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EU Opens Competition Probe Into Apple's Bid For Music App Shazam 15 comments
The Music Industry Had a Fantastic 2017, Driven by Streaming Revenues 75 comments
Dutch Study Finds Some Video Game Loot Boxes Broke the Law 88 comments
Netflix Could Start Buying Movie Theaters to Help Films Gain a Boost in Oscar Race, Report Says 49 comments
MPAA Silently Shut Down Its Legal Movies Search Engine 62 comments
Netflix Licensed Content Generates 80% of US Viewing, Study Finds 107 comments
Netflix CEO: Why Even $8 Billion Investment in Content Isn't Enough 93 comments
Comcast Is Bundling Netflix Into Cable Packages 45 comments
Guinness Strips Billy 'King of Kong' Mitchell's World Records 58 comments
Telegram is Riddled With Tens of Thousands of Piracy Channels; Apple and Google Have Ignored Requests From Creators To Take Action 49 comments
'High Definition Vinyl' Is Coming As Early As Next Year 330 comments
Netflix Pulls Out of Cannes Following Rule Change 183 comments
Apple Is Developing a TV Show Based On Isaac Asimov's Foundation Series 141 comments
Spotify Is Planning a New Version of Its Free Music Service 64 comments
Steam Spy Announces It's Shutting Down, Blames Valve's New Privacy Settings 97 comments
Elon Musk Is Paying For Free Streaming of a New Documentary about AI Dangers 185 comments
Animation Legend Isao Takahata, Co-founder of Studio Ghibli, Dies at 82 27 comments
Stan Lee's Stolen Blood Was Used To Sign Marvel Comic Books 134 comments
The 50th Anniversary of Stanley Kubrick's "2001: A Space Odyssey" 206 comments
Valve Removes Steam Machines From Its Home Page 164 comments
April Fool's Day Roundup 95 comments
Amazon's Music Storage Service Will Remove MP3 Files on April 30 64 comments
VR Researchers Manipulate Human Visual System To Create An Infinite Corridor In a Fixed Space 63 comments
Google Home Can Now Control Your Bluetooth Speakers 33 comments
Ask Slashdot: How Did Real-Time Ray Tracing Become Possible With Today's Technology? 145 comments
Netflix Banned From Competing At Cannes Film Festival Due To Lack of Theatrical Releases 120 comments
Amazon Plans Blockbuster TV Series Based On Chinese Sci-Fi Trilogy 'The Three-Body Problem' 158 comments
Pirate Music Site's Owner Sentenced to Five Years in Prison 101 comments
Spotify Says 2 Million Users Hacked Apps To Suppress Ads On Its Free Service 62 comments
Ask Slashdot: Is Beaming Down In Star Trek a Death Sentence? 593 comments
MoviePass' Low Subscription Price Just Got Lower 96 comments
CDs, Vinyl Are Outselling Digital Downloads For the First Time Since 2011 136 comments
Online Piracy Is More Popular Than Ever, Research Suggests 73 comments
YouTube To Follow Amazon By Screening Its Movies Inside Theaters 36 comments
YouTube Will 'Frustrate' Some Users With Ads So They Pay for Music 191 comments
LG Releases Open-Sourced Version of webOS in Hopes To Push It Beyond TVs and Smart Refrigerators 96 comments
NVIDIA RTX Technology To Usher In Real-Time Ray Tracing Holy Grail of Gaming Graphics 159 comments
EU Wants To Require Platforms To Filter Uploaded Content (Including Code) 110 comments
UFO Disclosure Group Releases Newest Navy F/A-18 Super Hornet UFO Encounter Video 242 comments
Inside the Booming Black Market For Spotify Playlists 45 comments
Cable Industry Finally Fights Cord Cutting With Fewer Ads 106 comments
Slashdot Asks: What Are Some Apps and Online Services You Use To Discover, Track and Evaluate Movies, TV Shows, Music and Books? 84 comments
The Hitchhikers Guide To the Galaxy Returns With the Original Cast 84 comments
'Iron Man' Director Jon Favreau Will Write And Produce a Live-Action 'Star Wars' TV Series For Disney's New Streaming Service 90 comments
Samsung's New TVs Are Almost Invisible 158 comments
Leaked Apple Email Hints at the Possible End of iTunes: Report 145 comments
