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Amazon's Oil Addiction, Black Holes, and Tiny Ancient Humans: Best Gizmodo Stories of the Week

Wow, it’s finally here: The last season of HBO’s Game of Thrones premieres tonight. In a matter of mere minutes, viewers will have the chance to re-experience the magical world of Westeros, spending a final few episodes in the company of fan favorites like Dragon Owner, The Explosion Doer, Grizzled Conscience Man, …Read more...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Energy, Facebook, Astronomy, Hbo, Science, Technology, Television, Movies, Review, Video Games, Climate Change, Oil, Marvel, Conservation


As Apple Moves Into Streaming, Netflix Kills Support for AirPlay

Streaming giant Netflix has dropped native support for Apple’s AirPlay, with the company revising its support guidelines to state that the switch is “due to technical limitations,” Cult of Mac wrote on Saturday.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Gadgets, Science, Technology, Television, Movies, Netflix, Streaming, Airplay


Charles, William, Harry: 3 princes help launch ‘Our Planet’

LONDON (AP) — A new eight-part Netflix series chronicling life on Earth and the threat posed by climate change has received a royal sendoff at London’s Natural History Museum. Prince Charles lauded the “Our Planet” series and its narrator David Attenborough at the world premiere Thursday night. He was joined by sons Prince William and […]
Tags: Science, London, Television, News, Entertainment, Ap, Nation, Charles, William, David Attenborough, Charles William Harry


The DOJ Antitrust Division Just Warned the Academy About Blocking Netflix From the Oscars

The Department of Justice has warned the CEO of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Dawn Hudson, that any attempts to prevent Netflix and other streaming video companies from receiving eligibility to be considered for an Academy Award may earn it antitrust attention, Variety reported on Tuesday.Read more...
Tags: TV, Science, Technology, Television, Movies, Netflix, Streaming, Oscars, Department Of Justice, Academy Awards, Doj, Cord Cutting, Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences, Variety


Gimlet's Union Drive, Twisted Graphene, and Psychedelic Mice: Best Gizmodo Stories of the Week

Well, folks, it’s just a few hours shy of the turn of the month, and you know what that means: April Fool’s Day. Yes, it’s that special time of year when insipid brands, mean-spirited teens, and tech titans compete to be the first to trick you into thinking they released Skittle’s... For Men, that it’s a good idea to…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science Fiction, Politics, Science, Technology, Television, Movies, Internet, Climate Change, Drugs, Africa, Environment, Vampires, The Magicians, Department Of Defense, Smartphones


The Cheapest Ways to Get HBO, Showtime, and Most Other TV Channels You Really Want

Life has never been better for those wanting to get some quality television programming beamed towards their eyeballs: Channels like HBO, Showtime, and many others are now available in all kinds of formats on all kinds of apps, including whatever it is that Apple is rolling out later this year.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science, Television, Online Video, Cord Cutting, Streaming Services, HBO Showtime


Samsung's All-Wireless TV Concept Is the Real Cordcutting Solution I Want

There are a few ways to hide or camouflage the bundle of cables that hang from most wall-mounted TVs—power, HDMI, etc.—but none are as truly invisible as the wireless technology that was recently revealed in a patent Samsung filed with the World Intellectual Property Office in March of last year. It eliminates cables…Read more...
Tags: Gadgets, TV, Science, Television, Samsung, Tech, Patents, Televisions, Cords, Consumer Tech, Wireless Power, World Intellectual Property Office


Amazon Reportedly Has Lord of the Rings Writers in a Locked Office With a Guard and Fingerprint Scanner

Amazon has a lot riding on its secretive, $250 million deal with The Lord of the Rings author J.R.R. Tolkien’s estate, publisher HarperCollins, and New Line Cinema to produce a streaming show in the franchise’s Middle-Earth setting, with expectations that the budget could cross one billion dollars.Read more...
Tags: Amazon, TV, Science, Technology, Television, Movies, Fantasy, Amazon Prime, Streaming, Harpercollins, Lord Of The Rings, Jrr Tolkien, Middle Earth, J R R Tolkien, New Line Cinema, My Precioussss


Samsung Gives Up on Blu-Ray, Will Not Release Any New Players in the US

Samsung has given up on Blu-ray—at least in the U.S., where it has given up on producing new models of Blu-ray and 4K Blu-ray players, CNET reported on Friday.Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Television, Movies, US, Samsung, 4k, Streaming, Dvd, Cnet, Blu, Blu Ray, Blu Ray Players


Android TV Is Good Now

While often derided as buggy, slow, and not as good as alternative options like the Apple TV or even the Chromecast, Android TV has been quietly fixing a lot of its problems and adding a pile of features that make it worth a second look. Nearly five years after launch, there are a lot of reasons Android TV might be…Read more...
Tags: Google, TV, Science, Television, Android TV, Entertainment, Chromecast Android TV


IMDB Launches Free Movie and TV Streaming Service Called Freedive

IMDB has launched a free streaming service called Freedive that features dozens of movies and TV shows. And while it doesn’t have new releases, the selection isn’t half bad, with movies like Drive, Adaptation, Gattaca, True Romance, Last Action Hero, Legends of the Fall, and Panic Room as well as TV shows like Fringe,…Read more...
Tags: Amazon, TV, Science, Television, Movies, TV streaming, Fire TV, Imdb, Cordcutters, Free Movies, Movie Streaming Services


LG Has 20X65 Foot Curved TV Waterfall Display at CES

LG Electronics has an immersive exhibit of flexible commercial displays at CES® 2019. The “LG OLED Falls” display features 260 LG OLED digital signage screens, in curved and flat configurations. It... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: Science, Technology, Television, Electronics, Entertainment, Future, World, Innovation, Lg, Gadget, LG Electronics


Hello 2019 – what are you likely to bring?

