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Vizio’s new TVs don’t do apps the way you’d expect

Nj TheVerge - 32 min 53 sec ago

When Vizio unveiled its “new” 2017 P-Series and actually-new 2017 M-Series TVs on Tuesday, it seemed as though the company was making a quick return to the old smart TV approach of preloading apps like Hulu, Vudu, and others onto the sets. Last year, no apps were included on Vizio’s TVs out of the box; instead, they were designed as great looking displays that hooked into Google Chromecast, allowing owners to stream content from hundreds of apps using their own smartphone. But despite Vizio going so far as to bundle an Android tablet in the box, this concept likely confused some consumers.

So it is true that Vizio is making a change this year. A select few apps will come included out of the box to make things more convenient for people...

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U.S. service member killed in blast near Mosul, Iraq

Yahoo News - 37 min 24 sec ago

U.S. service member killed in blast near Mosul, IraqWASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. service member died of wounds sustained in the explosion of an explosive device outside the northern Iraqi city of Mosul on Saturday, the U.S.-led military coalition said.


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Trump’s first 100 days: a visual review

Nj TheVerge - 44 min 54 sec ago

There’s a lot hidden in the pictures

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Tesla reactivated its automatic braking system after losing top Consumer Reports score

Nj TheVerge - 1 hour 41 min ago

Earlier this week, Consumer Reports lowered its ratings for Tesla’s Model S and Model X vehicles, because the company had yet to enable an automatic emergency braking safety feature, six months after it was announced. Following the rating downgrade, Tesla began rolling out the feature to its vehicles, but only at speeds of up to 28 miles per hour.

The magazine published its report on Wednesday, and deducted points from the two models because Tesla hadn’t activated the system. Tesla announced a suite of updates back in October, including the automatic emergency braking system, but noted at the time that its wouldn’t be activated until they were “robustly validated.”

The score will be updated once “vast majority” of owners get the full...

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New trailers: Marvel's Cloak & Dagger, Kingsman’s sequel, and more

Nj TheVerge - 3 hours 32 min ago

Looking for something to watch the other week, I took my colleague's suggestion and checked out Guy and Madeline on a Park Bench, the first film from La La Land director Damien Chazelle. It's a scrappy, black-and-white, super-low-budget musical with the same interest in jazz but none of the production value.

I love getting to watch directors' earliest features and seeing just how far they've come. Moonlight director Barry Jenkins also started with a black-and-white, low-budget feature — Medicine for Melancholy — just a year before Chazelle did. Likewise, it's filled with the same kind of silences and simple, powerful moments as his latest, but it's a world apart terms of how well the pieces come together. (Though Roger Ebert was a big...

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Schumer: NYC should refuse to pay for Trump's security - The Hill

World News - 3 hours 42 min ago

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Schumer: NYC should refuse to pay for Trump's security
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Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer · Charles SchumerSchumer: NYC should refuse to pay for Trump's security Reagan's 'voodoo economics' are precisely what America needs When political opportunity knocked, Jason Chaffetz never failed to cash in ...
Trump says trips to New York City cost the US too muchFox News

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US Marines are back in Afghanistan's Helmand province for the first time since 2014 - PRI

World News - 3 hours 45 min ago

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US Marines are back in Afghanistan's Helmand province for the first time since 2014
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This 2010 photo shows US Marine Lance Corporal Chris Sanderson, 24, shouting as he tries to protect an Afghan man and his child after Taliban fighters who opened fire in the town of Marjah, Helmand province. Credit: Goran Tomasevic/Reuters.
US Marines return to volatile Afghan provinceCNN
Afghan War Lord Hekmatyar Appears in Public After 20 Years, Calls for PeaceYahoo News
Afghan defense chief quits over attack; US warns of 'another tough year'Reuters
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Amazon is shutting down Underground, its free Android app program

Nj TheVerge - 3 hours 48 min ago

Yesterday, Amazon announced that it would be ending its Underground Actually Free Program, a shopping app that offers free versions of apps such as Star Wars Rebels: Recon Missions, Monument Valley, or Office Suite Pro 8 for Android phone and Fire Tablet users.

In its statement, Amazon said that as it launched the program in 2015, it was building its own Appstore, and decided to end the Underground program while it continued to “expand the Amazon Appstore experience.” The company noted that access to the store will continue through the end of this summer, and that it will end support for the app in 2019.

The program was launched in 2015

Fire Tablet users will be able to use previously installed apps from the program, but “access to the...

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Pakistan's army rejects PM Sharif's call to sack adviser - Washington Post

World News - 4 hours 18 min ago

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Pakistan's army rejects PM Sharif's call to sack adviser
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ISLAMABAD — Pakistan's army on Saturday rejected Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's decision to sack an adviser over his connections to a reporter who wrote an article last year saying there is a rift between civilian and military leaders over efforts to ...

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20 percent off Apple’s Beats X earbuds and more deals from this week

Nj TheVerge - 4 hours 32 min ago

Mother’s Day in the US is quickly approaching on May 14th, and along with several other notable deals, we’ve got a handful of on-sale gifts that’d be great for the mothers of the world, including 20 percent off Apple’s Beats X earbuds. As my colleague Chris Welch mentioned in his review, these neckbuds are so comfortable that you’ll often forget they’re wrapped around your neck. For $120, why not gift your mom these reliable earbuds; after all, she did bring you into the world, so that’s the least you can do for her, right?

