First teaser for 'Stargate Origins' airs at San Diego Comic-Con 2017

MGM’s new Stargate streaming service is set to give fans the best of old and new, offering up hundreds of classic episodes, as well as a brand new prequel series subtitled Origins.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/07/21/first-teaser-for-stargate-origins-airs-at-san-diego-comic-con-2017.html

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New Deals Turn Twitter's Content Stream Into a River


Twitter on Monday announced a partnership with Bloomberg Media to launch a 24-hour streaming news service — one of a dozen new content deals Twitter has entered to drive user engagement. CEO Jack Dorsey and a group of top executives announced the slate of programming agreements — which include concerts from Live Nation, sports from Major League Baseball and the WNBA, and a morning news show from BuzzFeed. Starting this fall, Bloomberg will offer a live, streaming 24-hour, exclusive news feed that will include user-generated news content.

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Upcoming Nvidia Driver Will Enable Netflix 4K Streaming, Sort Of

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Nvidia has added support for 4K streaming to a new driver available via the Windows Insider program, but 4K streaming is still limited to a relative handful of GPUs.

The post Upcoming Nvidia Driver Will Enable Netflix 4K Streaming, Sort Of appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/248637-upcoming-nvidia-driver-will-allow-netflix-4k-streaming-gpus?source=Computing

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Google is teaming up with Samsung to bring Google Play Music to the Galaxy S8

Get storage for 100,000 of your own songs, a three-month Google Play Music streaming trial, and YouTube Red on your new Galaxy S8.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/04/21/google-is-teaming-up-with-samsung-to-bring-google-play-music-to-galaxy-s8.html

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The Pentagon doesn't want its employees watching March Madness

The Pentagon has reportedly sent an email to its employees to be careful about how much streaming of the NCAA March Madness they do. Its network may not be able to handle the traffic.

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Social media live videos a disturbing new platform for public suicides

For two hours, Naika Venant spoke about her troubles on Facebook’s live streaming service before the 14-year-old girl used a headscarf to hang herself from a shower rod inside a Miami foster home.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/03/17/social-media-live-videos-disturbing-new-platform-for-public-suicides.html

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YouTube Jumps into the Live TV Streaming Fray


YouTube has jumped headfirst into the growing market for live streaming television with the announcement of YouTube TV, a service aimed squarely at DirecTV Now, Sling and other streaming TV services. YouTube’s cord-cutter friendly $35-a-month service will offer live sitcoms, dramas, news and sports from ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX, ESPN, CW, Telemundo and other networks. It will include local TV stations offering news and sports. It will be accessible on mobile phones, tablets or computers, and it can be streamed to a television using Google Chromecast.

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New Nvidia Shield update delivers 4K streaming, refreshed gaming app

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Nvidia’s latest Shield update includes 4K streaming, Android 7.0 (Nougat), a unified and simplified game hub, and new capabilities for older versions of the device.

The post New Nvidia Shield update delivers 4K streaming, refreshed gaming app appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/243487-new-nvidia-shield-update-delivers-4k-streaming-refreshed-gaming-app-features?source=Computing

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Netflix Surprises Itself With Gangbusters Membership Growth


Netflix generated $8.3 billion in global streaming revenue in 2016, with 35 percent year-over-year growth, it reported Wednesday. The company ended last year with 93.8 million members, including 19 million net additions — up from 17.4 million new subscribers in 2015. Netflix’s global revenue for the fourth quarter of 2016 grew by 41 percent year-over-year to $2.4 billion, and 7.05 million net new members joined during that time period. The U.S. accounted for 1.93 million new subscribers, while the rest, 5.12 million, came from international markets. The growth greatly exceeded Netflix’s own forecast.

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Apple May Show Up Fashionably Late at the Original TV Party


Apple reportedly plans to follow premium channels HBO and Showtime, as well as streaming services such as Netflix, Amazon and Hulu, in creating its own original TV shows and movies. The company may be negotiating agreements with veteran content producers to buy the rights to scripted television programs. It likely will offer its content through an over-the-top service similar to Netflix. The move to original TV content could be a major leap forward for Apple to promote not only its devices but its content delivery system.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84224.html?rss=1

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Amazon is taking aim at Roku with its new Fire TV Edition line of TVs

Amazon and Roku have been battling it out with their streaming boxes for some time now, but Amazon just moved in on Roku’s turf with its new Fire TV Edition line of affordable smart TVs.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/01/03/amazon-is-taking-aim-at-roku-with-its-new-fire-tv-edition-line-tvs.html

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Latest Steam update adds full PS4 controller support, 4K in-home streaming

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Steam has released a new client update with formal PS4 controller support, 4K streaming in-home, and a number of other improvements. We discuss the details, along with a look at the upcoming Winter Sale and VR adoption trends over time.

The post Latest Steam update adds full PS4 controller support, 4K in-home streaming appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/gaming/241025-latest-steam-update-adds-full-ps4-controller-support-4k-home-streaming?source=Computing

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4K Netflix is finally coming to PCs, but you probably still can’t watch it

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Netflix is bringing 4K streaming to PCs, finally — but the restrictions are so onerous, you’re going to have a hard time taking practical advantage of it.

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AT&T's DirecTV Now Looking Like a Bargain for Consumers

DirecTV Now, AT&T’s online streaming service that will offer a lot of DirecTV’s content without the need for a satellite dish, will cost only $35 a month when it launches at the end of November.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/10/25/att-directv-now-looking-like-bargain-for-consumers.html

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Pandora Plus Trades Ad Views for Extra Features


Pandora on Thursday launched Pandora Plus, a replacement for its $5-a-month Pandora One streaming music service. The 4 million Pandora One subscribers will be switched over to Plus, which will continue to offer ad-free listening at the same price. However, Pandora Plus also offers an opt-in video advertising feature that lets users skip or replay songs. Plus also has an offline mode. The service automatically saves the main station a subscriber listens to, as well as the three listened to most recently, for offline access.

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Netflix puts next-generation video codecs like x265 and VP9 to the test

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Netflix released new details of its own streaming tests recently — including a huge effort to determine whether x265 (HEVC), VP9, or x264 should be used for future projects.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/235036-netflix-puts-next-generation-video-codecs-like-x265-and-vp9-to-the-test

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North Korea has just launched its own Netflix-style streaming service

It’s an on-demand video streaming service, but not as we know it. North Korea’s recently launched “Manbang” service is no Netflix, but in a country where getting hold of any kind of streaming content is challenging enough, it may be better than nothing.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/08/22/north-korea-has-just-launched-its-own-netflix-style-streaming-service.html

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Netflix only streams 1080p to a PC if you’re using a Microsoft browser

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If you want 1080p streaming via Netflix on your PC, Microsoft’s Edge and Internet Explorer are the only way to get it — Chrome, Firefox, and Opera all top out at 720p.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/231820-netflix-only-streams-1080p-to-a-pc-if-youre-using-a-microsoft-browser

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