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Roku launches its own channel with free ad-supported movies

Roku launches its own channel with free ad-supported movies

Roku has announced the launch of its own channel, one that is, appropriately, called 'The Roku Channel.' This channel provides free movies for all Roku users located in the US, though it is supported by advertisements. The channel is available on both Roku smart TVs and on Roku streaming boxes and sticks, and it doesn't require any logins.

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Epson LS100 is an ultra short-throw projector for home theaters

Epson LS100 is an ultra short-throw projector for home theaters

Typically a projector must be mounted at least several feet from the screen, meaning home and apartment owners often have to mount the projector on one wall and the screen on a different wall. That's a bulky, space-wasting problem for some, one addressed by ultra short-throw projectors -- that is, projectors that can be mounted very closely to the projection screen. Epson has just launched such a model for home theaters.

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Plex Live TV and DVR launches support for Amazon Fire TV

Plex Live TV and DVR launches support for Amazon Fire TV

Cord cutters using Plex Live TV and DVR received a happy bit of news today. Plex announced today that Live TV and DVR have come to Amazon Fire TV, giving you another option for streaming your over-the-air shows. This expansion will be a welcome one for Plex subscribers, as previously, Plex Live TV and DVR was only accessible on Android, iPhone, Android TV, and Apple TV.

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Star Wars Episode 9 loses its director in big shake up

Star Wars Episode 9 loses its director in big shake up

Star Wars Episode 9 seems to be off to something of a rocky start. With just a few months left to go until The Last Jedi premieres in theaters, Disney has announced that it has parted ways with Episode 9 director Colin Trevorrow. The good news is that Episode 9's release date is still quite a ways off, so Disney has plenty of time to find a new director before we have to start worrying about things like delays.

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YouTube Live flips the switch on iPhone streaming, ultra-low latency

YouTube Live flips the switch on iPhone streaming, ultra-low latency

Just days after rolling out a new design for its logo and website, YouTube is looking to gain an edge in the world of streaming. Though YouTube Live has played second fiddle to other streaming services like Twitch since it first launched, the new features announced today could actually cause some Twitch users to jump ship. At the very least, they'll make YouTube look a lot more attractive for streamers who are just starting out.

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Apple Music Festival in London is no more

Apple Music Festival in London is no more

Some good things never last. In fact, it is perhaps a testament to Apple’s industry clout and marketing that this annual event lasted this long. But, alas, all good things must come to an end and the Apple Music Festival, the annual, often month-long event held at London, has been retired after 10 years of celebrating music, both local and international. But while this year might not see one grand music event, Apple is trying to make up for it with smaller, shorter events. And TV shows, of course.

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Elecwave Omni-directional OTA Antenna Review: totally free TV for cord-cutters

Elecwave Omni-directional OTA Antenna Review: totally free TV for cord-cutters

If you've ditched cable for good, the first place you should look for an alternative is over-the-air television -- it offers some of the same channels you were paying for, after all, only they're free. Gone are the days of massive TV antenna dishes; replacing them are relatively small antennas like the Elecwave model we're reviewing. With the right antenna, you'll be able to pick up over-the-air networks from many dozens of miles away, but a low-quality antenna is almost as bad as not having any antenna at all. How does this Elecwave model perform?

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Apple considers Hollywood’s Culver Studios for its content projects

Apple considers Hollywood’s Culver Studios for its content projects

Apple has its sights set on Hollywood's Culver Studios for its own content projects, according to a new report. Culver Studios' iconic nature would underscore Apple's ambitious plans to double down on scripted original content, though the sources indicated that Apple is more interested in office space rather than accommodations for shooting videos. This follows a recent report claiming that Apple will spend up to one billion dollars on original video content next year.

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This giant Star Wars toy just won Force Friday

This giant Star Wars toy just won Force Friday

The best Star Wars toy was just revealed to the world in the form of a secret event inside an event at Target. This event was Force Friday, and the event within was a sort of mini-raffle. Those in attendance were given the treat of a lifetime - a view of the biggest Star Wars plush toy in the history of the world - Porg style.

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This Technics SP-10R turntable just set a new standard for sound

This Technics SP-10R turntable just set a new standard for sound

This week the folks at Technics announced a new turntable, the SP-10R, a Reference Class Direct Drive Turntable with top-level specs. Delivered in early Summer 2018, this device is the company's newest most premium analogue, direct drive turntable - the best of the best. Back in 2016 the standard was set with the SL-1200GAE/G, then in 2017 came the SL-1200GR.

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Star Wars TLJ Find the Force leaks all sorts of secrets

Star Wars TLJ Find the Force leaks all sorts of secrets

This morning a BUNCH of Star Wars: The Last Jedi info was data mined from the Star Wars "Find the Force" campaign meant for Force Friday. Included were a set of character tokens, all of the character hologram avatars, all of the scannable store posters, and a bunch more. Needless to say, what follows is certainly worthy of being called a SPOILER for The Last Jedi.

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Hulu Live TV gets The CW channel under latest expansion

Hulu Live TV gets The CW channel under latest expansion

Hulu has just added 'The CW' to its channel lineup, making the service a touch more attractive for those who want the best of cable, but without the contracts and cable boxes. The service offers live television channels delivered over the Internet rather than through traditional methods; The CW, though not the most important of channels, is counted among the top networks people want.

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