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Facebook orders Sacred Lies 10-episode drama based on Grimm story

Facebook orders Sacred Lies 10-episode drama based on Grimm story

Facebook just ordered ten episodes in a series tentatively called Sacred Lies. This show is based on a Grimm Brothers story called "The Handless Maiden" and "The Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly" novel by Stephanie Oakes. Blumhouse Television will be part of the production, as well the director of and an executive producer from the show True Blood.

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Netflix still “exploring” Nintendo Switch app, but we might be waiting a while

Netflix still “exploring” Nintendo Switch app, but we might be waiting a while

The Nintendo Switch is becoming a great little platform, but it's still far from perfect. Switch owners have complained about a variety of things since launch, including the lack of a virtual console and the need for a smartphone app for in-game communication. One of the most common complaints, however, is that the Switch is missing streaming apps that have already found their way to every other platform imaginable.

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Bitcoin is a gold rush: Profit short-term or go broke [Opinion]

Bitcoin is a gold rush: Profit short-term or go broke [Opinion]

Several opinion articles on Bitcoin this week compare the most popular cryptocurrency to Tulips. More specifically, Bitcoin was compared to Dutch Tulip Mania, an early example of a speculative bubble. Bitcoin value may end up in a decline like tulip bulbs were in 1637, but the takeaway is not just that Bitcoin and tulip bulbs are going to rise and fall for the same socioeconomic reasons. The most important takeaway is profit in the short-term - or so I've been told.

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2018 Winter Olympic Games Preview launches on Netflix: It’ll disappear on Feb 25

2018 Winter Olympic Games Preview launches on Netflix: It’ll disappear on Feb 25

NBC has launched a pair of preview shows for the 2018 Olympic Winter Games, and they're both available to stream on Netflix starting today. The Games preview is listed as a single show on Netflix comprised of two episodes, each its own half-hour preview of the games. The first episode, called "Go for the Gold," profiles some US Olympians, while the other episode, "Meet Team USA," talks to some athletes who are part of Team USA.

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The Walking Dead renewed for season nine on AMC

The Walking Dead renewed for season nine on AMC

In what should come as little surprise, TV network AMC announced this weekend that its hit zombie apocalypse show, The Walking Dead, will be returning for a ninth season this fall. The news comes with an interesting shakeup behind the camera as well, as Scott M. Gimple, TWD's showrunner since season four, is being replaced by writer and co-executive producer Angela Kang.

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John Wick spin-off TV series coming to Starz

John Wick spin-off TV series coming to Starz

Fans of the John Wick movies are in for a nice surprise: the rumored spin-off TV series has been given the greenlight for development, and will be coming to Starz at some point in the future. Titled The Continental, the series will be set in the same world of the John Wick movies but won't star Keanu Reeves as Wick, the assassin out for revenge for his murdered dog. Instead, the show will focus on the Continental, the hotel where films' assassins hang out, and its stories.

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George Clooney’s Catch-22 miniseries tipped as Hulu exclusive

George Clooney’s Catch-22 miniseries tipped as Hulu exclusive

Hulu is planning to add to its original content roster with a new "Catch-22" miniseries. The series will only be comprised of half a dozen episodes, however it has backing in the form of George Clooney, who is serving as director, executive producer, and series star. The miniseries is being created by Paramount Television and Anonymous Content, and reportedly is the subject of a new deal that will bring it to Hulu.

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Netflix Altered Carbon sci-fi original stuns in new full length trailer

Netflix Altered Carbon sci-fi original stuns in new full length trailer

Netflix has released a full-length trailer for its original science fiction TV show Altered Carbon, and it takes viewers forcefully into the future where consciousness and body are two distinctly separate things. This is the first full length trailer Netflix has released for its hotly anticipated show. The series stars Swedish actor Joel Kinnaman known for his role in The Killing.

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Marvel Black Widow movie gets writer in latest move toward greenlight

Marvel Black Widow movie gets writer in latest move toward greenlight

Fans have been calling for Marvel to make a standalone Black Widow movie, and though the studio still hasn't officially announced one, sources say the company has taken a step in that direction. Marvel has reportedly brought in a writer to pen a script for the potential movie, which sources caution still hasn't been given the greenlight to proceed. The movie is said to be in its very early development stage.

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TiVo Alexa and Google Assistant integration is on the way

TiVo Alexa and Google Assistant integration is on the way

TiVo sees the smart home revolution and it wants to be a part of it. Today the company announced that it will soon offer integration with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant, two AI assistants that are quickly becoming the centerpiece of many smart home systems. When these enhancements arrive, TiVo envisions the potential to watch your content in a way you haven't yet before.

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Sony MP-CD1 mobile projector sticks to basics

Sony MP-CD1 mobile projector sticks to basics

While many of us are probably used to the idea of projectors being stationary devices, Sony has introduced one that you can carry around in your pocket. Today Sony announced its MP-CD1 Mobile Projector, which is small enough to take where ever you may go. As you'd expect, this projector might not be as powerful as ceiling-mounted ones for your home theater, but it still sounds like a surprisingly capable device.

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Razer Phone Netflix HDR, Dolby Digital Plus 5.1 support arrives

Razer Phone Netflix HDR, Dolby Digital Plus 5.1 support arrives

Gaming computers also make great multimedia entertainment computers. That’s because the hardware and features necessary for smooth gaming also apply to things like playing high-quality video and audio. That definitely does seem to be the case with the Razer Phone, the smartphone by gamers for gamers that has just turned into a smartphone for video buffs as well. That’s thanks to the addition of support not just for Netflix’s HDR content but, at the same time, Dolby Digital Plus 5.1 audio as well.

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