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Cameron: ‘Avatar 2’ won’t be hitting theaters in 2018

Cameron: ‘Avatar 2’ won’t be hitting theaters in 2018

We’ve known for a while now that James Cameron will be making some Avatar sequels, and rumor has had it that we’d see the first of those sequels some time in 2018. Unfortunately, that’s not true. Confirmation comes from Cameron himself, who said in an interview that, “Well, 2018 is not happening,” in reference to the theatrical debut. When will we see the first of the new movies? No one knows, not even Cameron himself, it seems.

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How to get an invite to Pandora Premium (and why you should)

How to get an invite to Pandora Premium (and why you should)

This week the folks at Pandora have introduced a new Pandora Premium service which allows users to further control their listening experience. This is different from the past at Pandora, a company that started its business with free music listening with playlists based in a basic way on preferred artists. Here in 2017, users will be able to pay cash to get a more in-depth music experience on mobile devices and desktop computers.

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Hulu’s live TV service won’t offer Viacom networks

Hulu’s live TV service won’t offer Viacom networks

Hulu, as we've known for months, is planning to launch its own live television service akin to DirecTV NOW, PlayStation Vue, Sling TV and, most recently, YouTube TV. The company is still striking deals with networks to flesh out its channel offerings, and it looks like that channel roster will be noticeably lacking some big ones. According to a new report, Hulu won't be striking any deals with Viacom.

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ALIEN: Covenant invites you to “Meet Walter” (with AMD onboard)

ALIEN: Covenant invites you to “Meet Walter” (with AMD onboard)

This morning a press release was sent out detailing the latest synthetic (read: humanoid robot) from Weyland-Yutani. This synthetic's name was Walter, and it acted as a different version of the robot we saw in Prometheus - then called David. Oddly, it would seem that this "Walter" version is powered by the processing technology of AMD, a company which exists here in the present.

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Sling TV Cloud DVR feature launches on Amazon devices

Sling TV Cloud DVR feature launches on Amazon devices

Sling TV has announced the availability of its new Cloud DVR feature for subscribers accessing the service via an Amazon Fire, Amazon Fire Stick, or a Fire tablet. The service is an add-on subscription that tacks an extra five dollars onto a subscriber’s monthly rate. The DVR feature provides 50 hours of content storage and conflict-free recording.

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Boomerang is an upcoming streaming service for classic cartoons

Boomerang is an upcoming streaming service for classic cartoons

The classic cartoons from many Internet-goers’ pasts will be available on-demand soon via an upcoming streaming service from Warner Bros and Turner. Called Boomerang (just like the classic cartoon channel), the service will give streamers ad-free access to thousands of classic cartoon episodes for $4.99/month, including ones from notable series like The Jetsons and The Flintstones.

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DirecTV NOW gives free HBO as ‘loyalty reward’ to existing customers

DirecTV NOW gives free HBO as ‘loyalty reward’ to existing customers

DirecTV is giving its existing DirecTV NOW subscribers a ‘loyalty reward’ in the form of free HBO as a way to say thank you for being an early subscriber. The reward is only being given to individuals who signed up for DirecTV NOW before March 6, assuming those subscribers are signed up for either the “Go Big” or the “Gotta Have It” plans. Those with the “Live a Little” and “Just Right” plans are getting a little something too, however.

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Facebook and Vimeo launch 360-degree video hubs: Here’s how to watch

Facebook and Vimeo launch 360-degree video hubs: Here’s how to watch

Those of you with VR headsets have a lot of new content to look forward to, as Facebook and Vimeo are both rolling out 360 content in some capacity today. For Facebook, that functionality is coming specifically to the Gear VR by way of a new app. With Vimeo, on the other hand, we're seeing the site-wide launch of 360 videos in general.

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BritBox brings streaming British television to the U.S.

BritBox brings streaming British television to the U.S.

Tired of using VPNs and piracy to get your British television fix in the US? A new streaming service from the BBC and ITV called 'BritBox' aims to be the solution, offering those in the United States access to some British shows for $6.99/month. You'll need to have a broad taste in shows, however, as the service seems to offer a wide range of lesser known (in the US) offerings than the big hits you're likely to have access to through BBC America.

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X-Men comics in the movie Logan: images and details from the creator

X-Men comics in the movie Logan: images and details from the creator

The film Logan (2017) features several vintage-looking X-Men comic books that play a key role in the playing out of the film's plot. This week we got the opportunity to pose a number of questions to the creator of those comic illustrations and designs, Dan Panosian. This illustrator is wildly talented in creating a wide variety of looks in his drawings and comic book designs and is also - importantly - able to illustrate, ink, and letter pages and covers for comics. WARNING: The following may have SPOILERS for the film Logan (2017).

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Netflix is now more common than DVRs in the US

Netflix is now more common than DVRs in the US

When it came to home entertainment, a DVR was the thing to have. A DVR means being able to record shows while you’re away from home, being able to catch up on shows later on while you watch something else now, and being able to watch episodes even if the cable goes out. As with all things, though, times are changing and DVRs are no longer the hottest thing out there (for home entertainment, that is) -- it's Netflix.

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PlayStation Vue now lets you watch multiple channels at once on PS4

PlayStation Vue now lets you watch multiple channels at once on PS4

PlayStation Vue is getting a nifty new feature today in the form of multi-view. As you could probably already tell from the name, multi-view allows you to watch multiple channels simultaneously and side-by-side, which ensures that you either miss nothing or everything as you try to keep up with it all. The feature is rolling out today for PlayStation Vue on the PS4.

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