Tag Archive: Shows


How to control what ads Google shows you

Interest-based ads are best when they are things you’re actually interested in.

We know Google as the company who gives us great services like Gmail and Google Photos (literally the best Google product ever), and of course, Android — the software that powers the phones we all love. But Google is a search and advertising company at its heart. It has combined the two things into a giant internet machine that basically prints money for the company,  [Read More…]

Roku gives its users even more free shows — even if you don’t have a device

And you don’t even need a Roku box or stick to watch it.

The new “Featured Free” section on Roku’s home pages will roll out to users starting today.

Roku today announced its earnings for the second quarter of 2018. From the company’s letter to shareholders:

Roku delivered particularly strong Q2 2018 financial results. Robust active account growth expanded the reach and scale of our TV streaming platform, while at the same time Roku captured a  [Read More…]

First Marvel Battle Lines trailer shows off the free-to-play mobile game

Get ready to have 200+ characters at your disposal.

If you’re a Marvel fan, there’s no shortage of mobile games to choose from. One of the latest coming out this year, Marvel Battle Lines, recently got shown off with its first official trailer at San Diego Comic-Con.

The trailer’s mostly cinematic and doesn’t show a ton of actual gameplay, but it’s still a great way to get hyped for the title.

Battle Lines is a free-to-play card game  [Read More…]

Instagram now shows you when friends are online

A simple tool that makes it easier to chat.

The Instagram app is loaded with all sorts of features these days, one of which is the ability to send direct messages to friends and family members. Thanks to a new update that’s rolling out, it’ll now be easier to get in touch with friends right away.

Starting today, you’ll begin to see a small green icon next to people within Instagram that indicates they’re online and actively  [Read More…]

Watch all your favorite shows with the Roku Streaming Stick for $35

Faster, better, cheaper.

The Roku Streaming Stick media streaming device normally sells between $ 48 and $ 50. It dropped to $ 40 a couple times back in May and earlier, but this $ 34.99 sale price is the lowest we have ever seen.

This is one of Roku’s newest streaming devices, a refresh of previous models. It just released in early October. Roku claims the processor in the new stick is 50% faster than last year’s  [Read More…]

Samsung’s Bixby now shows you sports scores and news from theScore

It’s been more than a year since we first met the Bixby virtual assistant on the Galaxy S8, and until now we’ve seen relatively little in terms of substantive improvements.

In fact, the version of Bixby installed on the new Galaxy S9 isn’t that much better than what shipped on last year’s Samsung flagships.

For its part, the Korean tech giant is trying to make Bixby more relevant to its users. Case in point, this week we’ve learned that Samsung  [Read More…]

DC Universe is a new subscription service for movies, TV shows, and comics

It’s initially launching as a beta in August.

DC fans, get ready for something special. While the MCU might be dominating the theaters right now, a new subscription service called “DC Universe” is launching later this year with all of the superhero content you could ask for.

For an unknown recurring fee, DC Universe subscribers will get access to original programming, classic DC movies, an assortment of digital comics, and access to exclusive merchandise.

On the movie and  [Read More…]

Oculus TV now available for watching shows on Oculus Go

Content is available from Netflix, Hulu, Pluto TV, and more.

The Oculus Go is one of the best ways to get high-quality virtual reality experiences wherever you are, and today, the new Oculus TV app is launching for it so you can get completely immersed in all your favorite programming.

Oculus TV can be downloaded for free from the Oculus Store, and upon opening it, you’ll be transported to a virtual living room of sorts where you’ll  [Read More…]

Random Android bug shows your recent texts if you search ‘the1975..com’

Oh my hair smells like chocolate.

As awesome as technology is, it’s not uncommon for bugs/glitches to pop up every now and then. If just the slightest thing goes awry, a multitude of unexpected things can happen. Most recently, Android users have been discovering a particularly odd one that causes your recent texts to show up when searching for very specific words on Google Search.

First spotted by a few Redditors over Memorial Day weekend in the  [Read More…]

Moto Z3 Play shows all of its sides in new leak

Back at the start of 2018, a leak claimed to give us an early look at several of Motorola’s 2018 devices. Now one of those phones has leaked again, but this time we’re getting a much better look at it.

The Moto Z3 Play is the subject of the latest image leak from Evan Blass. The renders show the Moto Z3 Play with considerably slimmer bezels than last year’s Moto Z2 Play. Around back we can see the pins that  [Read More…]