- Business Insider 14:30May 30, 2020The top 9 shows on Netflix and other streaming services this weekApple TV Plus Every week, Parrot Analytics provides Business Insider with a list of the nine most in-demand original TV shows on streaming services in the US.
Apple TV Plus' "Defending Jacob" is back on the audience demand charts this week.
Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Apple's "Defending Jacob" is back on the audience demand charts this week, showing that the series is still drawing interest while Apple TV Plus itself shows signs of sluggish subscriber growth.
Every week, Parrot Analytics provides Business Insider with a list of the nine most in-demand TV shows on streaming services in the US.
The data is based on "demand expressions," Parrot Analytics' globally standardized TV-demand measurement unit. Audience demand reflects the desire, engagement, and viewership weighted by importance. The list is ranked by how much more in demand the top series are than the average TV show in the US.
Netflix's "Stranger Things" is also back on top this week, dethroning Disney Plus' "Star Wars: The Clone Wars." Below are this week's nine most popular original shows on Netflix and other streaming services: 9. "The Witcher" (Netflix)
Times more in demand than average show: 30.4
Description: "Geralt of Rivia, a mutated monster-hunter for hire, journeys toward his destiny in a turbulent world where people often prove more wicked than beasts."
Rotten Tomatoes critic score (Season 1): 67%
What critics said: "When the worst thing you can say about a series is that every episode ends up being better than the one that preceded it, that leaves an exciting amount of room to grow." — AV Club (Season 1)
Season 1 premiered on Netflix on December 20. See more insights for "The Witcher."
8. "Outer Banks" (Netflix)
Times more in demand than average show: 31.0
Description: "On an island of haves and have-nots, teen John B enlists his three best friends to hunt for a legendary treasure linked to his father's disappearance."
Rotten Tomatoes critic score (Season 1): 70%
What critics said: "Some of those later confrontations buckle under the weight of their plot connecting, but when 'Outer Banks' dials its melodrama to its own sweet spot, there's enough fun to keep a story-hungry audience following along the trail." — Indiewire (Season 1)
Season 1 premiered on Netflix on April 15. See more insights for "Outer Banks."
7. "Defending Jacob" (Apple TV Plus)
Apple TV Plus
Times more in demand than average show: 31.1
Description: "In this gripping, character-driven thriller, a shocking crime rocks a small Massachusetts town and one family in particular, forcing an assistant district attorney to choose between his sworn duty to uphold justice and his unconditional love for his son."
Rotten Tomatoes critic score (Season 1): 71%
What critics said: "You've seen it before, perhaps, but don't let that stop you. 'Defending Jacob' is gripping enough in its own way, despite some of the familiar moves, and the acting is consistently fine." — Boston Globe (Season 1)
Season 1 premiered on Apple TV Plus on April 24. See more insights for "Defending Jacob."
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- Business Insider 20:25May 29, 2020Here's how Kylie Jenner built her empireRick Kern/Getty Images for Ulta Beauty In March 2019, Forbes dubbed then 21-year-old Kylie Jenner the world's youngest "self-made" billionaire.
The magazine had pegged the value of her company, Kylie Cosmetics, at more than $900 million. That plus her personal earnings brought her net worth to more than $1 billion, Forbes said.
Now, Forbes is reporting that Jenner is not, in fact, a billionaire, and that she has embellished the profitability and size of the company since 2016.
Forbes pegs Jenner's true net worth at just under $900 million.
Here's how Jenner has made her millions, from Kylie Cosmetics to TV appearances to product endorsements.
Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Kylie Jenner made headlines last year when Forbes declared her the world's youngest "self-made" billionaire at age 21, thanks to her makeup company, Kylie Cosmetics.
Now, Forbes is saying that Jenner is not, in fact, a billionaire. In a new investigation, the magazine says that Jenner has exaggerated the size and profitability of her business and misled Forbes and other publications since 2016.
Jenner founded Kylie Cosmetics in 2015 and claimed to have brought in $400 million in revenue in its first 18 months, per Forbes. In November 2019, Jenner signed a deal to sell a majority stake in her cosmetics company to beauty conglomerate Coty Inc. for $600 million, which valued the company at $1.2 billion.
But Forbes alleges that the company has never made as much money as the Jenners claimed, and also that her business has suffered during the coronavirus pandemic. A representative for Jenner did not immediately respond to Business Insider's request for comment.
Despite her disputed billionaire status, Jenner has amassed a cosmetics empire, starred alongside her family in "Keeping Up with the Kardashians" as well as in her own spin-off show "Life of Kylie," started a clothing line with her sister, and made millions promoting products on Instagram.
Here are all the ways Jenner has made her millions.In March 2019, Forbes dubbed Kylie Jenner, then 21, the world's youngest "self-made" billionaire.
At the time, Forbes estimated that Jenner's company, Kylie Cosmetics, was worth $900 million.
That plus her personal earnings from the company brought her net worth to more than $1 billion, Forbes said.
Many criticized Forbes' decision to call Jenner "self-made," saying she was born into wealth and privilege. Jenner responded to the backlash in an interview with Paper magazine, saying, "The self-made thing is true" and adding that her parents "cut her off at the age of 15."
But a new investigation by Forbes has called Jenner's billionaire status into question.
While Forbes reported that Jenner was still the youngest "self-made" billionaire in the world on April 7, a more recent Forbes report released Friday contends that the 22-year-old is not, in fact, a billionaire. Per Forbes' new investigation, Jenner and her mother and marketing manager, Kris Jenner, have exaggerated the size and profitability of her business and misled Forbes and other publications since 2016.
But Forbes concedes that Jenner is still a multimillionaire, now pegging her true net worth at just under $900 million.
Jenner took to Twitter to slam Forbes' new report once she woke up and saw it. "I thought this was a reputable site... all I see are a number of inaccurate statements and unproven assumptions lol. I've never asked for any title or tried to lie my way there EVER. period," she tweeted, also questioning Forbes' "proof" of the claim that tax returns "were likely forged."
"I can name a list of 100 things more important right now than fixating on how much money I have," Jenner tweeted.
Jenner's first job was on reality TV show "Keeping Up With The Kardashians." She was 9 years old when the first episode aired and the show is now airing its 18th season.
Source: Business Insider
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- Business Insider 19:49May 29, 2020Watch Elon Musk and Jay Leno drive the Cybertruck through a tunnel beneath SpaceX's headquartersYouTube/CNBC Jay Leno's Garage Jay Leno, talk show host and car enthusiast, drove Tesla's Cybertruck through The Boring Company's tunnel with Elon Musk on the latest episode of the CNBC show "Jay Leno's Garage."
During the episode, Musk stood on the back of the truck's retractable bed cover to show how sturdy it is.
Musk also said the production version of the Cybertruck would be 5% smaller, but it would look essentially the same.
Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. It's not every day you get to ride in a Tesla Cybertruck with Elon Musk through a tunnel under the SpaceX headquarters, but in a recent episode of CNBC's show "Jay Leno's Garage," the talk show host did just that.
