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What’s The Deal With Acorn TV?

Acorn TV costs subscribers $4.99 a month or $49.99 for a year (and comes with free shipping when you purchase DVDs or gifts from their tradition catalogue service), and I think that’s worth it if you are someone who is a true connoisseur of British television. 77 more words

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Tiny 3D-printed retro TV set plays B-movies for your Barbies

Form Lab’s Michael Curry designed and constructed the small-form example set. He’s also posted the .form file so that anyone with a 3D printer (not necessarily the $3000 Form+1) can fabricate their own. 41 more words

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Netflix Releases Trailer for Ricky Gervais' One-Hour 'Derek' Special

The “Derek” special will become available exclusively to Netflix members in the U.S., Canada, Latin America, France, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, the Nordics and Benelux on Friday, April 3, at 12:01 a.m. 29 more words

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Apple has secretly acquired big data analytics firm Acunu

”Apple Inc.’s acquisition of FoundationDB LLC gives it some top engineering talent, and follows another stealthy acquisition to bulk up data capabilities as it seeks to expand cloud-computing services,” Jack Clark and Tim Higgins report for Bloomberg. 154 more words

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Ditching Cable - Part 3 (Options to Watch & Stream Without Cable)

Here is the next installment in my guide to going cable free. The following is a list of ways that you can stream or watch TV once the cord is cut. 706 more words

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Apple acquires FoundationDB to improve key apps and software services

”Apple has bought a start-up company that makes super quick database technology,” Eric Zeman writes for InformationWeek. “The acquisition of FoundationDB points to Apple’s desire to smooth out some of its software services, which have a knack for being flakey.” 199 more words

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Discovery Feels Pressure to Adapt to Streaming 'Skinny Bundles'

U.S. television viewers subscribe on average to about 189 channels even though they watch merely about 17 channels, according to Nielsen. Consumers have long clamored for cheaper, slimmed-down options yet only recently have the economics behind online distribution made sense. 65 more words

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