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TiVo BOLT’s SkipMode feature rolling out to Roamio DVRs

TiVo BOLT’s SkipMode feature rolling out to Roamio DVRs

Video streaming might be all the fad these days, but majority of TV viewers still get their content via traditional means, like broadcast and cable. Sadly, not everybody has the luxury to watch their favorite shows right then and there. DVRs have long existed to remedy that, but, unfortunately, they do record everything. They are, however, getting smarter, at least after the fact. TiVo's SkipMode feature, for example, lets you get to the content your really want and skip the ones that you don't, which is a nice way of calling "ads".

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Game of Thrones season 6 trailer: embracing violence

Game of Thrones season 6 trailer: embracing violence

The sixth season of Game of Thrones, a season so hotly anticipated that HBO decided to ditch screeners over piracy concerns, has just been revealed in a new trailer. Things are bleak, there's no doubt about that, but the excitement is just getting started. Don't worry, this article is spoiler-free -- the trailer, though, definitely isn't if you're not caught up on all the past episodes.

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FunimationNow brings streaming anime to your phone

FunimationNow brings streaming anime to your phone

I love watching some anime. From old favorites like Berserk, Elfin Lied, DBZ, and Neon Genesis to newer stuff like Sword Art Online, I enjoy the sort of escape that these types of shows provide. However, getting access to them isn't always the easiest in the US. Thankfully, Funimation is looking to make it even easier to stream your favorite shows.

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Part of 2016 Olympics to be shot in 8K, preparing for Japan

Part of 2016 Olympics to be shot in 8K, preparing for Japan

8K isn't even a thing yet, even among most of the TV makers in the market. But maybe in four years' time, the landscape might be different already. The Olympic Broadcasting Services apparently isn't going to sit still on that front. When the 2016 Olympics kick off in August in Brazil, it will be shooting a very small portion in 8K resolution. Since the rest of the event won't be in that hi-res quality, this is most likely just a test in preparation for the 2020 Olympics in Japan.

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Xiaomi Mi Box 3 Enhanced Edition gets a Wiimote-alike

Xiaomi Mi Box 3 Enhanced Edition gets a Wiimote-alike

It's been quite a while since we've last heard of a Xiaomi Android set-top box but it seems that the Chinese OEM isn't yet read to put a fourth gen device out there yet. Instead, it has revamped the Mi Box 3 and is launching it as a Mi Box 3 Enhanced Edition. In addition to the slight spec bump, the box gets a new remote control that will undoubtedly remind you of the Wii Remote that made Nintendo's gaming console quite popular back in the days.

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The first World Drone Prix is being held in Dubai next week

The first World Drone Prix is being held in Dubai next week

While it hasn't taken the world by storm yet, the activity of drone racing is starting to catch on in certain circles of UAV fans. Heck, we've already seen drone races that recreate the Speeder Bike scene from Star Wars. But it seems the city of Dubai in the UAE is banking on it becoming a big spectator event, as it's hosting the first World Drone Prix next week, with over 100 teams taking part in the competition.

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Fan-cut Ghostbusters trailer brings back the nostalgia

Fan-cut Ghostbusters trailer brings back the nostalgia

When you think about what makes a movie successful, you often think of the actors, writers, and director. These people might seem like the backbone of the movie making process, but they're not the only ones that have a large amount of control over the way the final product looks. One way to easily see this is by watching a fan re-cut something such as a trailer.

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Netflix may be negotiating to stream BBC’s new Top Gear

Netflix may be negotiating to stream BBC’s new Top Gear

We already know that the new car show from Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, and James May — essentially the "new" Top Gear — has found a home on Amazon's streaming video service, and that the BBC's reboot of the "old" Top Gear will debut on the UK network in late May with a new set of hosts. But about when it comes time for this iteration of Top Gear to head to streaming services? If a new report from The Guardian is correct, Netflix is already making early bids for the show's rights.

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Shows ABC has renewed in 2016 (so far)

Shows ABC has renewed in 2016 (so far)

Have you been crossing your fingers in hopes that your favorite TV shows will be returning? If so, ABC may have some good (or bad, depending) news this evening: it has renewed a bunch of shows, including long-running favorites like Grey’s Anatomy and newer hits like The Goldbergs. It may not be all roses and sunshine, though, as the list of renewed series has a couple of glaring absences, including Castle and The Muppets.

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The Force Awakens Blu-ray release date leaked

The Force Awakens Blu-ray release date leaked

If you have any interest in the movie, you've probably gone to see The Force Awakens by now. If you haven't, perhaps you're just waiting for it to release on Blu-ray. After all, theaters are expensive, and not everyone feels like sitting in a room full of strangers for a couple of hours. Disney still hasn't made any official announcements regarding the release date, but thanks to a certain bunny, we have a pretty good idea.

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Watch the first new Full Ghostbusters Trailer here

Watch the first new Full Ghostbusters Trailer here

Today the full Ghostbusters trailer has been released, and it's explosive. You'll see Slimer. You'll see the proton packs. You'll see the reason why these four actors were chosen for their respective roles. You'll be reminded of the original Ghostbusters in the best way possible. And there'll be a lot of special effects - so many that you'll forget what made the original Ghostbusters so excellent and memorable. This is a whole new generation, after all.

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Marble Machine is a testament to human creativity and insanity

Marble Machine is a testament to human creativity and insanity

Over the centuries, man has developed wonderful and intricate instruments that would delight our ears and pluck at our heartstrings. But what if you could somewhat undo all that and replace them with marbles? Sounds insane? That is somewhat the quest that musician cum inventor Martin Molin of Swedish musical act Wintergatan has taken upon himself to conquer, a quest that took him 14 months to finish. Fortunately for us, and maybe for him, the end result is just as astounding as the concept of a marble-driven music machine is.

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