updated plus Vudu added

Roku's Streaming Still will drop in October priced at $99, the company has confirmed, and there's new content from Vudu and media shifting functionality in the updated mobile apps to tide you over until then. The Streaming Stick, announced back in January, eschews the regular Roku STB in favor of a smaller HDMI dongle that discretely plugs directly into a spare port on your TV and sucks MHL control signals from your normal remote if you have a compatible set.

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Roku pals with News Corp. for $45m hardware and content investment

Roku pals with News Corp. for $45m hardware and content investment

Roku will use a $45m investment round to develop new digital media devices and services, after securing the backing of News Corp., BSkyB and others to build out its streaming platform. A combination of cash and "business agreements" are included in the deal, with Roku intending to increase its international footprint and "increase engineering and production" with further pushes into advertising, games, transactional and pay-per-view video along with content packages.

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Roku CEO predicts death of Blu-ray in four years

Roku CEO predicts death of Blu-ray in four years

You can't help but feel bad for all the people who have a financial stake in the Blu-ray Disc medium. When it first launched, it had to engage in a battle to the death with rival format HD DVD. And then, just as its acceptance started to become widespread, the digital distribution market just exploded right in its face. Now, an ambitious player in that digital market sees a slow death for Blu-ray.

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Slacker Radio hits Roku streaming devices

Slacker Radio hits Roku streaming devices

If you have a Roku streaming media player in your home and are a music fan, a new feature has been added that you'll appreciate. Slacker Radio has announced that its streaming music service is now available on the Roku line of media players. The streaming music service is available in the US and Canada and includes all the features the streaming service has to offer.

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Roku now offering DISHWorld content

Roku now offering DISHWorld content

Roku has been around for a long time with various different streaming boxes offering all kinds content for TV watchers to enjoy. Roku has announced that it has landed a new on-demand partner providing 50 new international channels in the United States allowing viewers who aren't native English speakers to watch TV from their home countries. The service is called DISHWorld.

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Roku 2 XD and 2 XS launched in Canada

Roku 2 XD and 2 XS launched in Canada

Roku has launched its streaming media boxes in Canada, with the Roku 2 XD and the flagship Roku 2 XS both going on sale today. Offering easy access to Netflix, Crackle, internet radio and casual gaming including Angry Birds and Jeopardy, the boxes kick off from CA$89.99 and support up to 1080p Full HD video and WiFi connectivity.

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Refreshed Roku HD box surfaces

Refreshed Roku HD box surfaces

The Roku HD is a little set top streaming media box that has been around for a long time now. Recently a refreshed version wearing the same name has turned up and created a bit of confusion. It appears that Roku is taking a page from Apple's naming convention handbook and not using a number modifier to designate an updated unit like Apple did with the new iPad. I am not a fan of this naming convention.

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