Disney axes 4K re-release of ‘The Empire Strikes Back’ in UK cinemas

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As cinemas in the UK prepared to reopen after lockdown, they promised Star Wars fans a treat. Disney and Vue planned to release a 4K version of Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back in theaters. That would have been the first time a UHD version o…

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Dell’s Black Friday discounts include $220 off the Alienware 25 monitor

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Dell’s Black Friday deals are here a week early. There are discounts on laptops, desktops, smart TVs and all of the accessories you might need. Dell says the supplies are limited, so if you spot a deal you want, it might be best to act fast. Here are…

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How and why to buy a projector in 2019

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A 100-inch 4K screen? To get that the usual way you might be looking at paying close to six figures. Luckily, there’s another option that can get you even more, up to a 150-inch screen for a fraction of that price. Yes, film aficionados are increasin…

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‘PES 2019’ hits PC, PS4 and Xbox One on August 28th

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If you’d rather not support EA’s definitions of “gambling” and “loot boxes” but still want to play virtual soccer football, maybe this year’s Pro Evolution Soccer from Konami will tickle your fancy. PES 2019 will be in stores August 28th (US) and Aug…

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TCL’s 6-Series Roku TVs sport a metal design, 4K and Dolby Vision HDR

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Building off of the success of its budget-friendly P-Series TVs, TCL is teaming up with Roku again on new 4K HDR sets for 2018. First up, the company has introduced its 6-Series premium line, which feature a slim, metal design, Dolby Vision an…

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Nearly three years later, ‘The Witcher 3’ runs in 4K on Xbox

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The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt’s performance on Xbox hardware has never been what I’d call “great.” So, when Microsoft announced that CD Projekt RED’s massive single-player RPG was one of the games getting an “enhancement” patch for the One X I got pretty…

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Amazon Prime Video is available on Xbox consoles worldwide

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There’s more to the Xbox One X than just 4K gaming. Beyond playing UHD Blu-rays, the console will stream media from your provider of choice in 4K, too. That includes Amazon Prime Video, which is now available worldwide on Xbox consoles following its…

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‘L.A. Noire’ is coming to HTC Vive and modern consoles

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Red Dead Redemption 2’s release might’ve gotten pushed into next spring, but Rockstar Games has something else to fill that gap: an unexpected HD (and UHD) remaster of its 2011 detective simulator L.A. Noire. This goes beyond the expected gussied up…

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Samsung has a 43-inch version of its Frame TV for smaller spaces

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Samsung has announced that its art-inspired Frame TV, which launched this past June, will soon come in a 43-inch version. The new model could be a good alternative for people who may not be able to fit one of the existing 55- or 65-inch Frame …

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‘Close Encounters’ returns to theaters with a 4K remaster September 1st

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Jaws wasn’t the last classic movie of legendary director Steven Spielberg’s to be remastered; Close Encounters of the Third Kind will get some modern love too. And best of all the 4K digital remaster is coming to theaters, too. Come September 1st you…

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Microsoft expects consumers to ‘figure out’ which Xbox is which

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The best way to keep a job as a marketer is to never go off message. That’s precisely what happened when I interviewed Xbox’s head of console marketing Albert Penello on our E3 stage this week. While he was more than happy to talk about the Xbox One…

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Microsoft’s Twitch competitor gets a new name and co-op streaming

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While Twitch has been busy expanding the breadth of what you can watch on its platform, Microsoft has been quietly improving how you watch and broadcast with its Beam service. Just to get it out of the way, Beam will henceforth be known as “Mixer.” T…

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Samsung’s The Frame TV blends in with the art on your wall

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In 2015, Samsung took a minimalist approach with its Serif TV, a 4K television designed to blend in with your furniture at home or office. That product is part of the company’s efforts to make TVs look and feel less obtrusive, all without losing thei…

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Watch NASA’s first 4K broadcast from space on April 26th

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If you’ve ever wanted to see Earth orbit in stunningly real high-def, here’s your chance. On Wednesday, April 26th, you can watch the first 4K livestream from the International Space Station 250 miles above the Earth. Commander Peggy Whitson will spe…

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Watch today’s Chelsea vs Liverpool game in 4K and Dolby Atmos

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Are you a soccer (football to the rest of the world) fan with a state-of-the-art home theater? If you answered “yes” to both of those questions and happen to be a BT Sport subscriber, today’s match between Chelsea and Liverpool should be of special i…

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