In addition to Netflix, YouTube and others, Variety reports that the device will soon have apps for HBO Go and Hulu Plus.
Vimeo and Redbox Instant are also inline to be supported according to Gigaom.
In just a month, Kickstarter users contributed over $8.5 million to the project and the Ouya met its $950,000 goal with overwhelming success.
Although Kickstarter backers who supported the console early have had access to the Ouya already, the console was not available to the general public until today.
Consumers can purchase the console today, and it is available at a few retailers including Best Buy and Amazon, although TechCrunch reports that Amazon is sold out of the new system.
The Ouya, which costs $99, has over 170 games available to play right now now. Additionally, the Android powered console allows game developers to easily bring smartphones games to the platform, and the potential for strong support is presence.
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Angry Birds is back with the second installment in its Star Wars branded game series.
Angry Birds Star Wars II will follow the story of the prequel trilogy. There will be new characters introduced to the Angry Birds world and players will even be able to “pork the dark side” and play as evil pigs.
The game will also interact with Telepods toys from Hasbro, which will allow players to experience the game on compatible devices and in the real world.
The game will be released on September 19th in App Stores worldwide.
Angry Birds Star Wars has been downloaded over 100 million times since its release.
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The car, which will cost $41,350 without state or federal incentives from electric vehicles, is an attractive price to consumers interested in the new technology.
“The BMW i3 heralds the dawn of a new era for individual mobility and for the BMW Group. True to a genuine BMW, the BMW i3 has strong emotional appeal, outstanding product substance and a guarantee of sheer driving pleasure,” said Ian Robertson, Member of the Board of Management, Sales and Marketing BMW. “With this leading-edge vehicle and attractive price, we will provide customers with a compelling offer for electromobility.”
The car’s battery can be charged from empty to 80% in just 20 minutes using public level two charging stations. Additionally, the i3’s maximum range is up to 124 miles in power-saving model.
Furthermore there is an engine variant that extends the i3’s maximum range, however this will cost an additional 4,000 euros, which is approximately $5,300. Additionally, there will be a hybrid model that has not been priced.
The BMW i3 will be unveiled worldwide on July 29th, and be available in the US in the second quarter in 2014.
Also, to ease range anxiety fears, BMW will reportedly offer at-home charging stations and car sharing. Also, the company will sell the cars on the Internet through select dealers who will visit customers at home.
Facebook’s stock price, which has been as low as $17.55 last year, has moved back above the price that the original investors purchased paid.
Bloomberg reports that the stock has risen steadily in the past year. And traded today at a new record of $38.31 before declining slightly at the end of the day.
The company has had success in the mobile space, reporting last week that ads on mobile devices generated 41 percent of revenue in the second quarter, up from 14 percent a year earlier. That news was a relief for investors concerned that Facebook would not be able to compete in that arena.
The update lets users remotely control the camera, manage photos and videos, and share content.
GoPro has included support for Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for the app and lets users instantly share their content.
Users can also manage the content and even delete unwanted content off the camera from the phone.
In order to connect devices to the updated app, an update is required for compatible devices.
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This week, the number grows. According to GigaOM, streaming video services Vimeo and Redbox are on their way to the new platform.
Additionally, GigaOM reports that there are hints that Plex and HBO GO are also in the works.
These services will join Youtube, Netflix and Google Play as some of the supported services on the new device.
The Chromecast is available now for $35.
No longer must you worry about Netflix recommendations based on others’ viewing habits.
9to5Mac is reporting that Netflix is rolling out user profiles for accounts on Apple TV. This means that Netflix can provide a better experience to multiple users under the same account.
By adding user profiles, individuals can manage a personal queue, connect social networks and benefit from better movie recommendations based on viewing habits, rather than sharing these features with family members.
Within the different accounts, parents can also enact parental controls to limit access to mature content.
The new profile feature was originally unveiled at e3, but access was limited to just a small number of beta users. Additionally, the new feature will be available to all users by the end of august.
Users have access to content from entertainers such as Jerry Seinfeld, Louis C.K., George Carlin and Aziz Ansari.
“The Official Comedy app on Spotify gives our users access to a customized comedy experience that is just as extensive as our music experience,” Ken Parks, Spotify’s chief content officer, said in a statement reported by Mashable.
Additionally, Official Comedy has plans to keep content updated by introducing new comedians and entertainment.
The official app is available on Spotify for free.
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Around the world, Mosquitoes are a problem. They cause dangerous diseases like Malaria and there are only a few methods to hinder or stop the disease that they spread.
A team of scientists, designers and public health experts from Riverside, Cali. have been developing Kite, a small patch that protects humans from mosquitoes.
The small sticker, which was developed using non-toxic compounds blocks the sense of nearby mosquitos and makes humans virtually invisible to the pests.
Kite Patches stick to clothing and last for about 48 hours.
The project which has exceeded its goal on Indiegogo, with a month still to go, wants to help people around the world. The initial pilot of the product will last six months and take place in Uganda where diseases from Mosquitoes are particularly bad.
According to the campaign page, over 60% of children have diseases related to Mosquitoes in some regions of the country.
Throughout the pilot, Kite’s team will try to improve and finalize the product by utilizing feedback received from the pilot.
The project has received funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, but is now on Indiegogo to finalize the initiative. Additionally, the team hopes to expand the project outside of Uganda to other areas around the world that have similar problems.
Kite Patches are not currently available to the public, but according to the product’s website, “It’s new and powerful. Because it defends humans from mosquitoes, it’s considered a “repellent”. It uses non-toxic, spatial compounds that –while safe for human consumption/contact – require EPA registration. We’re eager to get our EPA registration process completed and get products to market and to you.”
While in Uganda, Kite is working with Pilgrim Africa to help make the field test successful.
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