Leno, a car enthusiast who owns nearly 150 cars, some worth as much as $12 million, got to drive a Tesla Cybertruck prototype through the streets of Los Angeles with Elon Musk riding in the passenger side.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: Here's what it's like to travel during the coronavirus outbreakSee Also:Elon Musk pitted the Tesla Cybertruck against the Ford F-150 and Porsche 911. See how the futuristic off-roader compares with the pickup-truck legend and the iconic sports car.Elon Musk says he wants to make a new Tesla truck smaller than the forthcoming CybertruckNASA's chief brought back a famous old 'worm' logo for SpaceX to use during its historic first launch of astronautsSEE ALSO: '3-day weekends are better': Andrew Yang says the US should 'seriously' consider switching to a 4-day workweek to boost people's mental health
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- Guardian 18:51May 29, 2020Martin Scorsese in lockdown: an auteur's eye view of house arrestThe 77-year-old director’s thoughtful movie dispatch from his New York study for Mary Beard’s TV culture show is an affecting treat, and an honest reflection on ageingMartin Scorsese’s Zoom call to the world is a marvellous coup for Mary Beard’s BBC Lockdown Culture special: a personal short film shot on his smartphone – sometimes artlessly in portrait mode, sometimes giving it a clockwise quarter-turn for the more professional landscape format. (He does seem to be holding the phone himself.)It is a brief, intense, ruminative snapshot about his life in his New York apartment during the lockdown. We see Scorsese brooding on his house arrest. At some moments, his face looks very glum, as if perennially struck afresh with the novelty of what is happening, the fact that there is no end in sight, and the impossibility of coming to terms with it until there is. Occasionally his face will be lit up with a smile that makes him look decades younger. We get tantalising glimpses of bookshelves, family photos, and what is conceivably an east Asian carved figure (something from his movie Kundun perhaps? Or maybe Silence?) Continue reading...
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- FoxNews 12:00May 29, 2020Everything coming to and leaving Hulu in June 2020As another month draws to a close, eager streaming fans know all too well that the end of May will also mean the end of certain pieces of content in Hulu’s library as it makes room for brand new stuff.
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- Business Insider 06:48May 29, 2020'Does Sling TV have local channels?': Here's what you need to know about Dish Network's internet TV serviceSling TV Sling TV does not offer subscribers most local channels like CBS, PBS, or ABC
In larger market areas like New York, Los Angeles, and Washington DC, you may be able to get Fox or NBC with your Sling TV package.
Sling TV, Dish Networks' over-the-top internet television service, offers digital television channel packages starting at $30 per month.
Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Sling TV is yet another option for the growing community of cord cutters, or people opting to drop cable TV in favor of streaming or internet-based TV subscriptions.
Unlike platforms like Netflix, Hulu, and Prime Video whose primary service grants next-day or delayed viewing of shows and movies, Sling TV acts as a cable package. The over-the-top media provider, or a company that delivers programming directly to viewers via the internet, gives you access to live television through your TV, computer, and smartphone.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: A cleaning expert reveals her 3-step method for cleaning your entire home quicklySee Also:How to cancel HBO Go through your cable service provider'How many people can watch HBO Go at once?': Here's the number of devices you can connect to one account, and how it compares to HBO's competitionHow to remove devices from a Disney Plus account by logging out individually or from all devices at onceSEE ALSO: Sling TV is by far the most economical way to watch live TV without cable
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- Business Insider 05:24May 29, 2020'How many people can watch HBO Go at once?': Here's the number of devices you can connect to one account, and how it compares to HBO's competitionMaskot/Getty Images HBO Go allows two devices to stream shows and movies at once.
You can have up to three registered devices attached to a single HBO Go account.
You can check how many devices are currently attached to your account through the Settings menu.
Compared to rival streaming services, HBO Go is on par with Standard or Basic tier Netflix and Hulu subscriptions.
Visit Business Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. HBO Go is the mobile streaming app for the premium cable network subscribers who have access to the station through their TV provider. By design, it complements your current box set TV subscription but doesn't replace it.
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- Business Insider 23:51May 28, 2020The best TV deals — save $300 on Vizio's Quantum X 4K TV TVs can be quite pricey, but many manufacturers and retailers often offer sales.
We've rounded up the best TV deals for May 2020.
We'll update this list regularly with the top discounts as new promotions are announced.
Right now, Vizio's 75-inch P-Series Quantum X 4K TV is on sale for $1,599.00 — that's about $300 off its regular price.
See more: HDR can make your 4K TV look brighter and more colorful than ever — here's everything you need to know about this must-have display feature A quality TV is the centerpiece of any home entertainment system, but finding the right display for your needs and the right price for your wallet can be challenging. When shopping for a TV, there are many different aspects to consider, including size, panel type, resolution, HDR support, smart TV platform, and more.
If you're looking for a display with genuine home theater performance in mind, then you'll likely want to opt for a 65-inch- or- larger premium 4K TV. The best 4K TVs typically use an OLED panel, or a high-end LED panel with quantum dots and local dimming. These display types will provide you with the best contrast, black levels, and brightness performance for dazzling high dynamic range (HDR) images.
For buyers who simply want a reliable TV for casual viewing, however, a smaller screen and a more budget-friendly LED panel should get the job done just fine. Though picture quality won't be quite as impressive as more expensive display types, there are many affordable LED TVs out there with solid performance. And, while 4K resolution and built-in smart TV interfaces were once thought of as premium features, nowadays even entry-level TVs come with 4K panels and smart TV capabilities as default features.
Once you've settled on the basics for what you're looking for in a new display, there are plenty of deals readily available from all of the major TV manufacturers, including Sony, Samsung, LG, Vizio, TCL, and Hisense. To help narrow things down, we've rounded up all of the best TV deals available right now.
It should be noted, however, that many companies are currently in the process of rolling out their latest 2020 TV models to retailers. While these new displays rarely get discounts right away, manufacturers tend to use this time to provide big deals on their older stock. With that in mind, the TV deals highlighted below are primarily for 2019 models. If a 2020 model is included, we've noted that fact in the description for the deal.
Here are the best TV deals in May 2020: LG 65-inch B9 OLED 4K TV, $1,896.99 (originally $2,499.99) at Walmart [You save $602.99]
Vizio 75-inch P-Series Quantum X 4K TV, $1,599.00 (originally $1,899.99) at Sam's Club [You save $300.99]
TCL 55-inch 6 Series 4K TV, $429.99 (originally $649.99) at Walmart [You save $220]
Insignia 50-inch Fire TV Edition 4K TV, $299.99 (originally $349.99) at Best Buy [You save $50] Prices and links are current as of 05/28/2020. Added Sony A9G, Sony A8H, TCL 55R615, and Insignia Fire TV. Removed deals that are no longer active. Updated by Steven Cohen.Best OLED TV deals When it comes to picture quality, no other display type offers better overall performance than an OLED TV. Unlike traditional LED TVs (which use LCD panels), OLED TVs don't require a backlight. Instead, every pixel is able to produce its own light or shut off completely. This enables OLED displays to produce superior black levels, contrast, and viewing angles compared to regular LED models. With that said, OLED panels can't get as bright as LED TVs, and they can be susceptible to burn-in if you leave a static image on the screen for hours on end.
