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Virgin TV Anywhere hits web and iPad/iPhone (but it’s not perfect)

Virgin TV Anywhere hits web and iPad/iPhone (but it’s not perfect)

UK broadband and home entertainment provider Virgin TV has launched a new streaming service for desktop browsers and smartphones, Virgin TV Anywhere, including remote control over their TiVo. The new service is a free extra for Virgin TV customers, and offers a selection of live streaming and on-demand content from Sky, BBC iPlayer, ITV, 4oD, Demand 5, Disney, Nickelodeon, and others. However, the service will only work over WiFi, not 3G connections, and mobile users will have to wait a while for on-demand shows.

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Virgin Mobile aims at entry-level with $79.99 PCD Chaser

Virgin Mobile aims at entry-level with $79.99 PCD Chaser

If you're still rocking a flip phone and want to make the jump to a smarter category, then Virgin Mobile might have the inexpensive phone that'll help ease the transition. It today announced the PCD Chaser, costing just $79.99 without a contract commitment that can be used on the network’s unlimited $35 a month plans. The Chaser comes with a 3.2-inch screen, 800Mhz processor, and a 3-megapixel camera, all running on Android 2.3, Gingerbread.

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Canon EOS C300 used in world’s first airplane-exclusive film shoot

Canon EOS C300 used in world’s first airplane-exclusive film shoot

This week Canon is proud to let the world know that the brand new Canon EOS C300 has been used to film inside confined areas - that is to say, used in the past few weeks to film the worlds first-eve movie filmed entirely on airplanes. With the device they were able to film at an altitude of 35,000 feel across 28,000 miles and three continents in a movie called "Departure Date." This movie stars Ben Feldman and Nicky Whelan as they take a flight together from Sydney to Los Angeles.

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High-tech Virgin America again rated top airline

High-tech Virgin America again rated top airline

If you want to fly the friendly skies in the best airline possible, Sir Richard Branson's fleet of state-of-the-art aircraft might be the ticket you're looking for. His Virgin America line was rated the number one domestic airline in the US for the fifth year in a row. Could it be the free in-flight video games?

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Virgin Media Premiere takes unlimited data to a new low

Virgin Media Premiere takes unlimited data to a new low

UK carrier Virgin Media has thrown down the gauntlet with a new low in mobile data pricing, offering unlimited internet access from £21 ($33) per month. The new Virgin Media Premiere plan also includes unlimited landline calls, unlimited text messages and 2,500 anytime minutes to mobile networks, though you'll need to be a Virgin Media customer already - such as cable or phone service - to get the lowest price.

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Virgin lists WiFi enabled Tube stations

Virgin lists WiFi enabled Tube stations

Yesterday the BBC took a look at the Virgin Media WiFi hotspots that are being rolled out across the Tube network in London. The WiFi hotspots would be made available to everyone during the Olympics, with access being charged for later on. Not all Underground stations will be seeing the hotspots, but Virgin Media has listed the first 80 that will get the upgrade, with several high profile stations included.

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Virgin’s London Underground WiFi up and running

Virgin’s London Underground WiFi up and running

The Olympic Games are fast approaching for the city of London, and public transport is bound to be crammed full of Londoners and tourists alike. Maintaining steady internet access will be somewhat of a chore, but Virgin Media stepped up to the plate not too long ago to announce it was partnering with Transport for London to offer WiFi access in stations and on platforms. The first WiFi hotspots have now gone live.

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