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Techradar
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However, the price might be the one negative element which drives folks away. Theres no free trial, although three available plans come with a 7-day money-back guarantee. The 1-year subscription is the best and most popular choice when it comes to the three packages which are available: [$10.00 a month] 1-month [$8.99 a month] 3-months - $26.99 [$6.49 a month] 1-year - $77.99 Download IPVanish VPN for Android NordVPN has some impressive strengths including a strict zero logs policy the firm doesnt store any user information, which makes it ideal for users looking for a highly secure and private experience. It also offers Double VPN technology which passes your connection through two separate VPN servers, as opposed to just the one, for an extra layer of security (there are only a certain number of Double VPN servers, though).
Den of Geek
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Nick Harley Jan 19, 2017 Will And Grace is heading back to NBC, with a 10-episode season in the pipeline... Revivals are hot. Just ask Netflix; their quarterly subscription numbers were higher than expected, no doubt in part to the revival of shows with devoted audiences like Gilmore Girls and Full House. Every network has gotten in on the game, with examples as varied as unexpected players like CMT scooping up Nashville when ABC cut the cord or series as old as Twin Peaks making a surprise return at Showtime. See related Travelers: why you should watch Netflixs new time travel show Travelers: first trailer for Netflix time travel series Not to be left behind on TV’s latest hot trend, NBC has confirmed the long-gestating rumors that Emmy-winning series Will And Grace will return for 10 episodes. Eric McCormack, Debra Messing, Sean Hayes and Megan Mullally will all be reprising their signature roles of Will, Grace, Jack and Karen and legendary TV director James Burrows will also be returning to helm all 10 episodes.
The Huffington Post
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The retailer promised a three-month subscription on an on demand-streaming service as a freebie upon purchasing the TV. As I'm installing the new TV, I find out that the smart TV isn't so smart after all. It doesn't support the freebie streaming service. It doesn't even connect to the local WiFi network. The customer service representative for the network operator instantly blames the TV and tells me to call the customer service of the TV retailer. When I call the customer service for the TV, they are friendly but suggest that the problem is on the network operator's modem. Yet again they make me do all the work! They ask me to go online and download an update for the TV, then transfer it unto the TV on a USB stick. This is all to say that the retailer is selling products with outdated software. As if that wasn't enough, the advertised freebie doesn't work on the product bought.
Petrolicious
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Printed on a hardy paper stock seemingly as tough as the vehicles it portrays, it’s good value too a one-year subscription costs just $30. A Land Rover owner will surely want to keep and archive every issue.
Mashable
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Time to get an Amazon subscription, Deadheads. Amazon Studios on Wednesday announced it has acquired the rights to a four-hour documentary about the iconic band Grateful Dead. You read that right four hours about as long as the average Dead show was, end-to-end. Long Strange Trip , from director Amir Bar-Lev ( The Tillman Story ) and executive producer Martin Scorsese, will debut on the streaming service in the U.S. and the U.K. on May 26 as a six-part documentary. SEE ALSO: Confessions of a Deadhead as the trip comes to an end The film "probes the creative forces, subversive ambitions, and interpersonal dynamics that drove the Grateful Dead in their 30-year quest for moments of collective inspiration," Amazon said in its news release. Read more... More about Amazon , Film , Documentaries , Grateful Dead , and Music
Techradar
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As convenient as TV on demand is, you can't always take your favorite shows with you. Be it inside a train, plane, or technologically lagging relative's home, scarce internet cuts your Metalocalypse marathon short and forces you to *shudder* confront the real world. To combat this, Amazon Prime Instant Video and, most recently, Netflix let users download shows for offline viewing, and it appears another service is interested in doing the same, and soon. Hulu CEO Mike Hopkins revealed in an interview in AdWeek the service is looking into adding offline viewing to its subscription offering. "Yes, [offline streaming]'s definitely on our road map," said Hopkins. "It's something that we're going be doing in a few months. We're working hard on the technology around that and getting the rights squared away." Offline viewing may be a few months off, but Hulu won't be idle long given its other, far more resource-intensive venture: offering a live cable package to compete with AT&T's DirecTV Now service.
