movies

Wed
13
Aug
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LG and Netflix Keep Couch Potatoes Firmly Planted

Now that Blu-ray has defeated HD-DVD, the technology has scored yet another victory. Beginning in the fall, LG will begin distributing its new BD300 Blu-ray player, a device with features that should mean it flies off shelves once available. The ... BD300 includes 1080p up-conversion, but the kicker is for those customers with a Netflix subscription: movies streaming from the company. (Source: arstechnica.com ) Netflix is part of the new generation of movie rentals. Users can choose a set price per month and enjoy unlimited movie rentals. The price gradations depend on the number of movies rented ... (view more)

Fri
18
Jul
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DVD Rentals Coming To Xbox 360

Netflix and Microsoft have struck a deal to allow Xbox 360 owners to legally stream movies to their TV sets. The service, which launches this fall, will be free with any subscription to the Netflix rental-by-mail service. Although a couple of ... dedicated media streaming boxes already carry licensed Netflix content, this is the first time a games console has had the ability. Netflix already lets subscribers on all but its cheapest subscription package watch unlimited movies on-demand through their PC. However, copy protection means PC users can only stream movies to their television sets at a ... (view more)

Thu
17
Jan
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Macworld Keynote Roundup

Another year, another black mock turtleneck and jeans! That's right, Apple CEO Steve Jobs again thrilled crowds at Macworld 2008 with his style, and most of all his hardware. Although this year -- by comparison -- was a bit tame, Apple still managed ... to deliver some revolutionary ideas. MacBook Air: An Ultrathin laptop, MacBook Air is 0.76 inches at its thickest point, comes with an 80 GB hard drive, 2 GB of ram, an 802.11n wireless card, and only weighs 3 pounds. The computer also has the smallest Intel chips ever made! The trade-off? It will lighten your wallet by about $1,799. (Source: news ... (view more)

Wed
18
Apr
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MGM Movies Now Available on iTunes

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) Studios and Apple recently announced that MGM will now offer titles from its catalogue of feature films for purchase and download on the iTunes Store website. This deal will add to iTunes menu of over 500 movie titles ... available for purchase and download. (Source: reuters.com) Beginning Wednesday, MGM, which has the largest modern film library in the world (over 4000 films), launched 25 titles for download on iTunes. An Apple spokesperson noted that more of MGM's films would be added over the next several weeks. (Source: blogs.pcworld.com ) The iTunes online store ... (view more)

Thu
07
Dec
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BitTorrent: Small Media Distributor to Topple Online Movie Giants

BitTorrent has secured a series of high-profiled agreements that will likely transform their company into a household name. The budding online video distributors are looking to make a major impact by signing deals with Paramount, MTV and 20th ... Century Fox, among other lesser known studios. BitTorrent is a peer-assisted digital content delivery service that enables registered users to publish and download content from a list of popular movies, music, games and other entertainment media. (Source: topix.net ) The company has already acquired the rights to distribute content from Warner Bros. ... (view more)

Wed
13
Sep
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The Cell Phone Cinema Sprint Movies Introduced

Movies are making their way to some odd mediums lately. Recently, we reported on Apple's interest in releasing movies through its iTunes service, and AOL's similar but less impressive online films. Now, Sprint is trying to develop their own unique ... way of watching movies with the recent announcement of a pay-per-view service for its mobile phones. Called "Sprint Movies", the service will offer recent releases and "classic" titles for between $4 and $6 USD. Customers will be able to watch the movies in segments, or all at once. It might be that "on the go" way of watching movies that Sprint is ... (view more)

Fri
08
Sep
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iTunes Movies Ready for Download Soon

Not long ago, America Online (AOL) announced that it will offer a slew of movies for download. At the time, the system wasn't much to look at, the movies were very hit and miss, and AOL had no system in place to offer users the ability to make ... copies of the flicks they acquired. Well, now Apple is trying to up the ante by offering movies on its popular iTunes website, and the potential of the company's crusade is raising eyebrows at Wal-Mart HQ (amongst others). According to sources, Apple intends to start offering movies for download from iTunes within days. Although Apple CEO Steve Jobs had ... (view more)

Tue
05
Sep
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AOL Offers Movie Download Program

We've recently been covering the woes of America Online (AOL), once North America's dominant Internet service. It seems with the recent shift to broadband AOL has struggled to accompany its customers, leading to layoffs. Recently, the company ... announced new plans for downloadable movies, although the feature might not be the saving grace AOL is desperately seeking. The new movie program is the result of freshly-hatched deals between AOL and a number of film companies, including 20th Century Fox, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group, Universal Pictures, and Sony Pictures. Under the agreement, ... (view more)

Fri
25
Aug
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A Night at the Movies: Best Film Sites on the Internet

Who doesn't love watching movies? And of course, there's the thrill of the big theater experience: a giant screen, a large tub of popcorn, and the excited hustle and bustle of hundreds of other people. And then there's the relaxation and comfort of ... staying at home and cozily spreading out on your living room couch with a DVD, a bag of grapes, and a mug of beer. Whichever option you choose, there's something undeniably magical about sitting back with a good flick and getting swept up in another world. Whether you're a diehard film buff or just a casual moviegoer, the following websites are ... (view more)

Thu
11
May
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'Bootable Movies On Cd', and 'Alfa Clock'

Bootable Movies On Cd Create a CD or DVD image that contains video files. You can put as much video content as will fit on the bootable CD or DVD. You can also add music files (MP3 and Ogg Vorbis are supported) or other types of content that can be ... played by the MPlayer media player included with eMoviX. This micro Linux distribution is geared specifically for playing movies. It doesn't contain much more than a mini Linux distribution (created using User-Mode Linux and Debian packages) and MPlayer (to play the movies). All the software uses only about 10MB of the disk space on the CD. http:// ... (view more)

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