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Amazon Prime music streaming to limit playback

Amazon Prime music streaming to limit playback

Amazon's rumored music streaming service could end up limiting how much each Prime subscriber could listen to each track, forcing them to cough up and buy the MP3 if they want further access, insiders claim. The streaming - believed to be Amazon's next addition to its Prime subscription service, which could increase in price from its current $79 per year to as much as $119, the online retailer has warned - would be curtailed after either a set number of plays or a period of time, it's suggested, in an attempt to appease content music-rights holders.

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Twitch Xbox One streaming starts at 4PM PDT in time for Titanfall

Twitch Xbox One streaming starts at 4PM PDT in time for Titanfall

While we’ll likely not be seeing Titanfall streams any earlier than Midnight PDT, Twitch has made clear that their update - allowing usage - on the Xbox One will begin to roll out at 4PM PDT. This update will allow the streaming of several - if not all - games on the Xbox One right off the bat. This update will open the Xbox One up to live streaming gaming for the first time in the console’s short history.

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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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