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Rumor claims Netflix's next TV revival is 'Fuller House'

EngadgetHD - April 2, 2015 - 2:17pm

While Netflix has been petitioned and begged to bring back any number of shows, TV Line's Michael Ausiello reports that it's already zeroed in on the next one, and it's Full House. A reboot reportedly named Fuller House (seriously) is "thisclose" to happening, as a continuation of the original show focusing on DJ Tanner (Candace Cameron Bure) and her friend Kimmy Gibbler (Andrea Barber). Of course, these rumors sometimes work out (X-Files), and sometimes don't (Legend of Zelda). The successor to Boy Meets World is currently airing on the Disney channel, and Netflix itself just launched a new version of Inspector Gadget. Since it's the 90s that are back -- Firefly fans will have to settle for this -- and not the 00s, do you have any new requests for rebooting, or would you rather the trend flame out as quickly as it has sprouted.

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Regional TV channels from Austria to launch on Astra

BroadbandTVNews - April 2, 2015 - 12:38pm

Nine regional TV broadcasters from Austria’s nine federal states want to transmit their channels via satellite for DTH households soon. Read the story »

Samsung's latest flagship 4K TV starts at $6,500

EngadgetHD - April 2, 2015 - 12:00pm

Samsung's latest and greatest ultra-HD television will cost you big bucks -- but it's also got a healthy selection of affordable options among its latest round of 4K TV sets. The JS9500 SUHD TV (the "S" denotes its premium UHD range), effectively the Korean electronics giants' crown jewel for 2015, will start at $6,500 when it lands later this month. It sports a curved screen with nanocrystal technology (something that appears in all of its SUHD sets), a full array local dimming backlight (which helps with contrast and black levels) and the company's "PurColor" technology, which delivers more vivid colors. You'll be able to snag the JS9500 in 65-inch and 88-inch sizes -- though the company isn't saying just how much the larger version will cost. Most likely, that'll be upwards of $10,000, as that's the price for the 77-inch JS9100 SUHD TV.

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JXE Streams: Life gets weirder in 'Life is Strange Episode 2'

EngadgetHD - April 2, 2015 - 11:30am

Last time we played Life is Strange here on JXE Streams, Jess Conditt learned some hard lessons about being a teenager. First off, it isn't easy to reconnect with old friends after a long silence. Second, bullies come in all shapes and sizes in the Pacific Northwest. Finally, discovering the ability to travel through time is awesome, stressful and seems to entail horrible visions of your hometown getting destroyed by inclement weather. A little older and a little wiser, we're ready to dive back into the adventure and puzzle solving of Dontnod's so-called life. Join us for Life is Strange Episode 2: Out of Time on today's stream and you might get a free Xbox One, PlayStation 4, or PC game out of it.

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'Binding of Isaac: Rebirth' reborn on 3DS, Wii U and Xbox One (updated)

EngadgetHD - April 2, 2015 - 10:54am

Prepare your consoles for ritual sacrifice. An edited version of The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth, the adorably disturbing roguelike from Super Meat Boy co-creator Edmund McMillen, is on its way to 3DS, Wii U and Xbox One. This is really happening, despite a few years of uncertainty about the game's fate on Nintendo consoles. Back in 2012, McMillen said that Nintendo had nixed The Binding of Isaac (the version before the Rebirth expansion) on 3DS because of the game's "questionable religious content." It is a game about God compelling a mother to murder her own child, after all. However, Rebirth has since launched on PlayStation 4, Vita and Steam, and McMillen has remained optimistic about working with Nintendo. In July 2014, he noted that a 3DS version was still on the table.

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Liquid body armour tested in Poland

Reuters Technology - April 2, 2015 - 8:31am
Polish company tests a non-Newtonian liquid for implementation in body armour. Jim Drury reports.

