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Vessel wants you to pay $3 monthly for early access to YouTube videos

A new online video startup called Vessel is hoping you’ll pay $2.99 per month to watch videos from popular YouTube stars a few days before they hit YouTube. That might sound crazy, but the company is headed by Jason Kilar, the former Hulu exec who figured out ways to convince folks to pay a Netflix-like $7.99 […]

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Lilbits (2-10-2014): End to Android fragmentation in sight?

It’s been months since Google released the source code for Android 4.4 KitKat, but some phone and tablet makers continue to release new devices running software that’s as old as Android 4.0. While most newer Android apps will run on older devices, having to support older devices could be holding developers back from implementing newer […]

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Lilbits (11-28-2013): Firefox OS expands, Black Friday does too

Thanksgiving doesn’t tend to be a big day for news in the United States… but as Black Friday sort of expands to take over the whole week, retailers have been pushing bargain after bargain. You can find some of the best deals in our Black Friday 2013 mobile bargains roundup. Meanwhile, elsewhere in the world […]

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Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 3 tablets now available, Play Store, Hulu, Boingo credit included

All three sizes of Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 3 tablets are now available for purchase in the US, with prices starting at $199 for a 7 inch model, $299 for the 8.9 inch version, and $399 for the Galaxy Tab 3 (10.1). While those prices are decent, they’re nothing particularly spectacular. But there are a few perks […]

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Lilbits (5-06-2013): Paranoid Android launches Halo

Drawing inspiration from Facebook’s chat heads feature, Paranoid Android developers have completely overhauled Android’s notification and multitasking system with support for always-visible notifications which let you quickly open and close an app without minimizing the app you were using. The Paranoid Android team started showing off the software a week ago, and now there are […]

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Hulu Plus Windows 8 app hits the Windows Store

Netflix isn’t the only subscription video service with a new Windows 8 app to show off. Rival Hulu Plus has released a Windows 8 app that lets subscribers stream movies, TV shows, web series, and other videos using a native Windows app — no web browser required. Like other apps designed to use Microsoft’s new […]

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Amazon Kindle Fire to offer Hulu, Netflix, ESPN… and Amazon videos

The Amazon Kindle Fire‘s relatively low $200 price tag may be partially due to Amazon’s hopes that customers will buy eBooks, music, and movies from Amazon to help shore up the bottom line. But it looks like Kindle Fire users won’t have to use Amazon’s digital store to get their digital media fix. Earlier this week […]

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Hulu Plus comes to the Vizio Tablet

Now that Netflix is finally starting to stream TV shows and movies to Android tablets, it’s apparently time for Hulu Plus to follow suit. But while Netflix is available for Lenovo’s new tablets running Google Android 3.1 Honeycomb and the Asus Eee Pad Transformer (another Honeycomb tablet), Hulu Plus is launching first on the Vizio […]