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Showtime’s Standalone Streaming Service Is Now Available

Showtime’s Standalone Streaming Service Is Now Available

Showtime’s standalone streaming service has finally gone live. For $10.99 per month, you can watch Showtime content online without a cable subscription. You’ll be able to stream on Apple devices, Roku, PlayStation Vue, and Showtime’s iOS apps. If you sign up through Hulu, however, Showtime’s new service will be $2 cheaper (Hulu subscription required, of course). Showtime is also offering …

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Chris Tucker, Netflix Sued over Standup Special

Chris Tucker, Netflix Sued over Standup Special

On July 10, Rush Hour star Chris Tucker’s first-ever standup special will land on Netflix, as an exclusive. Now, just a few days before his big moment, the actor is being hit with a lawsuit. TMZ reports that another comedian is responsible for the lawsuit. Terry Hodges is suing both Tucker and Netflix, claiming he’s been working on the special, …

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Google Is Testing Self-Driving Cars in Austin

Google Is Testing Self-Driving Cars in Austin

Last month, a fleet of Google’s self-driving cars hit public roads in California. Before that, testing on private roads had always happened around Mountain View. Now, for the first time, Google has taken its self-driving cars outside of California. The company is now testing the technology in Austin, Texas. Well, car, that is. “It’s summertime, so millions of Americans are …

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Hannibal Season 4? Not on Netflix or Amazon, Says Creator

Hannibal Season 4? Not on Netflix or Amazon, Says Creator

Last month, NBC canceled critical darling Hannibal after three seasons. Ever since, fans of the show – who are particularly diehard – have been hopeful that it would find a savior. Maybe Netflix? Maybe Amazon? Well, apparently it’s going to have to be someone else. Executive producer and creator Bryan Fuller has confirmed that both Netflix and Amazon have passed …

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Lemony Snicket Trailer Is Awesome, but It Didn’t Come from Netflix (or Did It?)

Lemony Snicket Trailer Is Awesome, but It Didn’t Come from Netflix (or Did It?)

We’ve known for a while now that Netflix has a show in the works based on Lemony Snicket’s (author Daniel Handler) A Series of Unfortunate Events. We don’t know when Netflix is planning to debut the series, and we’ve yet to see any sort of teaser trailer for it. Well, late Sunday, that appeared to have changed when a video …

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Google Tests Waze-Powered Ride Service

Google Tests Waze-Powered Ride Service

Google is testing a Waze-powered carpooling program in Israel, according to multiple reports. The service, called RideWith, will let people pay drivers a “small fee for a ride to and from work,” reports Reuters. The service launched today in Tel Aviv. So, is Google jumping into the on-demand ridesharing space – and does Uber now have some big competition? Not …

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Here’s What’s About To Hit Netflix

Here’s What’s About To Hit Netflix

As you know, content comes and goes on Netflix. Each week, we’re bringing you a list of titles that you’ll be able to stream in the U.S. in the coming days. As always, dates are subject to change. Available on 07/04: Faults (2014) Leland Orser, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Chris Ellis He’s a cash-strapped expert on reversing brainwashing. She’s been sucked …

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Google Launches Hugely Helpful Cloud Console App

Google Launches Hugely Helpful Cloud Console App

Google just launched a new Google Cloud Console mobile app for Android with its iOS counterpart on the way. The app lets you manage your Google Cloud Platform resource from your phone. You can look at your system’s health, view projects, set alerts, and monitor billing and resources. To put this in perspective, Google shares this little scenario: You knew …

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MasterCard Is Using Facial Recognition for Online Purchases

MasterCard Is Using Facial Recognition for Online Purchases

Biometric security is on the rise, by all reports. One recently suggested that by 2019, over 770 million biometric authentication applications will be downloaded each year. Right now that number is about six million. Apple and other smartphone makers are pushing it forward with fingerprint ID systems. Will biometrics ever completely edge out the password? Maybe. Hopefully. The password is …

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WordPress Has ‘Reinvented’ Its Video Feature

WordPress Has ‘Reinvented’ Its Video Feature

Automattic announced a big update to VideoPress, its service that powers videos on WordPress.com and Jetpack-connected self-hosted WordPress sites. It describes the new generation of VideoPress as “dynamic, responsive, and lightning fast”. “Out of the box, the new VideoPress is lightweight and responsive for beautiful playback on any screen, from smartphones to desktops,” explains Guillermo Rauch on the WordPress blog. …

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Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp Get a Ridiculous Official Trailer

Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp Get a Ridiculous Official Trailer

The first official trailer for Netflix’s upcoming Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp is here. The series, which will feature eight episodes, will hit Netflix on July 31st (pushed back a bit from its first-announced July 17th date) Without further ado, here it is: It's always great to get back to camp, even for 2 min & 38 …

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Prince Yanks His Music from Every Streaming Service Except TIDAL

Prince Yanks His Music from Every Streaming Service Except TIDAL

If you want to stream Purple Rain or the Batman soundtrack this weekend (and you might, I dunno), you’re going to have to head to TIDAL. Or Soundcloud, or YouTube – but officially, TIDAL. Prince has pulled all of his music from Spotify, Apple Music, and Rdio. The only place his catalog is still up and running is on Jay …

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