Google Research Blog
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Posted by Colin Evans and Dayu Yuan, Software Engineers Understanding the various meanings of a particular word in text is key to understanding language. For example, in the sentence “ he will receive stock in the reorganized company ”, we know that “ stockrefers to “ the capital raised by a business or corporation through the issue and subscription of shares ” as defined in the New Oxford American Dictionary (NOAD), based on the context. However, there are more than 10 other definitions for “ stock ” in NOAD, ranging from “ goods in a store ”to “ a medieval device for punishment ”. For a computer algorithm, distinguishing between these meanings is so difficult that it has been described as “ AI-complete ” in the past ( Navigli, 2009 ; Ide and Veronis 1998 ; Mallery 1988 ). In order to help further progress on this challenge, we’re happy to announce the release of word-sense annotations on the popular MASC and SemCor datasets, manually annotated with senses from the NOAD.
Techradar
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As convenient as TV on demand is, you can't always take your favorite shows with you. Be it inside a train, plane, or technologically-impaired relative's home, scarce internet cuts your Metalocalypse marathon short and forces you to *shudder* confront the real world. To combat this, Amazon Prime Instant Video and Netflix allow shows to be downloaded for offline viewing, and it appears another service is interested in doing the same. Hulu CEO Mike Hopkins revealed that Hulu is looking into adding offline viewing to its subscription streaming service, according to an interview in AdWeek . "Yes, [offline streaming]'s definitely on our road map," said Hopkins. "It's something that we're going be doing in a few months. We're working hard on the technology around that and getting the rights squared away." Like Netflix - but different! That's not the only note the green-tinted video streaming service is learning from the red-tinted one's book.
Variety
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Techradar
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There are currently four passes available for Now TV; Entertainment, Sky Cinema, Kids and Sky Sports. These are available for subscription periods as short as 1 day (for Sky Sports), or as long as a month. Ironically, the cheapest way of getting your hands on cheap passes is often to get them bundled in with a Now TV box, but you can also find passes available. Weve compiled a selection of the best pack-in deals around for each pass below. The best Now TV Entertainment Pass deal: The Now TV entertainment pass gets you access to Sky Atlantic shows like Game of Thrones and Billions - currently the best entertainment pass deal is at Currys where you get a three month pass and a Now TV box for 15, saving you 6. See this deal: at Currys The best Now TV Sky Cinema pass deal: If you're more interested in film than television, then the Now TV Sky Cinema pass is the subscription for you.
Techradar - Reviews
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But that $100100 price tag seems punishingly expensive given the lackadaisical attitude to file playback and lack of UK specific catch-up content. Remember, you can buy Sky's similar Roku-made Now TV box for under a tenner (sans Netflix) which offers much of the same functionality. Ultimately, where the Roku 3 really scores is in its wonderful usability, be it the blazing processor speed or the improved functionality the hardware tweaks have bestowed upon it. It's responsive, simple and not beholden to a proprietary content library. Whether you're looking for a streaming box to help you cut the cord, or augment your cable subscription, the Roku 3 has the features, build quality and simplicity you're looking for. Overall, we rate this latest iteration as the best Roku yet made. Original review written in November 2013
Techradar - Reviews
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Oh, and it's worth pointing out here that the aforementioned last bunch of services do not come free with the hardware and require separate monthly subscriptions. I can't tell you how often I hear horror stories of someone going out and buying a Roku expecting every app to be free. If you're in the UK and decide to obtain a Roku Streaming Stick from overseas, check out Sky's Now TV platform (Sky being a shareholder in Roku), the ubiquitous Netflix and Demand 5. Audio apps of note include Rdio, Pandora, Vevo and Spotify. However, unlike PlayStation Music on the PS4 , the latter requires a premium subscription in order to get anywhere. This barrier to entry makes the Roku Streaming Stick one of my least favorite music streaming devices, losing major ground to the new front-runner, Google's Chromecast Audio . But, while the Roku Streaming Stick doesn't win many points in the music or games categories, it has probably the most sports channels of any other platform.
Search Engine Land
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Adweek
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Between rescuing The Mindy Project, launching an ad-free tier and crafting a solid lineup of original series, Hulu CEO Mike Hopkins has steadily been transforming the streaming service since he arrived in 2013. But 2017 looks to be Hulus biggest year yet. Hulu will join the battle for cord cutters and cord-nevers with its own streaming bundle, which will launch in the next few months, Hopkins said. The competitor to ATTs DirecTV Now will be priced under $40 and will include all content that Hulus current SVOD (subscription video on demand) customers receive in the $7.99 subscription tier. That launch will include a complete overhaul of Hulus user interface, which will usher in several new features for all subscribers. And the service is beefing up its content both on the original sidewhere The Handmaids Tale, starring Elisabeth Moss and based on Margaret Atwoods 1985 novel, is already looking like the critically acclaimed breakthrough Hulu has been waiting for as well as the acquisitions side, where it picked up The Golden Girls, which debuts in February.