For most buyers, however, the pros of OLED tech far outweigh the cons. Of course, the high-end picture performance of an OLED TV typically comes with a high price tag. Thankfully, OLED TVs from LG and Sony often go on sale.
The best OLED TV deal available right now is for the LG 65-inch B9 4K TV. Though the TV's processing isn't quite as sophisticated as the other OLED TVs on our list, it offers similar picture quality for a more affordable price — especially with the discount currently available through Walmart. LG 65-inch B9 OLED 4K TV, $1,896.99 (originally $2,499.99) at Walmart [You save $602.99]
LG 65-inch CX OLED 4K TV (2020 model), $2,499.99 (originally $2,799.99) at Best Buy [You save $300]
LG 55-inch CX OLED 4K TV (2020 model), $1,799.99 (originally $1,999.99) at Best Buy [You save $200]
LG 65-inch GX OLED 4K TV (2020 model), $3,199.99 (originally $3,499.99) at Best Buy [You save $300]
LG 55-inch GX OLED 4K TV (2020 model), $2,299.99 (originally $2,699.99) at Best Buy [You save $400]
LG 77-inch B9 OLED 4K TV, $4,299.99 (originally $4,799.99) at Best Buy [You save $500]
LG 77-inch C9 OLED 4K TV, $4,499.99 (originally $5,499.99) at Best Buy [You save $1,000]
Sony 65-inch A9G OLED 4K TV, $3,299.99 (originally $3,499.99) at Best Buy [You save $200]
Sony 65-inch A8H OLED 4K TV (2020 model), $2,799.99 (originally $3,099.99) at Best Buy [You save $300] Best premium LED TV deals Unlike OLED displays, LED TVs still use traditional LCD panels with backlights to produce their images. Though this tech does have some drawbacks when it comes to black levels and viewing angles, high-end LED TVs are still capable of very impressive picture quality with industry-leading brightness. High brightness is particularly desirable for the best HDR performance, allowing highlights to really pop from the screen.
Many high-end LED TVs are branded as QLED TVs since they include quantum dot technology. This feature allows the displays to achieve a wide color gamut for more accurate and rich colors. Premium LED TVs typically include full-array local dimming as well, enabling the backlight to dim in specific zones across the screen. This enables the display to achieve much better contrast and black levels compared to LED TV models without local dimming.
The best deal on a premium LED TV right now is for the Vizio 75-inch P-Series Quantum X. The TV is around $300 off its regular price, and it offers brightness and contrast performance that rivals many competing LED TVs that cost much more. Though Vizio's SmartCast platform isn't the best for streaming apps, it's hard to beat the overall performance value of the P-Series Quantum X at this price. Vizio 75-inch P-Series Quantum X 4K TV, $1,599.00 (originally $1,899.99) at Sam's Club [You save $300.99]
Samsung 65-inch Q80R 4K TV, $1,499.99 (originally $2,499.99) at Walmart [You save $1,000]
Sony 65-inch X950H 4K TV (2020 model), $1,699.99 (originally $1,999.99) at Best Buy [You save $300]
Sony 65-inch X950G 4K TV, $1,399.99 (originally $1,599.99) at Best Buy [You save $200]
Hisense 65-inch H9F 4K TV, $699.99 (originally $999.99) at Best Buy [You save $300] Best mid-range LED TV deals Like premium LED TVs, the best mid-range LED TV models also offer many impressive picture quality features, including quantum dots and local dimming. Brightness levels aren't quite as high as more expensive models, however, and contrast isn't as precise since there are fewer dimming zones.
Still, if you're a buyer who wants to save a bit without losing support for the latest display technologies, like HDR, then a mid-range LED TV model will likely be a good fit. There are a lot of enticing deals on mid-range LED models right now, including the TCL 6 Series and the Hisense H8F. Both TVs feature solid image quality with Dolby Vision support. Vizio 65-inch P-Series Quantum 4K TV, $999.99 (originally $1,099.99) at Best Buy [You save $100]
TCL 55-inch 6 Series 4K TV, $429.99 (originally $649.99) at Walmart [You save $220]
Samsung 65-inch Q70 4K QLED TV, $1,199.99 (originally $1,399.99) at Walmart [You save $200]
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- Business Insider 23:15May 28, 2020The most devastating takeaways from Netflix's new docuseries on Jeffrey Epstein and his 'molestation pyramid scheme'Associated Press A new true-crime docuseries released Wednesday by Netflix recounts the investigation into the global "molestation pyramid scheme" run by disgraced financier and registered sex offender Jeffrey Epstein.
The four-part series includes never-before-seen interviews with a former employee of Epstein, investigators from the Palm Beach Police Department, the novelist James Patterson, and several of Epstein's victims.
Victims allege that Epstein sexually abused them as teenagers starting in 1996 and trafficked hundreds of girls and women across the globe for a decade.
Epstein was awaiting trial on charges of sex trafficking minors when he was found dead by apparent suicide in a Manhattan jail on August 10.
Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. For the more than a dozen women who publicly accused disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein of running a global sex trafficking ring, speaking at a 2019 hearing where the charges against Epstein were dismissed after his death was the closest they got to a day in court.
In "Jeffrey Epstein: Filthy Rich," a new docuseries on Netflix, the survivors found another way to enter their stories into the public record. Using video footage of survivors' original statements and interrogations of Epstein himself, interviews with detectives and journalists, news report, and home videos, the four-part series paints a compelling picture of how the former financier managed to escape justice while running what one Palm Beach detective called a "molestation pyramid scheme" for a decade.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:Here's how 22-year-old tennis star Naomi Osaka became the highest-earning female athleteA Colorado high school threw a graduation ceremony for its 66 students like only a ritzy ski town could, and the photos are pretty greatWealthy parents are paying to have their kids homeschooled by professionals for up to 5 hours a day, and it shows how the pandemic is widening the gaps in America's education systemSEE ALSO: Jeffrey Epstein made $200 million in 5 years after he registered as a sex offender. Here's how the mysterious financier made his fortune.
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- AdWeek 22:00May 28, 2020Former Netflix Exec Tara Duncan Named Freeform PresidentFreeform has found its new president, following Tom Ascheim's departure last month. Fomer Netflix executive Tara Duncan has been named the network's new chief. She'll oversee strategic planning, brand development, content strategy, original programming, production, scheduling, finance, research, marketing and communications at Freeform, beginning on June 8. "Tara is an exceptionally skilled executive and a...
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- Business Insider 20:00May 28, 2020The 41 most popular TV shows of the last year, according to Nielsen ratingsESPN The most watched shows of the 2019-2020 TV season, according to Nielsen ratings, are largely an assortment of familiar network dramas and sitcoms.
