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The X-Files is getting another 10-episode season later this year

The X-Files is getting another 10-episode season later this year

The X-Files fans, rejoice! Fox has announced that the hit sci-fi TV series is getting another limited run season that will begin airing later this year. Both stars David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson are confirmed to be reprising their roles as FBI agents Mulder and Scully, respectively, while the show's creator, Chris Carter, will be executive producer.

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Twitch wants non-partners to make money from gaming

Twitch wants non-partners to make money from gaming

When you're just starting out as a streamer, making money on Twitch can be kind of difficult. As it is, you pretty much need to rely on donations from viewers to make any cash until you grow your viewer base large enough to be admitted into Twitch's partner program. That's all about to change, with Twitch introducing a new system to allow even up-and-coming streamers to generate income while using the platform.

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First Game of Thrones season 7 photos revealed

First Game of Thrones season 7 photos revealed

After a longer-than-usual wait, we're finally getting close to the return of Game of Thrones. HBO got the hype train rolling a few weeks back with the release of season 7's first teaser trailer, and today it's shared a new set of photos to keep excitement high. Obviously, if you're sensitive to spoilers, you'll probably want to turn back now.

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Samsung and Amazon are pushing a new HDR10+ standard

Samsung and Amazon are pushing a new HDR10+ standard

The video entertainment industry is undergoing a period of transition. Which is really just another way of saying it’s entering into a period of format wars not unlike the past DVD vs Blu-ray war. This time, it will be over HDR technology. While many equipment makers and content creators throw the word “HDR” around, it currently means a lot of things, from HDR10 to Dolby Vision to HLG. And to make things more interesting, which is to say, more confusing, Samsung and Amazon Video are teaming up to add another one to the alphabet mix: HDR10+.

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Sling arrives on some newer LG smart TVs

Sling arrives on some newer LG smart TVs

If you count yourself among the growing group of cord cutters and happen to have a recent LG smart TV, your entertainment options just got a little broader. Sling has announced a new partnership that will see the Sling TV app make its way to LG smart TVs. The app is available beginning today on some models, meaning you can start streaming content right away.

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Facebook Surround 360 cameras x6 and x24: traveling without moving

Facebook Surround 360 cameras x6 and x24: traveling without moving

Two new cameras have been announced by Facebook - two cameras that look very much like spherical ball cameras we've seen in the recent past. These devices are the Facebook Surround 360 x24 and the Surround 360 x6. The larger device is extremely similar to the camera Facebook showed at F8 in 2016 - save the shape, of course. The smaller device is brand new, made to be sold to the wider public, with a much smaller and more manageable industrial design.

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5 Pokemon GO Art Drop projects to keep kids creating

5 Pokemon GO Art Drop projects to keep kids creating

Today we examine a collection of awesome ways in which Pokemon GO fans are making the most of the game offline. Without needing Niantic to do an update to Pokemon GO, without waiting for an event to occur, these intrepid artists have turned the physical world of Pokemon GO into an awesome opportunity for sharing artwork. That's what we're focusing on today - sharing outside the game using the game as a map!

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Apple TV tvOS 11 to get multi-user, picture-in-picture features

Apple TV tvOS 11 to get multi-user, picture-in-picture features

With all the focus on smart speakers like Amazon Echo, Google Home, and soon Harman Kardon "Invoke", the original smart appliance has seemingly been pushed out of the picture. Either that or smart TVs and set-top boxes have become so common that they're no longer exciting. Apple, however, isn't done giving its Apple TV some love and apparently has some treats prepared for faithful users of this smart but non-portable device. tvOS 11, whose release date is still unknown, is tipped to get multi-user support as well as picture-in-picture videos.

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Disney, Lucasfilm tease new setting of Star Wars-themed lands

Disney, Lucasfilm tease new setting of Star Wars-themed lands

With the release of the trailer for the next Star Wars film, The Last Jedi, has once again sparked news revolving around one of the most loved entertainment franchises in history. Especially with the recently concluded Star Wars Celebration and the upcoming annual May the 4th Star Wars day, there is no better time than now to drop teasers for all sorts of Star Wars goodies yet to come. That is exactly what Walt Disney Imagineering and Lucasfilm did at the four-day celebration when it spilled just enough beans about the upcoming two Star Wars-themed Lands that will take place in lands much farther away.

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Star Wars Rebels’ 4th season confirmed to be last

Star Wars Rebels’ 4th season confirmed to be last

This year's Star Wars Celebration in Orlando, Florida has been full of big news, namely the debut of The Last Jedi trailer and the announcement of Battlefront II, but there was also a bit of sad news for fans of the popular animated show Star Wars Rebels. While a trailer for the upcoming fourth season was shown, series creator Dave Filoni also confirmed that it would be the show's final season.

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New Star Wars ANH extended scene ties in Sith and Rogue One

New Star Wars ANH extended scene ties in Sith and Rogue One

A new "Extended Death Star Meeting Scene" has surfaced at Star Wars Celebration 2017. In this scene, generally known for its first appearance of Tarkin and discussion of the power of the Death Star, we hear the word "Sith" for the first time in the original trilogy. We also hear mention of the bureaucratic meaning of the Death Star. While it's not clear whether the makers of Rogue One had access to the scene we're seeing today, it IS clear that major potential for coincidence is alive and well here in 2017.

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Hulu live TV tipped at $39.99 per month, a penny shy of $40 threshold

Hulu live TV tipped at $39.99 per month, a penny shy of $40 threshold

Hulu's live television service is in a very closed beta at the moment, and we still don't know how much it will cost once it goes live. We've heard various rumors over the past several months, all of them gravitating around the $30/month range, and now a new report has surfaced with a new tipped monthly rate: $39.99/month. If that does turn out to be the case, Hulu will be launching the plan at the highest rate possible while staying under the quoted $40/month threshold.

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