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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.
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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.
Movies & TV

Martha Stewart plus Snoop Dogg equals the best dinner parties imaginable

In an odd but proven hilarious pairing, Martha Stewart and Snoop Dogg have teamed up for a new unscripted series on VH1 that will see the pair host dinner parties for different celebrity guests
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Audiophiles unite: Roland buys V-Moda to help ‘inspire the future of music’

V-Moda has been acquired by the seminal synth maker Roland in a deal that will see the two companies partner to expand into the broader marketplace. V-Moda CEO Val Kolton will stay on after the transition.
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Hulu to drop free tier in next few weeks, become paid-only streaming service

Hulu has announced plans to drop its ad-free tier in the next few weeks, but will continue making shows available for free via a new ad-supported partnership with Yahoo called Yahoo View.
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Waiting for some new Amazon shows? They’re set to debut on Twitch for 24 hours

It's been nearly two years since Amazon bought live video-game-streaming site Twitch for almost $1 billion. Now, the online retail giant is making moves with its acquisition, using the platform to premiere its new pilot shows.
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Weekly Rewind: The next moonshot, quantum computer duets, stateside Skodas

In the tech world, a lot happens in a week. So much news goes on, in fact, that it's almost impossible for mere mortals with real lives to keep track of everything. That’s why we’ve compiled a quick and dirty list of the top 10 tech…
Movies & TV

Five shows to stream this week: You’re the Worst, The Little Prince, 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: You're the Worst, The Little Prince, and more.
Music

5 songs you need to stream this week: Jeff Tweedy, Action Bronson, and more

Not sure what new music to listen to? We'll let you know what new tracks and albums dropping this week are worthy of your attention. Up this week: Jeff Tweedy, Action Bronson and more.