But ESPN's acclaimed docuseries "The Last Dance" also snagged a spot and was especially popular among adults aged 18 to 49.
Business Insider broke down the 41 most popular TV shows of the season.
Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Nielsen's most watched TV shows of the 2019-2020 season — from the fall until now — is largely a collection of familiar network procedurals and sitcoms, from "The Conners" to "NCIS."
But ESPN's hit Chicago Bulls docuseries, "The Last Dance," stands out. The series was watched by more than 6 million viewers, according to Nielsen, and cracked the top five in the ratings for adults aged 18-49.
ESPN said earlier this month that "The Last Dance" was its most watched documentary of all time. The first two episodes were the two most watched original broadcasts across ESPN's networks since 2004.
The rest of the list is dominated by CBS, with shows like "Yong Sheldon" and "Bull," followed by NBC, particularly with its fan-favorite "Chicago" franchise.
Fox was the biggest loser on the list of most watched shows, with just two programs: "9-1-1" and its spinoff, "Lone Star."
We ranked the top shows by total viewers according to Nielsen and excluded reality competition series and live sporting events. The list only includes linear TV programming in the US, not streaming shows on services like Netflix.
Below are the 41 most watched shows of the 2019-2020 TV season, according to Nielsen:41. "The Last Dance" (ESPN)
Viewers: 6.71 million
Description: "The 10 part documentary chronicles the untold story of Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls' dynasty." 40. "Madam Secretary" (CBS)
Viewers: 6.74 million
Description: "Madam Secretary stars Téa Leoni as Elizabeth McCord, the shrewd, determined, newly elected president of the United States. After successfully serving as secretary of state for five years, Elizabeth now holds the highest office in the land with the help of her team."
39. "The Blacklist" (NBC)
Viewers: 6.91 million
Description: "After being abducted by Katarina Rostova, Raymond 'Red' Reddington (James Spader) finds himself alone in hostile territory, unsure of who, if anyone, he can trust."
See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:Meet the 20 most powerful WarnerMedia execs and their top deputies. Here are the leaders who will help HBO Max battle Netflix and define AT&T's TV future.The top 9 shows on Netflix and other streaming services this weekThe top 9 movies on Netflix this week, from 'John Henry' to 'Public Enemies'SEE ALSO: 'We're closing deals every week': HBO Max's content chief on launching a Netflix rival during the pandemic, how it's different than HBO, and the Snyder Cut
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- Business Insider 18:26May 28, 202013 tech gifts dads will actually love to get this Father's Day Father's Day 2020 is right around the corner, and there are dozens of sleek and useful tech items that make great gifts.
No matter what the dad in your life is passionate about, there should be a tech gift of some kind for him.
For example, if that special dad is a fitness fan, the Apple Watch Series 5 or Fitbit Charge might be the way to go — while if he's into music, the Sonos One speaker or Audio Technica AT-LP120-USB headphones are ideal options. Father's Day 2020 is almost here, and if you're like me, you probably have yet to find the right gift for the dad in your life. Thankfully, if that dad is a tech fan, there are a ton of smart picks for him.
Even if that dad is not into tech, a decent tech-related gift could seriously elevate aspects of his life.
Find more cool and unique Father's Day gift ideas here. For the interesting and out-of-the-ordinary, try one of these personalized gifts. If there's a new dad in your life, he'll appreciate these useful gifts geared for new fatherhood. Finally, old-fashioned flowers are never a bad choice for plenty of fathers out there.Sonos One
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A smart speaker worth your cash offers excellent audio quality, plus it allows you to interact with your digital assistant of choice. The Sonos One allows users to pick between Alexa or Google Assistant out of the box, so it's compatible with both smart home ecosystems.\
Perhaps even better is the fact that the Sonos One sounds awesome. The speaker uses Sonos' TruePlay technology to tune its frequency response to the room it's in, plus it boasts excellent low-end, well-tuned mids, and plenty of detail and clarity in the high-end.
Nest Learning Thermostat
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Nest built the original smart thermostat, and since then the Nest Learning Thermostat has only gotten better. The device is currently on its third generation, and offers deep integration with Google Assistant, plus it works with Alexa too.
Using a Nest Learning Thermostat may even save you money, thanks to the fact that the thermostat intelligently manages your home's temperature depending on whether the user is actually there.
Hisense H8G Quantum 4K TV
The Hisense H8G leverages Quantum Dot technology to deliver beautifully bright colors, deep black-levels, and more. The TV comes in a range of sizes, but for most people, the 55-inch model is probably the way to go. That said, you could go for 65-inch or 75-inch models instead.
The TV has other advantages too. Notably, it comes with Android TV out of the box, so it'll integrate nicely with the rest of your Google products. It even has Google Assistant built into it, allowing you to do things like control smart home devices and find out information from the web.
See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:Belkin's new smart speaker combines high-end audio, Google Assistant support, and wireless phone charging into one handy packageThe best Apple deals — save $150 on Beats Studio 3 wireless noise cancelling headphonesThe best speaker deals — save $300 on Samsung's Dolby Atmos soundbarSEE ALSO: 24 Father's Day gifts for another dad in your life — your grandpa
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- Observer 18:23May 28, 2020Quibi Is Running Out of Time to Turn Its Rough Start AroundThe team at Quibi is working desperately to recover from its sluggish start. Will it be enough?
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- FoxNews 18:21May 28, 2020Martin Scorsese self-shot short film about being in coronavirus lockdown from his homeMartin Scorsese self-shot a short film in his New York City home that saw him reflect on his self-isolation caused by the coronavirus pandemic through the lens of classic films.
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- Business Insider 18:02May 28, 2020'What is 4K?': Here's what it means to watch content in Ultra High Definition resolutionFabrizio Bensch/Reuters 4K is often referred to as Ultra High Definition or UHD; it is currently the most affordable of the clearest resolutions available, capturing more detail and texture than any other format outside 8K.
4K provides at-home viewers with a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels or about four times as many pixels as a regular full HD TV.
4K is increasingly supported by TV networks and studios, as well as streaming platforms like Netflix and Hulu, and gaming consoles such as Xbox One X and PS4 Pro.
You can play 4K UHD streaming or Blu-Ray content through a 1080p or 720p screen for a sharper picture than content shot initially in 1080p and 720p.
Visit Business Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. TVs and entertainment branded with the 4K label boast a viewing experience better than almost any other.
With one of the highest display densities on the market, thanks to its more than 8 million pixels, 4K resolution makes entertainment appear more life-like than ever before.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: Here's what it's like to travel during the coronavirus outbreakSee Also:'Is HBO Go 4K?': What you need to know about streaming quality on HBO's provider-supported service'What is Flipboard Briefing?': How to use or disable the social news app's personal magazine feature on Android'What is Gboard?': Google's smart keyboard for phones and tablets, explainedSEE ALSO: The best 4K TVs on any budget
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- Huffington Post UK 16:40May 28, 2020BBC Faces Calls To Apologise To Emily Maitlis After Police Rule Dominic Cummings May Have Broken Lockdown Rules
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- Observer 14:30May 28, 2020HBO Max Is Here. Is It Worth It?Is HBO Max worth adding to your growing list of streaming subscriptions?
