Word had it that Google was planning to launch a subscription music service for YouTube this past summer, but the summer came and went and no such service surfaced. Now, rumors are flying that the service could be launching before year's end.
The possible music service will sound a lot like Spotify but will also come with videos, according to Billboard. And, like Pandora, it's said to have both a free version and a paid premium version that will give users unlimited access to albums and artists. Those with the unlimited access are also said to get ad-free … Read more
Free YouTube Video Downloader is a quick video downloader that is loaded with options and format support. It comes in a nifty, light package to save room for all the videos you can download with it. Though it could use a better layout, it's still one of the best ways to get YouTube videos on your computer.
Unlike other YouTube downloaders, Free YouTube Video Downloader doesn't support videos from other sources like Vimeo. It only allows you to download URLs that start with YouTube.com. The program checks in at less than 1MB, so it won't weigh … Read more
Hulu, the streaming site owned by three of the big four broadcast networks, will let anyone watch video on mobile devices now. But don't look forward to catching up on the latest full episode of "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." on your iPhone unless your willing to pony up.
A post on Hulu's blog said that it is making selected Hulu clips available on mobile browsers. The company describes it as "a daily portal of what's going on in TV, pop culture and news" with a stockpile of clip content. … Read more
Apple's iDevices famously -- make that infamously -- rely on fixed storage. If you need more space, well, too bad.
Granted, you can try a utility like PhoneClean, which can reclaim some space, but that gets you only so far. For any kind of significant storage boost, you have little choice but to upgrade to a more capacious iPhone, iPod, or iPad.
Actually, you do have one other option. A growing number of devices give you extra space for music, movies, photos, documents, and other data, and some of them are surprisingly affordable.
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Here comes Nintendo.
The game company announced on Wednesday that it will start selling a Wii U Deluxe Set bundle that will include two popular titles, the new Super Mario Bros. U and Super Luigi U. The games will come on a single disc and sell at the console's new retail price of $300.
Since the Wii U's launch last year, Nintendo has offered a deluxe set bundle that comes with Nintendo Land. This new offering replaces that set; Nintendo says it'll start selling Nintendo Land for $29.99 when it's officially replaced.
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Nintendo is bringing some new hues to its 3DS XL (or 3DS LL as it's known in Japan).
The company on Wednesday announced two new colors for the 3DS XL -- orange and turquoise. The Limited Edition models come with the same 3DS XL design but feature the new colors on the outside and on the buttons.
The devices will come bundled with a 4GB memory card, carrying case, and AC adapter. But before US-based customers think about getting their hands on the devices, be aware that for now, they're only coming to Japan.… Read more
The iPad-maker decided to live stream its event this time around, but the stream only worked on newer versions of Safari and Apple TV. The archived video is also available for viewers using QuickTime 7 on Windows.
In contrast, Apple didn't do a live stream of its iPhone launch in June, deciding instead to make a video available afterward for viewers with QuickTime 7 on Windows, as well as Safari and Apple TV users.
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Amazon has expanded its relationship with MGM, the former announced Tuesday.
The expanded partnership will see MGM TV's "Vikings," which was wildly popular on the History channel this year, come to Amazon's Prime Instant Video service. In addition, several films, including "Fargo" and "Platoon," will be coming to the streaming service. It appears that the movies included in this deal will come from MGM's library and won't immediately include new releases.
Neither Amazon nor MGM announced the terms of the deal.
Sony's PlayStation 4 controller, the DualShock 4, could have taken a few cues from Microsoft's Xbox 360 controller, the company revealed in a recent interview.
Before Sony settled on the DualShock 4 controller, the company flirted with the idea of moving the left analog stick to mimic the design of the Xbox 360 controller, according to Sony product planning manager Toshimasa Aoki.