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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.

Movies & TV

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.

Music

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.

Music

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.

Movies & TV

Neil Young’s Pono struggles as it expands, looks for new CEO

Young explained in a Facebook post that Pono's expansion has been hampered by no 'proven business leader' as CEO, along with a lack of funds. The company is currently seeking a new CEO while Young helms the company in the meantime.

Music

Verizon customer paid $1,500 over 5 years for a landline she thought she cancelled

New Jersey resident Lauraine Hollyer was shocked to discover she had been charged an extra $1,500 over a span of five years for a landline she thought she cancelled at the turn of the millennium. Thankfully, this story has a happy ending.

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Netflix gets the upper hand in Japan from telecom giant SoftBank

Ahead of its September 2 release in Japan, Netflix has partnered with major telecom SoftBank. The new deal means that SoftBank customers will be able to sign up and pay for Netflix directly through their SoftBank account.

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Wiz Khalifa forced to ground, handcuffed at LAX for riding ‘hover board’

Rapper Wiz Khalifa was arrested at LAX this past weekend for riding a 'hover board,' essentially a self-balancing scooter without handlebars. After refusing to get off of his transportation device, officials pinned him down and handcuffed him.

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Pokemon brawler Pokken Tournament heads to Wii U in 2016

Nintendo's army of cuddly Pokemon creatures will soon star in their very first fighting game, as the publisher announced that a Wii U version of the one-on-one fighter Pokken Tournament will launch worldwide in 2016.

Gaming

TV Networks look at more product placement to counteract ad skipping

Networks are considering new ways to integrate ads into television shows that would help account for those who try to skip commercials, with an effort to be a little bit more creative than the standard product placement.

Movies & TV

Study: Apple TV falls to 4th place behind Roku, Google and Amazon

Likely attributed to a significantly more competitive marketplace for streaming set-top boxes, the Apple TV has slipped to fourth place behind devices like the Roku 3, Google Chromecast and Amazon Fire TV.

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No space? No problem: Check out Yamaha’s epic $1,700 Dolby Atmos surround sound bar

Yamaha's latest sound bar is it's most ambitious effort yet loaded with dozens of the company's sound projection beam drivers, and touting support for Dolby Atmos surround sound, along with all the spoils of the new MusicCast multiroom audio system.

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