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Pronto review: Great for cable TV, but falls short elsewhere

Pronto review: Great for cable TV, but falls short elsewhere

As portable a device as I’ve seen come across my desk in some time, Pronto intends to make a home on my mantle, next to my TV. Or maybe 30 feet away! This little rectangular box of plastic wants to control all my living room (or bedroom) devices via Bluetooth, and allow me to control it via an app on my iPhone. Part universal remote, part new-look TV interface on the phone, Pronto definitely sounds the part, but does it stack up? Let’s find out.

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Super Bowl Ads only: Dish Reverse AutoHop to the rescue

Super Bowl Ads only: Dish Reverse AutoHop to the rescue

Oh thank goodness the Dish team have come to their senses, turning their advertising-skipping feature "AutoHop" on its head for the Super Bowl. Instead of skipping the advertisements, Dish suggests you may want to skip the football. With Reverse AutoHop, the Hopper DVR device will allow you to watch the entire Super Bowl without all those tiresome, boring minutes of sports. Now you can just watch Kim Kardashian's T-Mobile USA ad instead - or the one with the rabbits. Or the one with the guy - the ad about the stuff!

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Sling TV Review: Taking TV back

Sling TV Review: Taking TV back

As I write this review, SportsCenter is on in the background. I’ve not watched ESPN in years — actual years — so this review is like revisiting a memory. I’m a bit of a cord cutter (I still get Internet via the cable company), and there are several reasons for that. Sling TV brings cable back into my life, but in the best way possible. I don’t have to re-up some cable contract, and it works with streaming devices I have on every TV. It’s must-have TV. Here’s why.

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Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt trailer drops ahead of Netflix debut

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt trailer drops ahead of Netflix debut

In November 2014, it was revealed that NBC's Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt would be arriving on Netflix instead of the network, the reasons for which revolving around NBC's drama-heavy mid-season schedule and the belief that the show would do best on the video streaming service. While we've known for a while now what the show would be about, we haven't yet been given actual look at the series -- until today. The Netflix-branded series trailer has officially dropped, and is likely the first of several that'll arrive before the series debuts.

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Fox teases return of X-Files, Prison Break series

Fox teases return of X-Files, Prison Break series

Good news for X-Files fans wishing for the return of their favorite detectives of the supernatural, Mulder and Scully: Fox's television division has just said that it wants to see two of its popular series from the past make a return, and X-Files is being considered. This decision on Fox's part comes after the recent return of 24 with the Live Another Day miniseries, and how it proved popular with fans. One of the other shows potentially making a comeback is Prison Break.

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LG’s display operations halted following factory tragedy

LG’s display operations halted following factory tragedy

This past Monday, an LG display factory near Paju, South Korea experience a gas leak that resulted in the death of two workers and caused a few more to fall ill. The cause was tied to a nitrogen leak that seemed to occur while contractor workers were performing maintenance and repair activities. At the time, LG expressed sorrow over the incident and vowed to work with authorities in determining what caused the leak. As of now, operations have been ordered to a halt.

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The Walking Dead trailer teases show’s February 8 return

The Walking Dead trailer teases show’s February 8 return

If you haven't finished catching up on The Walking Dead yet, now is the time to do so. The show is set to return next month, and to help usher it in is a new trailer teasing what viewers can expect. Less you worry, be advised there are no spoilers -- in fact, there is practically nothing at all in terms of the story, with viewers instead being presented with a roster of remaining characters doing what they do best: surviving.

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Sony reportedly open to sale of mobile, TV divisions

Sony reportedly open to sale of mobile, TV divisions

Among all the turmoil you’ve read regarding Sony recently, a larger narrative is taking place. The company’s ability to turn a solid profit has come under scrutiny the past few years, which prompted them to sell their VAIO brand. According to a new report, Sony is also entertaining a similar move for TV and mobile. They’re entertaining the sale of just about every segment they do business in, according to sources. That could spell trouble for Sony’s various arms, or signal a rebirth.

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Better Call Saul: extended trailer (finally) gives long look

Better Call Saul: extended trailer (finally) gives long look

The Breaking Bad spin-off Better Call Saul is ever nearing, and as its launch date approaches we have yet another trailer to pick through. Unlike the trailers that have been dropped thus far, this one offers an extended look at the show (more than two minutes of footage), giving viewers an idea of what exactly they're in for and a narrative to go with it. We've seen parts of the trailer before, but a good deal of it is new, and it reveals what looks to be a promising series.

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