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Comedian’s 252-film Netflix excursion makes waves

Comedian’s 252-film Netflix excursion makes waves

When you think of long, arduous journeys, sitting around and watching movies all day isn't usually the picture that comes to mind. But would you be able to watch 252 fils in their entirety in the span of just one month? That's a total of more than 404 hours of content, and it's what one Mark Malkoff did.

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Major League Gaming Anaheim competition shatters records

Major League Gaming Anaheim competition shatters records

If you think that professional video game competitions will never gain significant popularity in the US, then you haven't been following Major League Gaming (MLG). The leader in pro gaming circuits in the country announced that it has shattered viewership records with its latest event. At one point, there were 437,000 people streaming concurrently.

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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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Voddler launches on Lumia Windows Phones

Voddler launches on Lumia Windows Phones

Having a wealth of movies available to rent and watch at your disposal is never a bad thing, and if you’re a Lumia Windows Phone owner living in Europe, you now have another app to add to your entertainment list. Voddler is bringing the video-on-demand app to Nokia’s smartphones along with some social sharing features. Voddler Lumia Movie Night lets friends schedule movie nights, in addition to reviewing and talking about movies.

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Disney’s John Carter epitomizes Redbox, Netflix quagmire

Disney’s John Carter epitomizes Redbox, Netflix quagmire

There's a growing problem among discount video services like Redbox and Netflix - the lack of availability of blockbuster new releases. Disney recently joined fellow studios like 20th Century Fox, Universal, and Warner Bros in delaying its movies to the rental services. The thought process here is that studios can make more money on actual DVD and Blu-ray sales to consumers.

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Dropbox Ice Cream Sandwich update adds video streaming

Dropbox Ice Cream Sandwich update adds video streaming

One of the pioneers of cloud-based file storage solutions has just rolled out an update for anyone using an Android device with version 4.0 or higher (also known as Ice Cream Sandwich). The new update to the service's Android app adds the ability to stream videos that are stored in your Dropbox account. A variety of file formats are supported.

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Netflix free rival Popcornflix hits 400,000 users

Netflix free rival Popcornflix hits 400,000 users

A free alternative to Netflix and Hulu is managing to make its voice be heard - the service, Popcornflix, has been downloaded 400,000 times. A big part of the service's strategy is being made available through Roku's set-top box. That's where its largest group of users is coming from right now. In May, more than 350,000 movies were streamed.

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Netgear NeoTV ProHD supports Intel WiDi for $69.99

Netgear NeoTV ProHD supports Intel WiDi for $69.99

If your quest is to become the ultimate cord cutter, Netgear’s latest product might be a good fit for a purely digital lifestyle. The company has announced the NeoTV ProHD media streamer, capable of pulling in content from a variety of services like YouTube, Netflix, Hulu, and Vudu. It’s also the first media streamer to feature Intel’s Wireless Display technology, so you can pipe your computer’s display via the box onto your television.

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Hulu Plus passes 2 million subscribers

Hulu Plus passes 2 million subscribers

The number of people who are paying for streaming site Hulu’s premium service has eclipsed the impressive two million milestone. In January, it was announced that Hulu Plus had around 1.5 million subscribers, so the rate of growth is now more than 100,000 per month, which is certainly nothing to scoff at. And there is no sign that the service is slowing down, so that number will continue to grow.

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