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Bonnaroo, Halo and soccer: Microsoft aims high with Xbox Originals

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Microsoft (s MSFT) has set up an epic quest for the Xbox — to turn the box commonly accepted as a video game platform into the …

What to expect from Amazon’s TV streaming device

Advertisement<p>7 Comments<p>Credit: littleny / Shutterstock<p>Amazon (S AMZN) is set to announce its Roku and Apple (S AAPL) TV competitor at a press event …

App Store Prices to Increase in Five Countries

Apple is increasing the price of iOS apps and content in the App Store in five countries, after the company emailed developers explaining the adjustments, which are being made due to changing exchange rates.<p>From April 1, customers that shop in the App Store using the Australian Dollar, Indian …

Android and iOS Users Spend 32% of their App Time Playing Games

Android and iOS users in the US spend an average of 2 hours and 42 minutes every day using apps on smartphones and tablets (up just four minutes compared to last year). Of that, 86 percent (or 2 hours and 19 minutes) is spent inside apps, while the remaining 14 percent (or 22 minutes, down 6 …

Amazon is reportedly working on a music-streaming service

Amazon does much more than dominate the online-shopping space. With its Prime instant video service, complete with original series and exclusives, the company has taken on Netflix -- and it looks like challenging Spotify and other music services is Amazon's next step. According to sources who spoke …

Netflix engineers experiment with bump-based video sharing and sleep tracking

Netflix uses its internal Hack Day competitions to encourage new thinking around its streaming video service, and its latest event has produced a few clever experiments that we wouldn't mind seeing in finished apps. One of them, Netflix Beam, uses Apple's Bluetooth-based iBeacon technology to share …

Facebook Will Soon Let You Edit Your 'Look Back' Video

If you're a Facebook user, you've probably seen its "Look Back" feature, which was launched for the social network's tenth anniversary.<p>Look Back is …

Now With 75% Of All Traffic Coming From Apps, Pinterest Revamps Its Mobile Website

Pinterest is today launching a new version of its mobile website, which the company says is “complete rewrite and redesign” aimed at better integrating the features found in Pinterest’s native mobile applications, like its more useful pins (those embedded with additional information) and related …

Netflix plans to spend $3 billion on content this year

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Credit: Shutterstock / Rashevskyi Viacheslav<p>Good news for Netflix (s NFLX) subscribers looking to burn through more movies and …

Netflix passes bill for the third season of House of Cards

Before the start of season two on Valentine's Day, Netflix has a gift for the legions of <i>House of Cards</i> fans. <i>Deadline</i> reports that the streaming outfit confirmed that it has renewed the political drama for a third season. When the series started, it was planned as a two-season run with a $100 …

Birth Of Memory: Why Kids Forget What Happened Before Age 7

Recently, my nearly-4-year-old niece suffered the kind of childhood accident every parent dreads: she fell off her bike and broke a front tooth high above the gum line. The resulting pain and eventual extraction were a harrowing experience for her parents, but fortunately the little girl emerged …

Parenting

Somewhere Is a New Visual Platform for Showing off Your Work

With LinkedIn now a staple of the recruitment world, having a profile is pretty much essential for job-hunters and people wanting to showcase their skills.<p>However, Berlin-based startup Somewhere thinks that the new world of work deserves a new way of showcasing your talents. As such, it has just …

WeChat, A Messaging App With 300 Million Users, Could Keep Facebook And Twitter From Expanding Into China

The New York Times David Barboza writes that the app created by Internet company Tencent has made it impossible for Facebook and Twitter to expand in Asia.<p>Barboza interviewed Forrester Research technology analyst Wang Xiaofeng who explained the core problem:<p>"Weixin has all the functionality of …

Social Media

Netflix goes live on cable box in Sweden, wants to do the same in the U.S. soon

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Netflix (S NFLX) is now available on yet another device — but this one is different: The video service launched an app on TiVo …

