It has been a couple of years since Amazon has been in the original content business. Amazon Studios, the division tasked with production, today announced the launch of the first “Pilot Season” for 2015. Initial episodes for 13 new series which include documentary, drama, comedy and kids shows have been released. Amazon then relies upon feedback from viewers to decide which of the series will be picked up for full production and which ones will be canned.

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A couple of days back Google launched the Chrome Remote Desktop app for iOS. There’s good news for those who have been waiting for it to arrive on Chromebooks, which are notebooks powered by the company’s own cloud based operating system called Chrome OS. The feature is now available in Chrome OS development channel which means it is only a matter of time before its rolled out for Chromebook users everywhere.

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Minecraft and The Simpsons are very popular around the world so undoubtedly there are people out there who are fans of both, the game and the TV show that is, what if somehow they were able to enjoy both of them together? Well they can if they play Minecraft on the Xbox 360 or Xbox One. Microsoft confirmed today that The Simpsons content packs for Minecraft on Xbox are coming next month.

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VLC is a very popular media player that happens to be a darling of particularly those users who look towards torrents for content downloads. It is a simple, lightweight and powerful media player with support for virtually all formats which is why it is widely used on a variety of platforms. Its now landing on a new platform. VLC player for Android TV has been confirmed, a preview version has been released as well.

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When everybody was off making smartwatches and activity trackers Google’s wearable device was something different. The Google Glass initially captured the imaginations of a lot of people but soon after the Explorer program was started did people start finding out about how other people might react when they come across someone wearing Google Glass. Privacy issues came under debate many times but the Explorer program soldiered on. The future of Glass hasn’t really been clear for the past few months, and today Google has announced that the Google Glass Explorer program is being shut down.

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There has been a lot of speculation online recently about the next major Windows Phone update. Microsoft is reportedly going to show it off at its January 21st event where the spotlight will mainly be on the consumer version of Windows 10. Some reports suggested that Microsoft is not going to release the previously planned Windows Phone 8.1 Update 2 and instead it will bump up devices straight to Windows 10 for smartphones and tablets. However a Bluetooth SIG listing contradicts that possibility.
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GoPro’s rugged action cameras are popular because they allow users to capture video from virtually any angle without getting in the way. For example a snowboarder can mount a GoPro on top of the helmet and record video through the point-of-view angle while hitting the slopes and without having to hold the camera. So far there hasn’t been a way to beam such video over live TV. Footage has to be extracted from the camera and then added into a broadcast but this will change soon. GoPro has announced support for live TV broadcast.
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Artificial intelligence or AI no longer seems like the stuff of science fiction movies. Machines are becoming increasingly important in our lives and this trend will only gather steam as technologies progresses over the years. Elon Musk, the man who really needs no introduction, has been quite vocal about the potential dangers that artificial intelligence might pose for our kind. He’s now putting his money where his mouth is. Musk has announced that he’s donating $10 million to the Future of Life Institute for supporting research that focuses on keeping AI “beneficial” for humans.

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boa-apple-payApple Pay and Bank of America do have a cordial working relationship, although there has been acknowledgement of a glitch by the latter in October last year with a promise to fix that in due time. Having said that, launch partner of Apple Pay, Bank of America, did share that close to 800,000 of its customers had already signed up for Apple Pay, and in the process, saw 1.1 million cards enter “service” for Apple Pay in the last three months alone – which are some rather encouraging figures.

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unchartered-ps4It seems that player experience will be the top priority when it comes to Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, as opposed to the game’s framerate. The game’s director, Bruce Straley, was speaking his mind in the latest issue of EDGE, and he did confirm that the PlayStation Experience demo happened to be locked to 30 frames-per-second, never mind that in reality, it runs at above that particular figure. Straley mentioned, “We’re actually above 30, but we locked it [for the demo].”

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