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Fuduntu 2013.1 now available with Netflix and Steam support

Fuduntu 2013.1 is now available for download, and there are plenty of reasons to take it for a spin. Along with a lengthy list of improvements a bug fixes, there a few key features that make the latest version of Fuduntu an interesting option for both existing and prospective Linux users. The distro’s sleek interface […]

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New Chromebook: Thinner, lighter, cheaper, doesn’t run Netflix (yet)

The new Samsung Chromebook is a notebook with an 11.6 inch display and Chrome OS operating system which weighs less than 2.5 pounds, runs for up to 6.5 hours on a charge, resumes from sleep almost instantly, and costs just $249. But there’s at least one downside. Unlike the $350 Samsung Series 5 Chromebook and […]

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What a little Moonlight can’t do: Open source Silverlight clone is dead

Moonlight is a open source version of Microsoft Silverlight platform… from the same folks that brought us Mono, an open source version of Microsoft’s .NET platform. But while Mono is still under active development, the founder of the project has confirmed that Moonlight is essentially dead in the water. Silverlight is a web technology similar […]

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New kernel brings Netflix to Android 4.0 Kindle Fire

Kindle Fire owners have been hacking Amazon’s $199 Android 2.3 tablet to install unofficial versions of Android 4.0 since late last year. But while those early builds of Android 4.0 offer most of the feature’s you’d expect, up until now they’ve been based on older Android kernels and have lacked support for features such as hardware […]

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Magazine publishers try a Netflix-for-Magazines approach to Android tablets

Tablets seem like they’d be a good fit for magazines. After all, they’re basically screens that you hold in your hands much the same way you would a magazine. But while Zinio, Amazon, and a few other companies have been offering tablet users tools to buy individual issues or subscribe to magazines, for the most […]

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CyanogenMod 9 Alpha 2 for the HP TouchPad: Now with Netflix support

Less than a day after releasing the first version of Android 4.0 for the HP TouchPad with support for hardware video acceleration, the CyanogenMod team has released a second update — this time with support for streaming Netflix video. If you’re keeping track, that means that Android on the HP TouchPad now supports touch, WiFi, […]

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Barnes & Noble NOOK Color software update brings Netflix, comics, more

The Amazon Kindle Fire isn’t the only $200 tablet getting a software update. Barnes & Noble has just rolled out a software update for its year-old NOOK Color tablet. NOOK Color v1.4.1 includes a number of updates including: Support for streaming movies and TV shows from Netflix (for $7.99 per month) Comics and graphic novels […]