Adweek
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With a focus on short-form ad content, and subscription packages that could run up to $10,000 annually, Axios hopes to find a new kind of news consumer. We are doing serious things, but trying to do it in a voice that digital native people are used to but without falling into the crap trap of dumbing down the content, VendeHei told The Wall Street Journal. Our audience will be everyone who truly cares about serious news on a daily basis. The main site will feature short summaries of stories, basically built to be quickly scrolled through, even on your phone. Axios In the 10 years after Politico was founded, we spent a lot of time on a listening tour, Schwartz told Adweek. Most people leave articles after reading the first 200 words or so. With Axios, everything is within the stream, including our short-form ad content, he said.
Techradar
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The best free office software When you think of office suites, Microsoft Office is probably the first one that springs to mind. This is hardly surprising as so many computer come with a copy of it pre-installed, but the bad news is that in many cases it is just a trial and you'll need to fork out for an Office 365 subscription to continue using it. Few people can get by without a word processor, spreadsheet app, presentation tool or even all three, but what if you dont fancy the idea of coughing up for your software? Thankfully, there's now a superb selection of free office software available, and here we've rounded up the very best you can download today. The quality of these apps is truly impressive; you'll never pay for productivity software again! WPS has overtaken LibreOffice to take the title of best free office software thanks to its superb templates and smart, modern design 1.
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PCWorld
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Stay on top of the latest tech with PCWorld’s Digital Edition. Available as single copies or as a yearlong subscription, it highlights the best content from PCWorld.com—the most important news, the key product reviews, and the most useful features and how-to stories—in a curated Digital Edition for Android and iOS, as well for the desktop and other tablet readers. In the January issue We share everything we know about AMD’s Ryzen, and how it will change the face of PC computing. Plus, tips on what to do about Yahoo’s billion-account breach. Other highights: Consumer Watch: How to replace 5 major Yahoo services and delete your Yahoo account LGV20: The Android phone for hard-core enthusiasts HP Spectre x360: Faster, smaller, and better than before Feature: Surface Booki7 vs. MacBook Pro The iPhone switcher's guide: Move from iOS to Android Here's How: Everything you need to know about Windows 10 recovery drives Video highlights Watch: Gordon Mah Ung, Brad Chacos and Hayden Dingman discuss AMD's Ryzen chip.
TechCrunch
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The Juicero is a neat device that, for many, has become a symbo Silicon Valley excesses. The $700 product promised a Keurig-like experience designed to bring juicing to the kitchen (not that home juicing has ever really been that out of reach in the first place) with a proprietary system that relies on its own subscription service. This week, the companys offering a welcome price Read More
Variety
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When YouTube decided to get serious about developing high-end content for its YouTube Red subscription product, the Internet behemoth turned to a seasoned TV pro. Susanne Daniels, who joined YouTube as global head of content in July 2015, helped birth such notable series as “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” and “Dawson’s Creek” during her tenure in... Read more »
The Huffington Post
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Cablevision started aggregating set-top box data with an initial sample size of 1% and around 2007 began dabbling with addressability. Located in the number one market, it would become the first 100% addressable U.S. cable system. "We had lot of time and the benefit of some runway to really learn about addressability," said Dolan. "Our sales teams used data from the set-top boxes to sell advertising on an impression basis. They could sell long-tail content because we could apply actual viewership information against those long-tail networks." Being a subscription-based business, Cablevision "utilized our own avails a lot" to target viewers to upsell services and for tune-in initiatives. "We could do frequency capping and media optimization within the marketplace, and integrate both the opportunity to have set-top box data and 100% addressability within our own company," said Dolan.
Politico
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“The Times currently devotes too many resources to low-value editing — and, by extension, too many to editing overall,” the memo said. “Our journalism and our readers would be better served if we instead placed an even higher priority on newsgathering in all of its forms.” Baquet and Kahn were more blunt in their memo: Let’s not be coy. These changes will lead to fewer editors at The Times. One of our overarching goals is to keep as many reporters, photographers, graphics experts and videographers on the ground as possible. One overarching theme of the report is that the Times needs to focus on revenue from readers, and place less emphasis on revenue from advertisers. To that end, the report clearly states that the Times “is a subscription-first business,” and should not emphasize pageviews. That being said, the company “is in the latter stages of creating a more sophisticated metric than pageviews, one that tries to measure an article’s value to attracting and retaining subscribers,” per the report.