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Who Is Your Fictional Parenting Role Model?

Who Is Your Fictional Parenting Role Model?

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Photo: Haelen Haagen (Shutterstock)We talked earlier this week about how our own parents helped shape—in ways both good and bad—how we parent our own kids. But the truth is that we are not influenced solely by our own upbringing; no, we are also influenced by the fictional parenting of some of our favorite TV and…
The Daily Show’s Jon Stewart will return in new Apple TV+ series

The Daily Show’s Jon Stewart will return in new Apple TV+...

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Enlarge / Jon Stewart appears in a segment on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert post-Daily Show retirement. Former The Daily Show host Jon Stewart has signed a multiyear deal with Apple TV+ to write, star in, and produce a current affairs show that Apple and Stewart expect to run for multiple seasons, according to a…
Go Behind the Scenes of ‘Floor Is Lava’

Go Behind the Scenes of ‘Floor Is Lava’

Screenshot: NetflixIf you haven’t spent your summer watching people bounce off volcanic rocks and disappear into boiling pits of lava, you have been missing out on one of life’s few pleasures these days. Floor Is Lava is the big budget version of the game every kid inexplicably makes up in their own living room, jumping from footstool…
Vizio’s 2020 TV plans: HDMI 2.1, FreeSync, eARC, and—at long last—OLED

Vizio’s 2020 TV plans: HDMI 2.1, FreeSync, eARC, and—at long last—OLED

A product shot of Vizio's new OLED set. Here's the P-Series Quantum X, the top-of-the-line LED set. Vizio Just one step down takes us to the P-Series. You probably can't tell the difference from the pictures alone at this point. Vizio Here's the M-Series M8. Vizio And the M-Series M7! So many product lines! Vizio…
Disney+ surpasses 50 million subscribers in just 5 months

Disney+ surpasses 50 million subscribers in just 5 months

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Enlarge / Pedro Pascal as The Mandalorian on Disney+. This week, Disney announced a new milestone for its Disney+ streaming video service: 50 million subscribers just five months after the service's initial launch. That seems to be many more subscribers than Disney's own Hulu service, which as of the end of last year clocked in…
Netflix Just Released New Parental Controls

Netflix Just Released New Parental Controls

Photo: ShutterstockIf ever it were a good time for Netflix to give parents more control over their kids’ viewing experience, it is now, while our kids are home and watching more shows than ever. And they’ve come through with some basics that will help ensure kids aren’t watching content that is inappropriate—or shows you simply…
The Mandalorian was shot on a holodeck-esque set with Unreal Engine, video shows

The Mandalorian was shot on a holodeck-esque set with Unreal Engine,...

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This is the LED set used for The Mandalorian. The interior of the set, as performers might see it. Here's the set with a large prop in it—sometimes only the LED set was used, and sometimes it was used in tandem with practical elements. The camera captures both physical objects and the virtual background directly.…
Samsung’s 2020 TV lineup forces high-end buyers to go 8K whether they want it or not

Samsung’s 2020 TV lineup forces high-end buyers to go 8K whether...

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Most people in the United States and other markets are still on the precipice of making the jump from high-definition TVs to 4K ones, but Samsung is already de-emphasizing 4K in its 2020 lineup in favor of 8K TVs. Reports on the European product lineup show that Samsung will this year only offer top features…
ViacomCBS plan would unify all of Star Trek (and more) in one new streaming service

ViacomCBS plan would unify all of Star Trek (and more) in...

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Enlarge / The Viacom and CBS merger brought Star Trek films (Viacom) and TV series (CBS) under one umbrella. Both would likely appear on this new service.Paramount According to a report from CNBC, ViacomCBS is planning the launch of a new streaming service that would expand upon the already successful CBS All Access with films…
Google Fiber kills TV service, focuses on broadband and YouTube TV

Google Fiber kills TV service, focuses on broadband and YouTube TV

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Enlarge / The YouTube TV logo before the MLS regular season match between Real Salt Lake and Seattle Sounders on April 06, 2019, at CenturyLink Field in Seattle, Washington. Google kills product View more stories Google Fiber will no longer offer cable-style TV service to new customers, but it will continue selling broadband and urge…

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