LG’s new Google Assistant-equipped TVs are the future

January 17, 2018

Before buying your next TV, you should make sure it comes with Google’s Assistant. With Google Assistant, flat screens like LG’s latest portfolio of 4K TVs announced at CES 2018 —  the B8, C8, E8, and the Wallpaper W8 series, and more — are getting a real dose of intelligence. SEE ALSO: 7 tech trends that will rule CES 2018 Unlike most smart TVs that come with what are essentially…

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’20 Days of Doorbusters’ at Best Buy makes ’12 Days of Christmas’ obsolete

December 2, 2017

Best Buy will be hosting 20 Period of Doorbusters with a new deal every day from Dec. 1-20 . Image: Getty Images Just to let you know, if you buy something boasted now, Mashable might make an affiliate commission. The Twelve Days of Christmas is so 1780. Luckily, Best Buy’s got an stunning provide of bargains to last-place you through roughly three weeks of endowment giving leading up to the…

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What we know about CBSs upcoming streaming service for sports

August 9, 2017

Cord cutters have another reason to get excited, as CBS this week announced its planning to launch a live streaming service for sports. The news was discussed on the companys Q2 earnings call, and though details are light theres no name, pricing or exact launch date at this time, for example the service could potentially go a long way to fill a gap thats not currently well-covered by live TV…

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Googles cord cutter app YouTube TV reaches 2 million downloads

July 29, 2017

Approximately 2 million people have installed the YouTube TV app, Googles live TV service aimed at a younger generation of cord cutters, as well as those who never signed up for traditional pay TV in the first place. That download figure comes from app store analytics firms Sensor Tower and App Annie, which both also noted that installs are evenly split between iOS and Android devices. Of course, 2 million…

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Someone remade the ‘Stranger Things’ intro on an Apple computer from the 1980s

July 16, 2017

Image: netflix Let’s all thank the internet for Wahyu Ichwandardi, an illustrator and animator who thought it would be a good idea to recreate the Stranger Things intro on a monochrome monitor from the 1980s. SEE ALSO: Turns out we’ll get to see ‘Stranger Things’ Season 2 sooner than expected Spoiler alert: it was a good idea. On the screen. pic.twitter.com/E8hT4rmB3N Wahyu Ichwandardi (@pinot) July 12, 2017 In progress: @Stranger_Things…

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Kevin Spacey uses ‘House of Cards’ to force you to embrace the silly and serious sides of VR

June 3, 2017

Discovering virtual reality in Season 5 of 'House of Cards.'Image: netflix  What’s crazier than the insane political machinations of House of Cards being outdone by the very real politics of 2017? How about the show taking Season 5 viewers into yet another layer deeper into the surreal by introducing virtual reality into the very plot of the show. Here’s your Spoiler Alert warning. If you haven’t already binge-watched the latest…

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Nickelodeon revamps Noggin, its Netflix for Kids, with dozens of interactive, play-along videos

June 2, 2017

Nickelodeons Noggin is today taking a step to differentiate Noggin from being just another Netflix for kids type of subscription video service. Alongside its existing lineup of TV shows and sing-alongs, Nick is introducing a series of what it calls play along videos. These new videos, which are also curriculum-based, are designed to be interactive in nature asking kids to tap, touch, swipe or speak to move through their various…

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Free streaming service Tubi TV grabs $20 million in new funding

May 10, 2017

San Francisco-based Jump Capital, and includes participation from Tubi TVs Series A investor The titles on Tubi TV arent necessarily the hottest, or most in-demand new releases, but include a number of big-name hits from years past. For example, the apps featured selection right now includesthe 2000 film Gladiator, 1991s The Silence of the Lambs, 2011s Young Adult, 2010s True Grit and 2008s Revolutionary Road, among others. But for Tubi…

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Hands-on with Hulus new Live TV service

May 4, 2017

Hulu officially announced the launch of its live TV streaming service this morning at its Upfront presentation in New York, after earlier promising its under $40 offering would arrive sometime this spring. The service which is actually $39.99 per month has a robust channel lineup, cloud DVR and combines Hulus existing on-demand library, including its Originals, with streaming TV and on-demand content from its broadcast partners.However, a key part to…

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