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Best Black Friday 2016 TV Deals

The best Black Friday TV deals

November 24th at 3:37 PM

The best Black Friday TV deals

If there’s one classic Black Friday image, it’s probably crowds of people having a fistfight in Walmart over a $300 TV. There’s a good reason TVs and Black Friday are always linked: the best deals we see are often on flatscreen panels, and it’s generally the best time of the year to buy a new TV.

This year is no exception, with a number of seriously big, decent quality 4K TVs up for grabs at nearly every retailer. Here’s some of the best you can buy.

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AT&T DirecTV package

AT&T’s internet-only, no-cable TV package will launch in weeks

October 24th at 2:52 PM

AT&T’s internet-only, no-cable TV package will launch in weeks

AT&T’s long-rumored DirecTV service is going to launch next month, the company has revealed. AT&T chief Randall Stephenson announced the news as part of a discussion surrounding AT&T’s $80 billion takeover of Time Warner. With the promise to provide a traditional cable viewing experience, but without needing a cable box and for a “radically lower” price, this could be a big move.

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Battlebots Minotaur vs Blacksmith Highlights

This Battlebots match is 3 minutes of pure robot carnage

July 11th at 3:30 PM

This Battlebots match is 3 minutes of pure robot carnage

Battlebots is very transparently all about watching lovingly-built machines getting smashed to pieces. There’s no X Factor-style character development, no American Ninja Warrior sob stories. It’s two metal robots fighting to death in a cage, and it doesn’t get better than this match between Minotaur and Blacksmith.

The series only recently returned to our screens after a multi-year hiatus, but it’s not been off to a slow start. The TV show is famous for having entries from Mythbusters hosts Adam Savage and Grant Imahara, so it’s no surprise that things get quite messy quite quickly. But I’m still a little surprised that this match ended in flames.

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New Top Gear viewing figures

‘Top Gear’ is officially dead

June 6th at 1:00 PM

‘Top Gear’ is officially dead

When Clarkson and friends were kicked off Top Gear, we all had an inkling the show was never going to be the same. Last week’s god-awful episode confirmed that, but maybe it was a one-off. Maybe Chris Evans just needed a week to settle in, and we’d have our Sunday evenings back to how they should be.

Nope.

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Chris Evans Top Gear Reactions

Here’s how badly the internet thought new ‘Top Gear’ sucked

May 31st at 4:40 PM

Here’s how badly the internet thought new ‘Top Gear’ sucked

Anyone with two functioning eyes and one half-decent brain cell watching the broadcast of new Top Gear on Sunday knows that the show was bad. But how do you put that kind of terrible into words?

Luckily, the internet has experience crapping on other people’s endeavours, so I’ll let the collected crowd-wisdom do the talking.

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Comcast Cable Box

Comcast is using a lame excuse to avoid competition for cable boxes

May 16th at 8:34 PM

Comcast is using a lame excuse to avoid competition for cable boxes

Cable boxes are one of the biggest money sucks in pay TV (and when we’re talking about an industry that charges you money to watch ads, that’s a serious statement). The FCC has voted on a plan to open up the cable box market to competition, which would allow you to buy your own, technologically advanced box, rather than renting forever from your cable company.

Cable companies make $20 billion a year from rental fees, so would you like to guess how enthusiastic Comcast is about the new plan?

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Mr Robot Season 2 Trailer

The trailer for ‘Mr. Robot’ season 2 looks seriously intense

May 16th at 2:37 PM

The trailer for ‘Mr. Robot’ season 2 looks seriously intense

Mr. Robot was one of the surprise hits of 2015, and the second season will be returning to our screens on July 13th. If the first trailer is anything to go by, we’re going to be in for a rollercoaster summer.

We’d already heard that season 2 would be markedly different from the first season, and the trailer seems to confirm that. It’s going to be much more focused on the consequences, and on current hot-button topics in the tech world like encryption and privacy.

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Best Fictional Cars Movies TV

15 of the coolest fictional cars in the history of TV and cinema

May 12th at 6:36 PM

15 of the coolest fictional cars in the history of TV and cinema

Everyone has a favorite fictional character from a movie or TV show.

If you’re an action fan, it might be Indiana Jones, John McClane or Neo. Sci-fi fans likely prefer Luke Skywalker or James T. Kirk, while superhero fanatics might have trouble deciding between Iron Man, Batman, Captain America and Superman.

But some of the most memorable characters in the history of media aren’t really characters at all, but rather the vehicles that the characters get around in.

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YouTube Ads vs TV Ads

Google says that YouTube ads are 80% more effective than TV ads

April 20th at 9:14 AM

Google says that YouTube ads are 80% more effective than TV ads

Want to know one surefire way to anger the TV industry? Tell them that their commercials aren’t all that effective. That’s exactly what Google claims in a new report, in which the company analyzed ad campaigns across eight countries to find that YouTube ads were more effective than TV ads 80% of the time. More →

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Netflix vs. TV Networks

With cord cutting on the rise, TV networks have no choice but to be more like Netflix

March 11th at 7:05 PM

With cord cutting on the rise, TV networks have no choice but to be more like Netflix

If you can’t beat them, join them. That appears to be the mentality of many U.S. TV networks as more and more cable subscribers choose to cut the cord in favor of paying a fraction of the cost for online streaming video services.

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Best TV Shows 2015

The 10 best TV shows of 2015

December 17th at 1:06 PM

The 10 best TV shows of 2015

There’s too much television.

That seems to be the consensus among both critics and fans alike, but for the majority of us, it’s a good problem to have. If you can’t find anything on a network, there’s probably something for you on a cable channel. If cable doesn’t cut it, HBO and Showtime might fill the void. If you’re still at a loss, you can look to NetflixHulu and Amazon instead. More →

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HBO Vs Netflix Vs Showtime

HBO vs Netflix: Who has the best original TV programming?

December 2nd at 1:17 PM

HBO vs Netflix: Who has the best original TV programming?

Not too long ago, TV fans only had to worry about keeping up with a few select shows at a time. Whether you were interested in staying up to date with The Sopranos or checking out what John Locke was up to on LOST, doing so was always manageable.

Today, the TV landscape is markedly different. While ordinarily a cliche, the phrase “too many shows, too little time” is undoubtedly appropriate in 2015. These days, it’s practically impossible to keep up with the onslaught of new shows constantly being released, not to mention a long list of retired shows that are now easy to binge watch thanks to the magic of online streaming.

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Seinfeld Videos

Seinfeld stars send in-character video messages to man dying of cancer

December 1st at 6:45 PM

Seinfeld stars send in-character video messages to man dying of cancer

One of the many reasons why Seinfeld was and remains such a great show is that Jerry and his cohort of main characters were supported by a seemingly endless and memorable lineup of peripheral characters. From recurring figures like Newman to one-off characters like the Soup Nazi, the iconic show was unquestionably buoyed by a tremendous supporting cast.

Recently, many of the show’s supporting cast members came together for an incredibly heartwarming cause; to help put a smile on the face of Jim Calder, a 67-year-old Seinfeld superfan who was dying of cancer.

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