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’12 Monkeys’ TV show to sync with Philips Hue for mood lighting

’12 Monkeys’ TV show to sync with Philips Hue for mood lighting

In the movie ’12 Monkeys’, time traveler James Cole skips around our timeline trying to thwart the efforts of one organization bent on destroying humanity via a virus. The movie itself is dystopian cool, and a TV show of the same variety would be like Quantum Leap for a new generation. There will be a TV show, too; a spinoff from the movie/short story is currently in production via Syfy, but will have one really neat twist to it.

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The Walking Dead spinoff to star Kim Dickens

The Walking Dead spinoff to star Kim Dickens

In late summer, AMC revealed it had a spinoff of The Walking Dead up its sleeve, and since then some hints and details about the yet-unnamed series have surfaced. The latest among those details just recently arrived courtesy of Deadline, which is reporting that Kim Dickens of Gone Girl will be starring as the series' female lead. She will be playing opposite of Cliff Curtis, and is said to have scored the lead after a long casting process, beating out several other actresses hoping to land the role.

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Vizio takes jab at curved TVs with spoof ad

Vizio takes jab at curved TVs with spoof ad

Curved televisions and monitors are the latest trend, but Vizio, at least, isn't happy with them. Simultaneously bashing the technology and dashing any hopes that it would be rolling out its own version, the company has created a cheesy spoof advertisement hawking a pair of "anti-curve" glasses, which look like a VR headset and include a bonus drink holder for those especially lazy days. Of course, the glasses aren't real, but to make up for the time you spent watching, Vizio has nestled a real perk amidst the humor.

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Vizio P-Series 4K TVs to get three new content apps

Vizio P-Series 4K TVs to get three new content apps

Vizio showed off its budget-friendly P-Series 4K Ultra HD televisions at the beginning of the year, and this past September it rolled out pricing and availability for the sets. The P-Series brought with it some smart features that could utilize its ultra high resolution, and now in time for the holiday season the maker has announced an inbound update that will bring more content apps -- with support for UHD -- to the models, including access to Amazon Instant Video and more.

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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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