There are several major video streaming services on the Web, such as Netflix and Hulu, and in order to turn attention towards itself, YouTube decided to some changes to its video content.

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Movies on demand feature confirmed by YouTube

On May 11, 2011, in Social Networking, by Mike Jefferson

It seems that YouTube is determined to become the largest platform for online video content. After speculations that YouTube might introduce movies on demand feature, YouTube has officially confirmed this feature.

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Well, Netflix and streaming video has come a long way since the idea actually first came about. Though Netflix could well be called a company that offers DVD by mail, the new streaming only plans that are being tested by Netflix in the US for now seem to change the basis on which this company was working.

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The news of an actual dedicated hardware based Boxee device was annouced just last month, however at the time Boxee did not spill any news on who will be its hardware partner. The Boxee Box now its officially called is shaped more like a half-submerged cube, boasts HDMI, SD card slot, two USB 2.0 ports, WiFi, and ethernet for internet connectivity.

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The Box will allow streaming of online content and storage of digital media to an HDTV. The device allows users to share playlists with friends on various social networking sites, including Twitter and Facebook. The Boxee Box also facilitates educational purposes such as university courses, panel discussions, academic lectures, presentations and web-only videos.

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Apple releases iPhone OS 3.1.2

On October 9, 2009, in Cell Phones, by KLS

Its not been very long since iPhone OS 3.1 was released but Apple yesterday just released an update for the iPhone OS, upgrading it to 3.1.2. Though this appears to be just a minor update fixing the widely reported issues where the iPhone would not wake from sleep and also an issue involving video streaming, playback and cellular service, we would recommend any iPhone user who has a jailbroken / unlocked iPhone to delay from installing this update.

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Many of you will remember the Sony BDP-S360 Blu-ray player which we featured back in April. As you may know we recently had the opportunity to under take a twitter based interview with Sony’s Blu-ray specialist Mr Eric Kingdon. Though timing was shortly, the below were the questions we asked based on what readers have sent us via Twitter and what Mr Kingdon commented in response.

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HP has unveiled the “world’s first web-connected printer” called Photosmart Premium. It features a 4.33-inch front panel (which is Touchsmart Web), a touchscreen interface with several bundled, online apps for tasks such as printing Google maps, tickets, coupons, recipes etc.

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The Photosmart Premium also has a full-on HD Apps Studio, which allow you to download new apps for the printers. Importantly, video streaming feature has also been implemented! The HP Photosmart Premium will be priced at $399.

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