Sky Deutschland adds lifestyle section to Sky Go

BroadbandTVNews - April 2, 2015 - 8:17am

German pay-TV broadcaster Sky Deutschland has expanded its mobile add-on service Sky Go by a lifestyle section. Read the story »

On demand usage universal among the young

BroadbandTVNews - April 2, 2015 - 5:18am

Consumption of online and on demand content is almost universal for the under 24s, according to a new study for the regulator Ofcom. Read the story »

IMAX to debut laser projection system in the US with 'Furious 7'

EngadgetHD - April 2, 2015 - 4:47am

The new IMAX laser projection technology has finally arrived in the US, a few months after it was first installed in a Toronto theatre back in December. Its debut movie? Furious 7, of course. If you want to see super-sharp car chases and every detail of the The Rock's muscles, though, you'll have to make your way to the TCL Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles. It's the only cinema in the US where you can experience the technology, at least until IMAX installs it in other locations. Similar to budding IMAX competitor Dolby Cinema, this new laser projection system promises sharper, brighter images with more contrast. You'll notice it most when you look at Michelle Rodriguez's dark hair and eyes, black cars and tires, according to The Associated Press.

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Best-ever week for BBC iPlayer

BroadbandTVNews - April 2, 2015 - 2:53am

The 30th anniversary of EastEnders has helped the BBC iPlayer to its biggest ever week. Read the story »

Deadly snakes 'milked' to create potent new anti-venom

Reuters Technology - April 2, 2015 - 2:52am
UK scientists are manipulating the production of anti-venom, in a bid to create a universal biological protection against bites from all the deadly snakes in sub-Saharan Africa. Matthew Stock reports.

Gazprom TV station bucks the trend

BroadbandTVNews - April 2, 2015 - 2:50am

The Russian station TNT had revenues of R16.9 billion (€270.8 million) in 2014, making it one of the best performing broadcasters in the country in terms of growth. Read the story »

Slovak Telekom sales moves closer

BroadbandTVNews - April 2, 2015 - 2:34am

The Slovak state is to sell its 49% stake in the incumbent telco Slovak Telekom. Read the story »

NGCI appoints Simon Young

BroadbandTVNews - April 2, 2015 - 2:04am

National Geographic Channels International (NGCI) has appointed production executive Simon Young to its Global Content Hub. Read the story »

Sling TV to launch HBO

BroadbandTVNews - April 2, 2015 - 1:58am

Sling TV will be the first live internet TV service to offer linear and VOD content from HBO. Read the story »

Universal to exit Ukraine

BroadbandTVNews - April 2, 2015 - 1:50am

E! and Universal Channel will no longer be available in the Ukrainian market after April 30. Read the story »

App developer environment for RDK announced

BroadbandTVNews - April 2, 2015 - 1:28am

RDK Management has partnered with Metrological to build an app environment for developers to remotely create and test applications for RDK-based devices. Read the story »

Dedicated Netflix button comes to European remotes

BroadbandTVNews - April 2, 2015 - 1:05am

Beginning this month smart TVs, Blu-ray players and set top-boxes from several major brands sold across Europe will come with a remote control that has a dedicated button to tune into Netflix. Read the story »

Chris Dziadul Reports: Q1 2015 in CEE – a summary

BroadbandTVNews - April 2, 2015 - 12:10am

The first quarter has been anything but quiet in Central and Eastern Europe’s TV industry. Read the story »

Watch the peppy, neon 'Shin Megami Tensei x Fire Emblem' for Wii U trailer

EngadgetHD - April 1, 2015 - 4:59pm

"Thank you for waiting, everyone." That's how Nintendo capped the new trailer today for Shin Megami Tensei x Fire Emblem, a Wii U game it's developing with Japanese publisher Atlus, announced back in January 2013. While the video is fairly gorgeous and shows off some gameplay, it doesn't offer a release date. We did, however, get the following description: "The role-playing masters at Atlus are developing a truly modern RPG where everyday life exists alongside a secret world of fantasy." Watch the trailer below.

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