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- Guardian 12:00May 28, 2020David Attenborough to publish 'witness statement' on climate crisisBroadcaster and historian says A Life on Our Planet book will record ‘dreadful damage wrought by mankind’ and propose solutionsDavid Attenborough is to publish his “vision for the future” of Earth this autumn, laying out “the dreadful damage” done by humanity, and the ways “we can begin to turn things round”.A Life on Our Planet, which the 94-year-old has described as his “witness statement”, will cover his career documenting the natural world and his first-hand observations of the decline of the planet’s environment and biodiversity, as well as possible solutions. Continue reading...
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- Business Insider 11:46May 28, 2020These are 6 TV shows and movies Bill Gates is watching for pandemic escapismREUTERS/Jason Lee Tech billionaire and philanthropist Bill Gates wrote a blog post of recommendations for what to read and watch during summer 2020.
Gates said he is often asked what to read and watch at the moment, "either because people want to learn more about pandemics, or because they are looking for a distraction."
His TV and film picks include a Netflix documentary series about fighting pandemics, acclaimed drama series "This is Us" and "Ozark," and a 2001 spy thriller.
Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Microsoft founder and world's second-richest person Bill Gates has been turning to TV and film to get away from the coronavirus pandemic.
"Most of my conversations and meetings these days are about COVID-19 and how we can stem the tide. But I'm also often asked about what I am reading and watching — either because people want to learn more about pandemics, or because they are looking for a distraction," Gates wrote in a blog post.
In his blog post Gates outlined his summer 2020 book recommendations and threw in six TV shows and a film for good measure.
Here are the TV shows and films Gates is watching during lockdown:Pandemic: How to Prevent an Outbreak
Gates' first recommendation is not brilliant for getting away from the constant deluge of coronavirus news, but he recommends the Netflix series nonetheless.
"This documentary series on Netflix introduces you to four people who are working super-hard in different parts of the world to prevent epidemics," Gates writes.
"Since the series was filmed some time ago, the episodes are focused not on the coronavirus but on influenza—which was widely regarded as the most likely culprit for a big outbreak. But Pandemic still gives you a sense of the inspiring work that heroic doctors, researchers, and aid workers are doing to prevent the very thing we're all going through right now."
A Million Little Things
"A Million Little Things" is an ABC drama centering around a group of friends in Boston who have to come to terms with the sudden bereavement of a friend who dies by suicide.
The show has had two series since it started in 2018, and has been picked up for a third.
This is Us
NBC drama "This is Us" follows the story of a family with three children, and is told partly in the present day and partly through flashback.
The show has had four seasons since it first aired in 2016, and has picked up numerous awards along the way.
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- Huffington Post UK 11:26May 28, 2020Emily Maitlis Clarifies Reports She Was 'Replaced' On Newsnight Following Dominic Cummings Controversy
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- Huffington Post UK 10:41May 28, 2020Piers Morgan Blasts 'Utterly Disgraceful' BBC For 'Chucking Emily Maitlis Under The Bus'
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- Business Insider 23:12May 27, 2020The best HDMI cablesHDMI cables transmit high-definition video and audio between a source and a display, like a video game console to a TV, or a laptop to a monitor.
We tested several HDMI cables and interviewed Brad Bramy, the VP of marketing for HDMI Licensing Administrator, the organization that sets HDMI standards, offers certification, and tests the cables for quality.
Based on our testing and research, the best HDMI cable for most people is the Monoprice Certified Premium High Speed HDMI Cable because it covers most of the features and standards you're likely to need right now. When you hook up a video game console, cable box, media-streaming device, or Blu-ray player to the TV in your living room, chances are that you'll be using an HDMI cable. You'll also need an HDMI cable to connect your computer or laptop to the monitor in your home office. HDMI stands for high-definition multimedia interface, and, in simple terms, HDMI cables carry sound and picture signals from a source to a display.
Although they may look the same, all HDMI cables are not created equal. There are a few different types of HDMI connectors, but this guide sticks to HDMI cables with Type A connectors. There are also several different standards of cable that offer bandwidths from below 5 gigabits per second (Gbps) all the way up to 48 Gbps. To complicate matters further, HDMI cables can support a range of different features and standards.
I can feel your eyes glazing over already, but don't worry, I'll keep things as simple as possible and tell you exactly what you need to look for. I have tested out several HDMI cables with a range of TVs, monitors, video game consoles, laptops, and computers, and I've spoken with experts at HDMI Licensing, the organization that sets the standards, offers certification labels, and tests HDMI cables in the wild.
How to choose an HDMI cable
The first HDMI standard was released in 2002 and there have been several updates over the last couple of decades. To ensure the best picture and audio quality, and to take full advantage of the features your devices offer, you need to get the right HDMI cable.
"The primary things people should ask themselves, are what HDMI features they want to support and which cables can support delivering those features, and then perhaps if they want to be future-proofed against possible upgrades in equipment and features in the future," Brad Bramy, VP marketing, HDMI Licensing Administrator explained to Business Insider. "And also make sure the cables are from licensed HDMI Adopters and their products are tested and certified and using the HDMI trademarks correctly and are not unlicensed or counterfeit products."
What standard of HDMI cable do I need?
While HDMI versions are numbered, the HDMI Licensing Administrator has created its own, slightly confusing, nomenclature, which is explained on the HDMI Licensing website. All you really need to know is that certified cables come in these varieties: Standard: tested to reliably transmit 1080i or 720p video
High Speed: designed and tested to handle video resolutions of 1080p and beyond, including advanced display technologies such as 4K@30Hz, 3D, and Deep Color
Premium High Speed: designed and certified for ultra-reliable performance for 4K/UltraHD including advanced features such as 4K@60Hz, HDR, and expanded color spaces
Ultra High Speed: support for all HDMI 2.1 features including uncompressed 8k@60Hz and 4K@120Hz Although Standard and High Speed cables will serve you fine for some applications, because the difference in price is negligible, we would recommend always opting for Premium High Speed cables. It's also important to note that, while you can get some HDMI cables that appear to support the Ultra High Speed standard, the testing specification has not yet been released, so no Ultra High Speed cables have been certified at the time of writing.
How much should I spend? While different HDMI cables will support different bandwidths and features, the signal is digital, so a cable will either work or it won't. If you compare two certified Premium High Speed cables, they should perform exactly the same, even if one is $5 and the other is $100. Sometimes more expensive cables are more durable, which may be worth thinking about if you intend to plug and unplug frequently. You'll also pay more for a longer cable, but for the most part, there's no reason to spend a lot of money.
How do I choose the right HDMI cable length?