May the 4th is also approaching, and you probably already know what that means. ThinkGeek already launched their big Star Wars sale which features up to 60 percent off over 150 Star Wars-themed products, including a B...

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Logan’s black-and-white cut is coming to theaters on May 16th

Nj TheVerge - 4 hours 36 min ago

If you really liked James Mangold’s Logan, but wanted to watch it in monochrome, you’re in luck. The director announced on Twitter that the film would be getting a special black-and-white theatrical run on May 16th.

Mangold announced last month that he was working on a black and white cut, and told fans today that it would be coming to Blu-ray and DVD. He also confirmed that moviegoers will be able to see the film on the big screen one more time, but only in US theaters.

Suggestion. Hard core B&W loving LOGAN fans should not make any plans on the evening of May 16th.

— Mangold (@mang0ld) April 28, 2017

Mangold explained that this version is more than just changing the settings on your screen: the entire film had to be “regraded...

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A hacker has leaked the upcoming fifth season of Orange is the New Black

Nj TheVerge - 5 hours 12 min ago

A hacker has stolen the upcoming fifth season of Netflix’s Orange is the New Black, according to the Associated Press, and has reportedly released it via file-sharing websites.

The AP reports that a hacker called The Dark Overlord reportedly uploaded the first episode to file-sharing services earlier this morning and that they claim to have stolen shows from other studios. According to a release from the hacker, the remainder of the show’s stolen episodes have been made available through The Pirate Bay. The authenticity of the leaked episodes is not clear, and we’ve reached out to Netflix for comment.

Netflix released a statement to Variety, saying that it was “aware of the situation. A production vendor used by several major TV...

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Russians, in peaceful protest, call for Putin to quit - Reuters

World News - 5 hours 15 min ago

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Russians, in peaceful protest, call for Putin to quit
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Interior Ministry officers detain a participant of an opposition protest, calling for Russian President Vladimir Putin not to run for another presidential term next year, in St. Petersburg, Russia, April 29, 2017. REUTERS/Anton Vaganov. 1/5. left ...
Dozens arrested at unauthorized protests in Russia urging Vladimir Putin not to seek fourth termLos Angeles Times
Kremlin bans 'Open Russia' movement ahead of weekend protestsUSA TODAY

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SpaceX is about to launch its first big satellite for the US military this weekend

Nj TheVerge - 5 hours 32 min ago

This weekend, SpaceX is slated to do its very first national security mission for the US military — sending a spy satellite into orbit for the National Reconnaissance Office. Dubbed NROL-76, the secretive payload is scheduled to go up on the company’s Falcon 9 rocket early Sunday morning from Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida. After launch, SpaceX will attempt to land the Falcon 9’s first stage — the 14-story high core of the rocket that contains the main engines and most of the fuel — on solid ground back at the Cape.

Just like with other NRO launches, we don’t really know much about this satellite’s final destination or what the probe will do when it gets there. And typically, broadcasts of NRO missions are cut a bit...

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Hungary's Orban accepts EU demands, EU party says - Reuters

World News - 6 hours 6 min ago

Reuters

Hungary's Orban accepts EU demands, EU party says
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Hungary's Prime Minister Viktor Orban looks up during a plenary session at the European Parliament (EP) in Brussels, Belgium April 26, 2017. REUTERS/Eric Vidal. By Alastair Macdonald and Philip Blenkinsop | BRUSSELS. BRUSSELS Hungarian Prime ...
Orban Scolded by EU Allies Over Law Targeting Soros's UniversityBloomberg

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Pakistan PM fires advisor over newspaper leak, army rejects actions - Reuters

World News - 6 hours 25 min ago

Reuters

Pakistan PM fires advisor over newspaper leak, army rejects actions
Reuters
Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif attends a ceremony to inaugurate the M9 motorway between Karachi and Hyderabad, near Hyderabad Pakistan February 3, 2017. REUTERS/Caren Firouz/File Photo. By Drazen Jorgic | ISLAMABAD. ISLAMABAD ...

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The memes of Trump’s first 100 days

Nj TheVerge - 6 hours 32 min ago

Clinging to laughter, from A to Z

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Japan's Abe cautions against Brexit regulation cliff edge - Reuters

World News - 8 hours 32 min ago

Reuters

Japan's Abe cautions against Brexit regulation cliff edge
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Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe speaks during a news conference at a hotel in London, Britain April 29, 2017. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls. By Guy Faulconbridge and William James | LONDON. LONDON Japan's Shinzo Abe called on Prime Minister Theresa ...

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NFL Draft: Projecting where Rutgers alums will wind up

Nj Rutgers Sports - 8 hours 32 min ago
Rutgers is sending a new class of football alums to the NFL as either draft picks or free agents: Will Titans, Patriots, Lions continue ties to Scarlet Knights? Ryan Dunleavy | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com http://connect.nj.com/user/rdunleavy/index.html
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Japan's Abe cautions against Brexit regulation cliff edge - Reuters

World News - 8 hours 33 min ago

Reuters

Japan's Abe cautions against Brexit regulation cliff edge
Reuters
Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe speaks during a news conference at a hotel in London, Britain April 29, 2017. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls. By Guy Faulconbridge and William James | LONDON. LONDON Japan's Shinzo Abe called on Prime Minister Theresa ...
N.Korea missile launch 'absolutely unacceptable': AbeYahoo News
PM Abe says North Korean missile launch grave threat to JapanAOL

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