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There you were, using your Xbox One, thinking how much you'd like to watch a variety of six second video clips. Right? Maybe? Okay, maybe you were using your Xbox One, thinking how much you'd like to see a list of what's trending on Twitter? Alright, let's stop kidding ourselves: there's a high li...

June 4th 2014 at 12:26pm 0 Comments
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After a week with the Fire TV, I was confident that it was just another streamer, and our review reflects that. Amazon put a few nice tweaks on the existing set-top formula with an easy setup and voice search, but my TV stand is crowded with game consoles, dongles and other boxes that bring their...

May 13th 2014 at 5:38pm 0 Comments
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It's not often that HBO CEO Richard Plepler is out doing some public speaking about his company. Today, however, Plepler took the stage at The Atlantic's New York Ideas event in The Big Apple, where he was interviewed by NBC's Willie Geist to talk about where HBO stands and where it's headed. Whil...

May 6th 2014 at 6:00pm 0 Comments
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If you've been enjoying Mike Judge's (King of the Hill, Office Space) take on Silicon Valley, you aren't alone. After just three episodes, HBO has ordered a second season of the eponymous show. What's more, the outfit has also cleared a fourth term... err, season, of the political comedy Veep. Bot...

April 21st 2014 at 4:22pm 0 Comments

Depending on who you listen to, Silicon Valley is either a utopia dedicated to ceaseless innovation and disruption... or a place where self-absorbed nouveau riche techies throw ostentatious parties and drive up housing prices. The real nature of the valley is hard enough to suss out even if you li...

April 7th 2014 at 2:09pm 0 Comments
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Viewing of the Game of Thrones season debut came to a crashing halt yesterday thanks to server problems with HBO Go. The cable outfit first reported the problem late yesterday via Twitter, and finally restored full service early this morning. That set off a firestorm of complaints, and even conspi...

April 7th 2014 at 10:02am 0 Comments
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It's been a long time coming, but today the HBO Go app is finally available on PlayStation 3. Sadly, those of us who moved last-gen's consoles out of the living room to make space for shiny new ones are still in the lurch -- the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions are still missing release dates....

March 4th 2014 at 11:58am 0 Comments
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HBO Go is en route to PlayStation. While there isn't a release window for the premium service's streaming app, Sony's VP of business development assures it'll be "soon" for the PS3, with the PS4 version to follow. However, we do know that as with other streaming services on the platforms (includin...

January 16th 2014 at 8:52pm 0 Comments
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See, when the Chromecast first launched, it was intriguing primarily because of its exceptionally low price point. People who ran out and bought one (which included more than a few Engadget editors) were investing in promised future functionality, not its current feature set. Well, it's safe to sa...

November 21st 2013 at 9:32am 0 Comments