Amazon Prime wins streaming deal with HBO

Amazon scored a deal Wednesday to distribute old shows from premium cable TV channel HBO to its monthly Prime subscribers, landing a blow on rival Netflix in the streaming video battle.

3 hours ago from Phys.org

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Street View goes back in time: See the changes captured by Google's cameras

Not content with sending their cameras to exotic locales such as the Grand Canyon and Galapagos Islands, Google is now letting Street View travel through time.

7 hours ago from The Independent

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Lytro reveals the professional-grade Illum light field camera

When Lytro announced plans for consumer-oriented light field cameras, we were instantly smitten by the idea of being able to re-focus images after taking them. However, the quirky kaleidoscope-like ...

10 minutes ago from Gizmag

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Microsoft expands ad-free Bing search for schools

Microsoft is expanding a program that gives schools the ability to prevent ads from appearing in search results when they use its Bing search engine. The program, launched in a pilot program ...

13 hours ago from Phys.org

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"Going up" at 45 mph: Hitachi to deliver world's fastest elevator

Hitachi has announced that it's installing the world's fastest ultra-high-speed elevators in the Guangzhou CTF Finance Centre skyscraper in Guangzhou, China. Making up two out of total of 95 ...

20 hours ago from Gizmag

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WhatsApp says it now has half billion users

WhatsApp now has 500 million regular, active users around the world, the free mobile messaging service being acquired by Facebook said.

7 hours ago from Phys.org

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Apple announces OS X Beta Seed Program, opens beta testing to everyone

Apple on Tuesday opened up OS X beta versions to the public in general. The Cupertino-based company announced the OS X Beta Seed Program, which allows anyone with an active Apple ID to download ...

6 hours ago from Techspot

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AT&T joins crowded field with online video plans

AT&T and an investment firm run by former News Corp. executive Peter Chernin have formed an online video venture that could rival Netflix and Hulu.

Tue 22 Apr 14 from Phys.org

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Czech deer still avoid Iron Curtain

A new study has found that deer on the border between the Czech Republic and old West Germany still stick to their sides despite the barrier having vanished long ago.

2 hours ago from BBC News

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Samsung Galaxy K leaks in pictures, turns out it's a big camera

We’re only a week away from Samsung officially announcing the new Galaxy K, but it turns out this camera hybrid stopped for a photoshoot on the way. Samsung is one of several companies ...

3 hours ago from Geek.com

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