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Kodak Kickstarter Film Offer

Kodak, Kickstarter join to offer free film to directors who don’t want to go digital

There are a lot of reasons indie directors shoot digitally, but Kodak wants to make sure that the prohibitively high cost of film isn't one of them.
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SoundCloud Go finally goes international, but it’s starting small

Just over a month ago, SoundCloud announced its long-rumored subscription service SoundCloud Go. Now the service is taking its first steps into Europe.
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Harman and Lufthansa team up to offer flyers a more peaceful experience

Harman and Lufthansa are teaming up to offer aviation-certified noise-cancelling AKG N60 NC headphones to customers to make their flights more pleasant.
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Vimeo makes a deal to help it take on YouTube by offering creators more money

Vimeo announced today it will acquire white-label video streaming service VHX as part of its plan to compete with YouTube by offering creators more money.
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Music videos aren’t the only new feature coming to Apple Music on Android

Apple Music has had support for music videos on iOS for some time, and now an update has finally brought the feature to Android.
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TiVo will soon be an entirely different company

Rumors were rampant last month that Rovi was looking to acquire TiVo, and it turns out they were true. The DVR maker is being acquired for $1.1 billion.
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Comcast to acquire DreamWorks Animation for $3.8 billion

Following reports of talks between the two companies yesterday, Comcast subsidiary NBCUniversal has agreed to acquire DreamWorks Animation for $3.8 billion.
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Want to shape the future of PlayStation Vue? Try canceling your subscription

For a possible look at the future of PlayStation Vue, and maybe even the chance to shape it, all you have to do is try to cancel your subscription.
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Yamaha’s popular entry-level A/V receiver gets even better with Bluetooth

With the new R-S202, Yamaha has updated its popular entry-level receiver with one key feature missing from the original: Bluetooth connectivity.
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TiVo’s new Roamio DVR for cord-cutters cuts subscription fee for cash upfront

TiVo’s Roamio OTA DVR for cord-cutters adds 500GB of extra storage and cuts the subscription fees. But it comes at a kingly price.
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Deadliest Catch gives fans a chance to experience life as a crab in VR

Deadliest Catch fans now have the chance to experience life through the eyes of a crab on The Wizard thanks to a new VR experience from Discovery.
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Spotify aims to get artists’ fans more engaged with CrowdAlbum acquisition

Following other acquisitions earlier this year, Spotify announced today that it has acquired the photo and video aggregator startup CrowdAlbum.
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Piracy could be on the rise in Canada following Netflix VPN shut-out

With Canadian Netflix users not being able to access content outside of their own country, they’re considering turning to piracy in order to watch.
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Onkyo brings 3D surround to the home theater in a box

Onkyo introduced two new home theater systems today, one aimed at those on a budget, while the other offers Dolby Atmos and is DTS:X-ready.
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Steam chugs into movie rentals with huge Lionsgate deal

Valve's Steam platform has offered up a handful of movies for some time, but a new deal sees the service offering more than 100 movies from Lionsgate.
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Samsung TVs get HBO Now just ahead of this weekend’s Game of Thrones premiere

Owners of 2016 Samsung TVs can now sign up for an HBO Now subscription without ever having to leave the comfort of their living room.

Sling TV gets a handful of new channels, while Dish won’t lose them

A new deal has been reached between Dish and Viacom that sees several new channels coming to the former’s Sling TV streaming service.
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Marantz’s latest A/V receiver slims down in size, but doesn’t skimp on features

Marantz’s new NR1607 packs in all the features you’d expect in a modern A/V receiver including Dolby Atmos and DTS:X, but packed into an ultra slim package.
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B&O’s 360-degree Beoplay A1 is its smallest Bluetooth speaker yet

As of today the Bang & Olufsen Beoplay A1 Bluetooth speaker is available, offering 360-degree sound and up to 24-hour battery life in a portable package.
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HBO Now comes to Xbox One with just days to spare before Game of Thrones premiere

The HBO Now app has arrived on the Xbox One with just days to spare before the season premieres of Game of Thrones, Silicon Valley, and Veep.
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Apple patent shows headphones that seamlessly switch between wired and wireless

A new Apple patent shows headphones that are capable of switching between wired and wireless connections without interrupting playback.
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Pioneer introduces two new 4K-ready A/V receivers loaded with wireless connectivity

Pioneer announced the launch of two new A/V receivers today, both of which support 4K video and offer plenty of wireless connectivity options.
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NBCUniversal's comedy streaming service to allow subscriptions via Amazon

NBCUniversal’s comedy-only streaming service debuted in January, and soon it will join Starz, Showtime, and others in offering subscriptions via Amazon.
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Denon’s HEOS HS2 brings the heat to Sonos with high-res audio support

Denon has continued to add to its HEOS multi-room system since its launch in 2014, but now it is getting a major boost with the addition of high-res audio.
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Vizio’s new M-Series and E-Series 4K Ultra HD TVs are smarter and brighter than ever

Following last month's unveiling of SmartCast in its P-Series TVs, Vizio has updated both its M-Series and E-Series lines with the feature.
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ESPN's 'The Undefeated' will explore sports, race, and culture starting next month

ESPN's The Undefeated, a new multimedia platform that will focus on the role of race and culture in sports, is set to launch on May 17.
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Old school meets new school with Audio-Technica's new wireless turntable

Earlier this year at CES, Audio-Technica showed off a Bluetooth turntable as well as new wireless headphones, both of which go on sale this month.
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You can now subscribe to Amazon’s video service without joining Prime

Over the weekend, Amazon introduced a new standalone subscription for its Prime Video service, as well as monthly pricing for its standard Prime membership.
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A new box from Sling TV could give cord-cutters access to local OTA channels

A new piece of hardware by the name of the AirTV would take OTA local channels and make them available directly within the Sling TV app.
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MovieLaLa wants to show that trailers are the new movies with Trailer TV

Trailer TV is an app for the Apple TV that aims to do for movie trailers what Pandora did for music, learning users’ tastes with each trailer watched.
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Pioneer brings serious bass on a budget with its new SW-10-powered subwoofer

Pioneer has announced the addition of the 400-watt SW-10 powered subwoofer to its speaker lineup, bringing bass as low as 30Hz for $350.
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There’s more to Samsung’s 2016 SUHD TV lineup than just curves

Samsung has announced the pricing and availability of its HDR-ready 2016 SUHD TV lineup, offering both curved and flat models starting at $1,500.
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Final Fantasy IX now out on Steam featuring enhanced graphics and ‘game boosters’

Originally released for the first PlayStation console in 2000, Final Fantasy IX is now available in enhanced form for the PC on Steam.
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This new app brings Tinder-style swiping to movie and TV viewing

Mighty TV is a new app that aims to help its users easily find a movie or TV show to watch and then quickly get started viewing.