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AGDQ 2018 speedrunning marathon has begun: What it is and where to watch

AGDQ 2018 speedrunning marathon has begun: What it is and where to watch

Earlier today, Awesome Games Done Quick 2018 kicked off, continuing an annual tradition that first started way back in 2010. The marathon will last all week long, raising money for charity the entire time. While those who are already fans of speedrunning likely know what AGDQ is, those who are unfamiliar can consider this a primer on the event, which has skyrocketed in popularity over the past couple of years.

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Amazon shutters Anime Strike service, moving exclusives to Prime Video

Amazon shutters Anime Strike service, moving exclusives to Prime Video

Amazon has revealed that it's killing off its anime streaming service Anime Strike, only a year after launching. While this may sound like a bummer for fans of the series exclusive to the service, it's actually good news for everyone: all the shows and movies previously on Anime Strike have been rolled over to the video content available with a standard Amazon Prime subscription.

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Golden Globes 2018: how to stream it live this weekend

Golden Globes 2018: how to stream it live this weekend

The 2018 Golden Globes award show will be streamed live for the first time ever, another sign that we live in a mostly post-cable world. Whether you're a cable subscription who doesn't like being restricted to the cable box or a cord-cutter looking for a way to watch at the same time as everyone else, you'll now have an option. The live-over-the-Internet award ceremony won't be without a big restriction, though.

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Eagle wearable has OLED display, headphones for personal entertainment

Eagle wearable has OLED display, headphones for personal entertainment

Kopin has teamed with Pico Interactive to create "Eagle," a mobile headset with a removable OLED display bar. This is a personal entertainment device, according to Kopin, which says Eagle has won the duo a CES 2018 Innovation Award. When put on, the user gets to watch content on the equivalent of an 80-inch screen, but in a very personal, intimate way.

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Hulu Animaniacs reboot inbound with Spielberg as executive producer

Hulu Animaniacs reboot inbound with Spielberg as executive producer

Hulu has made a surprise announcement: a new deal that will have it rebooting the popular cartoon Animaniacs with Steven Spielberg returning as the show's executive producer. As well, a new deal has a few classic cartoons, including the original Animaniacs series, launching on Hulu today. Those shows include the full Animaniacs series, as well as the Tiny Toons Adventures collection and Pinky and the Brain.

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Game of Thrones season 8 release has some terrible news

Game of Thrones season 8 release has some terrible news

Get ready to settle in, Game of Thrones fans, because you've got quite the wait ahead of you for the eighth and final season of the show. Given the need to wrap up everything that's developed over the past seven seasons, it wasn't hard to imagine that the wait for the next season would be an extended one. As it turns out, that notion was right on the money.

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TiVo in the cloud is a cord-cutter’s dream

TiVo in the cloud is a cord-cutter’s dream

While we're usually used to hearing about new set-top boxes and DVRs from TiVo, today the company is all about business. TiVo has revealed a new platform that's aimed at TV providers who want to make their own platforms easy to navigate and accessible for customers. This "next-gen platform" doesn't have a name yet, nor does it have a launch date, but some of the available details are telling us that it will be quite the departure for a company like TiVo.

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Netflix Bright sequel official: Will Smith to return for Bright 2

Netflix Bright sequel official: Will Smith to return for Bright 2

Following a report late last month claiming as much, Netflix has confirmed that it will indeed be making Bright 2, a sequel to its Bright blockbuster movie that was panned by critics but largely enjoyed by audiences. Despite terrible critic reviews, Netflix subscribers have had kind things to say about the show, describing it as fun and campy. Turns out when you don't have to pay a minor fortune for movie tickets, it's easy to enjoy cheesy movies.

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Roku joins smart home market with voice assistant, new licensing program

Roku joins smart home market with voice assistant, new licensing program

Roku has announced several big changes that underscore the company's own push into the smart home market. The company has officially unveiled Roku Entertainment Assistant, its own voice assistant for verbally controlling Roku OS devices. In addition, Roku has launched a new licensing program for "whole home entertainment" that will allow OEM brands to make smart home entertainment devices that work with Roku OS.

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Apple tipped to buy Netflix as streaming war gets serious

Apple tipped to buy Netflix as streaming war gets serious

It's not exactly a secret that Apple has a lot of cash laying around, and thanks to the GOP's new tax plan, we may see it put some of that money to use. Apple is said to have a decent chance of buying Netflix at some point this year, which would certainly shake up the streaming scene. Such a purchase would mark a rather grand entrance into the packed streaming market for Apple, which it has been trying to break into for quite some time now.

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Marvel reveals Create Your Own comics app with strict content rules

Marvel reveals Create Your Own comics app with strict content rules

Fans of the Marvel universe that want to create their own comics but lack the skill or technical abilities will soon have a new option. The company has announced it's collaborating with Tap Tap Comics to release a new app called Marvel: Create Your Own, which will let users choose a superhero, pose them, and add their own text and dialog. The app isn't available just yet, but is promised to be "coming soon."

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Amazon Digital Day Sale is on: Here’s what’s good

Amazon Digital Day Sale is on: Here’s what’s good

While we'd normally expect to moving into a silent time for sales now that we're past the holiday shopping frenzy, Amazon has one last day of discounts to close out 2017. Today Amazon launched its Digital Day Sale which, as you can probably guess, sees it discounting a variety of digital products. If you're looking for a movie to watch or a book to read, this is definitely the sale for you.

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