Orange is the New Black Season 2 Trailer

Video: Orange is the New Black returns to Netflix with even angrier cellmates

By on April 17, 2014 at 2:40 PM.

Video: Orange is the New Black returns to Netflix with even angrier cellmates

One of the biggest surprises of 2013 was Orange is the New Black, a Netflix original series that lacked the star power of House of Cards, but made up for it with incredible writing, performances and an ending that left viewers speechless. After an 11 month hiatus, the prison drama will return to Netflix on June 6th with 13 new episodes, and as usual, all the episodes will be released simultaneously. Netflix debuted the first trailer for season 2 on Thursday, welcoming back a vast majority of the cast from the first season, along with a few new faces. Watch the premiere trailer for the second season of Orange is the New Black below. More →

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Why Is Hulu So Bad

New report sheds light on why Hulu is an absolute mess

By on April 16, 2014 at 10:30 PM.

New report sheds light on why Hulu is an absolute mess

Is Hulu even trying to compete with Netflix anymore? There are days when you really have to wonder. While Netflix is offering up a barrage of critically acclaimed exclusive series such as House of Cards and Orange is the New Black, Hulu is offering up… well, pretty much nothing that people are getting excited about. More →

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Game of Thrones Torrent Swarm

Latest Game of Thrones episode sets a new torrent record

By on April 15, 2014 at 9:25 PM.

Latest Game of Thrones episode sets a new torrent record

Game of Thrones, the most pirated show of 2013, started its fourth season two weeks ago and it’s already breaking records just two episodes in. TorrentFreak reports that “The Lion and the Rose,” the second of episode of the show’s fourth season, garnered the largest torrent swarm ever recorded on Sunday night. Nearly 200,000 users were downloading the same exact torrent all at once, breaking the previous record of the season three finale, which raked in around 170,000 concurrent downloads. More →

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Game Of Thrones Westeros Maps

Stanford researchers map the world of Game of Thrones

By on April 11, 2014 at 9:45 PM.

Stanford researchers map the world of Game of Thrones

The fourth season of HBO’s hit series Game of Thrones kicked off this past week. 6.6 million people tuned into the premiere, making it the most watched single episode of an HBO show since the series finale of Sopranos. Based on author George R. R. Martin’s fantasy novel series titled A Song of Ice and Fire, the show takes place in a mythical world consisting of four continents, one of which is Westeros. We’ve all seen the models of Westeros in the show’s opening credit sequence, but a group of Stanford researchers have taken things to the next level by creating a series of geological maps that shows us how the landscape of Westeros might have evolved over time. More →

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Apple TV Release Date

Brand new Apple TV with Kinect-like motion controls to launch in late 2014

By on April 10, 2014 at 8:55 AM.

Brand new Apple TV with Kinect-like motion controls to launch in late 2014

Rumors surrounding a refreshed Apple TV with enhanced capabilities and redesigned software have been swirling for months, but they kicked into high gear on Thursday morning when the most reliable Apple analyst on the planet issued a new report with plenty of details on Apple’s next set-top box. More →

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Apple Set-Top Box Reveal

Did Comcast and Time Warner just reveal Apple’s set-top box?

By on April 8, 2014 at 12:40 PM.

Did Comcast and Time Warner just reveal Apple’s set-top box?

Considering the sheer volume of Apple device rumors over the course of a given week, it can be hard to take any of them very seriously. But when government filings from huge multibillion dollar corporations mention an unannounced Apple product, we pay attention. More →

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AT&T HBO Basic Cable Offer

AT&T makes its best offer yet to keep you from cutting the cord

By on April 7, 2014 at 7:15 PM.

AT&T makes its best offer yet to keep you from cutting the cord

AT&T is now following Comcast and Time Warner Cable by coming out with a low-cost option for subscribing to a basic cable package that will include HBO as a way to lure cord cutters back into the fold. As DSLReports notes, AT&T is offering U-Verse subscribers a basic TV package with HBO and 18Mbps Internet service for just $40 per month over the first year. The usual caveats apply, of course: The service is only $40 per month for the first year and jumps to $70 a month after that. The package also doesn’t include HD service, which will set you back by another $10 per month, and it will require you to pay a $99 installation fee. So really, AT&T’s offer isn’t as good as it first sounds but it could still be a welcome one for any Game of Thrones fans who want to watch their favorite show without forking over $100 or more per month for pay television services.

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Game of Thrones Books vs. Show

HBO might finish Game of Thrones before author Martin does

By on April 7, 2014 at 3:30 PM.

HBO might finish Game of Thrones before author Martin does

Ever since HBO first began production on Game of Thrones, fans of the series have been acutely aware of George R. R. Martin’s deliberate writing pace. Despite a 15-year head start, Martin has only recently released book 5 of his 7 book series, setting up the distinct possibility of the show surpassing its source material before Martin has time to finish book 7. In an interview with NewsOK, Game of Thrones show writer Bryan Cogman discussed that impending predicament. More →

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Xbox One Interactive TV Shows

Original shows on the Xbox One will change the way you watch TV

By on April 7, 2014 at 11:12 AM.

Original shows on the Xbox One will change the way you watch TV

Microsoft will be bringing a slate of original shows to the Xbox One and Xbox 360 this year, including comedies from Sarah Silverman and Seth Green and a sci-fi thriller called “Humans,” Bloomberg reports. The company announced its intent to begin producing its own original programming late last year, but details have been sparse. According to the report, Microsoft’s Xbox television studio already has six series ready to launch, with over a dozen more in production. More →

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Apple iTV Rumors

Here we go again: Report claims Apple is testing a 65-inch iTV

By on April 7, 2014 at 9:41 AM.

Here we go again: Report claims Apple is testing a 65-inch iTV

If rumors and reports from Apple analysts are to be believed, Apple has been on the verge of launching an own-brand television for several years now. Of course, the company has yet to release anything or even hint that it might be working on an HDTV product. That didn’t stop analysts at IBK Securities from fanning the flames once again with a new claim on Sunday that Apple is currently testing a 65-inch OLED panel for possible inclusion in an “iTV.” More →

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Google Android TV Features

Google will fix its TV ‘problem’ with Android branding and simpler features

By on April 7, 2014 at 8:45 AM.

Google will fix its TV ‘problem’ with Android branding and simpler features

Google appears ready to fix its Google TV problem, its Android-based TV platform that failed to reshape the TV business despite the promises and hype, with a new report revealing that a rebranded Android TV set-top box-like platform is in the works. The Verge has obtained some internal Google documents that not only show images of the Android TV user interface, but also present details of the new content delivery system. More →

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Why Is HBO Go Not Working

HBO Go crashes amid huge demand for Game of Thrones premiere

By on April 7, 2014 at 8:10 AM.

HBO Go crashes amid huge demand for Game of Thrones premiere

HBO might want to call up Netflix to get some tips for how to deal with heavy streaming demand for incredibly popular television series. It seems that HBO Go, the video streaming service available to HBO subscribers, crashed on Sunday night amid huge demand for the premiere of the fourth season of Game of Thrones. HBO acknowledged the problem shortly after 9 p.m. on Sunday and said that HBO subscribers should check to see whether the show would be available through HBO On Demand on their cable service. HBO also reminded frustrated viewers that they could catch a repeat of the episode at 11:00 p.m. on HBO proper. It’s somewhat surprising that HBO has seemingly underestimated demand for the Game of Thrones premiere, especially since the show is the single most-pirated television show in the world and since HBO itself has encouraged HBO subscribers to share their HBO Go account log-ins with their cord-cutting friends who don’t subscribe to the channel.

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