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Sony Ultra 4K streaming service comes to Intel 7th Gen Core PCs

Sony Ultra 4K streaming service comes to Intel 7th Gen Core PCs

While 4K televisions are finally starting to come down in price, the availability of 4K video content to watch on them is still slim. To help push the sales of its own 4K TVs, earlier this year Sony announced its own 4K streaming video service dubbed Ultra. Now the company wants to make the Ultra service available on PCs, and has teamed up with Intel to launch it in January. The only catch? Users must be running Intel's new 7th Gen Core processor.

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IBM’s Watson AI creates trailer for AI movie ‘Morgan’

IBM’s Watson AI creates trailer for AI movie ‘Morgan’

If you haven't heard about it yet, there's a new sci-fi thriller movie coming called Morgan, which focuses on a robot with advanced artificial intelligence (AI) that — to no surprise — rebels against its human creators. Appropriately, movie studio 20th Century Fox turned to IBM's Watson, a supercomputer AI capable of analyzing human personalities and emotions, researching cancer, and powering self-driving busses, to create its own version of the film's trailer.

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Syfy’s ‘Channel Zero’ series is seriously creepy in new teaser trailer

Syfy’s ‘Channel Zero’ series is seriously creepy in new teaser trailer

Syfy, the network with shows just cheesy enough to keep people coming back, has a new series that’ll be airing soon called “Channel Zero.” It is, according to the network, based upon the creepypasta stories that dot the Internet. It appears the show will be broken up into various stories by season, with the first being Channel Zero: Candle Cove — and, judging by the new trailer for it released yesterday, it’ll definitely be creepy.

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CBS All Access launches an advertisement-free option

CBS All Access launches an advertisement-free option

CBS is launching a new advertisement-free version of All Access, its subscription service. Ad-free premium subscriptions are becoming more common amongst video services like this, catching up with the ad-free versions many music services have been offering for a while. As with any ad-free version, it comes with a higher price tag — in this case, subscribers will be paying $4 more for a total monthly price of $9.99.

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‘Bill Nye Saves the World’ to premiere on Netflix in 2017

‘Bill Nye Saves the World’ to premiere on Netflix in 2017

Children of the 1990s have something to get excited about, as Netflix has announced a new show starring none other than Bill Nye The Science Guy. Dubbed "Bill Nye Saves the World," this new endeavor will put Bill Nye in the driver's seat of his very own talk show. As someone who looked forward to those days in science class where we'd get to watch an episode or two of Bill Nye The Science Guy, this is wonderful news.

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Stranger Things Season 2 confirmed for 2017 debut

Stranger Things Season 2 confirmed for 2017 debut

In what is likely to be the day's least surprisingly news, Netflix has officially confirmed that Stranger Things will return for a second season next year. That Stranger Things would return for a second season was pretty much a given, considering the amount of chatter the first season generated across the internet. Netflix hasn't announced any additional details, but we expect those to begin trickling in as work on season two progresses.

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Sonos Amazon Alexa team-up official: Beta this year

Sonos Amazon Alexa team-up official: Beta this year

This morning the folks at Sonos and Amazon have announced a team-up which will bring "a joyful life" to consumers everywhere. This announcement was made in part several months ago by Sonos - without naming names. Now at an event in New York City, Sonos has made clear how this connection is going to work.

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Netflix in September: all the shows coming and going

Netflix in September: all the shows coming and going

It’s that time again — a new month is upon us and with it will come a refreshed Netflix library. Some movies and TV shows are on their way out, of course, and others are on their way in to fill the void. Depending on your tastes, the library refresh may be a good thing, but there are some losses that at least some viewers will certainly miss.

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Batman costume sets Guinness World Record for most gadgets

Batman costume sets Guinness World Record for most gadgets

When it comes to setting Guinness World Records, there's pretty much two ways to go about it: for things like measures of athletic ability, you can train really hard for many years and try to beat the previous record holder. Or, instead of going after an existing record, just try to come up with an idea that so random and off-the-wall that no record for it exists yet. In the case of the latter, a world record has now been set by a Batman costume with the most functional gadgets.

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Next Roku models to be called ‘Express,’ ‘Premiere,’ and ‘Ultra’

Next Roku models to be called ‘Express,’ ‘Premiere,’ and ‘Ultra’

Streaming set-top box maker Roku is expected to release an updated lineup of devices this fall, and according to new information, the company will finally move away from including numbers in their naming scheme (i.e. Roku 1, Roku 2, Roku 3). Zatz Not Funny, a frequently reliable source when it comes to leaks, says that instead of seeing a Roku 5, there will be unique names for each model, including the "Roku Express" and "Roku Premiere."

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Spotify denies reports it punishes artists with Apple Music, Tidal exclusives

Spotify denies reports it punishes artists with Apple Music, Tidal exclusives

While the streaming music industry has exploded over the last few years, with monthly subscription models becoming one of the most common ways people listen to music, it's also gotten to the point where the market is dominated by just a handful of companies, including Spotify, Apple Music, and Tidal. Because things like pricing and music catalogs remain mostly the same across services, the real way they compete now is with exclusives: artists release their albums or songs to one service, either temporarily or permanently.

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YouTube TV gets a facelift

YouTube TV gets a facelift

If you watch YouTube on your smart TV or via a set-top-box device, you’ll be familiar with YouTube’s TV interface, one that differs in significant ways from the desktop and mobile versions. The interface is designed to play well with TV navigation, more so now that YouTube has refreshed the TV design with small but significant changes. Among other things, it is now easier to browse YouTube content on the big (living room) screen.

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