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As of today, Wii owners will be able sign up to Hulu Plus, its subscription service that was launched back in 2010, for $7.99 a month and stream the current as well as full back seasons of shows, along with a wide selection of movies.
Back in October 2011, it was reported that gaming giant Nintendo was teaming up with Hulu to deliver Hulu Plus TV shows and movies to the Wii and the 3DS by the end of the year. Well, it has taken a little longer than planned, but the service has now gone live for the Wii, with talks of 3DS arriving later this year.
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It was announced earlier today that Netflix will be abandoning its original plan to spin off the company’s DVD rentals-by-mail service into “Qwikster.” It was previously planned to spin-off the DVD-by-mail service, allowing it to focus on the Web-based content, which according to Netflix CEO Reed Hastings, was the future of its business. “It is clear that for many of our members two websites would make things more difficult, so we are going to keep Netflix as one place to go for streaming and DVDs,” he wrote on the company’s blog. “This means no change: one website, one account, one More >
Amazon was previously known to be holding a press event in New York City this upcoming Wednesday where it was said that they would unveil Android-based tablet. The folks over at TechCrunch were able to get more information regarding the tablet. It is now known that the Android-powered tablet is going to be known as “Kindle Fire” in order to differentiate itself from the previous e-ink tablets. The Kingle Fire will begin to ship during the second week of November with a similar-sized 7-inch screen. Furthermore, the device is said to look much like BlackBerry’s PlayBook according to More >
When Spotify was recently launched in the US, an invitation was needed in order to get a free account. Previously anyone willing to pay for a subscription could join right away, without needing an invitation. Now Spotify no longer requires an invitation to join the party as they have recently partnered with Facebook to bring music to the social network. New Spotify users in the U.S. that sign up for free accounts will have unlimited access to more than 15 million tracks for the first six months. After that, time limits will go into effect. Spotify users with free accounts in Europe are More >
Amazon, the retail giant sent out invitation for a New York Press event on Friday, September 23, 2011. The invitation said the following: “Please join us for an Amazon.com press conference.” What the invitations seemed to leave out was an explanation of what to expect, leaving much to speculation. Is Amazon about to announce its long-rumored tablet on Wednesday?
In July, reports began to arise of people familiar with the company’s hardware ambitions expecting Amazon to release a tablet computer by October. The tablet, according to sources, is expected to have a roughly nine-inch screen and More >
Spotify, just two weeks since its U.S. debut, the popular European music service has already received a big welcome, complete with praise as well as a patent lawsuit. The company has just been sued by multimedia software company PacketVideo for patent infringement. Oddly, the patent is essentially for music streaming or some words which resemble that. The patent in dispute is fairly broad, mentioning any “device for the distribution of music infringement. Filed originally in 1995, the patent was later purchased by PacketVideo with the intent of collecting licensing fees from it. Below is the More >
In the days before the release of the iPhone, Nintendo was the undisputed king of handheld gaming. Currently, Nintendo sees Apple as one of their biggest rivals in the handheld gaming industry. The gaming apps found on iOS devices just caught the interest of gamers and non-gamers alike hurting Nintendo’s sales. It is a bit surprising to see that Nintendo is set to release their first official iOS app in Japan called Pokemon Say Tap? BW. Although the game probably won’t ever be released outside of Japan, it does mark a change in Nintendo’s attitude toward smartphone gaming.
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The Kinect, originally developed by Microsoft is a pretty amazing device. Thanks to a few cameras and sensors, the Xbox add-on can accurately detect body movements in real time. Microsoft recently unveiled an SDK, which will allow developers to code their own applications for the device connected to Windows PCs, making good for more than just games. For those of you who don’t know, the term SDK, stands for “Software Development Kit,” and it is a way for companies to provide developers with information that takes advantage of a particular technology. The Kinect SDK is currently in beta form More >
Apple recently started offering $100/€75 gift cards for free for those people who buy a Mac. This is part of their annual Back To School promotion, which starts today in both US and European countries. A number of sites received tips yesterday indicating that this year’s promotion will offer the gift cards which can be used in the Mac App Store, iTunes Store, iOS App Store, and for purchasing ebooks from the iBook store. Apple made things official earlier today. Here is what they mentioned:
When you buy a new qualifying Mac with Apple education pricing* from June 16, 2011, through September More >