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Samsung Smart TVs to get smarter with personalized services

Samsung Smart TVs to get smarter with personalized services

At CES 2017 next week, Samsung will undoubtedly show off a host of brand new devices, including Smart TVs. But in addition to shiny new hardware, it will also be boasting of fresh new software to go along with those. Joining the previously announced Tizen update for Smart TVs, Samsung will also be debuting three new "personalized" Smart TV services that aim to push front and center the content that users are interested, whether they be sports, music, or just good ol' TV binging.

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Nickelodeon may be working on an animated Nintendo show

Nickelodeon may be working on an animated Nintendo show

Nickelodeon may be planning an animated show based on a popular Nintendo game franchise, at least per comments made recently on the Nick Animation Podcast. According to Federation Studios’ Fred Seibert, there’s some project underway that ‘needs to go unnamed,’ but it is ‘based on one of the most world famous video games of the last 30 years.' While there are many games that could fit the bill, speculation has it the game comes from Nintendo.

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Gravity Rush: The Animation ties first game to upcoming sequel

Gravity Rush: The Animation ties first game to upcoming sequel

If you’re a fan of the first Gravity Rush video game, Studio Khara has a treat for you: Gravity Rush: The Animation. This animation, which was previously announced with a launch after Christmas, aims to bridge the gap between the first Gravity Rush game and the upcoming game sequel, Gravity Rush 2. The animation is split into two parts, which were recently released as a full single video.

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Futurama gets a live action makeover with ‘Fan-O-Rama’

Futurama gets a live action makeover with ‘Fan-O-Rama’

Futurama is the subject of a new live action fan movie that, as far as fan movies go, is about as great as anything we could hope for. So great, in fact, that it’s a bit disturbing at times. The film includes full, highly detailed computer creations of the year 3004’s world, including all the small details like “Aldrin’s Buzz Lager” and even a brief glimpse of hypnotoad as he’d exist in the real world.

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The Alien: Covenant trailer is here, and it looks incredible

The Alien: Covenant trailer is here, and it looks incredible

It's Christmas, and Ridley Scott has a present for you: the first Alien: Covenant official trailer. Hotly-anticipated sequel to 2012's Prometheus, the movie promises a return not only to the themes of that Alien precursor, but to the "terror in space" concept which made the original movie such a lasting hit. For now, though, we've two minutes of new footage to enjoy - and obsess over.

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Hydraulic Press Channel ups its game by going red hot

Hydraulic Press Channel ups its game by going red hot

It’s doubtful that anyone who has spent any amount of time on the Internet has gone this long without at least hearing about the Hydraulic Press Channel. This YouTube account posts videos of an industrial hydraulic press destroying all sorts of items big and small. As with all once-popular things, attention seems to be dying down, but that’s alright because the folks behind the channel have a plot twist up their sleeve: heating the hydraulic press until it is red hot.

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Disney pens Snap deal to make video content for Snapchat

Disney pens Snap deal to make video content for Snapchat

Disney has announced plans to make shows for Snapchat, making it the latest powerhouse to pen a content agreement with Snap Inc. The deal is said to have been made with Disney’s ABC Television Group, which will be selling and otherwise controlling all of the ads related to the content it makes. We’ll see the Disney content on Snapchat start appearing early next month.

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Drone Flies Snowboarder into the Air

Drone Flies Snowboarder into the Air

A new video has turned up that shows a massive drone taking a snowboarder up and down the ski slopes and eventually up into the air. The video is one of those things that you watch and it's hard to believe that it's real. Then you look at the collaborator on the video and see that it's PrankvsPrank and it makes you question the video that much more.

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LG ProBeam is a radical portable projector with webOS onboard

LG ProBeam is a radical portable projector with webOS onboard

The LG ProBeam is the latest effort in consumer electronics to make the home theater a portable affair. Movies will be able to be watched on large surfaces wherever this machine can be brought and plugged in. LG's release comes at a time when a series of extremely popular movies is coming out, once a year, all meant for the big screen - a perfect combination.*

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Samsung to support YouTube HDR playback on 2016 UHD and Quantum dot TVs

Samsung to support YouTube HDR playback on 2016 UHD and Quantum dot TVs

Samsung has announced that it plans to support YouTube HDR playback on TVs for the first time. The support will come via an expanded version of the YouTube application that will run on the TV. This new YouTube app is offered on all 2016 Samsung Quantum dot TVs and UHD TVs.

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LG WebOS 3.5 wants to make watching TV more magical

LG WebOS 3.5 wants to make watching TV more magical

Once upon a time, TVs were crudely simple appliances. Turn it on, switch to your channel of choice, sit back, and enjoy. Modern TV sets, however, have mutated to adapt to the more complex demands of today’s lifestyles. Especially smart TVs that add features to both make viewing more sophisticated as well as complicated. LG’s upcoming WebOS 3.5 release for its smart TVs aim to remove some of that complexity. Instead, it will replace it features to make the TV experience feel seemingly magical.

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‘Lost in London’ to be first movie live streamed to theaters

‘Lost in London’ to be first movie live streamed to theaters

The idea of using traditional movie theaters to broadcast showings of stage plays or live stream events and presentations from other locations isn't new, but what hasn't been done is live streaming an actual movie as it's filmed. That will change on January 19th, with the release of a new experiment from actor Woody Harrelson called "Lost in London Live."

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