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Roku gets Twitter live streaming video channel

Roku gets Twitter live streaming video channel

Roku has announced the launch of the Twitter live streaming video channel, enabling users to watch videos hosted on the service. The Twitter channel, as with its video app for other platforms, presents both the video and a relevant tweet stream, giving viewers the best of both worlds. This represents a big launch for Roku, bringing an often requested video service to the popular streaming set top boxes and sticks. This video app has already been available on Apple TV and Android TV, among others.

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HBO shows will disappear from Amazon Prime next year

HBO shows will disappear from Amazon Prime next year

If you've been using your Amazon Prime subscription to enjoy some of HBO's older shows, then prepare yourself, because you won't have the opportunity to continue doing so for long. HBO has revealed that it plans to remove its shows from Amazon Prime Video next year as it continues to focus its effort on growing HBO Now. It's not entirely surprising, but it's a sad development nonetheless.

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“Smurfs 2” is the first UHD Blu-Ray Disc to be pirated

“Smurfs 2” is the first UHD Blu-Ray Disc to be pirated

Smurfs 2 might not be a memorable film, but it would probably go down in history in a notorious way. And not through any fault of its own, mind you. Almost comically, the film will be remembered in the piracy scene as the first title to have an Ultra HD, some would (incorrectly) call it 4K, copy ripped from a supposedly tightly protected UHD Blu-Ray Disc. In other words, the age of UHD BR piracy might be at hand.

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A select list of May the 4th Star Wars sales now live

A select list of May the 4th Star Wars sales now live

A bunch of Star Wars-themed events are taking place starting today, the 3rd of May, and last until the end of May the 4th (be with you). This is the ump-teenth time in a row that Star Wars has been celebrated on the 4th of May - back since the first Star Wars Geek heard those fabulous 6 words in that order. Fourth really sounds like Force - so let's use it to fill the bottomless pit of need for more Star Wars merchandise and special events, forever!

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Hulu Live TV launches to go head-to-head with YouTube

Hulu Live TV launches to go head-to-head with YouTube

Hulu has decided to go head-to-head with YouTube and other streaming services that are now offering what can be described as "light" cable subscriptions. Today Hulu announced the launch of Hulu Live TV, a new paid subscription service that offers around 50 channels for live streaming. Hulu's price is similar to what YouTube is asking for - $39.99 per month to start - but it's hoping that a few key features will make it stand out from the competition.

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Stranger Things season 2 will be scarier, but don’t expect any leaks

Stranger Things season 2 will be scarier, but don’t expect any leaks

We have to wait until this upcoming Halloween for the second season of Stranger Things, and it looks like we may make it the full remaining months without a spoiler or leak appearing online. That hope is based on a recent interview with the child cast of Stranger Things, the team of which made it clear that secrecy is of utmost importance this time around. While they didn't have much to reveal as far as the storyline is concerned, the kids did state that we can expect things to be a lot scarier the second time around.

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See Logan in black-and-while in theaters for one night only

See Logan in black-and-while in theaters for one night only

It seems it's becoming a bit of a trend recently for certain movies with dystopian or western themes to get special edition cuts in monochrome. The most notable example is last year's Black and Chrome Edition of Mad Max: Fury Road, but now the recent hit Logan is getting the treatment. James Mangold, director of the final Wolverine movie with Hugh Jackman, has revealed that a special black and white version of Logan will be coming to theaters.

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Orange is the New Black season 5 stolen by hackers, leaked online

Orange is the New Black season 5 stolen by hackers, leaked online

The upcoming fifth season of the show Orange is the New Black isn't due to premiere on Netflix until June 9th, but most of the episodes have already been leaked online. A hacker by the name of "TheDarkOverlord" has taken responsibility for the leak, claiming to have stolen the episodes from a third-party production vendor. The first episode appeared online early Saturday, with the following nine released to torrent sites shortly after when ransom demands failed to be met.

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Amazon’s ‘The Tick’ original comedy series arrives on August 25

Amazon’s ‘The Tick’ original comedy series arrives on August 25

One pilot episode and a lot of waiting later and we finally have a premiere date for the first season of Amazon's original 'The Tick' series: August 25. Amazon announced the premiere date in a new (very short) teaser trailer, which doesn't show any footage but does hint at the show's comedic nature. It's not clear whether Amazon will release the entire season at once per Netflix's modus operandi or one episode at a time like Hulu.

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Star Wars: Episode 9 release date revealed

Star Wars: Episode 9 release date revealed

Most of the Star Wars-based attention will be on The Last Jedi for the foreseeable future, but Disney took the time today to announce the release date for Star Wars: Episode 9. Still without a proper title, Episode 9 will wrap up the third trilogy of mainline Star Wars films, presumably finishing the story that involves Rey, Finn, Poe, and Kylo Ren.

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Will Disney edit Star Wars? Kathleen Kennedy says no (sort of)

Will Disney edit Star Wars? Kathleen Kennedy says no (sort of)

An interview with Lucasfilm CEO Kathleen Kennedy has popped up this week with a few pointed questions on the future of Star Wars. The folks at SteeleWars (comedian Steele Saunders, to be exact) asked Kennedy how free Lucasfilm is, in its current form, to edit past Star Wars films. Can alterations be made to past Star Wars films, or are they set in stone from this point forward?

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Watch Emma Watson and Tom Hanks discuss The Circle

Watch Emma Watson and Tom Hanks discuss The Circle

The film The Circle actors Emma Watson, Tom Hanks, and Patton Oswalt sat down for a chat today live on Twitter. Right this minute we've got a recap of that chat, including the full chat as re-posted to Twitter through Periscope. This film is essentially about a single company that represents such tech titans as Google, Facebook, Amazon, and Apple, and follows the story of a tech worker by the name of Mae Holland (Emma Watson).

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