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SyFy’s ‘Halcyon’ show to offer 5 VR episodes for Oculus

SyFy’s ‘Halcyon’ show to offer 5 VR episodes for Oculus

SyFy has a TV show in the works, and it will include 5 scripted episodes made specifically for virtual reality headset Oculus Rift. NBCUniversal International Network has ordered a total of 15 episodes from Canadian studio Secret Location, and will have the 10 non-VR episodes aired on SyFy channel and on the network’s website. The series, as expected given the network, is a science fiction show.

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Dr Dre TV show detailed as Apple original called Vital Signs

Dr Dre TV show detailed as Apple original called Vital Signs

Musician Dr Dre has been tipped to be creating a semi-autobiographical TV show with Apple by the name of Vital Signs. At this time it is not clear where the first season of this show will debut, but if you're betting, you'd do well to bet on an Apple product like Apple TV and/or iTunes. Dre helped made Beats by Dre explode as a headphone brand then a music service, following up by an acquisition by Apple. Now the video age begins.

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Kanye West reveals video game about his mom going to heaven

Kanye West reveals video game about his mom going to heaven

It was almost a year ago exactly when hip-hop mega-star Kanye West made a passing comment during a radio interview about making his own video game. It's something that most of us probably never expected anything to come of, but we should've know Yeezy would stay true to his word. At a launch party this week for his new album, The Life of Pablo, West revealed the first look at his game, which is about on his late mother ascending to heaven.

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Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice — the final trailer is here

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice — the final trailer is here

The official final trailer for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice has launched, and it gives us more than two minutes of sometimes tense, sometimes explosive fighting, not to mention a solid look at what appears to be an even more solid movie. Batman is notably -- and perhaps rightly so -- concerned about Superman, and he's not planning to sit by and see whether his concerns are valid.

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Sling TV adds Cinemax package to channel lineup

Sling TV adds Cinemax package to channel lineup

Sling TV has announced the arrival of another add-on package, this one for Cinemax content. The new package has launched on the service today, and as with other packages can be added for a specific set monthly fee (in this case, $10/month). The channel brings with it both a lineup of movies and series on Cinemax, and joins other big networks like HBO, TCM, Sundance TV, and more.

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‘The Purge: Election Year’ trailer mixes mayhem and politics

‘The Purge: Election Year’ trailer mixes mayhem and politics

Universal Pictures has another The Purge movie in the works, and this one is tossing some politics into the mix. In what looks like the most promising of the soon-to-be-three series, The Purge: Election Year features the same crime free-for-all as the last two movies, only there’s a new Senator in the mix looking to shake things up. Both politicians and the purge-friendly aren’t happy about her crusade, and they’re coming to take her out.

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‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ hybrid live-action movie arrives 2018

‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ hybrid live-action movie arrives 2018

Prepare yourself: Sony Pictures has a live-action hybrid “Sonic the Hedgehog” movie in the pipeline, and it’ll be hitting theaters in 2018. The news was disclosed recently by Sega Sammy Holdings President and CEO Hajime Satomi in an interview, but this isn’t the first time we’ve heard rumors about such plans. Back in 2014, for example, a report surfaced claiming that Sony Pictures was working with Neil Moritz to make a theatrical adaption of the franchise.

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Sonos Apple Music support launches February 10, for real

Sonos Apple Music support launches February 10, for real

This is the news Apple Music subscribers and Sonos speaker owners may have been waiting for for months now. It was way back in December when Sonos finally kicked off the beta testing period for Apple Music integrations, which was actually announced a month before that. Now finally the real deal is here. Or at least in a few more hours. Sonos has announced that Apple Music will finally, fully, and truly launch on its connected speakers on February 10, mixing Apple's specially curated music selection with the unique features that Sonos' speakers offer.

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What you’ll need for Deadpool before you see it

What you’ll need for Deadpool before you see it

If you're about to watch the 2016 film Deadpool, you're going to need to know a few things. First, this is the first time our hero Wade Winston Wilson will grace the silver screen with an accurate portrayal of his life force. Because of this, you're going to need to bring some earmuffs for your children. Or better yet, don't bring your children at all! This is a rated-R movie, and most certainly not something you're going to want to bend the rules on for your 5-year-old daughter or son who promises they'll never repeat any of the bad words they hear.

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Torrents Time gets cease-and-desist letter from anti-piracy group

Torrents Time gets cease-and-desist letter from anti-piracy group

Just earlier today I was writing about an interesting new way to stream perfectly legal content. Torrents Time is a new plug-in that will allow you to take any (legal and not pirated) torrent, and stream it straight to your browser. That's pretty cool, right? Well, it seems that an anti-piracy group has taken offense to the new startup, and issued a cease-and-desist letter to the founders of Torrents Time.

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