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Comic-Con to launch its own streaming service this May

Comic-Con to launch its own streaming service this May

San Diego Comic-Con (SDCC), the annual event that serves as the hub of things once considered geeky but are now mainstream, has revealed that it's going to launch its own streaming service this year in an attempt to provide more news and entertainment than a single convention can hold. Scheduled to debut as a beta on May 7th (also known as Free Comic Book Day), the service, dubbed Comic-Con HQ, will act as a backstage pass to panels and events at the July event, in addition to offering movies and TV shows.

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Netflix to premiere The Little Prince movie after canceled theater release

Netflix to premiere The Little Prince movie after canceled theater release

Unfortunately for fans of animated or foreign films, the US theatrical release of The Little Prince, an adaptation of Antoine de Saint-Exupery's children's book, was completely called off by Paramount Pictures a week ago without reason. The French movie was supposed to debut yesterday, March 18th, but even the director couldn't explain the cancellation. Fortunately, he added that the film would still premiere in the US later this year, and now we know how: via Netflix.

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Hands-on with Star Wars: The Trials on Tattooine

Hands-on with Star Wars: The Trials on Tattooine

Something I've wanted to do since I was a little kid was grab a lightsaber and fight bad guys with it. So when I was told that I'd be seeing a demo from ILMxLAB during GDC, you can be that I was pretty excited. After strapping on an HTC Vive and getting my controller ready (after being told I'd only need the one controller, I was pretty certain of what I'd need it for) the familiar text popped up: A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away.

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The Walking Dead: which major character will die next?

The Walking Dead: which major character will die next?

Prepare yourself, folks — the season finale of The Walking Dead is just around the corner, and rumor has it the episode will be brutal. Before you proceed, and in case you didn't figure it out yet, this article contains major spoilers (up to season 6, episode 13 and the comic books, that is). If you're caught up on the series, proceed forth and read, knowing the growing knot in your stomach is wholly justified.

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Nike MAG Back to the Future shoes made affordable with HyperAdapt 1.0

Nike MAG Back to the Future shoes made affordable with HyperAdapt 1.0

Today you're going to see some self-lacing shoes from Nike the likes of which you've only ever seen in Back to the Future. While the company has released some limited-edition Nike MAG shoes before - like you saw Michael J Fox wear in Back to the Future II, you've never seen them released to the public in an edition that was anywhere near affordable by the common user. Today that'll be changing. This is the Nike HyperAdapt 1.0.

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T-Mobile subscribers get MLB.TV Premium access

T-Mobile subscribers get MLB.TV Premium access

T-Mobile has announced that its sponsorship of the MLB will continue for another three years, and as such subscribers will be given a year’s subscription to MLB.TV Premium, a move made just in time for the upcoming baseball season. The perk is being offered to Simple Choice customers with applicable plans, and will be available to access starting April 3.

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Indiana Jones 5 greenlit, release in 2019

Indiana Jones 5 greenlit, release in 2019

The next Indiana Jones film is being prepared for release. It's a real deal, and Disney has confirmed it. This film will include Steven Spielberg as its director - as it was with all four previous Indiana Jones films. This film will include Harrison Ford as Indiana Jones - as it was with all four previous Indiana Jones films. This film will probably not include Shia LaBeouf as Mutt Williams - but... you never can tell, can you?

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Google wants you to name the new Android

Google wants you to name the new Android

A Google Opinion Rewards poll has been launched to find the next name for the company's next Android dessert. That'll be the next version of the mobile operating system - the naming of which appears to be falling on the user - you. This method of finding the next name for Android was hinted at back in December of 2015 when Sundar Pichai was in India. He also mentioned that it might be named after an Indian dessert specifically - but we'll see.

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PlayStation Vue expands across US, adds ‘slim’ plans

PlayStation Vue expands across US, adds ‘slim’ plans

PlayStation Vue, Sony’s on-demand and live television streaming service, has expanded to cover the nation, giving anyone with a PlayStation or other supported device the option to sign up. The service has up to now been available in select markets, but many have been forced to wait for a wider expansion. Also rolling out to new markets are 'slim' plans with differing channel bundles.

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A-list directors back movie service with day-and-date home release

A-list directors back movie service with day-and-date home release

Earlier this week it was reported that Sean Parker of Napster fame was developing a new movie service that would allow viewers to watch new films at home on the same day they debut in theaters. Dubbed "Screening Room," the service has been pitched to several major Hollywood studios, with promises that it would feature secure anti-piracy technology. However, the really interesting bit is that viewers would need to pay $50 each time they view a movie, on top of a $150 set-top box purchase.

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Marvel’s Luke Cage makes Netflix debut in September

Marvel’s Luke Cage makes Netflix debut in September

Things are heating up on Netflix, at least as far as Marvel content is concerned. This past November, Netflix debuted Jessica Jones, and the show proved popular enough that Netflix went ahead and renewed it for a second season (which wasn’t in the original plans). The video service is still going ahead with the standalone Luke Cage show, of course, which is set to debut this upcoming September.

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Yahoo’s new NHL streaming deal brings live hockey games

Yahoo’s new NHL streaming deal brings live hockey games

Yahoo and the National Hockey League have struck a deal that will bring up to four live streaming hockey games per week, giving fans a chance to watch games from outside of their market as they happen. The streaming starts today, and will involve a single “Game of the Day” being made available to U.S. users. This follows Yahoo's newly launched eSports Hub for esports content, and TuneIn's recent NBA deal.

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