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The CW prepares to launch subscription-free streaming

The CW prepares to launch subscription-free streaming

The CW is making a big move many of its peers are still too afraid to make: it is getting ready to launch subscription-free streaming across just about every major device, including Apple TV, Fire TV, Chromecast, Roku, and Xbox, as well as on iOS and Android, and over AirPlay. Because it will be subscription-free streaming, you won't need an applicable for-pay cable plan in order to sign in and access the content.

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LG’s new 77-inch 4K OLED TV available for pre-order

LG’s new 77-inch 4K OLED TV available for pre-order

LG already has already made a line-up of impressive 4K OLED TVs available this year, but now it's ready to top them all with an extra-large 77-inch model. As the latest size in the companies Signature line of televisions, it features both 4K resolution and HDR support, but the massive size comes with a massive price tag: $20,000. If you have the cash, and you're looking to all-in on a 4K set, maybe to take advantage of a new Xbox One S or upcoming PS4 Pro, you might as well really go all-in.

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You can watch the Drone Racing League on ESPN starting next month

You can watch the Drone Racing League on ESPN starting next month

Televised sports have come to include a lot different things in the last few years. Some time ago it started with televised poker tournaments, and these days competitive video games are getting their time in light with many networks investing in eSports. It appears the next big activity is going to be professional drone racing, as ESPN has announced a new broadcasting deal with the Drone Racing League (yes, that's already a thing).

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Ex-Top Gear hosts’ ‘The Grand Tour’ hits Amazon on November 18

Ex-Top Gear hosts’ ‘The Grand Tour’ hits Amazon on November 18

Fan of the BBC's previous version of Top Gear — that is, the one with well-known hosts Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, and James May — have been missing their fix of cars, snark, and silly antics for well over a year now. The trio departed from the show in early 2015 following Clarkson's dismissal, but it didn't take long for them to re-group and come up with a new show. That show, titled The Grand Tour, was picked up by Amazon, and now finally has a premiere date.

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LG Signature 77″ OLED 4K TV heads to preorder for $20,000

LG Signature 77″ OLED 4K TV heads to preorder for $20,000

LG Electronics USA has a new massive television, and you will be able to order one for yourself starting this upcoming Saturday. The 77-inch LG Signature OLED TV boasts 4K Ultra HD resolution and smart functionality, but it doesn’t come cheap: the model can be preordered soon for $19,999 USD. If that seems steep (it is), keep in mind everything you get with it — in addition to “the most lifelike images on any television,” according to LG, buyers also get LG Signature Concierge, an exclusive service available to registered owners 24/7.

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Watch the new Pokemon Generations series on YouTube

Watch the new Pokemon Generations series on YouTube

Fans of the Pokemon Origins miniseries will want to mark their calendars, because The Pokemon Company announced today that it will be launching a new series titled Pokemon Generations later this week. Premiering on YouTube on September 16, this new series seems to be a follow up to Origins, though it also appears to be a little more ambitious than its predecessor, looking to touch on major moments from all of the main series Pokemon releases, from Red and Blue all the way up to X and Y.

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4K TiVo BOLT+ announced with 3TB of storage

4K TiVo BOLT+ announced with 3TB of storage

TiVo has announced that it will be giving its BOLT something of a makeover, announcing the pricing and release details for the new BOLT+ today. The BOLT+ is similar in a lot of ways to the original BOLT, offering up support for 4K resolutions and features like QuickMode and SkipMode, but with this latest release, TiVo is stepping up its game a little bit.

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Amazon said to be negotiating streaming rights for live sports

Amazon said to be negotiating streaming rights for live sports

As Amazon has already become a major player in the streaming video market, it's now looking to move beyond just offering TV shows, movies, and original series. A new report from Bloomberg says the company want to challenge broadcast TV by offering coverage of live sporting events, including soccer, golf, tennis, and auto racing. The paper's anonymous sources say Amazon has begun talks into acquiring the licenses needed to stream such events.

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Mythbusters’ build team gets Netflix original ‘The White Rabbit Project’

Mythbusters’ build team gets Netflix original ‘The White Rabbit Project’

Fans of the TV show Mythbusters who aren't looking forward to the upcoming reboot as a reality with new hosts will soon have another option: the original series' M7 Build Team — Grant Imahara, Tory Belleci, and Kari Byron — will be appearing in The White Rabbit Project, a new Netflix original show to debut on the service this December.

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Philips 901F 55″ OLED TV features built-in ambient lights

Philips 901F 55″ OLED TV features built-in ambient lights

Philips is launching its first OLED television, and it comes with beautiful built-in ambient lights called “Ambilight.” The TV boasts a bunch of different features, including an OLED panel with a wide range of colors and the Perfect Pixel Ultra HD engine powering things. The combination of features ultimately results in a 3800ppi performance index, eclipsing most other televisions currently available.

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Stranger Things Season 2 confirmed for 2017 debut

Stranger Things Season 2 confirmed for 2017 debut

In what is likely to be the day's least surprisingly news, Netflix has officially confirmed that Stranger Things will return for a second season next year. That Stranger Things would return for a second season was pretty much a given, considering the amount of chatter the first season generated across the internet. Netflix hasn't announced any additional details, but we expect those to begin trickling in as work on season two progresses.

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Sony and Panasonic to debut 8K TVs in time for 2020 Olympics

Sony and Panasonic to debut 8K TVs in time for 2020 Olympics

4K televisions and broadcasts are just barely starting to catch on, but it's already time to start thinking about the next leap forward. At least, that's how Japan feels when it comes time to watch the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo. Japanese national broadcaster NHK has already stated that it will broadcast the Tokyo Games in 8K (also known as Super Hi-Vision), and now manufacturers Sony and Panasonic will be working together to get 8K-capable TVs on the market by the year 2020.

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