You should aim to buy a cable that's as short as possible for your needs. The shorter the cable is, the less chance there is of signal degradation. Shorter cables will also look neater, and you won't have an unsightly loop of extra cable to try and hide under your TV unit. However, make sure you measure and give yourself enough extra length to comfortably plug in without putting any strain on the port. Guessing at the length you need is risky, so use a tape measure and add a little. Cable thickness is measured in AWG (American wire gauge) and lower numbers denote thicker cables.
What else do I need to consider?
There are many different standards and features that you might want support for. Say, for example, you want to enjoy HDR with a PlayStation 4 Pro or DTS-HD Master Audio through your connected soundbar, you'll need the right cable. Always read the description of the cable you're considering and make sure the standards and features you want are supported before you buy.
Here are the best HDMI cables: Best HDMI cable overall: Monoprice Certified Premium High Speed cable
Best long HDMI cable: Monoprice Cabernet Ultra Series Active HDMI cable
Best angled and flat HDMI cable: UGreen 4K Right Angle HDMI cable
Best slim HDMI cable: Monoprice Ultra Slim Certified Premium High Speed HDMI cable
Best HDMI cable for 8K: Monoprice DynamicView Ultra 8K High Speed HDMI cable
Best strong HDMI cable: Austere III Series HDMI cable Prices and links are current as of 05/27/2020. We added new cables based on testing and research. We also talked to an expert to explain what to look for in an HDMI cable.The best HDMI cable overall
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The Monoprice Certified Premium High Speed HDMI Cable offers lots of bandwidth and the features you need at a low price.
This sturdy, reliable cable delivers everything most people need in an HDMI cable at a very reasonable price. It tops our list because it's the cheapest cable with proper Premium High Speed HDMI certification, which means it has been independently tested and meets all the required features of the specification. There's an official HDMI certification badge with a QR code on the packaging.
It's quite a thick cable at 28AWG. AWG stands for American wire gauge and the lower the number, the thicker the cable is. It comes in black or white at lengths of 3 feet all the way up to 30 feet. As it's quite thick, it's not very flexible, so keep that in mind when you're choosing the length you want. The plug ends are thick, plain, molded plastic and tight angles will be an issue.
This cable can deliver up to 18Gbps bandwidth and it supports all HDMI resolutions up to 4K (3,840 x 2,160p @60Hz), including 3D and Multi View video. There's also support for 21:9 cinema aspect ratio, up to 32 audio channels, most high-definition audio standards, YCbCr 4:4:4 chroma sampling for color, and a host of other specifications.
Whether you're looking to hook up your 4K TV to a game console or a streaming device, or your computer to a 4K monitor, this cable should meet your needs. We tested the 3-foot cable with an LG OLED TV and a PS4 Pro and had no issues getting 4K with HDR.
At this price for the 6-foot cable, proper certification, and decent build quality, this HDMI cable is the right choice for most people. There's a 30-day money-back guarantee, so you can always test one out and return it for a full refund if it doesn't meet your needs. Monoprice also offers a lifetime warranty, so you can get one free replacement if anything goes wrong.
Pros: Fully certified, 4K@60Hz, HDR, 18Gbps, very affordable
Cons: Thick, not very flexible
The best long HDMI cable
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Offering durability and reliable performance in longer lengths, the Monoprice Cabernet Ultra Active Series HDMI cable may be your best bet for a long HDMI cable.
It can be difficult to find good, reliable, long HDMI cables. Over a certain distance, the signal quality inevitably starts to degrade. It's also tough to find properly certified HDMI cables when you go beyond 25 or 30 feet. The Monoprice Cabernet Ultra Active Series cable is available in lengths of 25 feet all the way up to 100 feet.
This is another thick cable at 28AWG for the shorter lengths and 26AWG or 24AWG for the longer lengths. The cable is black, with two-tone plastic connectors in matte black and shiny red cabernet. The source end connector is shorter, while the TV end is longer, so you'll need some space to plug it in. The cable is not very flexible either, so it will not work with tight angles. It feels like a durable, well-made product.
Just like our top pick, this cable can deliver up to 18Gbps bandwidth, supports all HDMI resolutions up to 4K (3,840 x 2,160p @60Hz), 21:9 cinema aspect ratio, up to 32 audio channels, most high-definition audio standards, YCbCr 4:4:4 color, and many other specifications. However, it's important to note that there are some limitations on the longer length cables. Over 50 feet, you're not going to get 4K@60Hz.
At 50 feet and below, this cable should serve you well, offering 4K and HDR for TV to game console or other device connections. It's still going to be useful for a lot of things over that length, just be aware that the longer cables aren't going to hit the top performance standards.
We tested the 30-foot cable with an LG OLED TV and a PS4 Pro and had no issues getting 4K with HDR. There's no official certification label on this one and, as far we're aware, longer cables, over 30 feet, with proper certification are hard to come by.
The prices vary based on cable length and Monoprice offers a 30-day money-back guarantee and a lifetime warranty.
Pros: Variety of long lengths, 4K@60Hz, HDR, 18Gbps, durable build
Cons: Thick, not very flexible, longer lengths don't meet top specifications
The best angled and flat HDMI cable
If you have a wall-mounted TV, or you want a cable to fit an awkwardly tight spot, then try the UGreen 4K Right Angle HDMI cable.
Anyone wall mounting a TV or trying to plug cables in with limited space will appreciate this angled HDMI cable. It has a right-angled connector to plug into the back of your TV and the cable itself is flat, so it's perfect for running down the wall. You can buy this cable with a 90-degree elbow or a 270-degree elbow, which determines which way up the HDMI connector faces. Make sure you check the port on your TV before you choose.
You can buy this cable in 6-foot or 10-foot varieties. The cable is black and flat, so it won't tangle. The plugs are matte black plastic and zinc alloy. It's worth noting that UGreen also does a normal Right Angle cable with the same specs, except that the cable itself isn't flat. It comes in 3, 6, 10, and 15-foot varieties, and it's a fairly slim 30 AWG cable.
The manufacturer promises 4K at 60Hz and up to 18Gbps bandwidth. There's also HDR support, ARC, HDCP, and support for a variety of audio formats. Unfortunately, it doesn't seem to be officially certified.
We've been unable to test this cable ourselves, so we're not sure it will meet the top stated specifications. It has positive user reviews on Amazon and seems to work well between TVs and Roku or Apple TV devices.
It comes with an 18-month warranty, which can be extended by another 12 months if you register. This is one of the best-rated angled cables around, but if you have concerns about the lack of certification or possible performance issues, it might be better to opt for an adapter pack like this Cable Matters Combo Pack, which includes a 270-degree and a 90-degree adapter that can be used with any HDMI cable, including our top pick cable.
Pros: Right angle connector, flat cable, 4K@60Hz, HDR, 18Gbps, durable build
Cons: No certification, possible limitations with some devices
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- Business Insider 22:43May 27, 2020Sorry, Roku and Amazon Fire TV users: HBO's huge new streaming service isn't available for you, and it's not clear when it will be (ROKU, AMZN)WarnerMedia On May 27, HBO launched a new streaming service named HBO Max — the company's third streaming service, after HBO Go and HBO Now.
