Amazon to expand Fire TV's voice search with support for Hulu Plus, Crackle, and Showtime

Amazon announced today that the voice search functionality in its Fire TV media streaming box would soon be expanded to include information from Hulu Plus, Crackle, and Showtime Anytime. Currently, Fire TV's voice search only supports Amazon's own content and music videos from Vevo. The company did not say exactly when the new sources would be added to the service, aside from indicating that...

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Inside Tencent: the Chinese tech giant that's trying to go global

The Chinese web giant Tencent is one of the biggest companies in tech thanks to its popular messaging and gaming services, and yet you'd hardly know it outside of China. But that may not be for long: Tencent recently began expanding into new countries, and it's even made some investments in American companies to start making a dent in the US. In an in-depth profile of Tencent and its billionaire CEOFast Company explains how it's attempting to go global and how cultural differences — such as a distaste for copying — as well as ties to China's government could stand in its way. "Will Tencent join the likes of Amazon, Google, Facebook, and Twitter?" one startup founder backed by Tencent reportedly tells Fast Co. "They already are in that league. The rest of the world just doesn't know it."

"Will Tencent join the likes of Amazon, Google, Facebook, and Twitter?" Aditya Rathnam, Kamcord cofounder

MLB.TV is now streaming on Google's Chromecast

Starting today, you'll be able to watch America's pastime on Chromecast. MLB.TV now supports Google's $35 streaming stick, and fans can start casting games to the TV once the required updates for At Bat 2014 arrive on Android and iOS this afternoon. A premium subscription to MLB.TV is required if...

Sonos is fixing its most frustrating issue

Sonos is planning to eliminate the most annoying part of its popular "wireless" music setup. Currently, if you've got Sonos speakers throughout the house, at least one of them needs to be plugged into your home router to achieve wireless playback and keep everything in sync. Plugging in the company's Bridge (seen below) is another option, but that means you're spending $50 on top of speaker costs to stream your music in every room. Thankfully, Sonos has figured out how to remove the...


Nokia suspends Lumia 2520 tablet sales due to electric shock risk

Nokia has suspended sales of its Lumia 2520 tablet in the UK, Austria, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Russia, and Switzerland after discovering a fault with its charger. Around 30,000 users are affected, and Nokia is recommending anyone who owns the...

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Here's what Apple's CarPlay will look like in your next car

It's been a long time in the making, but Apple's CarPlay is finally here. Well, almost. At the New York International Auto Show, Apple is showing off its CarPlay integration with a handful of its automotive partners. We got a chance to take a look at how the system will work in upcoming vehicles from Volvo, Mercedes-Benz, and Hyundai.

CarPlay is a lightweight version of iOS that's designed specifically for use in the car. Plug in your iPhone...

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Flickr goes head to head with Instagram in total redesign of apps for iOS and Android

Since Marissa Mayer took over at Yahoo, she has made a steady push to rebuild the photo-sharing community at Flickr by overhauling its products. Today Flickr is getting its most dramatic makeover to date, with a total redesign of the apps for iOS and Android that make it a more direct competitor to Instagram and other photo-sharing services. It takes the easy-capture and sharing features of Instagram and pairs them with the worry-free backup...

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