Amazon Announces Original Comedy Series ‘Betas’

Amazon Studios announced that it has greenlit a new original comedy series called Betas for Amazon Prime Instant Video. The company describes the show: Set in the land of Silicon Valley start-ups where the right algorithm can make you king,…

Redbox Instant Now Open to the Public

Back in January, at CES, Redox Instant CEO Shawn Strickland said that the service would move out of beta and be open to everyone by the end of March. And it looks like he’s a man of his word. Today,…

Brütal Legend is Coming to PC, Beta is Live

Using the silliest press release in recent memory, Double Fine today announced that Brütal Legend will be coming to PCs soon. The title is already up for pre-order on Steam, and each pre-order comes with access to the multiplayer beta,…

Amazon Instant Video Finder Launches in Beta

While it’s not a personalized recommendation engine, Amazon has unveiled a tool that should make it easier for users to browse content and find something to watch. Amazon has just announced that they’ve opened up their Instant Video Finder Beta,…

Chrome Remote Desktop Moves Out of Beta, Adds New Features

Google has just announced that they have moved their desktop-sharing initiative, Chrome Remote Desktop, out of beta. Google first launched the feature about a year ago. Chrome Remote Desktop allows Chrome users to access and control anyone’s desktop, as long…

Be the First to Use Internet Explorer on Your Xbox by Signing Up for the Public Beta

If you’ve been itching to browse the web directly from your Xbox 360 console, today may be your lucky day. The 2012 Xbox LIVE update public beta is now open and accepting registrations. Major Nelson just announced it on his…

Skyrim: Dawnguard Beta Keys Are On The Way To Your Inbox

Some very fortunate Skyrim fans may have already opened their email and found a present last night, but if you’ve yet to find a key in your inbox – there’s still a chance that it might arrive this morning (a…

New Ustream Interface Focuses On Exploration

Live video streaming site Ustream has announced that some pretty big changes to the site are on the way. It’s “rebuilt from the ground up,” they say, and its goal is to “provide a simplified experience for viewers and broadcasters.”…

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Beta Keys Now Being Offered Via Survey

On Valentine’s Day, Valve kicked off the Counter-Strike: Global Offensive beta. For the first wave, they gave out beta keys to the top 7000 active players in CS:S and CS 1.6. After the initial round of testing, they announced phase…

Duolingo Wants To Translate The Internet By Helping You Learn Another Language

Duolingo’s premise is quite simple. How do you get people to translate the web for free? Their answer is to turn it into an experience that is part game, part language instruction, and all ambitious crowdsourcing. Duolingo is the brainchild…