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Yearning to watch Norsemen amass loot while raiding foreign lands? If you’re in the UK, you can now watch US cable show The Vikings exclusively via Lovefilm Instant. The Amazon-owned service has made all nine episodes of the historical drama — shown in the US and in Canada on History Channel — available for streaming. The service’s subscribers in Germany won’t be left out, but as the show isn’t slated to go live for them until June 15th, they have a bit of waiting to do. This new addition to Lovefilm’s roster is a clear effort by the service to bolster its TV show offerings, seeing as it’s struggling to catch up to Netflix UK in that area. Lovefilm also inked a deal with Warner Bros in April to air popular TV titles One Tree Hill, The West Wing and Nip Tuck, although Netflix will have its own exclusive when Arrested Development season four launches tomorrow.
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In November, we learned that Microsoft was planning to build original games for tablets and mobile phones, spreading the Xbox brand further than ever before, with a new UK studio called Lift London. Now, however, Microsoft VP Phil Harrison has clarified the studio’s mission: to build games for the cloud itself. “I wanted to create from scratch a 21st century studio. Not a studio that would make retail products; a studio that would make games for the cloud, putting together the most incredible talent ever seen in a start-up,” he told reporters during a London press conference. Though Harrison says the company will continue to support retail, suggesting that physical game discs might not go away soon, he suggested that the company’s future…
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For the average Joe that have managed to stay out of the Apple circle, the Just Mobile brand might not right away ring a bell, but opportunities are you would’ve stumbled upon one of its peripheral designs at some point. The only issue is unless you knew the business in the first spot, you ‘d quickly presume that the aluminum or even plastic knock-offs are just based on common designs, due to the fact that there are merely a lot of of them. It’s no wonder Just Mobile co-founders Nils Gustafsson and Erich Huang take imitations of all formats really personally (especially the ones they and their lawyers see at CES), however thankfully, we were spared from prolonged ranting when we checked out the duo’s workplace in Taichung, Taiwan just recently. Exactly what we were treated to rather was an insight into how an accessory maker works with Apple and why Just Mobile makes specifically in Taiwan, as well as getting a preview of the upcoming AluRack, HeadStand and AluBase that are due out this month.
Gallery: Just Mobile Taichung workplace tour
Gallery: Simply Mobile AluRack, AluBase and HeadStand hands-onContinue reading Simply Mobile talks about working with Apple and why it makes in Taiwan exclusivelyFiled under: Peripherals, AppleJust Mobile discusses dealing with Apple and why it manufactures in Taiwan exclusively originally appeared on Engadget on Mon, 08 Oct 2012 10:11:00 EDT. Please see our terms for usage of feeds. Permalink|| E-mail this|Opinions
Nokia Lumia owners on the other side of the pool have actually been rockin’ out to the company’s streaming service ever because Songs launched in the course of last year’s Nokia Globe, however users in the United States of A are about to get access also. The Windows Phone phone producer just revealed that Nokia Popular music will certainly be readily available for US-based Lumia gadgets beginning today, with a US-based group of “musicologists” running the program. Users will certainly have access to even more than 150 playlists that span all significant genres as part of an all-you-can-eat pro bono providing. There’s additionally a choice to create custom playlists with a Pandora-like feature that draws in songs based on a selected artist and plays them back in random order, without ads appearing every couple of minutes. Playlists can be downloaded for offline listening too. Formally, the app supports Lumia 900 and 710 mobiles, and it can easily be downloaded from Marketplace today. Full details are in the PR after the break.
Internet, MobileNokia Popular music free streaming service comes to US, readily available solely for Lumia phones initially appeared on Engadget on Tue, 04 Sep 2012 08:09:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink|Nokia|E-mail this|Opinions
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Leica M Monochrom captures exclusively in black and white, costs far more than your color-abled shooter
Wildly colorful photos got you down? There’s an 18-megapixel full-frame sensor for that. The Leica M Monochom may seem an unlikely proposition, with its monochrome-only sensor and $ 8,000 price tag (not to mention the added financial burden that comes along with investing in a Leica M-mount), but the camera offers some unique benefits that, for some, may justify the cost. Because the sensor is capable of outputting one pixel of data for each pixel captured — there’s no hint of color mucking about — the resulting images are incredibly sharp. There are low-light benefits as well, with the Monochrom offering a top ISO setting of 10,000, compared to 2500 with the aging M9. Other features include a 2.5-inch 230k-dot color LCD, a rangefinder-type optical viewfinder and a 14-bit uncompressed RAW mode that yields 36MB DNGs.
