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SelectTV

SelectTV
$19/1 yr $29/3 yr  Buy Link Comment

Cord cutters rejoice! Load up your PC or TV with access to over 10,000 free movies, 250,000 TV episodes, and 50,000 radio stations for not much money at all. A SelectTV subscription gets you all this, and a unified search which finds the best prices on pay-per-view content too.

The Complete Filmmaker Guide

The Complete Filmmaker Guide
$15  Buy Comment

Led by a professional commercial director, this series of online courses will give you the skills to plan, shoot, and edit videos of all sizes. Before you know it, you’ll know be ready to go out and start creating on your own. Get started today in The Awesomer Shop.

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Deal: Streamza Torrenting

Deal: Streamza Torrenting
$50  Buy Comment

Torrenting may be a great way to find content online, but it’s not exactly the safest way – unless you’re using Streamza. With Streamza, you can torrent large torrents fast, securely, and without downloading any additional programs. Save up to 94% in The Awesomer Shop.

Deal: TIVOO Pixel Art Speaker

Deal: TIVOO Pixel Art Speaker
$79  Buy Link Comment

Add custom pixel animations to your favorite song while you blast it out of Divoom’s adorable omni-directional Bluetooth speaker that looks like a tiny retro TV set. Grab one for 20% off in The Awesomer Shop.

Deal: Getflix Lifetime Subscription

Deal: Getflix Lifetime Subscription
$39  Buy Comment

Frequent travelers, end geo restrictions on content once and for all with Getflix. This high-speed VPN is designed for streaming content from your favorite video services no matter where you’re located. Save another 15% through 7/27/18 with code DIGITALWEEK15.

Spin-offs That Almost Happened

Spin-offs That Almost Happened

Spin-offs have been part of pop culture for decades, and while some have become classics, others would have been better off never being made. Mental Floss looks at a bunch of programs which could have been, but had the plug pulled before came to fruition.

2016 Roku Streaming Devices

2016 Roku Streaming Devices
$30-$130  Buy Link Comment

Roku overhauls its lineup of streaming media players. The Streaming Stick is still there, but its less portable siblings now come in five variants, from the $30 1080p-capable Roku Express to the $130 Roku Ultra, which supports 4K and HDR and has voice search.

Channels for Apple TV

Channels for Apple TV

Channels is a $15 app that lets you watch live TV on the new Apple TV with the help of an HDHomeRun device and an HD antenna or a cable connection. The latest update added buffering so you can pause, rewind and fast forward live shows.

TabletTV for iPad

TabletTV for iPad
$90  Buy Link Comment

The TabletTV’s portable receiver streams digital OTA TV signals to multiple iPads. Use the TabletTV Plus app to watch and record shows. It has a microSD slot to store recorded videos, and you can transfer videos to the iPad as well.

2015 Apple TV

2015 Apple TV

The new Apple TV has a remote with a built-in touchpad and can also be used as a controller for games like Disney InfinityGuitar Hero Live as well as other apps coming to the media player’s new App Store. Drops 10/15 for $149-$199.

Sling TV

Sling TV

Sling TV is a live TV streaming service that doesn’t require a contract, so you can cancel it anytime. $20 a month gets you 12 channels, which include ESPN, TNT and CNN. Access it on Roku, iOS, Android, Windows, Mac and more. Launches 2/9.

Banshee Season 3 (Trailer)

Banshee Season 3 (Trailer)

If you haven’t tuned in to watch Banshee on Cinemax, you’re missing out. This dark drama is packed with some of the best action scenes ever on TV, and bad guy protagonists who are only a bit less evil than the show’s really creepy villains.

Tablo DVR

Tablo DVR
$210  Buy Link Comment

With the help of an HDTV antenna, Tablo records and streams TV shows to mobile devices and desktop computers. It also lets you search and record shows through your mobile device. It also works with Roku, Apple TV and Chromecast.

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Mohu Channels

Mohu Channels
$89++  Pledge Comment

An Android over-the-air HD receiver and set-top box. With the help of an HD antenna and an Internet connection, it turns free HD broadcasts, media apps like Netflix, and webpages into channels that you can access in one interface.

Amazon Fire TV

Amazon Fire TV
$99  Buy Link Comment

Amazon makes its move into living rooms with the Fire TV. Connect the tiny, but powerful box to your HDTV to browse streaming services or use the voice search to instantly access a massive library of TV, movie, music and game titles.

