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Ninja Should Stream With Women

During a recent Samsung event, Twitch megastar Tyler “Ninja” Blevins said he purposely avoids streaming with “female gamers.” The site’s number-one streamer said that he believes if he invited women on his channel, the gossip mill would immediately begin cranking out videos suggesting that Ninja is in romantic…Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Spotify is now testing unlimited ad skips for free-tier users

Spotify continues to tinker with its free-tier user experience by testing a new feature they’re calling “active media.” Non-premium members will be able to skip unlimited ads. The new feature would be rolled out with the aim of providing a more relevant experience for both users as advertisers. Users would effectively choose which ads appeal to […]

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Voltron’s Penultimate Season Triumphantly Heads Home—But Not Without Some Bumps Along the Way

Netflix’s Voltron: Legendary Defender has spent the past few seasons wildly expanding the scope and scale of its story, and the universe the Voltron Force is destined to defend. Its newly-released seventh season—its penultimate installment—deftly narrows the series’ focus to a more personal level as the Paladins…Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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How to Watch the Roku Channel’s Free Content Without Owning a Roku

Surprise! You don’t need a Roku device or television to watch a ton of free, ad-supported movies and shows anymore. This week, Roku brought “The Roku Channel” to the web, and it’s free for you to watch from your favorite browser (or select Samsung televisions).Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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How to Set Up Bluetooth in an Older Car (or a Newer, Fussier Car)

Maybe you bought a brand-new phone; maybe your phone just went through a major OS update. Either way, the result is the same: you can’t connect it via Bluetooth to your older car anymore, which means you’ve lost the ability to rock out, enrich yourself with podcasts, or make hands-free calls.Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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5 Fantasy Films From the ’80s Perfectly Suited for TV Adaptations 

The Time Bandits show is finally in the works, yet another example of a cult film being adapted into a TV series—and also, yet another example of how the sheer amount of streaming services (in this case, Apple) has created a seemingly endless need for content to fill them up with to entice subscribers. To […]

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How Myth Became Twitch’s Second Most Popular Streamer

For most streamers, “making it” on Twitch is a painstakingly slow process, a years-long grind that reduces even iron resolves to rubble. And while there’s no doubting that Ali “Myth” Kabbani worked hard, he reached the top of the mountain on a, well, accelerated time scale.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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What’s Coming and Going From Netflix the Week of August 6, 2018

Am I going to recommend you watch The Ponysitters Club? It depends on how desperate you are to stay inside this week, because things are not looking so great on the Netflix docket. The best thing happening, if you’re constitutionally suspicious of Netflix originals (and who isn’t), is the terrifying No Country for Old…Read more… […]

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A Service that Lets You Use Windows 10 on Any Computer or Phone Is Going Nationwide

Back at CES in January, French company Blade seemed to promise the moon. For a monthly fee, the company would give users access to a high-end Windows 10 machine, with the latest CPU from Intel and a beefy Nvidia 1080 GPU built in. The computer would be housed at a server farm, which means as […]

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How to Get a 4K Movie on the iTunes Store If You Redeemed Your Code Somewhere Else

The next time you buy a movie, and it comes with one of those “redeem this code to get the digital version on your favorite platform” notices, make sure you’re picking the right service if you want the highest-quality video across as many other streaming services as possible. Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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How to Get a 4K Movie on the iTunes Store If You Redeemed Your Code Somewhere Else

The next time you buy a movie, and it comes with one of those “redeem this code to get the digital version on your favorite platform” notices, make sure you’re picking the right service if you want the highest-quality video across as many other streaming services as possible. Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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Apple Music surpasses Spotify subscriber numbers in North America

Apple announced Q3 financial results on July 31, showing $53.3 billion in revenue. This presents a 17 percent year-over-year increase, marking the tech company’s best June quarter ever. CEO Tim Cook commented, “Our Q3 results were driven by continued strong sales of iPhone, Services and Wearables, and we are very excited about the products and […]

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Top PUBG Streamer Stops Playing With Hackers And Starts Sniping Them Instead

Earlier this month, one of Twitch’s most popular streamers, Michael “Shroud” Grzesiek, landed himself in hot water by taking a ride with a hacker who had figured out how to Mary Poppins entire cars into the sky. Shroud has since changed his ways.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Spotify now boasts 83 million subscribers, reports second quarter loss

At the end of 2018’s second fiscal quarter, Swedish streaming giant Spotify has shared new reports on the company’s performance since their debut on the New York Stock Exchange earlier this year. Boasting 83 million premium subscribers and 180 million monthly active users, Spotify will be looking to hold onto and expand their share of the […]

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