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Sports Illustrated TV streaming service may be unveiled tomorrow

Sports Illustrated TV streaming service may be unveiled tomorrow

Sports Illustrated is set to get in on the paid streaming video market with the launch of an online streaming service that'll run fans about $5/month. Assuming sources talking about it are correct, the Sports Illustrated option will be officially announced tomorrow, giving sports fans a new cord-cutting option for getting sports-related content.

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Free Amazon Prime Video tier tipped: you’ll watch ads to earn it

Free Amazon Prime Video tier tipped: you’ll watch ads to earn it

Amazon may be preparing a free version of its Prime Video service that is supported by advertisements. This isn't the first time we've heard this rumor, though the last report was a few years ago. This time around, sources say Amazon has been engaging in talks with both movie studios and TV production companies over getting content for the service.

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Amazon Lord of the Rings show isn’t what you think it is

Amazon Lord of the Rings show isn’t what you think it is

This morning Amazon announced that they'd really, truly secured the rights to make a Lord of the Rings TV show. This is likely the biggest win for the company in their short history in creating media content, and should span well into the future with episodic tales from Middle Earth. The first show that Amazon now owns the rights to make is a prequel to The Fellowship of the Ring.

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YouTube Activity tab tests the mixing of notifications and shared videos

YouTube Activity tab tests the mixing of notifications and shared videos

YouTube is tweaking its interface again, at least according to a screenshot that has appeared from one user seeing the change. It seems the company is testing a change to the bottom menu in the Android app; there's a new 'Activity' tab that combines together both notifications and shared videos, presenting them in a single feed.

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YouTube Plus subscription reference found in app code

YouTube Plus subscription reference found in app code

A tidbit found within the YouTube v12.37 apk indicates that Google's video service may be preparing to launch yet another subscription option, this one called 'Plus.' The subscription seemingly would be a companion to the existing YouTube Red subscription option, but details about it are slight. There doesn't appear to be any sort of information or documentation about the subscription tier online.

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Hulu will spend about $2.5 billion on content this year

Hulu will spend about $2.5 billion on content this year

Hulu is set to spend around $2.5 billion on content this year, company CEO Mike Hopkins revealed yesterday at the Paley Center for Media in New York. The company introduced some big changes to the service year with the introduction of its live TV product, and it is also seeing growing success with its original shows like 'The Handmaid's Tale' and 'Harlots.'

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Elon Musk just made a SpaceX FAIL video

Elon Musk just made a SpaceX FAIL video

The many crashes of SpaceX were just captured in a single video edited by none other than Elon Musk. Musk is the founder and CEO of the company, and the video contains the many failed attempts at landing their Orbital Rocket Booster before pulling out a win. This is quite likely the most expensive FAIL compilation ever made for YouTube.

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See the Galaxy Note 8 scratched, burnt, bent in an array of entertaining tests

See the Galaxy Note 8 scratched, burnt, bent in an array of entertaining tests

The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 was subject this week to the inexplicably popular master of smartphone destruction JerryRigEverything. This $1000 phone is scratched with an array of gradually-harder tools made for scratching. The Galaxy Note 8 is burned with a lighter. This phone is bent back and forth with excessive force. All in the name of entertainment.

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Roku launches its own channel with free ad-supported movies

Roku launches its own channel with free ad-supported movies

Roku has announced the launch of its own channel, one that is, appropriately, called 'The Roku Channel.' This channel provides free movies for all Roku users located in the US, though it is supported by advertisements. The channel is available on both Roku smart TVs and on Roku streaming boxes and sticks, and it doesn't require any logins.

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Insta360 ONE camera: how this one shoots different

Insta360 ONE camera: how this one shoots different

The newest in 4K-capable 360 camera hardware comes in the Insta360 ONE, a device that's unique in more ways than one. While the 360 (spherical) camera market expands in leaps and bounds, each device aims to bring both high quality output and a set of features that no competing camera has. For the Insta360 One, that means offering a new way to shoot.

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Apple tipped in talks with studios to bring 4K HDR movies to iTunes

Apple tipped in talks with studios to bring 4K HDR movies to iTunes

Apple it planning to unveil an updated Apple TV model with 4K UHD and HDR support next month, according to sources, and ahead of that launch reportedly comes talks with studios about launching 4K HDR movies on iTunes. The company was recently spotted listing some movies as '4K' resolution in iTunes, though users who saw the resolution marker reported only being able to download the HD version.

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Twitter’s Xbox One app puts timeline next to streaming videos

Twitter’s Xbox One app puts timeline next to streaming videos

The Twitter app for Microsoft just received a much-needed update that brings a handful of features already accessible on other platforms. Chief among them is the addition of the Twitter timeline next to a streaming video, enabling users to scroll through tweets while watching a video. The update doesn't address all of the app's deficits, though, and some users are still unhappy.

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