Qplay

Qplay
$49  Buy Link Comment

Created by the founders of TiVo, Qplay is designed to unify online content sources into a single interface, grabbing videos from numerous sources and letting you play them on your TV with the included streaming box, or via your iPad.

InAiR Augmented TV

InAiR Augmented TV
$89++  Pledge Comment

SeeSpace InAiR is an HDMI add-on for HDTVs. It searches online for information related to what you’re watching, and displays it as a floating overlay. It also connects to your social networks. The 3D version can float info in front of the TV.

Samsung F9000 UHD TV

Samsung F9000 UHD TV
$5500-$7500  Buy Comment

Samsung’s 55″ and 65″ 4K TVs should be available for pre-order any minute now, and while they’re not cheap, they’re much less than their 85-incher. They offer 3840 × 2160 pixel resolution, HD upscaling, and Smart TV 2.0.

Dyle Mobile TV Tuner

Dyle Mobile TV Tuner
$130  Buy Link Comment

Belkin’s Dyle is a mobile TV tuner for the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad. It lets you watch over-the-air digital channels on the go, without the need for an Internet connection. Available in the United States only. Coverage map here.

Philips DesignLine TV

Philips DesignLine TV

The Philips DesignLine TV looks like it’s made of a single piece of glass, thanks to its seamless and frameless glass front. The LED-backlit 3D HDTV also uses Philips’ Ambilight technology.

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Roku 3

Roku 3
$100  Buy Link Comment

The first Roku to have a motion controller for games, dual-band Wi-Fi, an Ethernet port, a USB port. It also comes with the new streamlined Roku user interface and Angry Birds Space pre-installed.

Futurama Season 7 (Trailer)

Futurama Season 7 (Trailer)

Bender sets himself on fire, Professor Farnsworth dabbles in the occult and Zoidberg gets eaten by Zoidberg in the trailer for the second half of Futurama’s 7th season.

Fred Armisen x ?uestlove Drumoff

Fred Armisen x ?uestlove Drumoff

Before SNL and Portlandia, Fred Armisen drummed for the post-hardcore band Trenchmouth. After a taping of Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, he proved that he still had it in this drumoff with ?uestlove.

Slingbox 500

Slingbox 500
$300  Buy Link Comment

Sling Media’s device lets you stream and control TV shows – both live and the ones on your DVR – to a computer or mobile device anywhere in 1080p HD. Too bad that its mobile apps aren’t free.

DirecTV Genie DVR

DirecTV Genie DVR
$Varies  Buy Link Comment

The DirecTV Genie lets you record up to 5 shows simultaneously and store them in its built-in 1TB hard drive. It can also stream live or recorded shows to up to 4 TVs at the same time.

TV Size Matters

TV Size Matters

Upload a picture of your room, set the scale and see how different-sized TVs will look once they’re set up. Won’t give you the optimal viewing distance for each TV size, but still a useful tool.

Sharp Super Hi-Vision TV

Sharp Super Hi-Vision TV

That’s right, thanks to NHK and Sharp, TV is going ultra. They showed off this LCD display that produces images with a resolution 16x greater than today’s HDTVs. 2020, please come faster.

Game of Thrones: Featurette 2

Game of Thrones: Featurette 2

The producers, actors and author George R.R. Martin himself give us a tour of some of the places – as well as their culture and atmosphere – we’ll see in the epic new HBO TV fantasy series.

The Confession

The Confession

Kiefer Sutherland’s web series The Confession, about a hit man spilling his secrets to a priest, premieres in March. We like the Jack Bauer-style whispers in the confessional. (Thanks Brendan!)

An Idiot Abroad for the U.S.

An Idiot Abroad for the U.S.

Stateside Ricky Gervais and Karl Pilkington fans, rejoice: An Idiot Abroad, the show sending travel-averse Pilkington around the globe, is coming to Discovery’s Science Channel in January next year.

24: The Complete Series (DVD)

24: The Complete Series (DVD)
$199  Buy Comment

We still rue the day that President Palmer left to do Allstate commercials, but we enjoyed all 8 seasons of Bauer Power enough that we’d still like the box set – all 57 discs of it. Don’t fight it.

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