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Netflix places order for ‘Altered Carbon’ sci-fi series

Netflix places order for ‘Altered Carbon’ sci-fi series

The cyberpunk sci-fi book “Altered Carbon” will soon be made into an original Netflix series, according to a new report. Netflix has ordered a ten-episode first season based on the 2002 novel by Richard K. Morgan, with Skydance Television serving as the studio behind it. This move comes years after rights to an adaption of the book were acquired by Laeta Kalogridis.

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Marvel’s Jessica Jones renewed for Season 2 by Netflix

Marvel’s Jessica Jones renewed for Season 2 by Netflix

Netflix has renewed Marvel’s Jessica Jones, one of its original Marvel shows, for a second season. The second season order is for 13 episodes, and will bring Krysten Ritter back as Jessica Jones, a super-strong private investigator who made her streaming debut back in November. This year will also bring a separate Luke Cage series, which will also debut on Netflix.

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Robot Wars returns to BBC Two

Robot Wars returns to BBC Two

Robot Wars is one of those classic shows that fans of robots, remote controlled devices, DIY, and flailing death machines always wanted. The show was cancelled a while back, but it has been announced that Robot Wars is making a comeback on BBC Two. The show is listed to be a 6x60' series which is presumably six episodes of 60 minutes each.

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Samsung is giving SUHD TV buyers the tech to make a smart home hub

Samsung is giving SUHD TV buyers the tech to make a smart home hub

SmartThings has announced a dongle that turns Samsung TVs into the hub of a smart home. The SmartThings Extend USB adapter will allow Samsung TVs to hook into the SmartThings ecosystem, controlling over 200 products ranging from lights, through outlets, and more esoteric kit like baby monitors and more.

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Samsung unveils IoT SUHD Smart TVs at CES 2016

Samsung unveils IoT SUHD Smart TVs at CES 2016

Samsung has announced planned IoT integration with its' new line of televisions. With such an integration, the television transforms from a mere entertainment box into a large central hub of sorts, lending owners access to different element of their smart home. Says Samsung, all of its 2016 Smart TVs will be Internet of Things ready, working in conjunction with the SmartThings platform.

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Roku announces 4K streaming with new TCL televisions

Roku announces 4K streaming with new TCL televisions

When it comes to streaming video and entertainment, Roku has been competing in set-top box market for some time now, but it's also making progress on adopting the strategy of Netflix and Amazon Video by having its service baked into televisions directly as an app. While the latest Roku 4 box introduced support for 4K content, the company has announced at CES 2016 that it's introducing 4K Roku TV built into new televisions from TCL this year.

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LG Display brings rollable OLED newspaper to CES 2016

LG Display brings rollable OLED newspaper to CES 2016

LG Display said it was pumping $8.7bn into OLED development, and some of the early fruits of that investment at showing up at CES this week. The company might not have a wide range of products commercially available with the prototype and proof-of-concept screens, but it is looking across more than just living rooms and smartphones for where the panels will be used.

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LG starts CES 2016 big with 98-inch 8K TV and more

LG starts CES 2016 big with 98-inch 8K TV and more

Picked up a 4K television yet? If not, you're now even further behind the curve, with LG bringing a 98-inch 8K TV to CES this year. Billed by the company has its first production-ready 98-inch 8K SUPER UHD TV, the unnamed set isn't actually scheduled to hit stores until the second half of this year - presumably to give you time to save up - but there are plenty of Ultra HD models to tide you over.

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Samsung 2016 Smart TVs get PlayStation Now game streaming

Samsung 2016 Smart TVs get PlayStation Now game streaming

Following the earlier news that Samsung will be improving its 2016 smart TV lineup with GAIA security and smart home connectivity, it seems gaming will be another category they look to excel in. The South Korean manufacturer has announced that it will be showcasing new smart TVs featuring PlayStation Now support at CES 2016 next week, allowing users to stream console-quality games directly to their television.

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Nielsen report: most cable networks lost viewers this year

Nielsen report: most cable networks lost viewers this year

According to a new Nielsen report, most cable networks lost a substantial number of viewers this year in comparison to the same numbers from 2014. Only a few steadfast networks saw gains in their viewership numbers, with Cartoon Network trumping them all and both AMC and Discovery following close behind. Despite those few successes, though, overall cable network performance was low -- and they mostly have Netflix to blame.

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Game of Thrones was 2015’s most pirated TV show

Game of Thrones was 2015’s most pirated TV show

In what shouldn't really come as a surprise, HBO's hit drama Game of Thrones has been recognized as the most pirated TV show of 2015, beating out hits like The Walking Dead and The Big Bang Theory. This marks the fourth year in a row that the show has been recognized for the feat by TorrentFreak, not to mention setting new worldwide piracy records earlier this year. According to TorrentFreak's data, Game of Thrones' season 5 finale was torrented roughly 14.4 million times.

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Netflix to add ‘Parks and Recreation’ season 7 next month

Netflix to add ‘Parks and Recreation’ season 7 next month

Parks and Recreation season 7 is finally coming to Netflix, the service has announced. According to a spokesperson, the show’s latest season will be going live for streaming next month — there’s about three weeks remaining. Once January 13 rolls round, the entire Parks and Recreation series will be available to the service's subscribers.

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