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Dec 18th 2012

The AOL On Network Launches on Xbox LIVE

Starting today, 40 million Xbox users will have the opportunity to get a boatload of awesome video content. The AOL On Network is now available for download on Xbox 360®, giving Xbox LIVE® subscribers access to more than 420,000 high-definition, premium, short-form videos.

Through the Xbox LIVE app's Kinect capabilities, users can now control the AOL On App and choose the video of their choice by using gestures and voice commands. Videos can also be easily shared with the app's built-in social media functionality where subscribers can sign into their accounts and instantly share their favorite videos with friends and family.

The AOL On app offers access to the AOL On Network's constantly updated collection of AOL's original videos from properties like Huffington Post, Engadget and TechCrunch, as well as from content partners like Reuters, AP, BBC, E!, ET Online, Sugar, Splash News, CNET and Martha Stewart.

The app is also available through Roku, Boxee, GoogleTV, TiVo and seven smart TV manufacturers.

Read the full press release for additional details on The AOL On app for Xbox live.

Dec 12th 2012

AOL On App is Now Available on TiVo Premiere

It's already available online through Roku, Boxee, GoogleTV and seven smart TV manufacturers from major brands and, starting this week, the AOL On app is available on TiVo as well.

The recently redesigned app also features over 380,000 high-definition short-form videos from AOL's other original content properties such as Moviefone, Engadget and HuffPost Entertainment, allowing people to browse through premium videos all in one place. Additionally, the AOL On app gives you access to today's best music, containing full albums from top artists of any genre with the app's "CD Listening Party" feature.

For more information on this app visit http://www.tivo.com/aolon! To learn how to get the AOL On app on your smart TV device, visit http://hd.aol.com.

Dec 11th 2012

Engadget Announces Engadget Expand: the Ultimate 'For-the-Fans' Gadget Show

Ever wanted to meet the Engadget crew and hear from some of the coolest people in technology, and play with some of the newest and hottest gadgets all in the same place?

We thought you might. The Engadget team has created an event with you in mind. This March, they will be hosting their first ever Engadget Expand with a goal of allowing you to do all these things and more at the same time, in the same place.

Intrigued? Here's a little more about what you can expect at Engadget Expand 2013:
  • An Inventor Competition – Engadget will host a new product competition for all independent inventors and a select number of finalists will be chosen to show off their inventions to attendees and an expert panel of judges. The winners will receive a cash prize and guaranteed review on Engadget
  • Marquee Speakers – The folks at Engadget will lead panel discussions from product experts at major consumer brands, as well as luminaries in science and technology
  • Show Floor Exhibitions – Event guests will have the rare opportunity to get the inside scoop on all of the best new devices from the people who brought them to life
  • Giveaways – All of the attendees at Engadget Expand will be entered to win brand new products that have been highlighted throughout the event

Don't miss out! The very first Engadget Expand will take place in Fort Mason Center in San Francisco from March 16-17, 2013. Be one of the first to find out when Engadget Expand tickets go on sale, here.

Dec 5th 2012

Barb Dybwad Returns to Lead New Business Development for Engadget, Joystiq and TUAW

We are excited to welcome back Barb Dybwad, a former editor at Engadget, Joystiq and TUAW, who is rejoining AOL as director of new business development for all three properties.

Barb returns after a 4-year absence, during which time she held a number of roles at start-ups on both the editorial and business side. Her previous roles include vice president of content at Tecca, a news and information site about consumer electronics, director of production at Crowd Fusion, the collaborative Web and mobile publishing platform, and senior editor at Mashable.

AOL's technology media brands are at the forefront of the industry, aggressively covering news and reviews while offering in-depth analysis and expertise both online and off. Barb's experience is expected to help the new business team to elevate these brands even further.

Welcome back, Barb!

To learn more about AOL's technology and other content brands click here.

Nov 20th 2012

Check Out The New Engadget!

Have you taken a close look at Engadget today? Notice anything different? That's right, Engadget got a makeover!

Starting today, the site known for obsessive daily coverage of everything new in gadgets and consumer electronics will switch over to a responsive Web design, meaning the site looks just as good on tablets and smartphones as it does on the traditional desktop.

Why the change? Editor in chief Tim Stevens explains, "More than half of our traffic comes from tablets and smartphones, and our old site simply wasn't doing those platforms justice."

So whether you're reading Engadget from your desk at work, your phone on the bus ride home or on a tablet from the comfort of your couch, the site recognizes your device and tailors your experience accordingly. It can even rearrange the layout based on portrait or landscape mode to give you the best look possible.
More than just a treat for the eyes, though, the Engadget redesign serves an additional purpose – better performance.

The Engadget team approached the redesign with the goal of making the site cleaner, simpler and leaner, bringing you the same authoritative gadget news and in-depth product reviews without any wait time. Plus, replacing data-heavy graphics with a simpler HTML5 and text coding means Engadget's pages load faster than before and show up much cleaner on high-resolution displays, like Apple's retina line of products.

To see Engadget's redesign for yourself click here.

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