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Is Bing hiding Xbox One’s bad publicity?

June 26, 2013 |

Is Microsoft using Bing to filter out the bad stuff?Read More

Nooks no more [Updated]

June 25, 2013 |

At least Nooks distributed by Barnes & Noble. The book seller announced today it would no longer be developing Nook products, after the tablet business proved unprofitable with a negative EBITDA of $475 million reported today in B&N’s earnings release. … Read More

Universal releases lineup of Blu-ray “Steelbook” editions

June 25, 2013 |

scarface-1983-blu-ray-steelbookUniversal has released a lineup of titles to the Blu-ray “Steelbook” format this week, including titles like Scarface (1983), The Big Lebowski, Serenity, and Shaun of the Dead. The Steelbook editions come with a Blu-ray Disc, DVD, Digital Copy and UltraViolet access code all packaged in a metal case with comic book-style artwork. The titles carry an MSRP of $19.99 each, a modest retail considering the multiple viewing formats. Previous films released to the Blu-ray Steelbook packaging include Gladiator (Paramount), Inception (Warner Home Video), and Watchmen (Warner Home Video), among other titles. Read More

STARZ/ENCORE Play apps now available for Time Warner Cable subscribers

June 24, 2013 |


Time Warner Cable customers can now watch Starz and Encore programming anytime and virtually anywhere with the launch of the STARZ Play and ENCORE Play apps for iOS and Android. TWC made the official announcement today for support of the apps which stream content to Apple iPhones and iPads, as well as Android devices including Kindle Fire, Kindle Fire HD, NOOK HD, NOOK HD+, and the Google Nexus 4, Nexus 7, and Nexus 10. The networks are also available to watch on PCs and Macs through and Time Warner Cable subscribers (who carry Starz and Encore in their service plans) can login with their customer username and password to take advantage of the service. Read More

New UltraViolet titles June 25, 2013

June 24, 2013 |

This week a bunch of titles hit the UltraViolet format with access codes available through Blu-ray Combo Packs. We usually don’t see this many releases on a Tuesday, but Universal Studios has shipped a lineup of “Steelbook” Blu-ray editions which, … Read More

New on Blu-ray Disc June 25, 2013

June 24, 2013 |

What’s new on Blu-ray Disc this week? Upside Down starring Kirsten Dunst and Jim Sturgess is about a love affair obstructed by, of all things, gravity. The film is available in 3D & 2D Blu-ray, in either a 2-Disc Combo … Read More

LG displays 100-inch Laser Display in Dubai

June 24, 2013 |

LG showed off their premium 100-inch (254 cm) Laser Display today in Dubai. Previously unveiled at CES 2013, the projector/display combo delivers a 1,000,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio with 150 nit brightness. And, the projector unit can be placed as close … Read More

Epix offers free EpixHD, Madonna tour premiering

June 21, 2013 |

Madonna-_The_MDNA_Tour_still_KleinEpix is currently offering a free preview this weekend and 14-day trial of EpixHD with all major TV service providers. If you sign-up this weekend, you’ll also get a chance to see the premiere of Madonna: The MDNA Tour on Saturday, June 22nd at 8pm ET. You can watch EpixHD on your HDTV, as well as on non-traditional platforms including Apple iPad and iPhone, Android devices, Google TV, and Kindle Fire. PS3, Xbox 360, and Roku are also supported by the network. Read More

Sony promises repaired PS3 4.45 update

June 21, 2013 |

For those of you staring blankly at a bricked PS3 all week, or waiting on the edge of your heels for an answer to the flawed 4.45 update, Sony has promised a repair will be released on June 27. What … Read More

Food Network app released for iPhone & iPad

June 20, 2013 |

watch-food-network-app-logoNow you don’t have to plop in front of the TV to watch Food Network. The company has released the Watch Food Network app for Apple iOS devices including iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch (3rd generation). To watch full episodes of shows, you’ll need to login with your TV service username and password. With the app you can also create a custom watchlist, sync video across multiple devices via iCloud, access the Food Network programming schedule, and share on Twitter or Facebook. The app also supports closed captioning for the hearing impaired. Those without a service provider username and password can also watch clips from various shows. Read More