Uber Booked Half the Theater For the Opening Night of a Play Inspired By the Scandals that Took Down Former CEO Travis Kalanick 33 comments
MoviePass CEO Proudly Says App Tracks Your Location Before, After Movies 166 comments
Spotify Is Cracking Down On Users Pirating Premium-Like Service 83 comments
Apple Is Reportedly Making Its Own High-End Noise-Cancelling Headphones 87 comments
The Oscar-Winning Special Effects of Blade Runner 2049 107 comments
Even With Double the Subscribers, Spotify Says Apple Will Always Have an Edge Owning the App Store 25 comments
MPAA Wants Filmmakers To Pay Licenses, Not Rip Blu-rays 81 comments
HBO's Fahrenheit 451 Trailer Teases Dystopian World Filled With Burning 'Chaos' 171 comments
Nokia's Banana Phone From The Matrix is Back 93 comments
How a Fight Over Star Wars Download Codes Could Reshape Copyright Law 96 comments
Soderbergh's Thriller Shot on iPhone Premieres in Berlin 62 comments
President Trump: 'We Have To Do Something' About Violent Video Games, Movies 866 comments
Disney Loses in Redbox Copyright Row 164 comments
Amazon Is Developing a TV Series Based On Iain M. Banks' Sci-Fi Novel 'Consider Phlebas' 104 comments
Game Industry Pushes Back Against Efforts To Restore Gameplay Servers 246 comments
Flixster Video Shuts Down 33 comments
New Data Shows Netflix's Number of Movies Has Gone Down By Thousands of Titles Since 2010 117 comments
Slashdot Asks: Which Smart Speaker Do You Prefer? 234 comments
Marvel Cinematic Universe Has a CGI Problem 398 comments
YouTube Red is Having an Identity Crisis 42 comments
Would You Fear Alien Life or Welcome It? 226 comments
Tickbox Must Remove Pirate Streaming Add-ons From Sold Devices 70 comments
YouTube TV Is Adding More Channels, But It's Also Getting More Expensive 79 comments
Valve Bans Developer After Employees Leave Fake User Reviews 91 comments
Reddit Audiophiles Test HomePod, Say It Sounds Better Than $1,000 Speaker 327 comments
There Are Ajit Pai 'Verizon Puppet' Jokes That the FCC Doesn't Want You To Read 97 comments
German Authorities Are Considering a Ban On Loot Boxes 106 comments
Hackers Manage To Run Linux On a Nintendo Switch 119 comments
Rejoice: Samsung's Next Flagship Smartphone Looks To Keep the Headphone Jack Alive 193 comments
Mayfair Games Shuts Down After 36 Years of Board Games 58 comments
YouTube Will Remove Ads, Downgrade Discoverability of Channels Posting Offensive Videos 314 comments
Firefly Canon To Expand With Series of Original Books 106 comments
Man Handed Conditional Prison Sentence for Spreading Information About Popcorn Time Service 120 comments
Viacom To Launch Its Own Streaming Service this Year 64 comments
AIs Have Replaced Aliens As Our Greatest World Destroying Fear 227 comments
Samsung and Roku Smart TVs Vulnerable To Hacking, Consumer Reports Finds 102 comments
Apple Homepod Review: Locked In 73 comments
Apple Music Was Always Going To Win 161 comments
Hulu, NBC Experience Glitches During Super Bowl Telecast 98 comments
Are Music CDs Dying? Best Buy Stops Selling CDs 295 comments
Bicyclist Protests Net Neutrality By Slowing Traffic Outside the FCC Building 181 comments
Slashdot Asks: What Are Some Sci-Fi Books, Movies, and TV Shows You're Looking Forward To? 364 comments
Nintendo Switch Outsells Wii U In 10 Months 107 comments
GDC Rescinds Award For Atari Founder Nolan Bushnell After Criticisms of Sexually Inappropriate Behavior 498 comments
Things Apple's $350 HomePod Smart-Speaker Can't Do: Answer Random Questions, Check Calendar, Work With an Android Phone, and More 246 comments
Ask Slashdot: How Can I Build a Private TV Channel For My Kids? 163 comments
Streaming Services Must Hike Songwriter Payments Nearly 50%, Court Rules 88 comments
'How We Made Starship Troopers' 589 comments
Netflix Executives Say 'Bright' Success Proves Film Critics Are 'Disconnected From Mass Appeal' 330 comments