The camera itself offers an appearance consistent with other Leica snappers, and includes a magnesium alloy construction with hints of brass and chrome. Naturally, there’s no video features to speak of, so no 1080p black-and-white shoots for you. We do have pricing and availability, however, though we don’t exactly have the funds to match. The body-only M Monochrom is expected to retail for $ 7,970 when it hits stores (beginning with Leica’s Washington DC showroom) in July. A new Leica APO-Summicron-M 50 mm f/2 ASPH prime lens will be available around the same time, for the modest sum of $ 7,195. There’s a full PR just past the break.
Gallery: Leica M Monochrom
Update: DPReview has posted a gallery of sample images. Don’t be so quick to dismiss this camera — plenty of deep-pocketed photographers have likely been waiting for something just like it. Hit up the source link after the break for the shots.
There’s a new ereader in town, gals and pals. The iriver Story HD will soon be available at Target for $ 139.99. While by all accounts, it’s a fine piece of hardware — 7.3 ounces, first six-inch XGA e-ink screen, SD card slot, WiFi, six week battery life — it’s the Google Books integration that will likely spur sales. This might be the best anti-Kindle/Nook ereader on the market.
Ereaders need access to a massive book marketplace to be successful. The Kindle has Amazon and the Nook B&N. The iriver Story HD is no different. However, instead of having a marketplace named after a famous bookseller, the new ereader uses Google eBookstore. This newish Google service uses the cloud for easy and convenient book storage, which allows multiple devices to share content much like the Kindle’s Whispersync.
This device marks a big milestone for Google. It’s the first dedicated ereader on the market for Google eBooks although the service is currently available on 80 Android and iOS devices. The new ereader might have a bit of trouble selling when placed next to the less expensive Kindle on Target shelves, but it is technically a stronger, more versatile device, which will likely ring true with a certain demographic.
The iriver Story HD will hit Target stores this coming Sunday, July 17 for the aforementioned $ 139.99.
We’d already had some indication that AT&T would soon let Radio Shack offer an exclusive red version of the HTC Inspire 4G, and that’s now been made official (and available). As you can see above, you can snag the phone for $ 29.99 on a two-year AT&T contract (or $ 550 off-contract), which will buy you a 4.3-inch WVGA display, a 1GHz Snapdragon processor, an 8 megapixel camera with an LED flash, and Android 2.2 with Sense — there’s still no word on a Gingerbread upgrade for this one. Of course, Radio Shack will also sell you a black one for the same price, but we’re pretty sure the red one’s faster.
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HTC Thunderbolt exclusively hits Best Buy for $250 at launch, rooted prototype provides hope for full unlock
Though hard facts on the HTC Thunderbolt’s availability were hard to come by, conflicting rumors were flying fast and strong — now, a Best Buy ad seems to clear most everything up. Like we’d originally heard, the 4.3-inch LTE smartphone will launch for $ 250 on a two-year contract — or a wallet-crushing $ 750 without — but the key ingredients here are three words at the very top. The Thunderbolt is apparently a “national retail exclusive” for Best Buy, which explains how the device could simultaneously face Verizon delays and yet come in for a Valentine’s Day landing at the big box store. You’ll also note that the ad mentions Skype video and 4G mobile hotspot functionality, so we’d be surprised if the phone came without, though it’s also possible that the whole kit and kaboodle has been delayed to match — Droid-Life says this ad comes from a February 20th circular, so we might not see anything until then.
In case you needed an additional reason to be excited about the Thunderbolt, the developers at AndIRC have some related news — they’ve already rooted a prototype version (which just so happens to have the familiar codename Mecha) and believe the same technique will work on retail devices. Wouldn’t it be nice to have root on day one… whenever that is?
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