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Gaming on the Amazon Fire TV

As a game console, Amazon's Fire TV fizzles

Now we feel bad picking on Ouya so hard, because even Amazon's vast resources and developer support haven't made the Fire TV a decent gaming machine.

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'Netflix for torrents' app Popcorn Time adds Chromecast support

An alpha version of the Windows app lets you stream to Google's HDMI stick, and support is coming to Mac and Android next.

Paid per view: Netflix hires people to watch, tag its content

Netflix taggers help the streaming video service build up its content recommendations by slapping keywords on movies and TV shows.

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Oculus plans a developer conference to push VR apps

The VR firm promises news on upcoming technology as it starts shipping its latest developer kits.

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Kinect v2 gets a Windows launch date, $200 price tag

The Windows version of the second-generation Kinect hardware opened for preorders on the Microsoft Store over the weekend, with a higher-than-expected cost.

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Oculus halts sales in China to stop resellers from hawking development kits

The virtual reality company works to keep developer versions of its headset off the black market to ensure actual developers will be able to get one.

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Missing Pieces: Atari serves up Hashteroids at Denny's, Fallout gets blitzed, and more

This is your gaming news update for the week of June 30—Fox loves BioShock Infinite, Lindsay Lohan is upset she's relevant again, and Atari's serving up breakfast food at Denny's.

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Monster versus hunter game Evolve opens alpha test sign-ups, but act quick

You'd better act fast, though—Turtle Rock Studios hopes to have the alpha list finalized by July 5.

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Totally rad films from the '80s and '90s on Netflix

You might have watched them on Betamax or even Laserdisc. (Remember Laserdisc?) Now they're on Netflix on every screen you have.

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With Songza buy, Google recognizes music needs a human touch

Google's decision to add Songza to its musical bag of tricks shows that the Internet giant recognizes the importance of curation.

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Samsung dumps Media Hub, sends users to M-Go

The electronics giant promises "exciting new video products" to come as it shutters its current service.

Samsung waves white flag on content push, closes Video Hub

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Video, music and books are still important, but partnerships are the way forward for Samsung

If streaming music can be unlimited, why not streaming video?

With T-Mobile letting its 4G LTE subscribers stream music from select services without it counting against their data plan, we look at why carriers are unlikely to follow suit with unlimited streaming video.

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Samsung is pulling out of the Plasma TV business

LG will become the last major manufacturer of plasma panels--assuming it doesn't also exit the business.

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'Reading Rainbow' reboot coming to Android, Apple TV, Xbox

A successful Kickstarter campaign raised more than $5 million