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LG reveals Ultra HD TV spring lineup availability and pricing

LG reveals Ultra HD TV spring lineup availability and pricing

LG has revealed both the pricing and the availability of its new 4K Ultra HD televisions for 2015, and chief among them is its new 4K UHD OLED TV, which is set to be available this spring. Aside from the OLED offering, the rest of the sets are 4K LED televisions with different features and price points, all of them also set to arrive this spring. There are a total of six different models, most of which are being offered in a trio of sizes.

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Panasonic’s new 4K VIERA LED TV line to run Firefox OS

Panasonic’s new 4K VIERA LED TV line to run Firefox OS

The platform wars are moving to smart TVs. Don't believe it? Samsung is putting Tizen on all its smart TVs this year. LG's own sets already have webOS inside. Now Panasonic is joining the fray, but not with an operating system that it has developed itself. As it showed at CES last month, the consumer electronics maker is betting big on Firefox OS and it is announcing that all the members of its new 4K VIERA TV line will be employing the web-based platform for its user interface.

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Telltale Games, Lionsgate team up for TV/game hybrid

Telltale Games, Lionsgate team up for TV/game hybrid

Some are of the opinion that video games these days are starting to get closer to TV shows and films, especially with some adopting a more episodic style of release. Those boundaries will once again blur in an upcoming creative project, called a "Super Show" that will come from the brightest minds of game developer Telltale Games and TV studio Lionsgate. The two will be weaving a rather complex tale that will encompass both traditional a TV series as well as interactive media, creating a hybrid between a TV show and a game.

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New House of Cards teaser leaves us hungry for more

New House of Cards teaser leaves us hungry for more

House of Cards is characteristic of change; most notably in how we watch television. The series gave way to binge watching, where all episodes were simply dumped online, ready for our streaming wants. Seasons one and two got Frank and Claire Underwood to the White House via various methods of chicanery, and has brought them to the brink. With season three teasers, we’ve already seen a strained relationship between the two, and the latest installment gives us a bit more insight to the growing divide in (fake) Washington D.C.

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Game of Thrones season 5 will branch off from book series, be ‘bloodier’

Game of Thrones season 5 will branch off from book series, be ‘bloodier’

We’ve all experienced it, either in person or online; someone who has actually read the ‘A Song of Ice and Fire’ books the ‘Game of Thrones’ TV show is based on brags that they know what’s coming. Sometimes, they even ruin for everyone — or are annoyed when the show doesn’t mimic the books exactly. With the TV show outpacing the slow pace with which George R.R. Martin pens the book series, it seems things are about to change. A lot.

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Sony throwing in the towel on phones and TVs

Sony throwing in the towel on phones and TVs

Sony's appetite for struggling through the cutthroat smartphone and TV segments may have finally faded, with the company's chief exec saying he will no longer chase sales growth, and is open to spinning-off each. The admission of near-defeat comes as CEO Kazuo Hirai outlined his new focus for the next three years, concentrating on PlayStation and camera sensor development rather than segments like phones which have been attacked at either end of the market, both by cheap rivals from Asia, and from more high-end competition from Apple and Samsung.

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Modern Family “Connection Lost” iPhone episode behind-the-scenes

Modern Family “Connection Lost” iPhone episode behind-the-scenes

What defines the Modern Family? If it's ABC's popular sitcom of the same name, then that's a question spanning six seasons, and now adding Apple to its roster of same-sex and inter-generational marriage, awkward siblings, and cross-cultural differences. For upcoming episode "Connection Lost," however, the challenge got even greater: shot almost entirely on iPhone 6 in just two days, processed on a Mac Pro, and taking place entirely on the desktop of OS X Yosemite. I headed to 20th Century Fox studios in LA to preview what co-author and director Steve Levitan describes as "the most labor-intensive episode" that the Modern Family team has ever attempted.

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Sling TV adding EPIX VoD channels to lineup soon

Sling TV adding EPIX VoD channels to lineup soon

Now that Sling is out of its wider beta program and available for all, cord cutters can actually entertain the thought of going with Dish’s TV-but-also-not-TV offering for their content delivery. The over the top Internet TV service starts at $20, which gets you a dozen or so channels, and even brings in live sports content via ESPN. If you want video-on-demand via Sling TV, there are options, but a new one might be a bit more attractive to movie fans. Today, Sling TV is announcing a deal that will bring four new EPIX channels to their lineup.

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Walking Dead creator’s new series ‘Outcast’ to premiere on Cinemax

Walking Dead creator’s new series ‘Outcast’ to premiere on Cinemax

Robert Kirkman is the creator of The Walking Dead comic series, and also serves as one of the executive producers for the mega-popular TV show on AMC. But with all that success the writer has kept busy, and last year launched a new comic called Outcast. Well, TV networks seem eager to get their hands on anything the man produces, as Cinemax has already ordered a 10-episode run of the show to be made with only six issues of the comic being released so far.

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House of Cards Season 3 out today, 16 days early [UPDATE: Pulled!]

House of Cards Season 3 out today, 16 days early [UPDATE: Pulled!]

The third season of House of Cards was supposed to be released to Netflix on the 27th of February. Today, House of Cards season 3 is out. That means you've got the opportunity to binge-watch the entire season very, very quickly before whoever's in charge finds out that this season has been released 16 days earlier than their press release says it will. It's time for you to go for it right now! Drop everything and run directly out the door - and make sure you don't tell anyone on your way!

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