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Netflix fires Kevin Spacey, actor no longer involved with House of Cards

Netflix fires Kevin Spacey, actor no longer involved with House of Cards

It's starting look more and more like House of Cards' sixth and final season isn't going to see the light of day. After announcing earlier this week that the show's production had been indefinitely halted, Netflix has stated that it's cutting all ties with Kevin Spacey and will not be involved with the actor in any way. This includes Spacey's immediate suspension from production of House of Cards.

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Amazon in talks to develop Lord of the Rings TV adaptation

Amazon in talks to develop Lord of the Rings TV adaptation

If you thought a full trilogy of Lord of the Rings movies, followed by a Hobbit trilogy, was enough page-to-screen adaptations of J.R.R. Tolkien's universe, you were wrong. Get ready for even more Frodo Baggins. Amazon Studios is reportedly in talks to land the rights to adapt Lord of the Rings into a new TV series, with a goal of replicating the success of HBO's immensely popular Game of Thrones.

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RCA Roku 4K TVs give buyers a cheap Ultra HD option

RCA Roku 4K TVs give buyers a cheap Ultra HD option

RCA previously announced new Roku TV models, but they hit their budget price point by eliminating a key coveted feature: 4K resolution. Now the company is back with new Roku TV models that do include Ultra HD, ensuring buyers can watch their favorite shows in the highest resolution offered. You will be paying more for this extra feature, though.

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Samsung The Frame TV lineup gets a new 43″ model

Samsung The Frame TV lineup gets a new 43″ model

Samsung's television that blends in with other art pieces, The Frame, is now available in a 43-inch size option. This makes the new model the smallest available in the lineup, joining the existing 55-inch and 65-inch options. As with the other two models, the 43-inch version is designed to look like a piece of wall art when not in use, eliminating the big and arguably ugly look of an ordinary flat screen TV.

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House of Cards production stopped indefinitely: season six left hanging

House of Cards production stopped indefinitely: season six left hanging

Netflix has taken its House of Cards plans down a notch, revealing that production of the sixth season has been indefinitely stopped while the company talks with cast and crew. The news arrived shortly before additional allegations of sexual misconduct against actor Kevin Spacey. Netflix and producer Media Rights Capital had announced earlier this week that it would cancel House of Cards after its upcoming sixth season.

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House of Cards spin-off tipped after Spacey allegations sink show

House of Cards spin-off tipped after Spacey allegations sink show

Netflix has decided to cancel its hit political series House of Cards, a move perhaps spurred by recent news surrounding show star Kevin Spacey. Sources claim that Netflix has been considering ending the show for awhile now, though, and now new sources have surfaced with a new tip: Netflix is planning to create a spin-off series based around House of Cards. Who will the new series focus on? Not Claire, it seems.

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NVIDIA SHIELD TV 6.1 update bring YouTube TV, smarter Assistant

NVIDIA SHIELD TV 6.1 update bring YouTube TV, smarter Assistant

Google just recently gave Android TV is own, dedicated YouTube app, perhaps years in the making. While there really isn’t much Android TV devices left to go around, it will naturally arrive on at least the one Android TV device that does matter: the NVIDIA SHIELD. The graphics chip maker has just announced the next version of its SHIELD Experience, now at version 6.1, that brings more than just the YouTube TV app to the US. It also reinforces the SHIELD’s potential to become both entertainment and smart hub for your home.

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Netflix cancels House of Cards: the sixth season will be its last

Netflix cancels House of Cards: the sixth season will be its last

Netflix has cancelled House of Cards, bringing the popular series to an end after six seasons. It was sudden news from an entertainment standpoint, but one that many expected following recent allegations leveled at series star Kevin Spacey. The political drama follows the corrupt politician Frank Underwood.

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Viacom in talks with mobile carriers over video streaming deals

Viacom in talks with mobile carriers over video streaming deals

Viacom hasn't embraced the new world of online entertainment gracefully. The company pulled its channels from OTT services like PlayStation Vue last year, for example, and though some of its content can be streamed legally online through various destinations, it isn't as readily accessible as, say, Netflix original content. That may be changing, though, at least in certain cases, as the company has revealed it is talking with wireless carriers over potential mobile video streaming deals.

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Google Home support arrives for The CW, HBO NOW and CBS All Access

Google Home support arrives for The CW, HBO NOW and CBS All Access

Google has announced that its Google Home devices now support three big streaming services: The CW, HBO NOW, and CBS All Access. With the support, users can ask Google Assistant via one of the devices to perform certain actions with those services and a related Chromecast, such as playing your favorite TV show, rewinding an episode, and more.

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Hisense 4K Smart Laser TV is really a projector with speakers

Hisense 4K Smart Laser TV is really a projector with speakers

Hisense group veep Dr. Lin says that it’s time to rethink the TV when the company announced its 100-inch 4K Ultra HD Smart Laser TV. And apparently, that means turning the TV into a not-TV. This latest model the manufacturer, based both in China and the US, boasts of many things that it can do better than LED and LCD TVs. And perhaps that’s not a surprise when you find out that this TV is actually really a very bright projector instead.

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TiVo BOLT VOX brings 4K, 4 or 6 tuners, up to 3TB space

TiVo BOLT VOX brings 4K, 4 or 6 tuners, up to 3TB space

This week the folks at TiVo revealed a pair of new devices, both the TiVo BOLT VOX and the Mini VOX. These devices work with TiVo's first voice control remote - aptly called TiVo VOX Remote - and include "built-in personalized recommendations and intelligent predictions." Plus there's 4K to look forward to.

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