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    • The energetic duet of Amanda Palmer and Brian Viglione that make up the Dresden Dolls have created a wonderfully haunting sound in their self-titled album. They have been able to construct an imme

  • Quadrophenia

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    • Quadrophenia is everything that Tommy wanted to be, a rock opera that told a story, but one where every song could still stand alone. It was also Pete Townshend's farewell tribute to the Mod

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    • "Black Milk" knocks me off my feet in this collection of moody and eclectic songs. Massive Attack uses samples and keyboards in a very unique way, but not all the songs pack the same punch.

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Netflix Opens Watch Instantly Beta to All Mac Users

After only a few days of testing, Netflix has already expanded its "Watch Instantly" test program for Mac users to include any subscribers that wants to sign up. Netflix subscribers interested in trying out the live streaming video service will need an Intel-based Mac with Microsoft’s Silverlight installed, and can opt in to the test program at the company’s Web site.

Since its video streaming service for Mac users is still in a testing phase, Netflix is warning that there are some issues like not all movies are currently Silverlight compatible, some movies stream at below normal quality, and some may show errors.

Mac users have been barred from using the Netflix streaming service before now because the copyright protection built into the movies and TV shows uses Microsoft’s Windows-only Digital Right Management (DRM) scheme. By switching to Microsoft’s Silverlight multimedia playback technology, however, Netflix can offer cross-platform viewing through a single DRM scheme.

Netflix introduced the beta program for Mac users at the end of October. At the time, it was available only to select subscribers. The company plans to move out of its beta test phase before the end of 2008.

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