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Netflix confirms a redesigned interface to replace its aging web player

Netflix has confirmed a redesigned web player for computer access to the site has started to roll out to lucky users. It brings a single-page design and a bevy of usability improvements.
Computing

Can your system handle YouTube’s first 8K video?

'Ghost Towns' is the first 8K video available via YouTube — and it's a great way of testing whether your rig is ready for the resolution.
Movies & TV

Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight will have a limited Christmas debut on 70mm film

Quentin Tarantino's upcoming Western The Hateful Eight will be shown in 70mm film on 50 retrofitted theaters globally. The classic film format allows the viewer to see the film in more vivid detail and color than regular 35mm film.
Home Theater

Video Review: The best-looking 4K TV ever is now even better 4:45

After taking honors as the first TV to earn a perfect 10 from DT, LG is back with an update on its 4K UHD OLED TV, the EG9600. An updated webOS 2.0 operating system, slightly new look, and new anti-glare coating mark new features…
Music

Torque takes personalization to the extreme with its line of customizable headphones 2:22

Torque takes the notion of customization to the extreme with a new line of headphones that lets users swap parts in order to adjust the sound signature.
Music

Don’t worry, Apple heads: Apple Music will sound just as good as its peers

Contrary to several reports, Apple Music will stream music at a comparable — or even better — sound quality than its competitors, using a more efficient file format at a relatively high bitrate.
Movies & TV

Redbox and 20th Century Fox reach two-year deal, keeping discs alive … for now

20th Century Fox fans don't have to worry about the studio's movies disappearing from their local Redbox kiosks anytime soon. The companies have renewed their partnership for another two years.
Music

Music in the U.S. will soon be released on Fridays instead of Tuesdays

All new music, both digital and physical, will be released globally on Fridays beginning July 10. While many record execs look forward to the change, some indie labels worry it may further marginalize niche music.
Movies & TV

AMC launches beta for Shudder, a 24/7 streaming horror movie service

Those who received invites are now able to beta test AMC's Shudder horror movie streaming service, which offers tons of horror movies from around the world, plus Shudder.tv with 24/7 streaming horror.
Music

Loren Kramar may not be the ‘unsigned artist’ that Apple Music advertised

Apple Music's Eddy Cue highlighted Loren Kramar during WWDC as an unknown artist, but the musician/artist may have major label connections, a wealthy father, and school ties with Hollywood celebrities.
Home Theater

Samsung brings augmented reality to retail with new mirrored OLED displays

Samsung has announced two new OLED displays meant for use in retail locations. Available in transparent and mirrored versions, these displays integrate Intel Real Sense technology to create futuristic new in-store signage.
Movies & TV

Lena Dunham will steal Homer’s heart in upcoming season of The Simpsons

Actress Lena Dunham will provide her voice talents to the upcoming 27th season of animated comedy The Simpsons as a pharmacist who Homer falls in love with following a separation from Marge.