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NVIDIA SHIELD Experience 6.2 gives more things to do over the holidays

NVIDIA SHIELD Experience 6.2 gives more things to do over the holidays

It wasn’t too long ago, actually less than a month ago, that NVIDIA rolled out an update to the NVIDIA SHIELD that flipped the switch, turning the gaming console into a smart home command center. With the latest Experience Upgrade 6.2, it’s back to offering even more sources of entertainment and ways to spend/waste your time on this weekend. Plus, it adds even more capabilities to control your home from your couch.

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YouTube cracks down on predatory comments directed at minors

YouTube cracks down on predatory comments directed at minors

YouTube has been the source of a growing online controversy revolving around videos that seem to inappropriately target children and, more worrisome, the presence of some predatory comments aimed at children. Amid the criticism -- but not resulting because of it, according to YouTube -- the company tweaked the service so that flagged videos wouldn't appear in the YouTube Kids app. That wasn't adequate enough, though, so now it is back with several more changes.

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Google’s Black Friday deals include some must-see price cuts

Google’s Black Friday deals include some must-see price cuts

While many companies announced their Black Friday deals last week, Google made us wait a little while longer. With the clock winding down, Google revealed the offers it will have on Black Friday today, and it might surprise you to learn that many of them revolve around Google Play. Sorry to say it, but if you were hoping to see discounts on the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, there won't be much for you this year.

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Kudos is a Black Mirror nightmare brought to life

Kudos is a Black Mirror nightmare brought to life

The same crew that tried bringing an Uber-like model to city busses is now attempting to replace server tips with digital ratings. Instead of an amount of cash given to a restaurant server after friendly, prompt, helpful service, they'd instead receive some stars in an app. The Black Mirror episode Nosedive is about almost exactly this same thing.

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Pixar debuts first Incredibles 2 trailer

Pixar debuts first Incredibles 2 trailer

Pixar's first Incredibles movie was released way back in 2004, and fans have had to wait quite a while for a sequel. Disney finally announced The Incredibles 2 in 2015, and now that it's scheduled for release next year, the first teaser trailer has been revealed. The sequel will continue to focus on the Parr family and their super powers, although this time around it looks like the youngest member will be a key element.

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Star Wars Gifts 2017 for the Holidays

Star Wars Gifts 2017 for the Holidays

Over the past few months we've been rounding up some of the most epic or otherwise nice-yet-affordable Star Wars gifts for this holiday season. What we've got is what you'll see below. This list includes a Star Wars record player, an electric vehicle for kids, and some star wars stationary. Basically all levels of gift cost are included here - from the extremely inexpensive to the Favorite-Aunty-Costly.

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LG OLED TV Black Friday deals may be too good to miss

LG OLED TV Black Friday deals may be too good to miss

TVs are undoubtedly going to be one of the most popular items come Black Friday, but if you're looking to snag a 4K TV specifically, you might want to take a look at what LG will have on offer. The company today announced deals on its entire line up of 4K OLED TVs, which have historically been pretty expensive sets. According to today's announcement, all of the 10 TV sets in LG's 2017 4K OLED line will hit their "best price ever" on Black Friday.

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YouTube TV arrives on some Samsung, LG smart TVs

YouTube TV arrives on some Samsung, LG smart TVs

YouTube TV is the streaming giant’s latest attempt to be the one-stop shop for all forms of moving pictures, and sometimes video-less music as well. But despite its name, YouTube TV actually isn’t directly available yet on, well, actual TVs. Sure, it’s found on devices you can connect to TVs, but as far as standalone TVs are concerned, not so much. That changes now that YouTube has announced that YouTube TV is now available on Samsung Smart TVs as well as LG smart TVs. Well, at least some of them.

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NBC 2018 Winter Olympics livestream will include 1800 hours of coverage

NBC 2018 Winter Olympics livestream will include 1800 hours of coverage

NBC will livestream more than 1800 hours of Winter Olympics coverage, the network has announced, giving fans access to content over the Internet on whatever device is most convenient. This represents a big increase over past livestreamed Olympics coverage, highlighting the big changes in how the public consumes video content. The coverage won't be available to cord-cutters, though.

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Fantastic Beasts Grindelwald photos, actors, and Dumbledore too!

Fantastic Beasts Grindelwald photos, actors, and Dumbledore too!

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald movie is well on its way, heading to theaters in just one year from now. THIS MORNING: The next Harry Potter universe's Fantastic Beasts movie was revealed today in fabulous fashion. This movie will be called Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, and it'll be jam-packed with actors that'll take some of the most notorious roles of the film and book series. That means Gellert Grindelwald, Newt Scamander, and none other than Albus Dumbledore himself.

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Vimeo 8K launch sees Apple-friendly HDR added

Vimeo 8K launch sees Apple-friendly HDR added

Even though it seems like we're just now getting to the point where 4K is starting to take off, Vimeo is already looking toward the future. The company announced today that it now supports HDR and 8K resolution in uploaded videos, allowing it to bound ahead of YouTube, which is still largely focused on 4K. While few people will likely take advantage of 8K support right away, this is a good move to future proof the service a bit.

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Kodi addon and repository devs down on pressure from Netflix, Amazon, Disney

Kodi addon and repository devs down on pressure from Netflix, Amazon, Disney

Kodi lives on, but some of the developers behind a few of the more nefarious addons for the service are now out of the game. Or so they've suggested. Cease and desist letters have been sent to developers behind the Colossus Kodi addon repository, URLResolver, MetaHandler, Ares Wizard, and more have been knocked out by a new wave of threats of legal action from major studios. One legal warning was apparently delivered by hand to the developer The_Alpha - that was the final straw for that particular dev.

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