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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.


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.


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.


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.

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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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Check out Duran Duran’s dreamy new single What are the Chances

In advance of '80s electropop vets Duran Duran's first LP in five years, "Paper Gods," listen to dreamy, introspective single "What are the Chances?" The album, which features Janelle Monae, John Frusciante, and Lindsay Lohan, comes out on September 18.


Cable and satellite companies lost nearly half a million subscribers in Q2

Pay TV saw subscriber losses of 479,000 between April and June 2015, according to a report from Strategy Analytics. While it looks like this will be a continuing trend as more consumers cut the cord, analysts still see some hope in the pay TV sector.

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New Cinemark CEO sticks with old guard, has no plans to experiment with release window

As the new CEO of Cinemark, Mark Zoradi has shared that he doesn't expect to experiment with the movie theater chain's release window strategies, even as Netflix and studios try to do just that.

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Sony shows off Metal Gear Solid hi-res Walkmen in Japan

Sony is partnering with Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain to release video game-branded hi-res Walkmen in Japan. Local buyers will be able to show off their love for hi-res audio and Metal Gear Solid, but it’ll be costly.


Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn are back again in new CBS drama

A pilot episode for the drama series Sawyer & Huck, based on the Mark Twain characters Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn dragged into modern day America, has been picked up by CBS.

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Alexa, lights on: Amazon Echo can now control your SmartThings devices

Amazon Echo just got a little more control: It's now compatible with Samsung's SmartThings, so you can use voice commands to turn on your lights or anything plugged into its smart outlet.