HBO Max has far more content than prior apps, including "Friends," "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air," and the entire Studio Ghibli collection. That's in addition to all of HBO's original programming, from "Game of Thrones" to "The Wire."
Existing HBO Go and HBO Now users are automatically converted to HBO Max for the same price they currently pay — unless you use the service on a Roku or Amazon Fire TV device, as neither Roku nor Amazon have worked out deals with HBO.
It's a huge oversight given that Roku and Amazon's Fire TV are among the most popular streaming devices, and there's no word on when the service is coming to either.
Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. On May 27, HBO's streaming apps evolved from HBO Go and HBO Now to a new form: HBO Max.
If you already pay for HBO, whether through your cable provider or through HBO Now, you're likely getting HBO Max at no extra charge. And that's great news, because HBO Max includes the entire existing HBO digital library, plus a ton of new stuff. See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: Why electric planes haven't taken off yetSee Also:You can watch HBO content live on Hulu with subscriptions to both services – here's howHBO Max is an expansion of the HBO streaming service you already use, but with a new name'What is HBO Max?': Here's what you need to know about HBO's streaming service answer to Netflix and HuluSEE ALSO: HBO Max is an expansion of the HBO streaming service you already use, but with a new name
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- Business Insider 22:10May 27, 2020Instagram will let influencers make money off ads on IGTV content, following in the footsteps of YouTube's revenue-sharing model (FB)Instagram Instagram announced Wednesday it was rolling out ads to creators' longform IGTV videos, allowing them to monetize these.
Bloomberg reported Instagram will share with creators 55% of the ad revenue they generate — the same amount YouTube offers with its ad revenue-sharing model.
This is the first time Instagram is offering creators and influencers a way to profit directly off their videos, a move that may help it compete with video content on YouTube, TikTok, and Snapchat.
Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Instagram will soon provide influencers with a way to make money off of their content by sharing revenue made from video ads.
Instagram announced Wednesday it was rolling out advertisements to IGTV, the feature through which creators can produce long-form videos on the app. The platform is instituting a revenue-sharing model, already long used by YouTube, that gives creators a portion of the money generated off the ads on their videos. Instagram is also mimicking that revenue breakdown: 55% to creators, Bloomberg reports.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: Why thoroughbred horse semen is the world's most expensive liquidSee Also:I tried the Burst toothbrush made popular by the viral 'corn test' video — here's how it stacked up against my Philips SonicareThe life and career rise of Instagram head Adam Mosseri, the Facebook exec behind 'like' counts disappearing'Weasels have eaten our phone system' — Citi customers trying to call customer service were met with the same odd promptSEE ALSO: Zuckerberg reportedly brushed aside internal research that showed Facebook exposed users to more and more extreme views, saying he never wanted the topic brought to him again
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- FoxNews 21:11May 27, 2020Everything coming to Disney+ in June 2020As Disney+ continues to find its stride among the many other popular streaming platforms vying for the public’s attention, it's breaking onto the scene in June 2020 with a slew of exclusive new content.
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- Business Insider 21:08May 27, 2020HBO Max vs. HBO Go vs. HBO Now: What are the key differences? HBO and WarnerMedia just launched a new streaming service — HBO Max.
HBO already operates two major streaming services, HBO Go and HBO Now.
So, what's the difference between the three different streaming services? A surprising amount of stuff — let's dig in!
See more: The best streaming services you can sign up for online First, the bad news: "Friends" has left Netflix, and it's not coming back any time soon.
Turns out there's a good reason for that — it has a new home with HBO's new streaming service alongside "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air," "Rick and Morty," and a mess of other stuff. That new service is named HBO Max, and it's intended to serve as a deluxe version of HBO's already existing streaming services, HBO Go and HBO Now.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: Pathologists debunk 13 coronavirus mythsSee Also:HBO Max is WarnerMedia's ambitious attempt to take on Netflix, and it's now available to stream — here's how to sign up17 critically acclaimed Amazon Prime Video original shows to add to your streaming queueDisney Plus: All your questions answered about Disney's ad-free streaming service
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- Huffington Post UK 19:15May 27, 2020BBC Says Newsnight Breached Impartiality Guidelines With Emily Maitlis' Dominic Cummings Monologue
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- Business Insider 17:25May 27, 2020HBO Max is an expansion of the HBO streaming service you already use, but with a new nameWarnerMedia On May 27, HBO launched a new streaming service named HBO Max — the company's third streaming service, after HBO Go and HBO Now.
HBO Max has far more content than prior apps, including "Friends," "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air," and the entire Studio Ghibli collection. That's in addition to all of HBO's original programming, from "Game of Thrones" to "The Wire."
So, what is HBO Max? Do you have to pay more? Nope: HBO Max is a direct replacement for HBO Go and HBO Now.
Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Looking for episodes of "Sesame Street" but can't seem to find your HBO streaming app? Or maybe you noticed that the app changed to a slightly different logo and name?
That's because on Wednesday morning, HBO's streaming apps evolved from HBO Go and HBO Now to a new form: HBO Max.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: We tested a machine that brews beer at the push of a buttonSee Also:'What is HBO Max?': Here's what you need to know about HBO's streaming service answer to Netflix and HuluThe best speaker deals — save $300 on Samsung's Dolby Atmos soundbarHow to share a password via LastPass with others in 3 simple steps
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- Breitbart News 17:11May 27, 2020Twitter's Trump 'Fact Check' Does Not Disclose Company Partnered with Groups Pushing Mail-In BallotsTwitter for the first time put a fact-check label on tweets from President Trump, using the controversial tactic on messages in which the president complained there is “no way” that “mail-in ballots will be anything less than substantially fraudulent.”
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- Guardian 16:44May 27, 2020Hannah Gadsby: Douglas review – crusading comedy with great gagsAvailable on NetflixGadsby follows up her hit show Nanette with a swaggering set that blazes with well-earned confidenceHottest front-room seats: the best theatre and dance onlineThe last time Hannah Gadsby released a Netflix special, it changed her life – and arguably, changed comedy. In Nanette, she publicly quit standup, the practice of which – she argued – made her complicit in her own (homophobic, mainly) oppression. It was a fierce provocation, delivered with expert control of increasingly serious tone, and it introduced a new lens through which to consider self-mocking comedy. Far from ending Gadsby’s career, it gave that career a spectacular new lease of life.Douglas begins that new life. As I wrote on seeing it live last autumn, it’s a more approachable set than its predecessor. Gadsby is obviously having fun – which isn’t something you could say about Nanette – but it’s in no way a climbdown. The show (her 1oth – but also her “difficult second album”, she admits) is perfectly judged, a 75-minute set that proves self-deprecation is a thing of the past for Gadsby, that blazes with well-earned confidence, and that hitches her crusading, patriarchy-bashing humour to great jokes, meticulous set-building – and a new cause. Continue reading...