‘Hemlock Grove’ returning to Netflix for Season 2

June 20, 2013 |

Netflix has announced renewal of the original series Hemlock Grove for a second season starting in 2014. Famke Janssen (X-Men) and Bill Skarsgard (Simon & The Oaks) are among the cast members who will return for Season 2, slated for … Read More

Watch Showtime free on DIRECTV this weekend

June 20, 2013 |

showtime-logo-400pxThis weekend, DIRECTV is offering a free preview of Showtime. The Showtime suite can be found on channels 545 through 552, with all available in HD quality. The free channel preview runs from Friday, June 21 through Sunday, June 23. Read More

PlayStation 3 Update Version 4.45: Keep Away, For Now

June 19, 2013 |

If you were getting ready to update your PlayStation 3 software to Version 4.45 you might be glad you procrastinated and weren’t the first of the bunch. Sony removed the update from their servers after a multitude of users claimed the update “bricked” their PS3s, essentially rendering the console useless. Read More

Netflix expanding to the Netherlands

June 19, 2013 |

netflix logoThis morning, Netflix announced expansion into the Netherlands later this year. The company will offer their unlimited streaming service letting subscribers watch movies, television shows, and original productions on TVs, PCs, tablets, phones, and other devices. Upon launch, the service will be available to broadband internet users in the Netherlands for one monthly price. (Netflix did not reveal what the monthly fee would be, but you’d expect it to be equivalent to US $7.99.) Read More

Comcast launches X1 Platform in Baltimore

June 18, 2013 |

comcast-x1-apple-remoteFollowing the reveal of the next-gen X2 platform last week, Comcast announced today the launch of the Xfinity X1 Platform in the greater Baltimore area. The X1 Platform utilizes Comcast cloud servers and IP technology to integrate social media, apps, web and TV into one software experience for customers. Got a TV set in every room? With X1, up to four shows can be recorded at once while watching DVR recordings from any set in your home. Apple iOS device users can also download the X1 Remote App to control their TVs using voice commands and gestures to search or scroll through libraries and channels. Read More

Sony welcomes indie games at E3 Expo

June 18, 2013 |

At the E3 Expo in Los Angeles last week indie games were welcomed by Sony, who committed to “continue to lead the console space as the most open and inclusive platform for developers.” The company backed up their support for … Read More

New Blu-ray Disc releases, June 18

June 18, 2013 |

jack-the-giant-slayer-3d-blu-rayHere’s what’s new on Blu-ray Disc and Blu-ray 3D this week. Warner Bros.’ Jack the Giant Slayer is now available in both Blu-ray and Blu-ray 3D editions. Each edition comes with a DVD copy and UltraViolet access code to download from the cloud. (iTunes file not included.) Special Features on the Blu-ray Disc on both editions include “Become a Giant Slayer,” deleted scenes, and gag reel. Read More

Comcast XFINITY TV Player app adds download feature

June 17, 2013 |

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Comcast has launched an update to the XFINITY TV Player app that now lets you download movies and TV shows from select networks including Showtime, Starz, Encore and Movieplex. The app already supports streaming from both premium and standard television networks, but the added feature lets you take your downloads anywhere. Most of us will require an internet connection (via ethernet or WiFi), but Verizon Wireless customers have the luxury of streaming or downloading via 3G/4G cellular connections. Read More

NBC’s The Voice Season 4 finale episodes start tonight

June 17, 2013 |

If you’ve been following Season 4 of NBC’s The Voice you don’t want to miss the two night finale starting tonight at 8pm ET/PT, 7 Central time. The three finalists: Danielle Bradbery (Team Blake), The Swon Brothers (Team Blake), and … Read More

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