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Comcast, Disney team to offer ‘The Force Awakens’ on Xfinity TV store

Comcast, Disney team to offer ‘The Force Awakens’ on Xfinity TV store

Comcast and Walt Disney Studios have teamed up for a new content licensing deal that brings top movies to the Xfinity On Demand TV store, the biggest of which is Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Under the agreement, Comcast subscribers will be able to download the new Star Wars movie, Toy Story, Pirates of the Caribbean and more directly from their television using the service provider’s set-top box.

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Let’s Try Facebook Live Video

Let’s Try Facebook Live Video

This morning Facebook expanded "Facebook Live" to include the whole world and to include a litany of new features for all users. Originally launching the service for select brands and celebrities first, the social network has made the ability to share one's experience with the world on-the-spot available to the masses this morning. What we're going to do here is to make using or viewing Facebook Live very easy.

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Starz’s new streaming service launches with offline viewing

Starz’s new streaming service launches with offline viewing

Starz has launched its own standalone streaming service, bringing it in line with competitors Showtime and HBO. The service is live now at a price point that undercuts both of the aforementioned services; it supports both iOS and Android at this time, and includes offline viewing via show downloads. Current Starz subscribers will also get access to the online service for free.

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Return of the Living Dead Collectors Edition Blu-ray is truly ghoulish

Return of the Living Dead Collectors Edition Blu-ray is truly ghoulish

The Return of The Living Dead returns to physical format with a Collectors Edition Blu-ray that'll be published and released by the folks at SCREAM FACTORY. This is what its creators call a "definitive set" - the likes of which have never been released before. A cult classic such as The Return of The Living Dead deserves such treatment - it wants BRAINS!

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Mystery Science Theater 3000 reunion gets the whole gang back together

Mystery Science Theater 3000 reunion gets the whole gang back together

It's hard to pin down my favorite TV show of all time. However, Mystery Science Theater 3000 is certainly one of my top picks. After all, who wouldn't love to watch a couple of robots and an average Joe(l) riff on a bunch of bad Sci-Fi movies? Well, for the first time ever, the entire crew is getting together to riff on a classic bad movie, and you'll be able to watch it live in theaters.

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Deadpool now recognized as world’s highest-grossing R-rated movie

Deadpool now recognized as world’s highest-grossing R-rated movie

In what should come as no surprise at this point, Deadpool, based on Marvel's crude, loud-mouthed, violent "superhero," continues to turn the comic book film genre on its side, now setting a record for the highest-earning R-rated movie ever. In what was expected to be a niche-hit, among fans, critics, and even movie studios, Deadpool has earned a total of $746 million around the globe so far, even topping The Matrix Reloaded, which made $742 million worldwide when it released in 2003.

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Jay-Z seeks legal action against former Tidal owners

Jay-Z seeks legal action against former Tidal owners

Today isn't a great day for the music streaming service Tidal. Earlier today it was revealed that Kanye West's new album was no longer exclusive to the platform. Despite the artist's earlier claims that it would never be available for purchase, or even to stream on any other service, it appeared on Apple Music, Spotify, and Google Play Music. And now it would seem that there's a lawsuit brewing.

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Sony’s Proton Pack will turn you into a real-life Ghostbuster [April Fools]

Sony’s Proton Pack will turn you into a real-life Ghostbuster [April Fools]

I'd like to state for the record that I ain't afraid of no ghosts. However, just because I'm not afraid of them, doesn't mean that they're not still a huge menace from time to time. For years I've longed for a way to combat them with protons, preferably using some sort of pack. Well, the researchers at Sony have my back, and today they've got a very special announcement.

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Kanye West album ‘Life of Pablo’ comes to Apple Music, Spotify

Kanye West album ‘Life of Pablo’ comes to Apple Music, Spotify

Love him or hate him, Kayne West continues to be a big name in the music industry these days, and many people want to hear his records. And starting today, a whole lot more fans will actually be able to, as West's new album, The Life of Pablo, is finally available on Apple Music, Spotify, and Google Play Music. This marks the first time the album has become available for streaming on any service besides Tidal since it was first released in February.

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Dual Antenna for Broadcast TV is surprisingly small

Dual Antenna for Broadcast TV is surprisingly small

Researchers from the University of Morelos in Mexico have created a new and very small broadcast TV antenna that promises good TV reception in a very small package. The device is called the Reception Box and it is only 11cm L x 6.5cm W x 6mm thick and weighs in at 12 grams. Once the antenna is coated it is only 80g. The designers say that in parts of the US like California, the antenna could pick up the signal of 70 local channels.

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Fullscreen video service targets millennials, arrives in April

Fullscreen video service targets millennials, arrives in April

There’s a new video service getting ready to launch, and you’ve probably never heard of it. Fullscreen will be launching on April 26, and it’ll bring with it a mixture of original and licensed content for a measly $4.99/month, a price that undercuts Netflix, Hulu, and most other for-pay video streaming services. At launch, the service will offer more than 800 hours’ worth of content, and will have the backing of AT&T.

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Where is VR’s killer, must-play game?

Where is VR’s killer, must-play game?

In the last few months I've spent a fair amount of time in virtual reality. I've played a bunch of games which are really fun, used several interesting apps, and experienced other forms of non-interactive entertainment. Personally, I'm sold on the technology, and I'm excited to see where it goes in the future. However, I'm in the minority of people.

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