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Spotify and Hulu $12.99 plan: What you need to know

Spotify and Hulu $12.99 plan: What you need to know

Spotify and Hulu are offering a combined subscription, the awkwardly-named but cash saving Spotify Premium, Now with Hulu. Launching today for existing Spotify Premium subscribers, with broader availability later in the year, the new combined subscription could save you $4 per month versus buying the plans separately.

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Hulu Live TV gets LG webOS, Samsung Tizen smart TV support

Hulu Live TV gets LG webOS, Samsung Tizen smart TV support

Hulu has expanded device support for its new app, the one containing access to both its on-demand content and its live television channels. The app started arriving several months ago for other platforms and is now available for all of the most commonly used streaming devices. This time around, the company has launched Live TV support for certain LG smart TVs, eliminating the need to use a separate streaming stick or set-top box.

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All Star Wars: Solo’s LEGO sets revealed in full

All Star Wars: Solo’s LEGO sets revealed in full

Details for the full first wave of LEGO Star Wars: Solo sets are here. It's time to peruse the collection from top to bottom. Every set from Chewbacca to an Imperial Patrol Battle Pack. Ever set from a new Imperial TIE Fighter to the Kessel Run Millennium Falcon. We've got the whole shebang right here, right this minute.

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Zeraora, Pokemon’s newest mythical monster, arrives later this year

Zeraora, Pokemon’s newest mythical monster, arrives later this year

The Pokemon roster is getting another mythical creature later this year. Today, The Pokemon Company released a trailer for the franchise's 21st movie (yes, there have been that many), which gives us the briefest of glimpse at this new Pocket Monster. This electric Pokemon goes by the name of Zeraora, and as you'd imagine, details on it are fairly slim at the moment.

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Solo: A Star Wars Story trailer hints at a heist gone wrong

Solo: A Star Wars Story trailer hints at a heist gone wrong

Like it or not, a solo Solo movie is coming next month. While few will argue that Harrison Ford’s character is one of the franchise’s most iconic, some still debate whether Han Solo is big to get an origin story movie of his own. Regardless, fans will probably gobble every bit of (new) canon info they can get to piece together the pieces of what made Han Solo the colorful, almost enigmatic, swashbuckling rogue he was by the time of Episode IV.

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Black Panther tops Titanic as US’s third-biggest box office hit

Black Panther tops Titanic as US’s third-biggest box office hit

The success of Marvel's Black Panther, both critically and financially, continues to grow, with the movie's latest milestone falling into the latter category. The latest superhero epic has beaten the once mighty Titanic in highest-grossing theatrical release of all time, taking the US's #3 spot.

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YouTube TV adds Firefox support, PS4 users still waiting

YouTube TV adds Firefox support, PS4 users still waiting

The YouTube TV live-streaming television service was slow to expand into new markets and add support for major streaming devices, one of the primary criticisms from consumers. Over the many months since launching, though, YouTube TV has slowly expanded to cover major cities throughout the US, giving most people access to the service. New device support has arrived at a slower pace, making the most recent addition a welcome one.

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Spotify April 24 event hits play on smart speaker rumors

Spotify April 24 event hits play on smart speaker rumors

Spotify is holding a press event on April 24, though the company is tight-lipped on what, exactly, could be on the agenda. The streaming music firm debuted its stock, SPOT, on the New York Stock Exchange earlier this week, and has been recruiting new staff with expertise in hardware development.

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Netflix’s new animated original is about ‘wildly incompetent police’

Netflix’s new animated original is about ‘wildly incompetent police’

Netflix is still pursuing its next big animated hit, and so it's no surprise the company is back with a new original cartoon targeted at adults. Called Paradise PD, the newly announced series will focus on a "wildly incompetent police force," according to Netflix. The new series is from the team behind the adult animation Brickleberry, which ended after three seasons.

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Spotify goes public at $29.5bn valuation: What’s next?

Spotify goes public at $29.5bn valuation: What’s next?

Spotify has made its hotly-anticipated debut on the New York Stock Exchange, with shares arriving at an estimate-busting $165.90 apiece. The direct listing - which bucked the tech industry trend toward IPOs - saw Spotify (SPOT) valued at a hefty $29.5 billion, almost 50-percent higher than analysts had predicted.

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Extinct animals in zoos: How real is Jurassic World today?

Extinct animals in zoos: How real is Jurassic World today?

Today we're exploring a bit of research on a future in which extinct animals could be cloned for scientific and entertainment purposes. Two researchers from the University of Central Lancashire explored three scenarios and/or purposes for which cloned rare or extinct animals might exist. The possibilities are endless, of course, but just beyond the plausibility of cloning rare animals - a real possibility - comes the planning stages for how they must be treated.

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Spotify stock paves way to dangerous balancing act with labels

Spotify stock paves way to dangerous balancing act with labels

Spotify is listing on the New York Stock Exchange, but the streaming music service isn't playing the same IPO game - or the same content strategy - as on-demand rivals. The Swedish company opted for a direct listing on the NYSE, bucking the trend for splashy, capital-raising rounds as it tries to ween itself off an expensive record label dependency.

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