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In what must be considered one of the most obvious, inherently logical, and overdue moves in open world gameplay, the Internet, technology, commerce, business, marketing, etc., LEGO has launched LEGO Worlds, the company's entry into the sandbox gaming space.   Available through Valve's PC gaming Stream platform (Windows only, at this stage), LEGO Worlds players can procedurally generate their own landscapes using LEGO bricks that can be freely manipulated (virtual ones, of course), and they can dynamically populate their worlds with LEGO models based on real-world LEGO play sets... Read more...
All aboard! Ladies and gentlemen, you may now hop on Vessel, a streaming video website that was previously an invitation-only affair during its beta phase. To kick off the launch of the service, you can enjoy access to the site free for an entire year at no cost, after which the $2.99 per month subscription will kick in, should you decide to stick around. What is Vessel? It's the brainchild of former Hulu CEO Jason Kilar and CTO Richard Tom. The premium service offers viewers early access to the videos and shows produced by prominent short-form creators before they're served up to other sites for... Read more...
Get ready to relive hysterical moments from the popular 1990s NBC sitcom Seinfeld. According to multiple reports, Sony Pictures Television is in advanced talks to sell the rights to stream reruns of the popular show to a streaming video service, though it's not yet clear which one will win the bidding war. So far it appears to be a three-way race between Amazon, Hulu, and Yahoo.What about Netflix? Citing a "person familiar with the matter," The Wall Street Journal says Netflix took a hard look at the show last year and decided not to pursue streaming rights, likely because of the asking price.... Read more...
All vendors take note -- the secret to success is price. It wasn't until Android tablets undercut the iPad on cost of ownership that they found an audience, and the reason Chromebooks are selling so well is because they're cheap, not because they're preferred over Windows laptops. Hewlett-Packard is one of the first OEMs to figure this out, as evidenced by its new like of affordable Stream laptops and tablets. Just don't expect HP to come right out and say it so bluntly -- rather than tout price, the OEM is pitching style and the allure of Windows. "Today’s consumers demand mobile products... Read more...
The RIAA isn't an entity that's looked fondly upon by many consumers, given that they've been pretty bent on making it difficult for consumers looking to purchase music legally in the digital age. Granted, we're (mostly) out of the DRM era, but those memories remain for many. Despite that, the RIAA is still an important association in the grand scheme of the music universe, particularly when it comes to counting sales and pointing to albums and artists having the broadest impact. In a move that shows the association becoming more at peace with the digital shift, the Recording Industry Association... Read more...
Streaming music is a happening thing these days. While the record stores of yesteryear aren't apt to ever return in full force, the streaming generation is most certainly ushering in a new way of listening to music. Rdio is one name that's making big waves along with iTunes and Spotify, and soon, it'll be delighting users in ever more parts of the globe. The service is now offering music lovers up to six months of free music on the Web in nearly all countries where Rdio is available. New Rdio listeners can sign up and activate free streaming at rdio.com, with no credit card required, then dive... Read more...
The legions of cord cutters have a lot of options to choose from. There's VUDU, Hulu Plus, Netflix, Amazon Instant Video, iTunes -- and that's just the major players. A growing cadre of smaller startups are also coming to light in order to deliver more and more content over an Internet connection versus a traditional pay-TV arrangement, and NimbleTV hopes to be one that rises from that group and up into the mainstream. After launching earlier in the year, it appears that the service is now going live in beta form for select users in NYC. Around 250 or so New York residents were allowed in, and... Read more...
Remember Google Music? That was Google's attempt to cut into the growing music streaming business prior to iTunes Match becoming a reality, but one has to wonder what kind of traction the service has had in the months since. Google has remaining mostly quiet on new features for Music, but there's a new update today that may make it more attractive for those sitting on the fence. Or, more likely, those who tried Google Music but haven't returned in a long while. In Europe, Music already offered a feature called "scan and match," where Google could scan your music library and then make the songs... Read more...
We all know the world is gravitating to wireless. The only real question is this: "When's wireless power going to get serious?" Well, that and the other one: when is 1080p wireless streaming going to be ubiquitous? A few companies have tried out video streaming solutions, with Intel's WiDi and Apple's AirPlay being two major players on the consumer front. But in the high-end home cinema market, there's a name that keeps popping up: AMIMON. The company's chips have powered quite a few new wireless streaming devices over the years, and now it's looking to branch out. The entity, which founded the... Read more...
Just as we always suspected, Valve's push from the PC to the living room isn't going to end with Big Picture mode. The next logical step, and one that Valve hinted at before, is to jump over on the hardware side of the equation and launch a PC-based console of its own, a "Steam Box," if you will. Confirmation of Valve's plans comes from Kotaku, which claims to have heard from Gabe Newell himself that the end goal is for the company to develop its own hardware. If Big Picture mode was a test, it's safe to say PC gamers passed, as Newell said the reaction to the 10-foot UI has been "stronger than... Read more...
HBO GO is perhaps the most fully-featured TV streaming platform out there, but it requires a user to be an HBO cable subscriber to use it. In other words, cord-cutters need not apply. But if you just so happen to subscribe to HBO, and you just so happen to own an Xbox 360, there's some good news you should know about. Microsoft and HBO will soon bring HBO GO to Xbox 360, and if you have a Kinect, it'll be the most exciting way yet to tap into HBO's on-demand library. Eager to see what'll head your way on April 1st? Look below.... Read more...
The Olympics. Just the phrase catches people's attention, and much like the Super Bowl, zillions of people from all corners of the globe will press pause on their lives to tune in. But the 2012 games in London will be different than any other: technology has advanced to a point where there's more just one medium. The TV isn't it. The internet is here, 3D is here, and 4K is here. And with the Summer Olympics, when 11,000 athletes from 205 countries will gather to compete for glory in more than 300 events, NBC plans to make history. Have a listen: "With YouTube as our official video-on-demand partner,... Read more...
Game streaming sounded like a brilliant idea at the time, but there are serious hurdles to overcome. Many have tried and failed, and even Sony's PSPgo was a short-lived invention. So, do players like OnLive have a chance? In a world where more and more people are acquiring broadband each day, perhaps it can, but the road isn't paved in gold, and there are plenty of potholes along the way. Game provider Exent is the latest to get into the game, with the company announcing at Mobile World Congress that it is bringing an all–you-can-play subscription service for tablets offering unlimited game... Read more...
If you aren't streaming, you aren't with the program. That's the general mentality these days, and NuForce is stepping in to give you one more option when it comes to wireless audio playback. The new Air DAC Wireless System for personal audio streaming is said to give users the ability to wirelessly transmit their music from a computer without latency and interference, while preserving CD-quality sound. The Air DAC wireless system is a combination wireless transmitter (NuForce iTX for Apple devices or uTX for computer USB) and a radio receiver (Air DAC) that operates in the 2.4GHz radio band. The... Read more...
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