Hulu will spend about $2.5 billion on content this year

Hulu will spend about $2.5 billion on content this year

Hulu is set to spend around $2.5 billion on content this year, company CEO Mike Hopkins revealed yesterday at the Paley Center for Media in New York. The company introduced some big changes to the service year with the introduction of its live TV product, and it is also seeing growing success with its original shows like 'The Handmaid's Tale' and 'Harlots.'

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Hearthstone 3D printed cases bring game art to your phone

Hearthstone 3D printed cases bring game art to your phone

The company FabZat has announced a new collaboration with Blizzard Entertainment that allows it to 3D-print phone cases featuring artwork from the game Hearthstone. Any fan can use FabZat's website to design their own Hearthstone phone case, choosing from a handful of art options for the back of the shell, as well as various card options for the front of the case.

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Gmail for Android update brings archiving interface tweak

Gmail for Android update brings archiving interface tweak

Google has pushed out a Gmail for Android update, and it brings some relatively minor -- but visually distinct -- changes. Namely, swiping to archive an email is now presented in a different way, giving users access to an undo button located at the bottom of the screen. This placement makes it easy to undo the archiving using your thumb while gripping the phone.

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Mars isolation test will end this weekend after 8 months

Mars isolation test will end this weekend after 8 months

Back in January, we reported that a crew was going to spend 8 months living in isolation in a location that simulated the Mars environment. This isolation is a test ahead of future missions to Mars, where humans will spend large amounts of time in cramped quarters with a small group of other people. This crew is scheduled to exit their accommodations this upcoming Sunday.

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PSA: Google deletes Android backups after a couple months of inactivity

PSA: Google deletes Android backups after a couple months of inactivity

A Redditor recently brought attention to an issue many Android users probably aren't aware of: Google automatically deletes Android backups after a couple months of inactivity. The starting date of that inactivity comes after two weeks of zero device usage. Once the clocks reaches zero, that backup is gone, and affected users say they aren't given any warning ahead of time that the deletion is about to happen.

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T-Mobile ONE plan limits Apple Watch Series 3 to slow data speeds

T-Mobile ONE plan limits Apple Watch Series 3 to slow data speeds

T-Mobile users who have their hearts set on the new Apple Series 3 with LTE are facing some unfortunate news: the carrier is limiting the wearable to 3G-ish speeds. The carrier doesn't go out of its way to underscore that reality, instead listing it among various tidbits of fine print. According to that fine print, you'll get 512Kbps speeds with your shiny new Apple wearable.

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Heroes of the Storm is getting Ana and Junkrat from Overwatch

Heroes of the Storm is getting Ana and Junkrat from Overwatch

Blizzard had some big Heroes of the Storm announcements to make during today's Heroes Global Championship matches. The next heroes coming to the game both come from Overwatch: the sniper Ana and the explosives enthusiast Junkrat. They won't be alone, either, as Blizzard also revealed a bunch of new skins and a new battleground modeled after Overwatch's Volskaya Industries.

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Micro-needle skin patch is a futuristic treatment for diabetes and obesity

Micro-needle skin patch is a futuristic treatment for diabetes and obesity

Researchers have detailed a new potential treatment option for diabetes and obesity, one that requires wearing a patch containing 'microneedles.' These micro-needles are exactly they sound like -- very small needles that pierce the skin to deliver medication to the patient. The patch was created by researchers with the University of North Carolina and Columbia University Medical Center.

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Motorola Gamepad Moto Mod Review: Great for tiny hands

Motorola Gamepad Moto Mod Review: Great for tiny hands

When I use the Gamepad Moto Mod for extended periods of time, my hands cramp. When I place the controller in the hands of a 6-year-old colleague of mine, she's able to use the controller without issue. The Gamepad Moto Mod, made for Motorola Moto Z2 Force (and similar Motorola phones), by Lenovo, works perfect in all other categories. It's just that pesky size situation that's bummed me out thoroughly.

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8bitdo’s SN30 Pro controller is a vintage jack-of-all-trades

8bitdo’s SN30 Pro controller is a vintage jack-of-all-trades

8bitdo is back on the scene today with a pair of new retro-inspired controllers that should be a little more capable than what the company normally puts out. The SF30 Pro and the SN30 Pro are both fashioned after the SNES controller, only with a few obvious differences. For instance, the original SNES controller didn't have analog sticks, while the SF30 and the SN30 do.

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Sling TV has new extended trial and free TV antenna promotions

Sling TV has new extended trial and free TV antenna promotions

Sling TV, the over-the-Internet live television service from Dish Network, has announced a pair of new promotions that hope to lure in new subscribers. One of those promotions, which offers a free OTA TV antenna and an AirTV device, is already live; the other, which gives users a free month of service, goes live tomorrow (and tomorrow only).

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Verizon won’t buy Comcast, apocalypse averted

Verizon won’t buy Comcast, apocalypse averted

Throughout the year, the idea of Verizon purchasing either Chater or Comcast - two huge cable providers in the US - has been floated by all sorts of people. Analysts, financial experts, and even Verizon itself have all flirted with the idea, but those who were concerned that such a deal might actually go down are getting a bit of good news today. As it turns out, Verizon has abandoned efforts to buy up a cable company... at least for now.

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