Politics, science, technology, TV, books … here’s what to expect in the year aheadA year is much more than just 365 days, or one orbit of the Earth around the sun. One year produces so many events and human stories that in 2018 alone, the Guardian published more than 73,000 news articles.Much of what happens is unpredictable. But with 2019 only hours old, there are a few things that can confidently be foretold. Continue reading...
Tags: Books, Business, Politics, Science, Television, Economics, UK News, World news, US news, Earth, Culture, Television & radio


Professor names beetle species after ‘Game of Thrones’

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska entomologist has named three of his eight newest beetle discoveries after the dragons from the HBO series “Game of Thrones” and George R.R. Martin book series “A Song of Ice and Fire.” University of Nebraska-Lincoln professor Brett Ratcliffe named the new scarab beetle species drogoni, rhaegali and viserioni, The […]
Tags: Hbo, Science, Television, News, Ap, Nation, Nebraska, Lincoln Neb, George R R Martin, Fire University of Nebraska Lincoln, Brett Ratcliffe


Tribune Media May Sell Out to Rival Nexstar, Creating TV Station-Owning Behemoth

Earlier this year, broadcasting giant Sinclair—the media group that at its stations to parroting Donald Trump’s narrative on “fake news”—was stopped by regulators from acquiring rival Tribune Media Co. in a shady $3.9 billion deal that would have amounted to a wholesale takeover…Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Television, Media, Fcc, Donald Trump, Tribune Media, Nexstar, Sinclair, Local TV, Broadcast TV, Tribune Media Co


BBC to reboot Tomorrow's World for one-off live special

Exclusive: much-loved technology show returns, updated for modern viewersThe BBC is reviving its science and technology show Tomorrow’s World, 15 years after it was axed.The popular series is making a comeback, with two of its original presenters Maggie Philbin and Howard Stableford, for a live special this month, which Philbin said was timely given “technology is moving faster than ever”. Continue reading...
Tags: Science, Technology, Television, Media, UK News, Bbc, Culture, Television & radio, Television industry, Children's Tv, Bbc Four, Philbin, Maggie Philbin, Howard Stableford


This 'Television Monocle' From 1938 Was Silly and Wonderful

Back in 1938, TV wasn’t really a thing yet. But that didn’t stop people from already dreaming about the wild future of tiny, personalized TV sets. One perfect example is this bizarre contraption from a British company, dubbed the “Television Monocle.”Read more...
Tags: TV, Science, Television, Tv history


Magic Leap, BDSM-Bots, and Star Trek: Best Gizmodo Stories of the Week

If you’re receiving this message, please be advised that Site Gamma-Iota-Zeta has been compromised. Repeat, Site Gamma-Iota-Zeta has been compromised. This is not a drill. Containment failures detected for the following Class V entities: Magic Leap. A toilet paper roll with a Fitbit on it. BDSM-Bot. The witches from …Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, TV, Science, Technology, Television, Fcc, Climate Change, Horror, Doctor Who, Climate, Minimum Wage, Nasa, Star Trek, Netflix, Robots


Bioweapons, Viagra, Wind Farms, and the Apocalypse: Best Gizmodo Stories of the Week

Halloween may still be most of a month away, but the scares have already begun. Urine-craved vampires. Genetically engineered insects that do their masters’ bidding. Algal monstrosities. Dark magicks. iPhone XS bugs.Read more...
Tags: Iphone, Health, Amazon, Gadgets, Comics, Florida, TV, Science, Technology, Television, Movies, Net Neutrality, Biology, California, Horror, Animals


Amazon Is Reportedly Partnering With IMDb to Create a Free, Ad-Supported Fire TV Channel

Amazon and its subsidiary company IMDb are preparing to launch a free, ad-supported service for its Fire TV digital media player “similar to The Roku Channel or some parts of Hulu,” CNBC reported on Monday, citing sources knowledgeable about the project.Read more...
Tags: Amazon, TV, Science, Technology, Television, Movies, Streaming, Fire TV, Hulu, Imdb, Cnbc, Digital Advertising


Apple's Upcoming Streaming Service Is Reportedly So Bland Staff Are Calling It 'Expensive NBC'

Apple’s new streaming service reportedly has a $1 billion budget, but apparently it can’t buy some nerve. The company has long censored its walled-garden offerings on platforms like the App Store, and per a report in the Wall Street Journal on Saturday, Apple is still aiming to keep its content offerings squeaky…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, TV, Science, Technology, Television, Nbc, Netflix, Streaming, Hulu, Wall Street Journal


