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Amazon launches Prime Instant Video, unlimited streaming for Prime subscribers

Amazon launches Prime Instant Video, unlimited streaming for Prime subscribers

We heard it was coming and now here it is. Amazon has flipped the switch on its “free” video streaming for Prime members, the service we’ve been hearing about for the past month or so. If you’ve already been taking advantage of subscription-based two-day shipping so that your impulse buys get to your door a […]

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Behind the watch: the Moto 360 story

Behind the watch: the Moto 360 story

“It’s not a smartwatch,” said Iqbal Arshad, Motorola’s senior VP of global product, to a roomful of journalists in Motorola’s Chicago headquarters. Instead he, and by extension the rest of Motorola, prefers to think of the Moto 360 as a reinvention of the humble wristwatch — more of a modern timepiece than a futuristic gadget. […]

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Amazon’s Prime Instant Video gets its first HBO shows, right on cue

Amazon’s Prime Instant Video gets its first HBO shows, right on cue

If you’ve been waiting for the day you could marathon The Wire without buying a DVD set or an iTunes pass, your moment has come: as promised, Amazon has rolled out the initial wave of HBO shows on Prime Instant Video. Those shelling out $99 per year (or $79 if you’re lucky) can now stream […]

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TiVo proves that ‘size matters’ with absurd 26,000-hour DVR

TiVo proves that ‘size matters’ with absurd 26,000-hour DVR

TiVo has taken the TV-watching to a new, insane dimension with the Mega, a rack-mountable, 24TB DVR that will cost around $5,000. That trumps its current flagship Roamio Pro‘s 4TB storage by sixfold and makes it look quaint in comparison. Like that box, the Mega supports six channels of simultaneous recording, built-in transcoding, multi-room capability […]

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Amazon Cloud Drive tacks on file syncing, flexes its digital storage muscle

Amazon Cloud Drive tacks on file syncing, flexes its digital storage muscle

After nearly a year on the market, Amazon has finally blessed its Cloud Drive apps for Windows and Mac with a file syncing folder. Starting today, users can access their documents, music and photos across multiple computers — a feature that we’ve seen from the likes of Google Drive, Dropbox and SkyDrive for quite some […]

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Sprint and T-Mobile fight to buy back your old devices

Sprint and T-Mobile fight to buy back your old devices

With the new iPhone making its debut later and other phones coming out in the next few months, you’re probably already looking for the best way to trade in your old device for a new one. Sprint and T-Mobile both want your business really badly, it seems, so now they’re trying to one-up each others’ […]

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Engadget Daily: What to expect from Apple’s iPhone event, building the Moto 360 and more!

Engadget Daily: What to expect from Apple’s iPhone event, building the Moto 360 and more!

Today, we mull over expectations for Apple’s iPhone event, investigate the trade-offs of cordless virtual reality, learn about the benefits of having a dash cam, ogle at TiVo’s 24TB DVR and more! Read on for Engadget’s news highlights from the last 24 hours. Gallery | 7 Photos Engadget Daily: What to expect from Apple’s iPhone […]

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T-Mobile will give you $250 if you trade in your old BlackBerry for a new one

T-Mobile will give you $250 if you trade in your old BlackBerry for a new one

If you hadn’t heard, BlackBerry chief John Chen isn’t happy with T-Mobile — he believes the carrier fired a shot across the bow when it enticed BlackBerry users to switch phones in a recent promotion. To mend that bruised relationship, the magenta network is launching a limited-time trade-in offer that gives loyal users a strong […]

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Sprint tacks on Buyback option to web, offers trade-in credit while online shopping

Sprint tacks on Buyback option to web, offers trade-in credit while online shopping

Sprint’s Buyback program has been up and running for a bit, but now the wireless carrier is offering trade-ins alongside online purchases. While selecting your brand spanking new smartphone of choice, the outfit will automatically guide you through the process to determine how much your old handset is worth and keep track of the total […]

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How do you say ‘Ay caramba’ in Mandarin? The Simpsons go to China

How do you say ‘Ay caramba’ in Mandarin? The Simpsons go to China

There many, many things blocked and banned in China, including Google and Twitter, but apparently, The Simpsons isn’t one of ’em. According to Variety, Fox and Chinese online video platform Sohu have agreed to stream The Simpsons (yes, that same series that’s been poking fun at American culture and its all-American family for decades) in […]

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