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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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First-ever Transformers Fan Experience rolls out 20 June

First-ever Transformers Fan Experience rolls out 20 June

Die-hard fans of Transformers, especially those who stuck with it through the thick and thin of the latest films, have much to celebrate. Not only will the latest film soon be projected on the big screen, but franchise holder Hasbro will also be holding the first ever Transformers Fan Experience at Universal Studios Hollywood to flood fans with Transformers props, products, events, and anything else to indulge their loyal fans.

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Joss Whedon’s “In Your Eyes” arrives on Vimeo

Joss Whedon’s “In Your Eyes” arrives on Vimeo

If your life has been lacking some Joss Whedon as of late, the launch of "In Your Eyes" will be right up your alley. Following the Tribeca Film Festival premiere, it was announced that the movie was launched digitally on Vimeo on Demand, where viewers can buy access to watch it for $5.

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TMNT “Brothers” commercial introduces Splinter and Shredder

TMNT “Brothers” commercial introduces Splinter and Shredder

The latest in the long line of teases for the upcoming Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie comes the TV spot "Brothers", which aired recently during the MTV Movie Awards. Though the commercial is only 30 seconds long, it gives fans their first glimpse of both Splinter and Shredder.

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