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YouTube TV will soon launch in these ten new markets

YouTube TV will soon launch in these ten new markets

YouTube's relatively new live television service YouTube TV launched in a limited number of markets, and while it still isn't available for everyone, Google says it'll soon be available in ten new markets. It hasn't actually launched in all of these markets yet, so you'll still need to sign up on the service's website where you'll find out whether your zip code is in the coverage area.

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Video from Russia shows dust devil turning into a fire tornado

Video from Russia shows dust devil turning into a fire tornado

There's no shortage of entertaining videos from Russia, and while most of them involve balls of fire shooting through the sky, this one is a bit different: a dust devil made its way over to an open flame and transformed into a fire tornado. Thanks to a witness who was quick with their camera, the entire process was caught on video (vertically, that is, but it works well in this case).

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Mystery Science Theater 3000 will hit Twitch in six-day mega marathon

Mystery Science Theater 3000 will hit Twitch in six-day mega marathon

It would seem that Twitch marathons of classic shows are the hot new thing. What originally began with a marathon of The Joy of Painting with Bob Ross later led to marathons for both Power Rangers and Mister Roger's Neighborhood. Today Twitch announced its next marathon, and if you happen to be a fan of Mystery Science Theater 3000, this is definitely one you'll want to watch.

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The best free Netflix alternatives you’ve never heard of (mid-2017)

The best free Netflix alternatives you’ve never heard of (mid-2017)

Somewhere in the vast expanse between Netflix and piracy lies a slew of free, legal streaming services, some more appealing than others. These free services are supported by advertisements -- there's no free lunch, after all -- but they're a solid option for anyone who wants to ditch cable without racking up a similar bill. You've probably heard of the most popular ad-supported service, Crackle, but how about these options?

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Star Wars Han Solo movie taps director Ron Howard to replace Lord/Miller duo

Star Wars Han Solo movie taps director Ron Howard to replace Lord/Miller duo

Lucasfilm recently issued a brief statement revealing that the unnamed Han Solo movie slated for 2018 had lost its two directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller. The reason for the departure was cited as 'creative differences,' though reports have since claimed that the duo were fired over repeatedly clashing with others on the project including producer Kathleen Kennedy. Considering the movie's rapidly approaching premiere, Lucasfilm had to move fast to find a replacement, and now we know who it selected.

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‘Watchmen’ may be HBO’s next hit series

‘Watchmen’ may be HBO’s next hit series

HBO has no shortage of hits in its history, and one day an episodic Watchmen adaption may be among them. The company entertained the development of its own Watchmen series a couple years ago, and now it is reportedly back with new plans, ones that are entirely independent of its previous Watchmen ambitions. The network is said to be in talks with Damon Lindelof who is known for his work on The Leftovers, Lost and more.

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Watch the new Game of Thrones season 7 trailer here

Watch the new Game of Thrones season 7 trailer here

We're now less than a month out from the premiere of Game of Thrones season 7. HBO delivered the second trailer for the incoming season today, and it gives us a taste of what Westeros is like now that winter has arrived. How fitting, considering that this is the first day of summer for half of the world.

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Star Wars Han Solo movie loses directors over ‘creative differences’

Star Wars Han Solo movie loses directors over ‘creative differences’

Lucasfilm has reported a disturbance in the force, saying it has lost untitled Han Solo movie directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller over unspecified 'creative differences.' Though the movie will still be launching next year when planned, the company says that it was unable to reconcile its creative vision with that of the directors, forcing the company to seek a last-minute 'directorial change.'

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Netflix interactive shows let kids decide what happens next

Netflix interactive shows let kids decide what happens next

Netflix has introduced a new type of content that lets viewers get involved in the storyline by choosing what happens next. The technology is coming to Netflix's Puss in Boots kids show, introducing them to a non-linear story in which pivotal moments are chosen by the kid (or adult!) watching. The idea isn't dissimilar to the "Choose Your Own Adventure Book" series that used to be popular.

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LEGO Batman Blu-Ray launched with new wave of toys

LEGO Batman Blu-Ray launched with new wave of toys

Today we're having a peek at a brand new LEGO set released in concert with the store date for the LEGO Batman Movie Blu-Ray and DVD. The display stands at retail locations will have you believe that the best promo for the release is a lunchbox. But we know better. This isn't a McDonald's event - we've already got our special edition cubs from the release of the movie in theaters. What we're looking at is the new wave of real-deal LEGO Batman Movie LEGO brick sets.

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New TiVo survey has bad news for cable TV providers

New TiVo survey has bad news for cable TV providers

It isn't exactly a secret that streaming services and the cable cutters who are using them are hurting cable providers here in the US. A new survey from TiVo, however, suggests that things may only get worse for those cable providers if they don't change something soon. Fueled by high prices for monthly cable subscriptions, it seems that a significant number of people are considering dropping their current cable provider within the next six month.

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Taylor Swift’s “1989” will finally be on Spotify

Taylor Swift’s “1989” will finally be on Spotify

It is a time of miracles. Microsoft embraces Linux and open source. Apple creates a somewhat upgradeable iMac. And Taylor Swift brings her albums on Spotify. Yes, you read that right. In the name of celebrating the "1989" album's milestone achievements, the artist who waged war on most, but not all, streaming services is thanking her fans by putting her catalog back on all streaming services. And, yes, that does include Spotify.

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