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Amazon Fire TV software update rolls out ahead of device refresh

Amazon Fire TV software update rolls out ahead of device refresh

Amazon may have stopped selling its Fire TV set-top box, but it hasn’t stopped supporting it. At least not yet. In fact, merely hours after said halt of sales, Amazon is reported to be rolling out an update to its range of Fire TV devices, including the Fire TV Stick, with an important new feature: keyboard voice input. This could very well be paving the road for the new 4K devices that will come with Alexa integration out of the box.

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Hulu’s new UI rolls out to PS4 and PS3

Hulu’s new UI rolls out to PS4 and PS3

For quite some time now, Hulu has been rolling out its new user interface on a variety of different devices. This UI attempts to make navigation through Hulu's library easier with improved design while looking fairly sleek in the process. Today two new devices are receiving support for this new UI: the PS4 and PS3.

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Star Wars Episode 9 hit with delay after director shake up

Star Wars Episode 9 hit with delay after director shake up

Disney has announced that Star Wars Episode 9 will be arriving later than expected. When the company announced yesterday that JJ Abrams was being brought on to direct and write Episode 9, we probably should have assumed this would happen, as is sounds like Abrams' arrival is acting as something of a hard reset for production. In any case, we're all going to have to wait quite a bit longer for Episode 9 to release.

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King of the Hill revival teased: FOX opens talks with show creators

King of the Hill revival teased: FOX opens talks with show creators

Mike Judge's beloved animated sitcom King of the Hill may be coming back to television, it has been announced, possibly marking the latest instance of an animated show coming back from the dead. This won't be the first time that popular demand and longstanding fandom brought a show back -- Family Guy and Futurama have both experienced the same at various points.

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Star Wars Episode 9’s new director is a familiar face

Star Wars Episode 9’s new director is a familiar face

Well, that didn't take long: just days after announcing that Disney had parted ways with Star Wars Episode 9 direct Colin Trevorrow, the movie already has a new director. Fans of the franchise will immediately recognize this new director, as he helped usher in a new era of Star Wars with the beginning of this new trilogy.

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The Villainess motorcycle fight scene: Here’s how they did it

The Villainess motorcycle fight scene: Here’s how they did it

Over the weekend I had a look at a trailer/clip from the movie "The Villainess", AKA "AK-NYEO". This clip featured a motorcycle chase and fight that seems to feature camera work that was beyond the skill of the average human being. Without a frame-by-frame examination of this clip, it seemed like either a ghost caught hold of a camera, or someone had drone skills that bordered on superhuman.

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Futurama will live again in the form of a single podcast episode

Futurama will live again in the form of a single podcast episode

Still find yourself pining for the witty banter of animated television's most popular futuristic sitcom? Then Nerdist has good news for you. The animated show will be briefly resurrected in the form of a radio show, one being released as a podcast rather than being broadcast on actual radio. This radioplay episode will tie in with Futurama: Worlds of Tomorrow, a mobile game that recently hit the iOS and Android app stores.

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Comcast adds on-screen fantasy football scores and stats for Xfinity X1

Comcast adds on-screen fantasy football scores and stats for Xfinity X1

Comcast and CBS have jointly announced a new deal that'll benefit Xfinity X1 customers with a love for fantasy football. Comcast's partnership is specifically with CBS Sports Digital, and it puts stats and scores for fantasy football onto the screens of the games as they take place, assuming you're an X1 customer. The experience, as Comcast calls it, is rolling out to users now.

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Sony True 4K HDR projectors bring a lot of power for a lot of heft

Sony True 4K HDR projectors bring a lot of power for a lot of heft

Every so often we hear of new home projectors that have nearly the same mantra: small but powerful. But let’s face it. Short throw and pico projectors don’t even come close to the brightness and capabilities of dedicated home theater projectors. At the same time, however, few will be able to afford or make room for such hulking boxes in their houses. Sony’s new entry level VPL-VW285ES and mid-level VPL-VW385ES try to bridge the gap, offering an immersive viewing experience at the price of one whole table.

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South Park’s early seasons are finally arriving on Blu-ray

South Park’s early seasons are finally arriving on Blu-ray

If you're a massive South Park fan, you may be excited at the chance to get some of the earliest seasons on Blu-ray. This will mark the first time these seasons have been made available on Blu-ray, though the release will be staggered following up through the holiday shopping season. Rather than arriving in one giant boxset, the seasons will each be available to buy individually on a pair of discs.

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See the Galaxy Note 8 scratched, burnt, bent in an array of entertaining tests

See the Galaxy Note 8 scratched, burnt, bent in an array of entertaining tests

The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 was subject this week to the inexplicably popular master of smartphone destruction JerryRigEverything. This $1000 phone is scratched with an array of gradually-harder tools made for scratching. The Galaxy Note 8 is burned with a lighter. This phone is bent back and forth with excessive force. All in the name of entertainment.

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Star Wars, Marvel movies leaving Netflix, headed to Disney’s app

Star Wars, Marvel movies leaving Netflix, headed to Disney’s app

Last month, Disney revealed plans to pull its movies from Netflix and launch a streaming service of its own. Though inconvenient for Netflix subscribers who happen to like Disney movies, the move wasn't all that shocking. One thing left up in the air, however, was the fate of Marvel and Star Wars movies.

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