China Is Quickly Switching From Pirating To Streaming 79 comments
Jack White Bans Cellphones At Concerts For '100% Human Experience' 294 comments
The Legislative Fight Over Loot Boxes Expands To Washington State 127 comments
YouTube's Support for Musicians Comes With a Catch 41 comments
Apple Will Release Its $349 HomePod Speaker On February 9th 98 comments
Netflix Is Now Worth More Than $100 Billion 49 comments
Google Just Broke Amazon's Workaround For YouTube On Fire TV 264 comments
New Study Finds No Link Between Violent Video Games and Behavior 200 comments
iTunes Snafu Made 'Thor: Ragnarok' Available Almost a Month Early 46 comments
Nintendo's Newest Switch Accessories Are DIY Cardboard Toys 75 comments
Buying Headphones in 2018 is Going To Be a Fragmented Mess 276 comments
Microsoft Puts Minecraft Boss In Charge of Xbox Games 50 comments
Is Pop Music Becoming Louder, Simpler and More Repetitive? 477 comments
Japan's Latest Sensation is a Cryptocurrency Pop Group 57 comments
Is There a Warning in 'Philip K. Dick's Electric Dreams'? 51 comments
Japanese Console Market Grows For the First Time In 11 Years 34 comments
French Songwriter Kiesza Composes First Mainstream Music Album Co-Written With AI 51 comments
Apparently, People Say 'Thank You' To Self-Driving Pizza Delivery Vehicles 261 comments
Studios Sue Dragon Box in Latest Crackdown on Streaming Devices 54 comments
TiVo Sues Comcast Again, Alleging Operator's X1 Infringes Eight Patents 58 comments
Pandora CEO Roger Lynch Wants To Create the Podcast Genome Project 19 comments
Bitcoin Conference Stops Accepting BTC Due To High Fees 135 comments
Xbox One Adds New Achievement, Do Not Disturb Features In Previous Update 38 comments
Nvidia's GeForce Now Windows App Transforms Your Cheap Laptop Into a Gaming PC 100 comments
Ask Slashdot: What's the Best Media Streaming Device? 206 comments
SoundCloud Refutes Decreasing Audio Quality, Cites Standard Testing 60 comments
Jimmy Iovine To Leave Apple Music in August: Report 46 comments
Spotify Files To Go Public 24 comments
Kinect Is Really Dead Now, Basically 110 comments
Spotify Hit With $1.6 Billion Copyright Lawsuit 132 comments
People Are Using PornHub To Stream 'Hamilton' and 'Zootopia' 92 comments
The World's First 88-inch 8K OLED Display 136 comments
Movie Ticket Sales Hit A 22-Year Low in 2017 162 comments
In a Declining Comics Market, DC Beats Marvel 159 comments
Call of Duty Gaming Community Points To 'Swatting' In Wichita Police Shooting 681 comments
Kodi Media Player Arrives On the Xbox One 57 comments
'Star Wars' Franchise Crosses $4 Billion, Eclipsing Disney's Lucasfilm Price 187 comments
Trump's Website Is Coded With a Broken Server Error Message That Blames Obama 168 comments
That Game on Your Phone May Be Tracking What You're Watching on TV 98 comments
Filmmakers Want The Right To Break DRM and Rip Blu-Rays 107 comments
Amazon's YouTube App on Fire TV Stops Working Ahead of Schedule 85 comments
MoviePass Adds a Million Subscribers, Even if Theaters Aren't Sold on It 122 comments
The WHO May Recognize Excessive Video Gaming As Mental Health Disorder 125 comments
Nintendo Delaying 64GB Game Cards For Switch Until 2019, Says Report 54 comments
Movie Theaters Were Already in Trouble. With Disney's Fox Deal, It's Double 193 comments
Slashdot Asks: What Are Some Books, Movies, Documentaries and Shows From This Year That You Liked and Recommend To Others? 91 comments
Tesla's Newest Holiday Update Includes an Easter Egg: 'Santa Mode' 90 comments
Resuming Its Annual PR Mission, NORAD Tracks Santa Claus 82 comments
36,744 People Are Watching Overwatch's Jeff Kaplan Sit Motionless With A Yule Log 78 comments
Ask Slashdot: Thoughts On Star Wars: The Last Jedi One Week Later? [Spoilers] 300 comments
Firefox Is Now Available On Amazon's Fire TV, Bringing YouTube Access With It 49 comments