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- Business Insider 16:30May 27, 2020HBO Max is WarnerMedia's ambitious attempt to take on Netflix, and it's now available to stream — here's how to sign up HBO Max, WarnerMedia's new subscription-based streaming service, is now available for $14.99 per month.
HBO Max offers access to everything on HBO Now, along with new exclusive series and hundreds of additional movies and TV shows — all for the same price as HBO Now.
Current HBO subscribers using AT&T cable are eligible for a free year of HBO Max, and new customers can receive a seven-day trial before paying $14.99.
We've broken down everything you need to know about HBO Max, including what to do if you're already using HBO Now or HBO Go.
See more: The best streaming services you can sign up for online HBO Max is a new streaming service that blends HBO's wildly popular original programming with a huge catalog of blockbuster movies and TV shows provided by WarnerMedia. HBO Max launched on May 27 for $14.99 per month, which is the same price as HBO's current streaming platform, HBO Now.
HBO Max features way more content than HBO Now's current offerings, including shows like "Friends" and "Rick and Morty." The streaming service will also offer new exclusive titles, like an Anna Kendrick-led comedy, an untitled cooking show hosted by Selena Gomez, and a reboot of "The Boondocks."See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: Here's what it's like to travel during the coronavirus outbreakSee Also:How to watch 'The Last Dance,' ESPN's highly anticipated docuseries on Michael Jordan and the 1997-98 Chicago BullsHow to watch UFC 249: Justin Gaethje replaces Khabib Nurmagomedov in matchup against Tony FergusonESPN+: Everything you need to know about ESPN's streaming service
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- FoxNews 16:21May 27, 2020'Chernobyl Diaries' star Dimitri Diatchenko's cause of death revealedActor Dimitri Diatchenko's cause of death has been revealed.
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- Business Insider 16:12May 27, 202044 great Netflix shows you might have missed but should definitely watchMichele K. Short/Netflix There are more Netflix original shows than the average viewer can possibly track.
Insider picked our favorite 44 series you might have overlooked on Netflix.
"Maniac," "On My Block," "Unbelievable," "Gentefied," and more are among the recommendations.
Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Even if you love Netflix, you probably haven't seen some of its best shows. There are a bunch of other shows that might have slipped under your radar, since there are more than 83 brand new shows arriving on Netflix this year alone.
Keep reading to see all the best Netflix original shows you might have overlooked. We've included the Rotten Tomatoes critics' score for each show, as well as the year they debuted. Carrie Wittmer contributed to a previous version of this article.
Critic score: 90%
Netflix description: "In this badass bilingual series about family, community, brown love, and the displacement that disrupts it all, three Mexican-American cousins struggle to chase the American Dream, even while that same dream threatens the things they hold most dear: their neighborhood, their immigrant grandfather, and the family taco shop."
Why you should watch it: Charting the timely issues of gentrification in Los Angeles with plenty of heart and wit, "Gentefied" is one of the best new comedies of 2020. With just 10 episodes clocking in around 30 minutes each, it's a fun and engaging binge-watch.
Critic score: 97%
Netflix description: "Inspired by real events, a teen reports and eventually recants her reported rape, while two female detectives, states away, investigate evidence that could reveal the truth."
Why you should watch it: The first episode of "Unbelievable" is one of the most gutting hours of television made this year, especially when you know it's based on real reported events. After the horrifying events of the premiere, the following seven episodes are intensely cathartic and downright incredible.
This is a show everyone should be talking about, especially at a time when the subject of sexual assault investigations are under intense scrutiny.
Editor's note: Viewers who have experienced sexual assault may find the events portrayed throughout the series (and especially the pilot) too upsetting.
Critic score: 96%
Netflix description: "'Special' is a distinctive and uplifting new series about a gay man, Ryan with mild cerebral palsy who decides to rewrite his identity and finally go after the life he wants."
Why you should watch it: "Special" is a new type of Netflix original series that delivers its comedy (with the perfect dash of drama) in very short episodes. Each installment is just under 15 minutes, which means you can easily binge the whole fantastic first season in under two hours.
See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:Everything you need to know about Amazon Prime Day 2020, including the new speculated dateThis furniture brand I discovered on Amazon is a lifesaver for renters who want inexpensive, but sturdy piecesHow to pay back student loans: 7 tips to help you reach your debt payoff goals fasterSEE ALSO: Insider Entertainment is on Facebook
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- Guardian 15:33May 27, 2020Why suicide is still the shadow that hangs over reality TVThe death of Hana Kimura, who had just taken part in the Japanese reality show Terrace House, is another tragic reminder that action is urgently neededFor several years, the suicide of contestants who compete on reality TV shows has cast a dark shadow on the genre. Competitors on The Bachelor, Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, The Voice and Gordon Ramsey’s Kitchen Nightmares have all taken their own lives. And just days ago, the suicide of Hana Kimura, a 22-year-old former cast member on the Netflix Japanese reality TV series Terrace House, shocked fans.Kimura had suffered a huge amount of harassment and abuse online. Inevitably, focus will shift on to how much support the contestants on these shows are offered by producers to deal with the negative attention that follows their appearances. Many hope her passing will serve as a painful eye-opener, a teachable moment, even though this is a lesson we should have learned many times over. This is something that has happened before and, if little changes, is likely to happen again. Continue reading...
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- Mashable 13:00May 27, 2020The HBO Max original titles to stream (or skip) on launch dayAnother day, another streaming service.
Today, HBO Max greets the masses with an offering of over 10,000 hours of streaming content that includes iconic movies, beloved HBO series, the entirety of Friends, and more for $14.99 per month. Viewers who currently have access to HBO Go and/or HBO Now may need to sort out whether they've already got HBO Max at their disposal. But for folks with the service cued up and raring to go, it's time to take the plunge and see what's being offered.
For launch day, HBO Max has released six original titles. Its got family-friendly programming in The Not-Too-Late Show with Elmo, Looney Tunes Cartoons, and kids' reality show Craftopia; plus romantic comedy Love Life, reality competition show Legendary, and documentary On the Record. Read more...More about Streaming Services, Original Series, Tv Review, Hbo Max, and Streaming Guides
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- Mashable 12:25May 27, 2020Lisa Kudrow explains her random 'Friends' wrap party gift from Matthew PerryIt's always good to double-check your background before starting a video call, especially if that call is going to be broadcast on live TV.
In her video chat with Jimmy Kimmel on Tuesday, Lisa Kudrow's background game was A+ — not only did she frame herself in front of some lovely wooden shelves, but she also had some handy Friends memorabilia in the background for a spot of show and tell. That "Cookie Time" jar over her shoulder? Actually a prop from Monica and Rachel's apartment, which Matthew Perry gave her when the show wrapped as part of a long running in-joke.
Apparently it stemmed from a much earlier scene in Friends, where Kudrow had to say the line, "Ooh, I better get going!" Read more...More about Friends, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Lisa Kudrow, Entertainment, and Movies Tv Shows
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