Netflix likely to face slowing subscriptions

Netflix Inc. – purveyor of the hit series <i>House of Cards</i> and <i>Orange is the New Black</i> – has had an outstanding run.<p>The Los Gatos, Ca.-based<p>video-streaming company that offers an "all-you-can-eat" menu of movies, TV shows and original programming over the<p>Internet closed out 2013 with<p>an eye-popping …

Finding the HBO or the Netflix of the enterprise: What we’ve all been waiting for

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>If you spent days digging through old <i>TV Guides</i> or perusing decade-old reviews in <i>Entertainment Weekly</i>, you wouldn’t be able to …

Paramount goes 'all-digital' for US film releases

<b>For over 120 years, film stock, particularly 35mm, has been the default format for distributing movies to cinemas around the world.</b><p>Now, Paramount …

Wall Street

Paramount Pictures 'first studio to phase out physical film'

Paramount Pictures is to become the first film studio to distribute theatrical releases in a purely digital form, phasing out the traditional 35-millimetre film<p>The Wolf of Wall Street, Martin Scorsese's critically acclaimed latest release, is the first film to achieve a digital only release, whilst …

Amazon Wants To Ship You Products BEFORE You Order Them

Amazon is considering plans to try and ship you items before you actually order them.<p>While this might sound like an underwhelming attempt to follow …

Apps to Get Your Kids Coding on the iPad Part 1

In the past, coding was a pretty niche affair, those of us with our Acorns, Spectrums and Commodore 64s experimenting with lines and lines of code. I remember as an 8 year old, spending ages typing out lines of code on my beige Acorn Electron to draw….a line on the screen. To add insult to injury …

Updated: Game of what? TV viewers ditch HBO as they flock to Netflix

Advertisement<p>7 Comments<p>Credit: Netflix<p><i>Update, added on 1/22: The NPD Group retracted part of the data used for this story because it implied that</i> …

Google Play app arrives on iOS to stream movies and shows over WiFi

Today, Google has released a new application for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch to allow Google Play users to stream purchased movies and TV shows. You cannot rent or purchase content via this application: you must download it from Google Play on Android or the web and then the purchased titles will …

Gamification could be the (expensive) way to get your kids to brush their teeth properly

If you’ve ever despaired of getting your kids to brush their teeth properly without close parental supervision, Kolibree may have the solution: a smartphone-linked toothbrush that reports back to an iPhone or Android app how well they did, and creates family league tables to turn tooth-brushing …

6 Healthy Habits To Teach Kids Who Worry Too Much

One of my favorite quotes is by Marjorie Hinckley, the author of the book <i>Small and Simple Things</i>. In it she says, "The trick is to enjoy life. Don't wish away your days waiting for better ones ahead."<p>It seems like an easy principle to live by, but in reality many of us live our days fighting the …

iTunes pulls Barbie-themed plastic surgery app for kids

Remember the good old days when Barbie's only crime was representing an unattainable body image for young women? Well, that was long before kids were able to subject her to the plastic surgeon's knife.<p>As reported by Jezebel, Apple's app store pulled a Barbie-themed plastic surgery app from its …

Netflix is eyeing Germany and France for international expansion

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Netflix’s (S NFLX) next expansion could take the video service to Germany and France: Netflix is currently in the process of …

Facebook might launch a Flipboard-like reader app called Paper

Flipboard might soon find itself competing against a reader app owned by a social media juggernaut (read: Facebook), if <i>Re/code's</i> report turns out to be true. According to the website's unnamed source, the social network's been developing a news aggregator called Paper -- and no, it has nothing to …

Facebook to share data with Russia's Yandex

<b>Facebook has agreed a deal to share public data from its users with Yandex - Russia's largest search engine.</b><p>The deal will give Yandex full access to public data from users in Russia, Turkey and CIS countries including Ukraine, Belarus and Kazakhstan.<p>The data includes users' posts and comments on …