AnyDVD Supports UHD Blu-Ray Ripping, While Devices Patch Security Holes 68 comments
Apple Says Apps Must Now Disclose Odds For Loot Boxes 88 comments
Amazon Files For 'AmazonTube' and 'OpenTube' Trademarks As Fight With YouTube Gets Pettier 81 comments
Kids In 'Netflix Only' Homes Are Being Saved From 230 Hours of Commercials a Year, Says Report 118 comments
Amazon Music Ending Cloud MP3 Storage, Streaming Option 107 comments
Magic Leap Finally Unveils Mixed-Reality Goggles 79 comments
Cable TV's Password-Sharing Crackdown Is Coming 143 comments
PSA: Spotify Now Available As a Snap For Linux 66 comments
Interstellar Object 'Oumuamua' Appears To Be Wrapped In An Organic Insulation Layer 242 comments
Plexamp, Plex's Spin on the Classic Winamp Player, Is the First Project From New Incubator Plex Labs 209 comments
Ask Slashdot: What's The Worst IT-Related Joke You've Ever Heard? 656 comments
Ajit Pai Taunts Net Neutrality Critics. Mark Hamill Taunts Ajit Pai 346 comments
What's The Best TV Show About Working in Tech? 197 comments
Predictive Keyboard Tries To Write a New Harry Potter Chapter 65 comments
NASA Uses Its First Recycled SpaceX Rocket For a Re-Supply Mission 93 comments
Mozilla Slipped a 'Mr. Robot'-Promo Plugin Into Firefox and Users Are Pissed 307 comments
What Disney's Acquisition of Fox Means For the Future of Film and TV 139 comments
Disney Makes Deal for 21st Century Fox, Reshaping Entertainment Landscape 171 comments
Star Wars: The Last Jedi Has Critics In Raptures 269 comments
T-Mobile Is Becoming a Cable Company 92 comments
Why Is Anime Obsessed With Power Lines? 233 comments
Ask Slashdot: What Is Your View On UFO Sightings? 384 comments
Apple Buys Shazam To Boost Apple Music 36 comments
Ask Slashdot: Are There Any Good Smartwatches Or Fitness Trackers? 254 comments
Apple Is Reportedly Buying Shazam For Nearly Half a Billion Dollars 60 comments
YouTube to Launch New Music Subscription Service in March 59 comments
Amazon Bringing Echo and Alexa To 80 Additional Countries in Major Global Expansion 38 comments
Jordan Peele To Executive Produce CBS 'The Twilight Zone' Reboot 64 comments
Facebook and YouTube Are Full of Pirated Video Streams of Live NFL Games 231 comments
40 Percent of America Will Cut the Cord By 2030, New Report Predicts 114 comments
ISPs and Movie Industry Prepare Canadian Pirate Site Blocking Deal 86 comments
Quentin Tarantino and JJ Abrams Team Up For 'Star Trek' Movie 228 comments
Fewer Toys Gives Kids a Better Quality of Playtime, Study Claims 145 comments
Not Even Free TV Can Get People To Stop Pirating Movies and TV Shows 221 comments
Elon Musk Trolls the Media With a Clip From 'Spaceballs' 134 comments
How 'Grinch Bots' Are Ruining Online Christmas Shopping 283 comments
'24 Pull Requests' Suggests Contributing Code For Christmas 30 comments
Perl, Perl 6, and Two Application Frameworks Release 2017 Advent Calendars 38 comments
Two Technologists Create Black Metal Album Using An AI 57 comments
Netflix Is Not Going to Kill Piracy, Research Suggests 158 comments
Disney Sues Redbox, Hoping To Block Digital Movie Sales 285 comments
Amazon Launches Web Browser For Fire TV 61 comments
HDMI 2.1 Is Here With 10K and Dynamic HDR Support 176 comments
Destiny 2 Misrepresented XP Gains To Its Players Until the Developers Got Caught 112 comments
Tom Baker Returns To Finish Shelved Doctor Who Episodes Penned By Douglas Adams 83 comments
Pokemon Go Led To Increase In Traffic Deaths and Accidents, Says Study 80 comments
Plex's DVR Can Now Automatically Remove Commercials For You 75 comments
Famous Robot from 1956 Movie Auctioned For $5.3 Million 64 comments
DC Fans Angry Over Rotten Tomatoes 'Justice League' Ratings 266 comments
Legislators Take Aim At Star Wars Battlefront II, EA Over 'Gambling In Games' 72 comments
Google and Apple Order Telegram To Nuke Channel Over Taylor Swift Piracy 37 comments