The Observer’s ultimate guide to autumn culture

A musical Twelfth Night, Michelle Obama’s memoirs and the last ever gig by Ennio Morricone: our critics preview the new season• Jay Rayner on the best of autumn food• Morwenna Ferrier on five key seasonal fashion trends• Andrew Rawnsley on what to expect from politics Bodyguard (BBC One, 9pm) has autumn’s new TV off to a roaring start. Jed Mercurio’s new series about an autocratic home secretary (Keeley Hawes) and the man charged with protecting her (Richard Madden), is a twisty political thrill...
Tags: Food, Art, Books, Fashion, Music, Politics, Comedy, Science, Technology, Television, Podcasts, Film, Theatre, Sport, Culture, Architecture


Disney Reportedly Wants the Star Wars Broadcast Rights Back for Its New Streaming Service

Basically, Disney wants to alter the deal. And it’s hoping that TBS and TNT are praying it doesn’t want to alter it any further.Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Television, Disney, Streaming, Tbs, TNT, Lucasfilm, Turner Broadcasting


Watch the Original TV Coverage of the Historic Apollo 11 Moon Landing: Recorded on July 20, 1969

During a recent dinner a few friends and I found ourselves reminiscing about formative moments in our collective youth. The conversation took a decidedly downbeat turn when a nationally televised moment we all remembered all too well came up: the 1986 explosion of the space shuttle Challenger. Like millions of other schoolkids at the time we had been glued to the live broadcast, and became witnesses to horror. “It was NASA’s darkest tragedy,” writes Elizabeth Howell at Space.com, an acci...
Tags: Google, Science, Television, College, History, Nasa, Earth, Stanley Kubrick, Cbs, Houston, Kennedy, Neil Armstrong, Buzz, Jason Kottke, Facebook Twitter, Michael Collins


Some Senators Want to Know if Smart TVs are Spying on Us

Two US senators have some suspicions about smart TVs, and they’re asking the Federal Trade Commission to look into the data collection practices employed by TV manufacturers to see if the internet-connected devices are quietly sucking up information from unwitting consumers.Read more...
Tags: Science, Television, US, Smart Tvs, Personal Data, Smart TV, Data Privacy, Federal Trade Commission, Ftc


AT&T's WatchTV Is the Very Cheapest Way to Stream Live TV, But Is It Worth It? 

AT&T, despite owning DirecTV and thus the live TV streaming service DirecTV Now, just launched another: AT&T WatchTV. Like DirecTV Now, it streams live TV to nearly every kind of mobile device and set-top box. Like DirecTV Now, it has an easy-to-navigate interface. Unlike DirecTV Now, AT&T WatchTV is the cheapest way…Read more...
Tags: Reviews, Science, Television, Net Neutrality, Att, Streaming, Cord Cutting, DirecTV, DirecTV Now, Watchtv, Att Watchtv Review, DirecTV Now AT T WatchTV


Harlan Ellison has died. He wrote some Classic Trek and was involved in Babylon 5 and Terminator

Science Fiction giant Harlan Ellison has died at the age of 84. He wrote the best Classic Star Trek episode – City on the Edge of Forever. He also wrote an Outer Limits episode “The... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: Science Fiction, Space, Science, Technology, Television, Movies, World, Military, Innovation, Harlan Ellison


Being human: how realistic do we want robots to be?

With Google’s AI assistant able to make phone calls and androids populating households in games and films, the line between machine and man is getting scarily blurredAs our dependence on technology builds and the privacy-destroying, brain-hacking consequences of that start to come to light, we are seeing the return of a science-fiction trope: the rise of the robots. A new wave of television shows, films and video games is grappling with the question of what will happen if we develop the technolo...
Tags: Psychology, Google, Games, Science, Technology, Television, Film, Culture, Robots, Computing, Consciousness, Detroit, Artificial intelligence (AI, Science fiction and fantasy films, Science fiction TV


TCL Made Its Terrifically Cheap 4K TV Even Better

It seemed unbelievable last year, when a handful of TV companies started selling 4K TVs with HDR and Dolby Vision for around $600. TCL’s Roku-powered P-Series was the best of them, and this year, the company is selling an even better version called the 6-Series. The best part? Same price, more features.Read more...
Tags: Science, Television, Roku, Tvs, Hdr, Televisions, Tcl, 4k Tvs, Tcl 6 Series Review, Tcl 6 Series, Cheap 4k TV


Bobcat Goldthwait's New TV Series, Misfits & Monsters, Looks Absolutely Bonkers

Bobcat Goldthwait is one of the most twisted filmmakers out there—and now, he’s bringing that dark, funny, off-the-wall sensibility to TV, complete with live-action and animated characters, werewolves, Satan, demons, mermaids, and more.Read more...
Tags: Science, Television, Michael Ian Black, Seth Green, Melissa Joan Hart, TruTV, Bridget Everett, David Koechner, Dave Foley, Bobcat Goldthwait, Danny Pudi, Bobcat Goldthwaits Misfits Monsters



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