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Netflix denies crackdown on VPN users

Netflix denies crackdown on VPN users

If you're a regular Netflix user, there's a good chance you've used a VPN at some point to get access to a different region's library -- Australians, for example, have long used VPNs to subscribe to the service in the absence of a local option (though that'll be changing soon), and others simply use VPNs to watch shows not offered in their own country. Over the weekend, rumbles surfaced stating Netflix was starting to crackdown on those users, but now the company has spoken up to say such claims are false.

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Marvel’s Ant-Man: first full length trailer goes live

Marvel’s Ant-Man: first full length trailer goes live

Last week, Marvel teased eager fans with a pre-movie trailer video that offered clips from the actual first trailer -- only they were in tiny ant-sized windows too small for anyone to actually see. We blew up the clips and they gave a fuzzy, if somewhat frustrating glimpse at what was going on in the scenes, but ultimately it was a wait-and-see game until the actual trailer was released. Now it's here, and we get a full human-sized look at those clips, as well as nearly two minutes of other footage.

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Netflix reveals plans for early 2015, TV recommendations

Netflix reveals plans for early 2015, TV recommendations

Last year, Netflix introduced a lot of content alongside promises of even bigger things to come in 2015. The new year is here, and with it are additional details about what we can expect in the near future from the content streaming service, including both new premieres and favorite shows that'll be back with new episodes very soon. In addition, the company has also announced its new "Netflix Recommended TV" program to help its customers select their next television model.

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Pono Player hands-on: believe the hype

Pono Player hands-on: believe the hype

It's a true testament to the high-quality audio delivery of the Pono Player that we're able to suggest that it's all that it's cut out to be at a tech convention. We're at Showstoppers during CES 2015 and it's loud - not deafeningly loud, but loud enough that it's not an optimal environment for listening to tunes. This device delivers sound that's next-level. With a pair of Sennheiser Momentum headphones plugged in, this music player brings a depth to music we simply did not expect.

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Sony Walkman NW-ZX2 hands-on: Android and high-res audio

Sony Walkman NW-ZX2 hands-on: Android and high-res audio

This week the next Sony Walkman has been introduced, bringing both Android and a 128GB bit of internal storage to the table. You also have a microSD card slot to expand your internal storage by another 128GB if you wish. You'll also have High-resolution Audio playback and compatibility with S-Master HX Digital Amplifier compatibility. DSEE HX (Digital Sound Enhancement Engine), ClearAudio+, and Clear Bass are also inside. With Equalizer abilities and VPT onboard, you're going to have a clear audio experience, that's for certain.

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Sony 75-inch HDTV brings Android TV and 4K

Sony 75-inch HDTV brings Android TV and 4K

The XBR-75X940C 75-inch 4K smart TV from Sony has been revealed. This unit works with a new Sony 4K processor (the X1), works with High-Resolution Audio, and rolls with what Sony calls One-Flick Entertainment. This unit has an extremely slim-line bezel around its top, bottom, and sides, and sits on a chrome stand through its center. This is one of several Sony TV sets coming this week to CES 2015 - and it's not the only set they're releasing with Android TV inside.

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DISH Hopper Voice Remote and 4K Joey box unveiled

DISH Hopper Voice Remote and 4K Joey box unveiled

This week at CES 2015, Dish is bringing more than a Sling TV service to the market. They're also bringing a new DISH Hopper Voice Remote and a 4K Joey TV box as well. With the Hopper Voice Remote, you'll find a "streamlined customer experience," as they say, finding a sweet spot between the limited functionality (requiring more clicks) of the Apple TV remote and the overly-complicated universal remotes of the past. This remote will be present in most future Dish device setups.

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Marvel’s Ant-Man teased with teeny movie clips

Marvel’s Ant-Man teased with teeny movie clips

Marvel's Ant-Man, the movie that had a bit of a rough spell before ultimately casting Paul Rudd and recently entering production, has officially been teased -- and by teased, we mean a literal tease, in that viewers are shown several clips from the movie that are entirely too small to actually see. Clips for ants, more or less. If you have eagle eyes or happen to be excellent at discerning rapid minuscule movie segments, however, we've got the "trailer" for you after the jump.

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Back to the Future delivers in 2015 with Nike, VR, Tony Hawk, and Pepsi

Back to the Future delivers in 2015 with Nike, VR, Tony Hawk, and Pepsi

Easily one of the most iconic sets of scenes in a film about the future appears in the epic comedy Back to the Future II. In this film we travel forward to the year 2015 to the day November 5th. In the year 2011, Nike blasted everyone's faces off with the first release of the Nike MAG - that's the pair of shoes that appear in BTTF2 - without the Power Laces. Fast-forward to February of 2014 and the designer of the MAG shoes confirmed power laces for 2015. These are just one of a set of products inspired by BTTF2 and prepped for release this year, the year they're supposed to have been on the market.

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Aliens sequel visualized by director of District 9, Elysium [UPDATE]

Aliens sequel visualized by director of District 9, Elysium [UPDATE]

We don't really know what to believe when it comes to this proposed sequel to Aliens. Images posted by Director and Visual Effects artist Neill Blomkamp have sparked our interest, that's for certain - but whether or not he'd actually been attached to a film is unconfirmed. What we do know is that we'd certainly have loved to see a dark, alternate universe in the eye of Blomkamp, especially after seeing these illustrations. Blomkamp previously directed Elysium and District 9 - his next film is Chappie.

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