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LG webOS 2.0 for Smart TV brings the speed

LG webOS 2.0 for Smart TV brings the speed

LG has made clear their intentions to bring the next generation of TV user interface to the masses with webOS TV 2.0. This system will be appearing on next-generation televisions from LG, and will include features that make it both faster and more convenient to the user. This system will be appearing only on LG Smart+ televisions, and it's unclear at the moment which currently-released televisions will be getting the update - if any will, that is to say.

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Parks and Rec final season trailer shows drone-filled future

Parks and Rec final season trailer shows drone-filled future

Welcome to the future! Parks and Rec's final season is nearly upon us, and with it, we'll be getting a look at the future of our Earth. In the trailer you're about to see, Leslie and Ben are living in their new house together, Tom Haverford is a mogul, and Andy Dwyer has his own TV show. There are drones flying around with packages, too - just like Amazon predicted! And there are see-through tablets, too - it's a terrifying world out there!

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Yoda returns to Star Wars with Frank Oz in tow

Yoda returns to Star Wars with Frank Oz in tow

While there's not yet word of whether or not the ghost of Yoda will return for Episode 7 of the Star Wars live action movie series, Rebels has been confirmed. Star Wars Rebels has already featured a guest appearance of James Earl Jones as Darth Vader - now it's time to bring back none other than the original Yoda - Frank Oz - as our little green friend. This appearance will be made in a "disembodied voice" sort of way - because he's on Dagobah, of course.

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Discovery network shows slated to hit Hulu on Jan 1

Discovery network shows slated to hit Hulu on Jan 1

More people are ditching cable and turning to video streaming services, according to Nielsen, and following the trend is an increase in the number of shows -- including original content -- available through places like Netflix. For its part, Hulu will be adding some popular series from Discovery Network with the turn of the New Year, including the popular fishing series Deadliest Catch and MythBusters.

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Chromecast update brings new look, easier casting

Chromecast update brings new look, easier casting

Chromecast has been updated for Android today, and rolls in a fresh new look and some exciting new functionality. Visually, Chromecast app owners will get that good, good Material Design makeover. Though there isn’t much to the Chromecast app as-is, the visual punch comes just in time; Android Lollipop and Material Design are rolling out to handsets now, and will be coming to more soon enough. Using the app isn’t just pretty, though — it’s easier, as friends no longer have to join your WiFi to share to your Chromecast.

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Android TV gets ‘live’ TV app, but no content

Android TV gets ‘live’ TV app, but no content

Streaming video is a proven winner, and just about everyone is getting in on the cable-cutting. Roku, Amazon Fire TV and Fire Stick, Apple TV, Chromecast, and Android TV all vie for a place behind or next to your TV. All do about the same thing, too, in feeding you content via Netflix or a similar service. A new app on Google Play suggests Android TV may be trying to distance itself from the pack by offering up live content. Whether or not that will work is another matter entirely.

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Apple TV adds new channels, YouTube refresh

Apple TV adds new channels, YouTube refresh

Apple TV is seeing some new channels today, as well as a totally refreshed version of an old favorite. The most notable news for Apple TV today comes via Google, which have upped the YouTube ante and re-worked the channel altogether. The new-look YouTube brings it into focus with Google’s other YouTube properties scattered throughout other streaming properties, with a full searchable database and easy-access subscriptions. It also has ads, which means you’ll now have access to the full library of content.

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Apple’s ‘Best of 2014′ list includes old favs, new artists, fun apps

Apple’s ‘Best of 2014′ list includes old favs, new artists, fun apps

With so much media floating around their platform, Apple has once again rolled out their year-end, best-of awards list. They’ve announced their favorites from 2014, along with a few fun surprises for us. Frozen dominated, with its album being iTunes’ best seller in 2014. Theme song Let It Go was the eighth most downloaded song all year, and two Frozen-themed apps were among the most downloaded of 2014. For the rest of apple’s favorites in 2014, keep reading!

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TV viewership dropped last quarter, online streaming skyrocketed

TV viewership dropped last quarter, online streaming skyrocketed

The latest report from Nielsen shows the growing change in how consumers are watching their favorite shows. Last quarter, the number of people watching traditional television dipped by 4-percent, but those watching shows through online streaming services skyrocketed by 60-percent. This is in comparison to the same quarter (Q3) last year, and it is anticipated the increase in streaming video adoption will impact traditional TV. This news comes shortly after Netflix's CEO Reed Hastings predicted that traditional TV will be effectively dead by 2030.

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Agent Carter will launch with 2-hour premiere on Jan 6

Agent Carter will launch with 2-hour premiere on Jan 6

Marvel's anticipated Agent Carter will be launching with a two-hour premiere, Marvel has announced. The show will debut on January 6 at 8PM ET, and will feature Hayley Atwell as Agent Peggy Carter. We've previously detailed the show, which is a spin-off of Joss Whedon's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. The show will be airing on ABC, and was inspired by the recent Captain America movies, according to the maker.

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