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NewsPoster Aug 15, 2013 09:58 AM
Briefly: Amazon updates Silk browser, Microsoft rebooting Blake's 7
Amazon has <a href="http://macnn.com/rd/291920==http://amazonsilk.wordpress.com/2013/08/12/silk-has-a-new-look/" rel='nofollow'>updated</a> the <a href="http://macnn.com/rd/291921==http://www.electronista.com/articles/12/03/28/software.updated.to.v63/" rel='nofollow'>Silk web browser</a> for the Kindle Fire tablet line with a complete overhaul. Users will see a new Just-In-Time tutorial screen pointing out new parts of the user interface, a new start page with "Most Visited" links being more prominent, redesigned tabs, new Bookmarks views, and according <a href="http://macnn.com/rd/291922==http://techcrunch.com/2013/08/14/amazons-silk-web-browser-gets-a-whole-new-look/" rel='nofollow'>to</a> <em>TechCrunch</em>, simpler navigation and quicker access to Reading View. <br />
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<strong>Microsoft funding Blake's 7 remake, heading to Xbox Live</strong><br />
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Microsoft is funding a reboot of cult British sci-fi show <em>Blake's 7</em>, after cable channel SyFy pulled its funding. The BBC series, which originally ran between 1978 and 1981, is said by <a href="http://macnn.com/rd/291918==http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/034b04e2-04fa-11e3-9e71-00144feab7de.html#axzz2c1b2MzoC" rel='nofollow'>the</a> <em>Financial Times</em> to be an exclusive for Xbox Live subscribers, and will form part of the company's push for original video content, alongside the <a href="http://macnn.com/rd/291919==http://www.electronista.com/articles/13/05/21/instant.switching.between.apps.kinect.system.cloud .services/" rel='nofollow'>Steven Spielberg adaptation</a> of <em>Halo</em>.
 
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