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Hulu grabs Seth Rogen’s ‘Future Man’ comedy

Hulu grabs Seth Rogen’s ‘Future Man’ comedy

Hulu has ordered a 30 minute pilot episode for Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg’s ‘Future Man’ comedy, it has been announced. The comedy is said to follow the likes of a janitor who cleans up during the day, and who plays as a world-ranked gamer at night. Neither of those are central to the storyline, however. Rather, visitors said to come from the future advise the janitor that he is the only hope for humanity — humans will become extinct if the janitor doesn’t do something to stop the invasion of some unspecified “super race”.

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Fear the Walking Dead: watch first 3 mins before Sunday premiere

Fear the Walking Dead: watch first 3 mins before Sunday premiere

This Sunday ushers in the premiere of AMC's new Fear the Walking Dead TV show, a companion series to the network's long-standing and still popular The Walking Dead series. After numerous trailers and a progressive look at the apocalypse version of Los Angeles, the network has released the first full three minutes of the upcoming world premiere. There's not much in it considered spoiler-worthy, especially if you've already seen the trailers.

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Netflix users reclaim 140 hours others spend watching TV ads

Netflix users reclaim 140 hours others spend watching TV ads

Discussions of cord-cutting usually touch on the financial and less-limited aspects of eschewing traditional television. The latter of those two talking points are less relevant today as networks embrace on-demand and live streaming, but there's another aspect of ditching cable that, well, cable can't compete with: the lack of advertisements. Some video streaming services like Hulu still have commercials, but others like Netflix don't, and those who use Netflix are regaining a significant number of hours otherwise spent watching TV commercials.

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Next Apple TV reported to run iOS 9, feature full iOS core

Next Apple TV reported to run iOS 9, feature full iOS core

While we've already hear about a new Apple TV to be introduced alongside the big iPhone announcement in September, a new 9to5Mac report has detailed a number of the features expected to included with the latest set-top box. The main new advancement of the hardware refresh is that the Apple TV will be running its own version of iOS 9, specifically optimized for television screens, along with a "full-blown iOS core."

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‘Most-missed device’ study reveals gadget lust by age

‘Most-missed device’ study reveals gadget lust by age

Every generation has its favorite gadgets — we’ve seen studies that indicate, for example, that the youngest television viewers prefer watching on their phone or tablet while their parents, more often than not, prefer a traditional television. A big study by the UK’s Ofcom recently dug deep into the data about gadget preferences and broke the information down by age, giving a side-by-side look at every age group and how those in them feel about their devices. It chose to do this by ranking devices based on which one each age group would miss the most.

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Fresh Prince of Bel-Air is (maybe) getting a reboot, too

Fresh Prince of Bel-Air is (maybe) getting a reboot, too

You can add Will Smith's popular 90s sitcom The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air to the list of TV shows getting a reboot. According to recent reports, Smith's production company has a project in the pipeline that will either be a reboot of Fresh Prince, or will be a sitcom series that is similar in nature -- reports are conflicting, but the more reliable of the sources indicate the upcoming show will be in the vein of Fresh Prince rather than a direct update. It has been just under 20 years since Fresh Prince wrapped up.

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LG Music Flow curved sound bar for US arrives in October

LG Music Flow curved sound bar for US arrives in October

LG has a new curved sound bar that'll be arriving in the near future, the LAS855M. This is the maker’s first curved sound bar, and it will be arriving for buyers in the United States this upcoming October. The sound bar is designed to complement LG’s (and other manufacturers’) curved televisions, being both gently curved in the same way and coupling it with a shallow, broad design. The speaker bar can be placed on the television stand or mounted on the wall.

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Touchjet WAVE turns any TV into an Android Surface Hub

Touchjet WAVE turns any TV into an Android Surface Hub

We already have smart TVs, even those that run Android, but interacting with them still isn't something that has settled into a standard. You've got remote controls, gamepads, and even keyboard and mouse. So why not throw in two more ways? Like touch and a stylus. If that sounds almost familiar, then you've probably heard of Microsoft's Surface Hub. The Touchjet WAVE can do that too but at a fraction of the price and with the more open and more flexible Android. That is, if the crowdfunding campaign gets off the ground.

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American Horror Story: Hotel — Rabe returns as serial killer

American Horror Story: Hotel — Rabe returns as serial killer

Not much has been revealed about the upcoming fifth season of American Horror Story, though Lady Gaga has spoken about it more than once, including on her social accounts. We got our first hint of her role in the recent past via the season’s first teaser trailer. Now more details have emerged about one of the returning cast members — Lily Rabe — and her upcoming role in the season. She’ll be playing as Aileen Wuornos, a serial killer. The news was revealed by American Horror Story’s chief Ryan Murphy.

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The Walking Dead’s patient zero has been revealed

The Walking Dead’s patient zero has been revealed

If you’re a fan of the show, you know by now that the so-called prequel — more aptly described as a companion series — to The Walking Dead will be premiering this month, and it’ll be called Fear the Walking Dead. That show has been progressively teased, starting first with what seemed to be a very lackluster teaser. We got a fleshed out look at this scene in the first full-length trailer, and as it turns out that full look showed fans far more than they realized: patient zero. Note: Spoilers ahead!

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Hulu saves you from yourself, says no to binge watching

Hulu saves you from yourself, says no to binge watching

Netflix, as any subscriber knows, is all about entertainment gluttony (not that it explicitly encourages such behavior). The video streaming service elects to drop full seasons at once, and report after report indicates what users already know: viewers, when given a full season in a single moment, will largely watch it all in binging sessions, consuming episode after episode until the full season has been completed in a mere weekend or so. Hulu frowns upon this consumption habit and recently revealed it will not be supporting it.

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HBO announces Westworld, its new sci-fi western drama

HBO announces Westworld, its new sci-fi western drama

While Sunday night saw the season two finale of the crime drama True Detective, HBO also used the time slot to announce Westworld, a new show set to debut in 2016. There was a 30-second teaser shown as well, giving off the impression the show will be a western, however there are also heavy sci-fi elements as well. Westworld will feature hour-long episodes, and is based on the 1973 movie of the same name by Michael Crichton.

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