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Recently, Google rolled out All Access to its year old Google Music service. But with so many streaming music services out there, should music lovers even care? Actually, they should. In fact, perhaps they should rejoice!

Having used the service since inception, I am now convinced that the search giant may just have found a way to steal this industry as well. Those are big words, given that the likes of iTunes, Pandora and Spotify would like to compete for your dollars in a fair market battle. But Google Music is great, and All Access just turns it up to 11.

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Did you know you can rent movies on YouTube? It’s true, the video giant has been providing movie rentals for some time now. However, its library has been quite dismal, providing older and less popular titles than pretty much every other video on demand provider. That’s about to change now that they’ve finally secured all the major studios such as Warner, Universal, Sony, Lionsgate and others.

Will YouTube fare well in such a fiercely competitive market? Will you part with your hard earned cash to enjoy flicks on a platform many already use for more personal entertainment?

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For most, music is a core essential in day to day living. We hear it while shopping, waiting in elevators, perusing the mall, while driving and just about anywhere there’s electronics. Thanks to developments in web technology, we’re able to enjoy more music that we prefer and even build online libraries — in some cases for free. There’s even been speculation that Apple is preparing to offer some sort of online version of iTunes while Amazon has already delivered their version, called Cloud Player.

With so many fantastic music streaming (both radio and full library) apps available, it’s hard to decide between them all. With your help, we’d like to put together a comparison between the most popular music streaming apps and all their different offerings. This overview should help many of you make a more definitive decision and ultimately a more satisfying one.

So which app(s) do you use? If yours isn’t in our poll list, let us know what it is. Why is it your preferred music streaming app?

Tens of thousands of videos are uploaded everyday at the World’s favorite web video destination — YouTube. Most of them aren’t professionally produced using costly equipment but the quality of content often surpasses that of a scripted Hollywood movie. After its breakout success, movie studios and professional media houses have embraced YouTube just like the common man.

After the break we’ve put together a list of fabulous YouTube channels that you’ll find entertaining, endearing and enlightening.

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Getting suggestions on entertainment, particularly which movie to watch, what band to listen to or which book to read, isn’t so simple. It’s true that you can ask your friends on Facebook or Twitter but how many times will you be willing to pollute your social stream asking for the slapstick comedy recommendations? It’s just not perfect.

A few automated recommendation engines have been around for a while to help you out and one among them is GetGlue. The USP of GetGlue is that it’s a social network dedicated to discovering all types entertainment, and they cover everything from movies and books to wine tasting. Read on to see how the web app can help you have some fresh fun.

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I’m a huge fan of Hulu. In fact, Hulu is my primary source for watching TV shows and even the occasional movie. I also don’t subscribe to cable TV as I can find almost anything I’d like to watch via resources such as Hulu or iTunes.

When Hulu Plus was announced, I was both excited and hopeful. I was among the fortunate(?) first Hulu Plus subscribers as soon as invites began rolling out. Is it worth the price? Is it ready for primetime? I answer these questions and more so read on.

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Ready to take a break from work? Or maybe you would like to play a game with many other people online? We’ve rounded up ten of the best browser-based MMORPG games to bring you some entertainment, even if it’s just for a few minutes during your break at work.

If you’re looking for some other types of games, be sure to check out our other posts, 10 Fun and Free Browser-Based Games and Top 40 Places to Play Games on the Web. There are plenty to choose from!

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Your favorite song right now most likely won’t be the same a year from now. After listening to the same music for awhile, you probably start craving something fresh and new. The great thing about the music industry is there’s never a shortage of new music to discover, but discovering it might be a little harder.

Among the many methods of discovering music, TuneGlue is a fun little application that seems to do quite well. TuneGlue is an interactive music mapping web app for discovering new artists related to a starting artist searched for. Let’s take a quick look at using TuneGlue to find new artists.

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Sometimes it’s necessary to take a break from work and do something a little more enjoyable — like play games! Of course your employer probably won’t allow you to install a desktop game on your computer but fret not, there are plenty of browser-based games to keep you entertained.

We’ve pulled together ten great browser-based games you should definitely check out.

Update: We’ve added a couple reader submitted game sites! You can submit your favorites too.

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Your computer might be a great tool for work, but every once in a while you need a break. These sites will give you an easy way to have a little fun.

Click on the images to browse to each site.

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