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HBO offers free weekend for Game of Thrones premiere

HBO offers free weekend for Game of Thrones premiere

HBO, the home of the world's most popular — and most pirated — TV show, is dropping its subscription fee for the upcoming weekend, letting anyone tune-in to its premium television offerings. The free weekend begins on Friday and will last until Sunday night. It's clearly a move to entice viewers to check out HBO's shows and then lure them into subscribing, but it's the scheduling that's genius, with this weekend offering so much content, including the season 6 premiere of Game of Thrones.

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Mr. Robot season 2 teaser reveals July 13 premiere date

Mr. Robot season 2 teaser reveals July 13 premiere date

USA surprised Mr. Robot fans with a teaser trailer a few days ago, and today it dropped another surprise: the second season's premiere date. On July 13, fans will get the second season of USA's growing hit Mr. Robot and all the teased anarchy it may bring with it. Still not enough to get you excited? USA also released an exclusive teaser for the new season with a tad more footage from this summer’s episodes.

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New $20 bill to depict Harriet Tubman; 3rd woman ever on US paper money

New $20 bill to depict Harriet Tubman; 3rd woman ever on US paper money

The new $20 bill will feature a portrait of Harriet Tubman - civil rights activist and freedom fighter. This was announced by United States treasuring secretary Jacob J Lew, who also outlined plans for new $10 and $5 notes. The new set of paper money bills will not look like what you're seeing in this article - instead, they're going to be at least partially redesigned aside from the changing-out of historical figures. This is as much about aesthetics as it is about security features.

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Comcast Xfinity TV will soon be watchable via Roku, Samsung smart TVs

Comcast Xfinity TV will soon be watchable via Roku, Samsung smart TVs

Starting this year, Comcast’s Xfinity TV subscribers will be able to watch their cable subscription’s content through a channel on their Roku player, sidestepping the need for Xfinity’s set-top box. The option will roll out some time later this year, and will be available through the Xfinity TV Partner app, an app that has been made — in this case — for Roku’s own set-top boxes and smart TVs.

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Deadpool DVD and 4K Blu-ray release detailed

Deadpool DVD and 4K Blu-ray release detailed

The Blu-ray DVD combo-pack as well as the fully massive 4K version of Deadpool are coming on the 10th of May. Today the folks at 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment have suggested that both versions of the film will be released on the 10th of May "with maximum effort" - their words, and Deadpool's. This release of the movie will have so many extra bits and pieces that you'll freak out fully.

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Jason Sudeikis, Maya Rudolph, Josh Gad pick superhero film roles

Jason Sudeikis, Maya Rudolph, Josh Gad pick superhero film roles

This past week we had the opportunity to speak with Jason Sudeikis, Maya Rudolph, and Josh Gad, all of whom told us which superhero they'd be OK with playing in a film in the future. These three are all currently in The Angry Birds Movie - we were at the press junket for said movie, and due to the content of said movie, our conversation dove in on superheroes rather quickly. Be it animated or live-action - which roles would these comedians take if given the opportunity?

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Netflix has 150+ hours of HDR content in the pipeline

Netflix has 150+ hours of HDR content in the pipeline

Netflix is excited about HDR, and it wants you to be excited about it, too. The technology brings better overall video quality — brighter highlights, more detailed dark scenes, and a broader ranger of colors, among other things. While HDR content is available now from various places for your viewing pleasure, it isn’t available in any sort of abundance. That changes soon thanks to Netflix, which has announced plans to add more than 100 hours’ worth of HDR content to its library by this upcoming August.

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Captain America Civil War movie footage released in an Audi Ad

Captain America Civil War movie footage released in an Audi Ad

This afternoon the Audi SQ7 has been shown rolling comfortably in the middle of a scene of the blockbuster film Captain America: Civil War. This footage includes part ad/part movie bits and pieces, flawlessly intertwining the two to the point where you'll question which is which. The video shows Captain America - Steve Rogers himself - running after his best buddy Bucky - otherwise known as The Winter Soldier. Also in the chase is a character new to the Marvel Cinematic Universe - Black Panther.

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Google Play Podcasts launched for Android and the web

Google Play Podcasts launched for Android and the web

Many years after some of Google's competitors launched their own portals for podcasts, Google Play launches their own for Android. This podcast portal launches within and paired with Google Play Music, where users are able to collect and stream podcasts at will. For those of you that aren't into streaming - you're pretty much out of luck. This may be launching in Google Play, but it's housed within Google Music. There you'll listen to all your favorites, inside the orange dome, with the new Google Play Music icon in full effect!

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Amazon Prime Video to get a separate monthly subscription

Amazon Prime Video to get a separate monthly subscription

Amazon just made a move that has been both predicted long ago yet unexpected in its arrival. It will soon be offering a separate subscription tier for its TV and video collection that does away with annual contracts in favor of monthly piecemeal payments. Yes, Amazon Prime Video is finally going with a monthly tier. Although analysts have long seen it coming, no one was really able to predict when it would arrive. The timing, however, practically pits Amazon against the video streaming giant known as Netflix.

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AirTV set-top box tipped to bring local OTA channels to Sling TV

AirTV set-top box tipped to bring local OTA channels to Sling TV

Sling TV will soon include local TV channels acquired through a new set-top box and antenna setup called “AirTV,” according to a new report. The set-top box would help solve a big problem for Sling TV and streaming live-TV services like it — regional affiliates of national networks like CBS and ABC, and the troubles that come with providing those local channels — and their advertisements — over the Internet.

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Deadpool 2 is happening with Ryan Reynolds back as Wade Wilson

Deadpool 2 is happening with Ryan Reynolds back as Wade Wilson

Prepare yourself! Deadpool 2 is happening, it has been announced, and Ryan Reynolds will be returning as Wade Winston Wilson. The second movie will be directed by Tim Miller, the same man behind the first movie. The news is exciting but certainly not surprising — Deadpool was the highest-grossing movie with an R-rating across the globe, raking in $757.3 million worldwide. The news was announced by Fox’s co-chairman Stacey Snider earlier today.

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