Bits and bytes: On-demand offerings from MUBI
Watching TV as it's broadcast is so last-century. On-demand programming is attracting a growing audience as the options become broader.
The latest service slated to go live is MUBI, which will bring arthouse films to the PS3 in October.
So if your taste lies in the likes of Amelie, Pan's Labyrinth (above) or Mulholland Drive and you can't be bothered going down to the video store, make a note of October 1. Prices are all-you-can-eat for €13 a month or €3.50 per movie. You can already use the service on your computer.
- Admittedly, this has all the hallmarks of a gimmick but here goes anyway. A publisher promoting the new Steig Larsson book and movie, The Girl Who Played With Fire, has hidden several free copies of the novel around Dublin.
Head to the website below for clues to their whereabouts (they're not tough) and you could also win goodies such as cinema tickets.
- Merry Christmas. Yes, it is a bit early to be going all festive but that didn't stop Amazon from touting its Christmas line-up at a launch in Dublin last week.
These days, books seem like just a sideline for the giant retailer, flogging everything from Christmas trees to lingerie.
Sadly, though, the specialist food section that is new to the UK won't be coming here any time soon.
But you could console yourself with the new online shoes and handbags store that Amazon has spun off, which is called Javari.
Oddly, though, it doesn't offer free shipping to Ireland as Amazon does.