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Sling TV now available on Amazon Fire tablets

Sling TV adds compatibility on Amazon Fire HD and HDX today. Support for the Amazon tablets comes as competition for online streamers continues to intensify and digital TV subscriptions from IPTV services fall.

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Exclusive look at Sennheiser’s new 3D surround sound at Imogen Heap

As part of Sennheiser's 70-year celebration in London, we got an exclusive look at the company's innovative new 3D surround sound recording format, with none other than Imogen Heap live on the stage.

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Here’s what’s new on Netflix in September, and what’s going away

Here's a complete list of what's new on Netflix for September, and which titles will be removed this month, to help you catch up on all your binging, and make sure you don't miss those titles heading into the ether.

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Watch Taylor Swift jam out to Dreams with Beck and St. Vincent

Beck, St. Vincent and Taylor Swift sang together on Beck's recent electropop jam "Dreams" during Swift's performance Tuesday night in L.A.. The indie darlings join a long list of guests that T-Swift has brought onto the stage during her "1989" tour.

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Hulu renews Amy Poehler-produced comedy Difficult People for second season

Hulu picked up the comedy Difficult People for a second season in short order. Amy Poehler will continue to exec produce alongside Dave Becky (Louie). The acerbic series is currently wrapping up its first eight-episode season, which concludes September 16.

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Planning on buying the new Apple TV? It could cost up to twice as much as the original

No matter which streaming box you buy, whether it's an Apple TV, Roku, or Amazon Fire TV, you can expect to pay the same price of $100. Apple seems poised to shake that up with its newest Apple TV, which may cost as much as $200.

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As tech’s biggest names descend on Berlin for IFA 2015, here’s what we’ll see

IFA, the biggest tech show in Europe is about to kickoff in Berlin, Germany. Here's everything we expect to see at the show from Samsung, Sony, LG, Asus, Microsoft, Intel, and more. TVs, phones, wearables, and the smartphone will power the show.

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The long and storied history of the white van speaker scam

The so-called white van speaker scam has been around for a long time, so why do people still get conned on a daily basis? We're here to arm you and your friends with the knowledge you need to see the hoax for what it is.

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Apple and TV companies still haggling over online streaming

As well as new iPhones next month, we might be getting a new Apple TV complete with a Nintendo Wii-like remote — but negotiations over a streaming service are still stalling.

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Netflix’s high-definition DRM cracked for the first time

It's reported that torrenters now have access to a 4K Breaking Bad episode, coming in at close to 18GB, after pirates were able to overcome the latest Netflix copy protection technology.

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Red Rhino stampedes where Apple, Amazon and Roku refuse to tread: Porn.

The Rhino Box is an Android-based set top box that walks the line on serving up boatloads of content. Max of 155 characters (counting spaces)

  • Pros: Good design and solid build , Plenty of ports to work with…
  • Cons: Kodi customization somewhat limited , Tricky navigation for…

Lou Reed’s last album with The Underground re-mastered for new box set

In honor of the 45th anniversary of "Loaded," The Velvet Underground's 4th album will be re-released as a six-disc set. It will feature the remastered LP in stereo and mono, unreleased live recordings, demos, and a remaster of "Live at Max's Kansas City" LP.

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Galaxy Quest to come to Amazon in series form

Sci-fi parody Galaxy Quest will be revamped as an Amazon original TV series, according to a new report. The streamer will partner with Paramount Television to adapt the '99 cult-class for the small screen.

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We’ve got more info on Gaga’s role in American Horror Story: Hotel

A new report reveals that (spoiler alert) Lady Gaga's character in American Horror Story: Hotel will have vampire-like tendencies for sucking blood; and there will also be a few tie-ins with season one.

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The Beatles nearly made The Lord of the Rings, with John Lennon as Gollum

For the 50th anniversary of "Help!" Variety looked back at how the Fab Four nearly starred in "Lord of the Rings." Both Stanley Kubrick and J.R.R. Tolkien ended up shooting down the left field movie pitch.

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Pearl Jam plans to record 11th album within the next year

The Eddie Vedder-fronted rockers will record their 11th studio record sometime in the next year according to bassist Jeff Ament. The band will tour South America this fall and, presumably, hit the studio sometimes afterwards.

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Amazon will launch Prime Instant Video in Japan next month

Perhaps attempting to keep Netflix in check as both companies expand overseas, Amazon Prime subscribers in Japan will soon be able to access movies and television shows on Prime Instant Video.

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They may look dainty, but B&W's P5 wireless pack sledgehammer sound

The P5 are a solid new entry into the burgeoning field of premium wireless headphones, but be prepared to take your bass with a punchy sprinkle of spice.

  • Pros: Clear and powerful sound stage , Solid detail in the upper…
  • Cons: Bass can get too heavy , Acoustic instruments sound less…

Here’s what’s new on HBO in September and what’s going away

Whether you're a cable lover or a staunch cord cutter, there's never been a better time to get down with HBO. Follow us to find out what's new to the network each month, and what's going away.

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Was Daniel Larusso actually the villain in Karate Kid?

There may be more than one valid interpretation of the events depicted in the 80's classic The Karate Kid. According to YouTube user J. Matthew Turner, we should take a closer look at the behavior of the film's protagonist

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HBO doc feat. Shakira, Jennifer Lopez, Carlos Santana will explore Latin music history

'The Latin Explosion: A New America' will explore the impact of Latin artists living stateside from cha-cha to J-Lo. Tommy Mottola, the former Sony music exec who was essential in Shakira, Jennifer Lopez, and Ricky Martin's success, will exec produce.

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The Star Wars: The Force Awakens toys will be revealed in a global, streaming video event

Lucasfilm will debut the toy line for Star Wars: Episode VII -- The Force Awakens in a global, streaming video event that kicks off in Australia and culminates 18 hours later in California.

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Wait, what? MTV Video Music Awards to honor Kanye West

Kanye West has been named the recipient of the 2015 Michael Jackson Video Vanguard award for the MTV Video Music Awards, and will be honored during the live broadcast on August 30.

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Plex app is now free for Roku, includes redesign, new features

Ideal for anyone with an existing Plex Media Server as well as a Roku streaming set-top box, Plex has eliminated the premium cost of the Roku app and significantly upgraded the user interface.

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Finally a flat OLED! LG irons out its 4K OLED for store shelves in September

After impressing viewers with incredible picture quality only to frustrate them with a curve screen for years, LG is finally releasing a flat OLED TV with 4K UHD resolution and full HDR compatibility.

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Calvin Harris tops Forbes list of world’s highest-paid DJs with $66 million

Calvin Harris beat fellow mega DJs David Guetta, Tïesto, and Skrillex to take the crown as Forbes' top earning EDM act. The frontman made $66 million in the past year on the back of 2014's "Motion," six-figure DJ fees and a Giorgio Armani endorsement.

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Onkyo unveils new HRA Bluetooth speaker and headphones just ahead of IFA

Just ahead of IFA, Onkyo has announced three new audio products: the X9 Bluetooth speaker, which it claims is the world's first high-resolution Bluetooth speaker, and the H500M on-ear and E700M in-ear headphones.

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Lionsgate films featuring DTS:X surround sound are coming this fall

New surround sound technologies don't do much good if movies don't actually make use of them, so it's good to hear that Lionsgate will be releasing several of its upcoming films with support for DTS:X surround sound in theaters.

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