A Third of Americans Still Buy and Rent Videos 126 comments
Television's Most Infamous Hack Is Still a Mystery 30 Years Later 116 comments
Microsoft Confirms Surface Book 2 Can't Stay Charged During Gaming Sessions 138 comments
Why Apple's HomePod Is Three Years Behind Amazon's Echo 96 comments
Stock Music Artists Aren't Always Happy About How Their Music Is Used 147 comments
NVIDIA Launches Modded Collector's Edition Star Wars Titan Xp Graphics Card 45 comments
FCC Approves Next-Gen ATSC 3.0 TV Standard 158 comments
Apple's HomePod Gets Delayed Until 2018 49 comments
MoviePass Reveals Annual Subscription For $6.95 a Month 103 comments
FCC Repeals Decades-Old Rules Blocking Broadcast Media Mergers 146 comments
Hollywood Strikes Back Against Illegal Streaming Kodi Add-ons 77 comments
37% of Netflix Subscribers Say They Binge-Watch While at Work 154 comments
League of Legends Rank Predicts IQ, Study Finds 85 comments
Russia Posts Video Game Screenshot As 'Irrefutable Proof' of US Helping IS 132 comments
Nintendo Is Making An Animated Super Mario Bros. Movie, Says Report 71 comments
Ads May Soon Stalk You on TV Like They Do on Your Facebook Feed 203 comments
Amazon Is Making a 'Lord of the Rings' Prequel Series 109 comments
Amazon Developing a Free, Ad-Supported Version of Prime Video: Report 74 comments
Is Physical Law an Alien Intelligence? 264 comments
Ask Slashdot: Can You Convert Old iPods Into A Home Music-Streaming Solution? 118 comments
Magazine For Museums Publishes Its 2040 Issue -- 23 Years Early 40 comments
'Starcraft II' Goes Free-to-Play on Tuesday 67 comments
Crowdfunded 'PowerWatch' Runs on Body Heat, Never Needs Charging 81 comments
Nintendo Reportedly Plans To Double Switch Production In 2018 42 comments
EA Buys Out a Game Studio After Shutting Another One Down 3 Weeks Ago 57 comments
Star Trek: Discovery Will Return On January 7th, 2018 278 comments
YouTube Says It Will Crack Down On Bizarre Videos Targeting Children 109 comments
A Global Shortage of Magnetic Tape Leaves Cassette Fans Reeling 276 comments
Ask Slashdot: Can Smart TVs Insert Ads Into Your Movies? 235 comments
Amazon (and Netflix) Pursue a 'Lord of The Rings' TV Series 236 comments
Pandora Loses 7 Million Listeners 115 comments
Ask Slashdot: Should I Allow A 'Smart TV' To Connect To The Internet? 299 comments
CBS To Reboot 'The Twilight Zone' 125 comments
Another Million Subscribers Cut the Pay TV Cord Last Quarter 105 comments
Pirate TV Services Are Taking a Bite Out of Cable Company Revenue 132 comments
Ambitious Augmented Reality Startup Doppler Labs Shuts Down 24 comments
Is the Optical Cable Dying? 299 comments
GameStop Is Launching An Unlimited Used Game Rental Subscription, Says Report 38 comments
How Kodi Took Over Piracy 143 comments
2017: The Year That Horror Saved Hollywood 156 comments
Virtual Singer Uses Crowdsourced Songs To Become a Star In Japan 96 comments
'Futurama' Stars Working On Kickstarter For Animated Webcomic Goblins 35 comments
John Mollo, Oscar-Winning 'Star Wars' Costume Designer, Dies At 86 13 comments
YouTube Is Fighting the 'Adpocalypse' With a Less Trigger-Happy Flagging System 218 comments
EA Shuts Down Fan-Run Servers For Older Battlefield Games 132 comments
The Geometry of Islamic Art Becomes a Treasure of a Game 213 comments
Roku Wants To Start Streaming To Third-Party Devices 25 comments
FCC To Loosen TV, Newspaper Ownership Rules 86 comments
Some Pixel 2 Users Are Complaining About A High-Pitched Whine and Clicking Noises 105 comments
DirecTV to Launch Android TV-Based OTT Set-Top Box 28 comments
FCC Ends Decades-Old Rule Designed To Keep TV, Radio Under Local Control 223 comments
Star Trek: Discovery Is Returning For a Second Season 478 comments
Why Xbox One Backward Compatibility Took So Long 62 comments
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