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Black Out Tuesday social media, music campaign made to pause, not to mute

Black Out Tuesday social media, music campaign made to pause, not to mute

A set of social movements were given a name this week starting with an initiative called The Show Must Be Paused. The music industry was implored to take action starting on Tuesday, June 2, 2020. Per the announcement of #TheShowMustBePaused, this protest began in force in response to the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and countless other Black citizens at the hands of police.

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Samsung The Sero smartphone-friendly TV is finally available to buy

Samsung The Sero smartphone-friendly TV is finally available to buy

You'd be excused for forgetting about The Sero considering Samsung's dozens of TV models but you'd also be excused if its image was burned into your memory. First revealed at the end of 2019, The Sero debuted in the public's eyes at CES 2020. Almost six months later, the TV is finally up for grabs so that you and your family can enjoy all those tall, portrait videos and photos without having to turn your phone or your head.

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Why Hollywood is counting on Christopher Nolan’s Tenet to be a success

Why Hollywood is counting on Christopher Nolan’s Tenet to be a success

Summer blockbusters this year are done for. Most have shifted to later this year or 2021 – Mulan was pushed from March 27 to July 24; Black Widow from May 1 to November 6; and Wonder Woman 1984 from June 5 to August 13. But one film sticks out, stubbornly standing its ground as a 2020 summer blockbuster – Christopher Nolan’s hotly anticipated Tenet.

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Netflix’s Lucifer may survive beyond season five under new deal

Netflix’s Lucifer may survive beyond season five under new deal

The TV show Lucifer based on a comic book series was launched by FOX and, despite its popularity, canceled after three seasons. Netflix swooped in to save the show, releasing the fourth season with the promise of a fifth and final batch of episodes. That plan may change, however, as the streamer continues to see strong demand for the series, prompting it to ink a new deal with star Tom Ellis.

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Hue Sync box adds HDR10+ and Dolby Vision support plus voice control

Hue Sync box adds HDR10+ and Dolby Vision support plus voice control

The Philips Hue Play HDMI Sync Box is getting a big update, with new software to add HDR10+ and Dolby Vision support among other features to the synchronized lighting gadget. Intended to expand the colors on-screen to the rest of your TV room, the Hue Sync box is also gaining integration with voice assistants like Alexa.

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Amazon Studios plans original ‘Girl With the Dragon Tattoo’ series

Amazon Studios plans original ‘Girl With the Dragon Tattoo’ series

Amazon Studios is developing a new show based on Lisbeth Salander, the main character in the novels by author Steig Larsson. The series is called Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, but won't mirror the movies released over several years. According to a new report, Amazon's take on the novel will include a modern setting and a new story, among other things.

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Disney World grand re-opening: Social distancing limits listed

Disney World grand re-opening: Social distancing limits listed

Disney leadership seems to be chomping at the bit to get Disney properties back in running order as soon as possible. They've already reopened the Disney Springs at Walt Disney World Resort, as well as Shanghai Disney Resort, now they've sent a proposal for additional openings to the Orange County Economic Recovery Task Force in Florida. Their plans include a July 11 opening of Walt Disney World Resort's Magic Kingdom Park and Sidney's Animal Kingdom.

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Launch day deal sees HBO Max arrive on Xfinity

Launch day deal sees HBO Max arrive on Xfinity

Comcast and WarnerMedia have inked a last-minute deal to bring HBO Max to Xfinity customers on its launch day, an abrupt turnaround after all signs had pointed to disappointment for subscribers. Going live today, HBO Max replaces HBO NOW and promises 10,000 hours of TV and movie content, along with exclusives for which WarnerMedia is footing the bill.

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Netflix update gets a much-needed download feature

Netflix update gets a much-needed download feature

The next version of Netflix was revealed today with a feature that's been requested by fans for ages. The Netflix app for Android appeared with code that indicated the download feature would allow shows and movies to be played without a full download. The original launch of movie and show content downloads with Netflix took place all the way back in the year 2016, requiring a full download since the beginning.

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There’s HBO Max bad news if you use Amazon Fire TV or Roku

There’s HBO Max bad news if you use Amazon Fire TV or Roku

HBO Max may be launching today, but there's bad news if you're using two of the most popular platforms for streaming TV and movies at home. Those with an Amazon Fire TV device or TV, or a Roku device or TV, are discovering today that they're not invited to the HBO Max party.

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HBO Max goes live: Here’s how it works with HBO NOW and HBO GO

HBO Max goes live: Here’s how it works with HBO NOW and HBO GO

HBO Max is launching today, and if you're feeling confused about how the new streaming service fits into what already seems like far too many on-demand options from HBO, you're probably not alone. HBO Max effectively replaces HBO NOW, though whether you'll automatically see that switch over depends on what platform you're using and how you currently pay.

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FX officially orders American Horror Story spinoff anthology series

FX officially orders American Horror Story spinoff anthology series

Earlier this month, American Horror Story co-creator Ryan Murphy dropped a surprising piece of information in an Instagram post -- there will be a spinoff series based on the popular horror TV show. Almost no details were provided at the time, but now, weeks later, more news has surfaced: FX has officially ordered the new anthology series.

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