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Target ends streaming video service (you didn’t know they had)

Target ends streaming video service (you didn’t know they had)

Believe it or not, Target had a streaming video service for the past 2-years. Did you know about it? Apparently not a lot of people did, as Target has decided to shut the service down. "Target has made the decision," the company said this week "to end the services offered on Target Ticket and will be focusing efforts on other entertainment offerings." This means they'll be bringing more heat to their other, slightly more physical media. Meanwhile those that actually DID know there was a Target streaming video service and actually DID purchase videos through said service will be able to access these videos through CinemaNow.

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Dyson Humidifier employs UV light to keep air germ-free

Dyson Humidifier employs UV light to keep air germ-free

Dyson is really spreading its wings as far as its product lineup goes. Just last month it introduced to the world its first robot vacumm cleaner, the 360 Eye. Now, it is doing so again but with a humidifier. It doesn't have an ominous sounding name and is simply called the Dyson Humidifier. That doesn't mean, however, that it is any less interesting. This humidifier, which resembles and doubles as a bladeless fan, not only keeps your air cozily humid, it also kills germs before it distributes those water particles as well.

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PlayStation 4 UltraViolet video streaming arrives via Vudu

PlayStation 4 UltraViolet video streaming arrives via Vudu

Several different kinds of video streaming are available on the Sony PlayStation 4 right this minute, with a whopping 13 apps bringing content from various sources. What wasn't immediately clear with the launch of the machine was the fact that UltraViolet video was included in this pack - just a bit hidden under the surface.

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Walmart’s Vudu adds Intel’s UltraViolet DRM cloud video library

Walmart’s Vudu adds Intel’s UltraViolet DRM cloud video library

Walmart's Vudu online video store has added Intel's "UltraViolet" (UV) content library to its own. The move will expand Vudu viewers' selection to include titles by UV's digital distribution model. The idea here is that it allows for low-cost temporary video access on multiple devices while protecting copyrights for producers.

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VUDU Disc to Digital meant to leave Beta today [UPDATE]

VUDU Disc to Digital meant to leave Beta today [UPDATE]

Though it seems like a bit of a strange headline to lead with, it would appear that VUDU's upgrade of their Disc to Digital software from Beta to full-fledged release may have hit a hiccup. That shouldn't be too much of deterrent from users working with this system, on the other hand, as the details remain the same: conversion of your DVD and Blu-ray disks into digital editions accessible from wherever you've got an internet connection. For a fee, of course.

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Uruguay scientists genetically modify sheeps to glow in the dark

Uruguay scientists genetically modify sheeps to glow in the dark

Scientists in Uruguay modified the genes of sheep using the fluorescent protein from an Aequarea jelly fish, causing the sheep to glow-in-the-dark. The sheep were born last October at the Animal Reproduction Institute of Uruguay. The sheep glow when they are exposed to certain ultraviolet light, emitting a glowing green color. Aside from glowing in the dark, Uruguay scientists assures everyone that these sheep are developing normally.

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NOOK Video store goes live in UK: First to support UltraViolet

NOOK Video store goes live in UK: First to support UltraViolet

Barnes & Noble's NOOK Video store has launched in the UK, offering TV and movie purchases and rental on the NOOK HD and HD+ tablets, in addition to UltraViolet digital copies of existing DVD and Blu-ray purchases. The freshly-opened store also features new content, after B&N inked new deals with BBC Worldwide, HBO, Sony Pictures, and others, in both standard- and high-definition.

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NOOK HD and the B&N ecosystem gamble

NOOK HD and the B&N ecosystem gamble

The tablet market is heating up, and for once it's not Apple, or Google, or Samsung doing the shaking, but booksellers Barnes & Noble. The new NOOK HD and NOOK HD+ may carry the same name as B&N tablets of before, but they're worlds apart in hardware and clarity of software ecosystem. Not content to chase Amazon and Apple on price alone, there's an apparently legitimate attempt on B&N's part to tune each model to the audience most likely to be interested in it, rather than chasing some imaginatively aspirational but likely non-existent "perfect" consumer.

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B&N reveals NOOK Video for movie and TV shopping

B&N reveals NOOK Video for movie and TV shopping

Barnes & Noble has revealed NOOK Video, its upcoming movie and TV show store for NOOK devices, smart TVs, tablets, and smartphones. Set to launch in the US this fall, with a UK debut by the holiday season, NOOK Video will offer both streaming and download options, integrating with the NOOK Cloud for viewing on multiple devices.

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UltraViolet flicks get better sound courtesy of Dolby Digital Plus

UltraViolet flicks get better sound courtesy of Dolby Digital Plus

When it comes to watching movies most of us want a high-quality picture and high-quality sound. Sound is particularly important when you're watching high-resolution digital video on your home theater system, and you want to feel the bass as well as hear it. Dolby Laboratories has announced that its Dolby Digital Plus technology will be used to enable high-quality multichannel audio for the UltraViolet platform.

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Fox will offer digital movies weeks before DVD release

Fox will offer digital movies weeks before DVD release

Fans of digital media have a reason to smile today, as Fox has revealed that it will begin offering digital versions of its movies weeks before physical Blu-ray and DVDs release. The first movie that will getting this treatment is Prometheus, which is scheduled to release on Blu-ray and DVD on October 11. Fox will begin offering the high-definition digital version of the movie on September 18, giving those who don't mind losing the disc about a three week jump on those who do mind.

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Paramount launches Xbox 360 app for streaming UltraViolet flicks

Paramount launches Xbox 360 app for streaming UltraViolet flicks

Earlier this year, Paramount started selling digital copies of movies directly to movie fans. To begin with, those films, which used the UltraViolet cloud were stuck on your computer alone. Paramount is making a move to free those films from computer and allow you to watch them on your TV. The movie studio is doing this via an app for the Xbox 360.

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