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‘The Departed’ is getting rebooted as a TV series at Amazon

Martin Scorsese's Oscar-winning film The Departed is being rebooted as a TV series. The project is currently in development at Amazon and will reportedly be set in present-day Chicago.
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Everyone is after Pablo Escobar in Netflix's new 'Narcos' season 2 trailer

Pablo Escobar is on the loose again in Netflix's new trailer for Narcos season 2, but everyone wants to bring him down. The preview highlights the many groups with their sights set on the infamous drug kingpin.
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The Appearance Barrier — how not to look terrible on Skype calls

Are you distracted by your appearance on company teleconference calls? Simple tips can help you look better, even on bad hair days. The video call "appearance barrier" can cause you to lose focus and not fully engage with other…
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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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FCC pics offer a scoop on the Samsung Scoop, a portable Bluetooth speaker

FCC filings appear to have prematurely revealed the Scoop, a Samsung-made portable Bluetooth speaker with a built-in microphone. It's unclear just when it might hit retail shelves.
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LG unveils three new speakers, each offering 360 degrees of sound

Looking for a Bluetooth speaker with a sense of style? It might be worth waiting until the fall, when LG will drop three new models, all featuring 360-degree audio and bold designs.
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Iconic high-end movie player company Kaleidescape is shutting down

After its launch in 2000, Kaleidescape's automated movie servers quickly took off, but after years of DRM-related legal battles, the company can't keep afloat, and is shutting down..
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Keegan-Michael Key, Cobie Smulders to star in Netflix series ‘Friends From College’

Netflix has picked up ensemble comedy Friends From College, which stars Keegan-Michael Key, Cobie Smulders, and Fred Savage as Harvard grads who attended school at the same time, and are now navigating life in their 40s.
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Here’s what’s new on Amazon Prime Video in September 1:22

Amazon Prime Video takes a page from competitor Netflix and adds new titles each month, available free to all Prime members. Check out the list to find out all that's new to watch on Amazon this month.
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Linner earbuds aim to offer active noise cancellation without the high price tag

New acoustic tech startup Linner will soon launch what it calls the world's lightest earbuds to feature active noise cancellation, and that's not the only trick it has up its sleeve.
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Sennheiser unveils gaming-focused audio amplifiers and new gaming headsets

Sennheiser has plenty of experience with gaming-focused audio gear, but the new GSX 1000 and GSX 1200 Pro amplifiers are aimed at the world of eSports, while the GSP 300 headset is meant for gamers on a budget.
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Five shows to stream this week: ‘Inside Llewyn Davis,’ ‘Brooklyn,’ and more

How are you going to get through this week? By following our guide to the finest films and TV shows available now, of course. On the list this week: 'Inside Llewyn Davis,' 'Brooklyn,' and more.