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Netflix hiking price of streaming

Netflix hiking price of streaming

Netflix has revealed plans to put up its prices, though the increase in fees will initially only affect new subscribers rather than those already using the streaming service. The confirmation of more expensive access came as part of Netflix's Q1 2014 financial results, in which it also announced plans to increase support for TiVo boxes and Amazon's Fire TV.

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Netflix outs Orange is the New Black season two trailer

Netflix outs Orange is the New Black season two trailer

The latest trailer for hit Netflix TV series Orange is the New Black is out, ahead of the show returning for its second season in a few months time. One of Netflix's home-grown creations, Orange is the New Black season two sees the return of Taylor Schilling, Jason Biggs, Kate Mugrew, and others from the first season, as well as adding new cast members like Lorraine Toussaint.

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Sonos finally embraces WiFi as Bridge sidelined

Sonos finally embraces WiFi as Bridge sidelined

Sonos plans to do away with its wired network requirement, retiring the Sonos Bridge for most users by finally connecting to a music listener's WiFi instead. So far, Sonos has always demanded at least one wired ethernet connection, for a single speaker or Bridge, after which it creates its own proprietary mesh network between the rest of the speakers. Soon, though, that will all change.

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Amazon reveals new Instant Video pilots for 2014

Amazon reveals new Instant Video pilots for 2014

After the launch of the Fire TV, Amazon is ramping up on its content drive with two new pilots, including a dramatic comedy The Cosmopolitans, and a drama called Hand of God. The new shows, expected to arrive later in 2014 as part of Amazon Instant Video, feature casts including Adam Brody, Chloe Sevigny, Ron Perlman, and Dana Delany.

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I bought the Amazon Fire TV, and I love it

I bought the Amazon Fire TV, and I love it

I’m a weak person. I know it. Every time a new gadget comes out, I find a way to justify buying it and I do just that – without even thinking.

On April 2, when Amazon unveiled the Fire TV, I fell into the same trap. I saw what I believed to be a compelling set-top box, and I didn’t waste time jumping over to Amazon.com, plunking down my $99, and having it shipped to me overnight. The reason? I need a set-top box in my bedroom, and what better device to scratch that itch than Amazon’s latest and greatest device?

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