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X-Files 2015 guide: catching up with Mulder and Scully

X-Files 2015 guide: catching up with Mulder and Scully

This week it's been confirmed by Fox and the original creator of the X-Files that a new series is about to be made. This new X-Files has tapped the original Agent Dana Scully (Gillian Anderson) and Agent Fox Mulder (David Duchovny) to return for a 6-episode mini-season. For those of you ashamed at having never watched the original series or similarly ashamed that you've forgotten the details, the following miniature guide with gifs is made just for the likes of you.

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X-Files return official for 6 episodes

X-Files return official for 6 episodes

This week the folks at Fox have made official the return of the X-Files TV show. A run of 6 episodes will be airing soon - though the exact release date has been withheld as yet. The production of this series will begin in the Summer of 2015 - very soon. "I think of it as a 13-year commercial break," said creator/executive producer Chris Carter, "The good news is the world has only gotten that much stranger, a perfect time to tell these six stories." Six individual stories, that is to say, not one long-running episode split into six.

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Xiaomi Mi TV 2 launches with 40-inch screen and impressive price

Xiaomi Mi TV 2 launches with 40-inch screen and impressive price

About a year ago, Xiaomi launched a TV in China that was its first Mi TV 2 product. That TV had a 49-inch screen and 4K resolution with Android-based MIUI operating system running on the set making it a smart TV. The TV was very popular with Chinese consumers and Xiaomi has now announced a new Mi TV 2 model for China that has a smaller 40-inch display.

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PlayStation Vue: here’s what you need to know

PlayStation Vue: here’s what you need to know

Sony's newest TV-based venture is PlayStation Vue, a system that works specifically on their PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 gaming devices. Now that we're well and away from the launch of the PS4, a device that Sony assured the public was a "gamer-centric" system back in 2013, it's time to get serious about bringing on television services. For the time being, PlayStation Vue - a TV channel service - will be available to Chicago, New York City, and Philadelphia only, though more cities are on the way in the near future.

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Freebox mini 4K brings Android TV international

Freebox mini 4K brings Android TV international

This week the Freebox mini 4K has been revealed with Android TV. This is a device that's not much of a looker on the outside - it's meant to be hidden to the side or below your TV - but inside, a fully-functional 4K TV box resides. This device is the start of something big - it's not ready for the USA yet, but it could be soon. For now you'll be renting this device for 29.99 Euro a month - that includes internet, as well.

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NVIDIA SHIELD Android TV revealed: 5 years in the making

NVIDIA SHIELD Android TV revealed: 5 years in the making

Today NVIDIA has revealed their newest addition to the SHIELD family - an Android TV device called "SHIELD." This device is just called SHIELD. It essentially takes on the name of what's now (and has been since the Tablet) called the SHIELD Portable. That makes three devices - SHIELD, SHIELD Portable, and SHIELD Tablet. Together they make one big happy family for gaming in all sorts of different places. This solution is made to sit in the living room next to your TV rather than fit in your backpack or provide picture on its own.

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Game of Thrones Season 5 teaser trailers: dragons at last

Game of Thrones Season 5 teaser trailers: dragons at last

Here be dragons, they said, there'll be dragons coming to the mainland soon, they kept saying. But there haven't been dragons where I've wanted them in Game of Thrones on TV yet. That's what I said. I want to see dragons where it matters most, I said. Lo! And behold - the latest Game of Thrones TV show poster teases the oncoming wrath of these dragons, right in front of everyone's favorite main character Tyrion Lannister - whom, if you'll remember from the end of last season, might not be in a great place right this minute.

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Your Samsung SmartTV isn’t spying on you

Your Samsung SmartTV isn’t spying on you

Over the weekend a scary article was written about Samsung SmartTV sets that suggested they were listening to your every word. That these TV sets were collecting information about you - that was the news - that they were taking down everything you said in your living room, sharing that information with 3rd-party systems. This information comes from Samsung's privacy policy, and one single sentence that seems to be a "smoking gun" that lets everyone know how evil Samsung is. Be sure you read the rest of the paragraph before you have a heart attack.

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Sling TV now open to all

Sling TV now open to all

Dish Network kicked off its steaming TV service called Sling TV a while back with an invitation only launch. The invitation only soft launch has now ended leaving the streaming offering open to anyone who wants to sign up. Sling TV gives subscribers access to fifteen different channels for streaming entertainment including ESPN, ESPN2, TNT, TBS, CNN, HGTV, and Cartoon Network among others.

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Toshiba plans to ditch North American TV market

Toshiba plans to ditch North American TV market

Toshiba has been selling TV in North America for a long time with mixed success. The company has never been one of the top brands in the business mostly unable to compete on pure performance and unable to sell at prices as low as other TV makers. The company has now announced that it plans to pull out of the North American TV market altogether.

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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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LG Electronics announces new CEO

LG Electronics announces new CEO

LG Electronics has named a new CEO that will start on December 1. The new CEO is Juno Cho and he will replace the current CEO Park Jong-seok, who has had health problems of late. Park Jong-seok will continue to be with LG, his new role will be chief technology advisor, and he will support Cho in his role as CEO. LG Electronics has had a good year in 2014 with the popularity of the new G3 smartphone helping the company get into the black.

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