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HP teams up with Bang & Olufsen for audio tuning

HP teams up with Bang & Olufsen for audio tuning

No longer teamed up heartily with Beats by Dre, HP has sought out a new audio partnership for PCs of the future. With Bang & Olufsen, HP has the partnership they're prepared to present for the foreseeable future. Bang & Olufsen and B&O PLAY will be brought to HP’s PCs, tablets, and accessories in the near future, pushing an "exceptional sound experiences for customers." This means Bang & Olufsen will go ahead and "custom tune" every notebook, desktop, tablet, and accessory HP attaches them to in the future.

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Netflix announces new CGI Inspector Gadget and more kids programming

Netflix announces new CGI Inspector Gadget and more kids programming

Adult children of the 1980's rejoice. Inspector Gadget is back in March 2015! Netflix has announced their new children's programming lineup. It is adding five new shows including remakes and original content to their latest kids programming announcement. Gadget won't be back in is faded, flat color scheme as you remember him. This is a CGI Inspector Gadget series. Netflix is also creating a remake of the British spy cartoon Dangermouse. Also new to Netflix are the shows Bottersnikes and Gumbles, Super 4, and Some Assembly Required.

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Plex updates its Roku app with sleek new look

Plex updates its Roku app with sleek new look

Regardless of whether you're a cord cutter, you probably watch your own locally-stored content, and you probably do so on multiple devices. Media software that manages it all while making content available in a convenient and easy-to-use way is the most common way to access and watch locally-stored shows, and while XBMC is a long-standing favorite for this, Plex remains the top option, and for good reason: it is sleek and easy to use, and available for many devices. Roku, of course, is one of the most popular devices.

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Vine Kids brings curated, looping videos just for your little ones

Vine Kids brings curated,  looping videos just for your little ones

There are some universal truths about kids and the media they consume. Kids love flashy, colorful stuff, and they adore repetition. That’s what makes the news that Vine has created ‘Vine for Kids’ so endearing. The new app culls kid-friendly vines from the service proper, then makes them available to the kids! A swipe left or right brings a new Vine, and a tap on the screen lets loose “quirky” sounds. For now, Vine Kids is only available on iOS devices.

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Apple’s ‘Best of 2014’ list includes old favs, new artists, fun apps

Apple’s ‘Best of 2014’ list includes old favs, new artists, fun apps

With so much media floating around their platform, Apple has once again rolled out their year-end, best-of awards list. They’ve announced their favorites from 2014, along with a few fun surprises for us. Frozen dominated, with its album being iTunes’ best seller in 2014. Theme song Let It Go was the eighth most downloaded song all year, and two Frozen-themed apps were among the most downloaded of 2014. For the rest of apple’s favorites in 2014, keep reading!

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BitTorrent survey finds users are likely to pay for media

BitTorrent survey finds users are likely to pay for media

While there have been plenty of arguments on both sides over the years, a recent survey by BitTorrent Inc. puts some real numbers to just how likely pirates are to actually pay for music and movies. The number of respondents is a little low to paint a general picture of all torrent users, but at least there's evidence that not everyone is a freeloader.

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Icahn wants Apple to make good on Jobs’ TV vision

Icahn wants Apple to make good on Jobs’ TV vision

In his “interesting” open letter to Apple CEO Tim Cook, investor and Tyranny-fighter Carl Icahn laid out his views on Apple’s current pipeline of products. Waxing poetic on the Apple Watch and iPhone are one thing, but Icahn is calling on Apple to go bigger. Literally. If he had his way, Apple would be everywhere in your home, including your living room. Icahn is calling on Apple to make an “Ultra HD” TV, and he wants it to drop sometime in FY 2016.

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Netflix nabs US rights to UK’s “Peaky Blinders” series

Netflix nabs US rights to UK’s “Peaky Blinders” series

Netflix will be adding another notable series to its roster soon, with this latest one being the British series Peaky Blinders. Fortunately, we won't have to wait long for it to arrive: subscribers will be seeing the first season arrive on September 30.

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iOS 8 Continuity arrives in October, perhaps with OS X

iOS 8 Continuity arrives in October, perhaps with OS X

If you were excited to get the chance to hand-off MMS and SMS messages in iOS 8, you’ll have to wait a bit longer. Apple has quietly revamped the page on their site discussing the new feature, noting it’s coming — in October. That’s a solid two weeks after iOS 8 officially launches on September 17.

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VidOn Box set-top box offers XBMC, Android

VidOn Box set-top box offers XBMC, Android

The latest set-top box to surface is the VidOn Box from a company by the same name, a small router-like entertainment device that runs XMBC (now called Kodi). Unlike some similar boxes, however, it comes with a unique software subscription bundled into the overall price that tosses in some extra features.

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Four ways to watch your favorite TV shows online

Four ways to watch your favorite TV shows online

Watching television is a common pastime, but the way it is done is rapidly changing, with many gravitating away from traditional cable to get their fix through the Internet. Downloading individual episodes was the most common way to do this, but with the introduction of set-top boxes like Roku and streaming apps for smartphones, this has too changed. The ways to watch your favorite TV shows online are numerous, but we've detailed four methods that will likely meet all of your needs.

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How do you consume media on Android?

How do you consume media on Android?

Earlier today, we posed a question via Facebook: how do you consume media on your Android device? With so many great services out there, we wanted to know if there was one that stood out for our readers. As it turns out, the options for media consumption amongst our readers is as varied as the services on offer.

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