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Star Wars: Clone Wars live on Netflix, all six seasons in full

Star Wars: Clone Wars live on Netflix, all six seasons in full

Today the entirety of the current collection of Star Wars: The Clone Wars animated episodes is ready for devouring on Netflix. This is part of an initiative in which Netflix will also push the next chapter of Star Wars’ animated series with "Rebels", here sticking with the full 6-year series in full. Most seasons work with the same amount of episodes, starting with the first season from 2008 with 22 episodes at full length.

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Spotify buys The Echo Nest for smart music curation

Spotify buys The Echo Nest for smart music curation

Spotify has announced plans to buy The Echo Nest, a music intelligence company which specializes in content curation for services like Nokia Music, as well as more unusual apps built on its deep data feed. The streaming music company will use The Echo Nest's tech to power its updated "Discover" section, which tries to predict and suggest new music the listener might like based on their previous playlists and social networks.

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OnLive CloudLift to stream Steam games from anywhere

OnLive CloudLift to stream Steam games from anywhere

In the past, OnLive offered gamers the ability to play high-powered games over the internet in a web browser and through their high-powered mobile app. This week they’ve announced a system called OnLive CloudLift which allows the user to stream their already-purchased games through the cloud. This service will cost users $14.99 a month, and will start with 20 compatible games.

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Surface Wireless Display Adapter hits FCC for tablet screen sharing

Surface Wireless Display Adapter hits FCC for tablet screen sharing

Microsoft is preparing a Wireless Display Adapter for Surface, an HDMI dongle that appears to be designed to help Surface tablet owners to expand their desktop to a nearby screen. Spotted crossing the FCC as the Surface Wireless Display Adapter (1628), specific details on the dongle are redacted thanks to Microsoft's confidentiality request, meaning the user manual and testing photos aren't available.

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Aether Cone speaker promises streaming selection smarts

Aether Cone speaker promises streaming selection smarts

A conical intelligent speaker could cut through the choice-overload of online music services, with startup Aether promising simplicity without giving up choice with its new Cone streamer. Shaped, as the name suggests, like a soft-edged cone, the wireless speaker gets online via WiFi a/b/g/n (2.4/5GHz) and streams from a number of unspecified online music services, mixing together content from internet radio, on-demand, and podcasts.

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Xbox Music Videos bring the art back to the living room

Xbox Music Videos bring the art back to the living room

Back in the before times, back when the channel known as MTV (Music Television) was just born, there was a piece of media called the Music Video. In the many years since the birth of this piece of art, musicians have gone in and out of requirements for working on visual compliments to their audio. Today Microsoft’s Xbox Music team is bringing a big bit back to the living room with Music Videos for Xbox Music.

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Xbox One Twitch broadcasting starts with Titanfall

Xbox One Twitch broadcasting starts with Titanfall

The Titanfall tie-ins continue with this exclusive launch that’ll also be bringing in full Twitch live game streaming integration to Xbox One. This launch has been tipped by Major Nelson in a suggestion that "you can start broadcasting from your Xbox One next week". It’s also been confirmed by a tip from the Titanfall launch experience with Microsoft and SXSW next week - the game itself launches on the 11th.

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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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