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Home Theater

London police shut down streaming piracy organization, seize 30 servers

30 servers were seized and three people arrested in a City Of London raid this week. A piracy service, marketed as legitimate, offered TV to ex-patriates, complete with a set-top box. The service cost £400 a year (around $520.)

Using Logitech’s Pop, a mechanical button for your digital devices, is a snap

Logitech's new Pop is an internet-connected button that controls your smart home devices. It can be programmed to perform any number of tasks, and is compatible with a handful of the most popular smart home platforms.

Humble Bundle wants Twitch streamers to promote bundles

Humble Bundle has announced a new partners program that will allow certain YouTube and Twitch streamers to promote bundles with a chance of receiving a cut of the revenue.
Social Media

Facebook now lets you guide viewers around your 360-degree video

Facebook has optimized its 360-degree video editing room with new publishing tools that let creators navigate viewers around their clips. Additionally, the social network is rolling out new analytics insights for the format, and for videos…

Towels make a cheap solution for DIY sound-absorption panels

For the YouTuber on a budget, old bath towels can improve the recording acoustics of a room by absorbing sound and reducing reverb. And if you follow the steps in this video, they won't look like garbage when hung on your walls.
Home Theater

Vizio’s latest and greatest HDR TVs now support both major HDR standards

Owners of Vizio's P-Series and M-Series HDR TVs now have more HDR content at their fingertips, with a new firmware update adding support for HDR10 in addition to the existing Dolby Vision support.

Netflix launches FAST Speed Test app for super simple connection checks

Following the launch of its Fast.com speed-checking website earlier this year, Netflix has launched its new FAST Speed Test mobile app to help users quickly check their connection speed.

The Smiths and PETA team up to release 8-bit ‘Meat Is Murder’-themed video game

The Smiths have partnered with PETA to release an 8-bit clicker called This Beautiful Creature Must Die, in which users click on animals to save them as they descend slowly to bladed, bloody doom.
Movies & TV

Prepare for kickoff: NFL Network and RedZone land on Sling TV today

Dish Network and the NFL reached a deal last week, ending the blackout of the NFL Network and RedZone for subscribers to the satellite TV provider. Now Dish has announced the channels are live on Sling TV.
Home Theater

Disney’s new billion-dollar purchase tees up stand-alone ESPN streaming service

Disney has acquired a big stake in MLB's prospective video spinoff, BAM Tech. The company streams video for large clients, including Disney-owned WatchESPN, and will partner with Disney for a stand-alone ESPN streaming service.
Movies & TV

Two key players from ‘Saturday Night Live’ won’t be returning for 42nd season

Two key players who often appeared in multiple sketches in each episode of Saturday Night Live surprisingly won't be returning for the sketch comedy show's upcoming 42nd season, as their contracts were not renewed.
Home Theater

Yamaha’s entry-level sound bar gets classier and more versatile

Yamaha unveils its latest sound bar aimed at the cheap seats in the new YAS-106. An update of the YAS-105, the system offers a slimmer design, as well as HDMI connection and Bluetooth streaming, all at a nice price.