VLC for Apple TV plays virtually all of your media

The new Apple TV is a more capable media device than its predecessors, but let's face it: out of the box, it's not much use if your collection is in formats that Apple doesn't handle. That's where the newly released (and long promised) VLC for Apple…

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Political TV ad archive preserves lies for the ages

You're about to see a lot of political TV ads in the US (if you haven't already), and keeping tabs on them is going to be… difficult. Who paid for which ad, who are they attacking, and who's playing fast and loose with the facts? That's where the…

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AT&T’s unlimited mobile data plan is back

After discontinuing its unlimited mobile data plans back in 2010, AT&T has brought them back as a bundle with its U-Verse TV and new DirecTV services. If you're a subscriber on either of those, the plan costs $100 for a single smartphone, with ad…

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LG’s 2016 TVs include its first production 8K set

Forget all the hype about 4K at CES last year — this year's trend is 8K. LG has revealed some of the first details about its 2016 TV lineup, and the highlight is its first production-grade 8K model, the UH9800. The Korean tech giant isn't saying muc…

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Video license deal protects the future of 4K

The future of 4K video has been in doubt as of late. You see, the HEVC Advance group that's licensing the H.265/HEVC video format (crucial to stuffing 4K into modern data pipes) wanted steep royalties seemingly everywhere, with no cap — even free se…

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Amazon renews ‘The Man in the High Castle’ for a second season

Amazon's Original Series The Man in the High Castle was the retailers most-watched pilot, and it seems the first season was popular was well. The company renewed the show for a second season today, following its opening 10-episode run that debuted on…

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NBC’s comedy streaming service launches January 7th

SeeSo, NBC's comedy streaming service, began serving up buckets of laughs for those with an invite to is free limited beta last week. The network announced today that it would keep its word and make the service available to all the first week of Janu…

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Google Adds More Music, TV And Movie Content To Mobile Search, Including Recommendations

google-search-android-phone-hand An update to Google search rolling out to mobile users is putting a greater emphasis on music and media, including recommendations on songs, TV shows, movies, and more. Now, when searching for things like singers, actors, films and other related items, Google will return enhanced results that provide information like lyrics, covers, or song recommendations for music searches, as well as details… Read More

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