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Spider-Man, John Wick 3, and all the other new movie trailers from this past week

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Like I told you last week, the first half of January lacked any exciting trailers, but that was about to change. And that’s exactly what happened. In a matter of days, we saw not one, but two Spider-Man: Far From Home trailers — yes, the international version does count. Moreover, John Wick fans will be excited to see the first footage for Chapter 3. And then there’s the new Ghostbusters to talk about.

However, when it comes to new movies, it’s going to be a rather boring week at the box office, with M. Night Shyamalan’s Glass being the only blockbuster-sized movie launching this week.

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Spider-Man, John Wick 3, and all the other new movie trailers from this past week originally appeared on BGR.com on Sat, 19 Jan 2019 at 14:07:32 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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The 10 best video games of 2018

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2018 felt like a turning point for this era of video games. We’re undoubtedly closer to the next generation of video game consoles than we are to the last, and there’s a chance that 2018 was the last year before the PS4 and Xbox One begin to wind down as developers ramp up for new platforms. But the good news is that, with over five years of experience under their belts, studios are able to push these consoles to their limits.

Back in 2013, when the PS4 and Xbox One launched, we could only dream of games like Spider-Man, God of War, and even Sea of Thieves existing. But this generation may very well have peeked in 2018, and since there’s no telling what 2019 will look like, it’s worth taking a step back and appreciating that.

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The 10 best video games of 2018 originally appeared on BGR.com on Sat, 19 Jan 2019 at 12:05:06 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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You don’t need to be rich to make delicious espresso thanks to this best-selling $52 espresso maker

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You don’t need to head out to Starbucks and spend $5 a cup for good espresso. You also don’t need to be rich and buy a $2,000 espresso machine. Believe it or not, you can pick up a fantastic espresso maker on Amazon for just over $50. The Mr. Coffee BVMC-ECM180 Steam Espresso Machine with Starter Set is Amazon’s best-selling espresso machine right now and it’s on sale for just under $52. It makes delicious cappuccinos, lattes, and more, and it even has a built-in milk frother.

Mr. Coffee 4-Cup Steam Espresso System with Milk Frother, ECM160: Price too low to display

Here are the highlights from the product page:

  • Steam system brews up to 20 ounces of delicious Espresso Coffee
  • Powerful milk frothier for creamy cappuccinos and lattes
  • Features cord length of 24 inches with 900 Watt capacity
  • Stainless steel frothing pitcher
  • Measuring scoop, glass carafe, 2 ceramic cups are in clouded

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You don’t need to be rich to make delicious espresso thanks to this best-selling $52 espresso maker originally appeared on BGR.com on Sat, 19 Jan 2019 at 10:32:47 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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These are 10 of the biggest TV shows ending this year

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The showrunners and creative teams behind many of our favorite shows don’t always get the luxury of an advance warning when the network decides to pull the plug on their series. Sometimes it’s a sudden, surprise decision, forcing a creative shift that doesn’t always work with an unexpected imposed deadline. The alternative, of course, is plenty of time to script a satisfying conclusion for a series that provides enough time to stick the landing before a sign-off for good, as is the case for the titles below. Many of the biggest franchises on TV — like HBO’s fantasy series about, you know, some warring kingdoms and an iron throne — have had plenty of time to telegraph that the end is in store. For others, well, read on for a rundown of what’s going to leave your TV for good this year, and when.

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These are 10 of the biggest TV shows ending this year originally appeared on BGR.com on Sat, 19 Jan 2019 at 09:31:32 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Sonos just kicked off a huge Super Bowl sale with better deals than Black Friday

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Sonos had a few solid sales available this past Black Friday and Cyber Monday, but they were nothing compared to the deals that the world’s top smart speaker maker just let loose for Super Bowl 53. For a limited time beginning right now, you can save a whopping $200 on the Sonos PlayBar TV Sound Bar as well as the Sonos PlayBase. The more compact Sonos Beam Sound Bar with Alexa is also on sale, and you can save $50 on this awesome speaker. The Sonos SUB is a must-have with either of those speakers if you really want to feel each and every hit during the big game, and it’s $100 off during the sale. Finally — and this isn’t part of the official Sonos sale — Amazon’s hidden deal still lets you snag two Sonos Play:1 speakers for just $298, and you get a free $30 Amazon gift card when you do.

Sonos PLAYBAR TV Soundbar

  • Complements HD television screens with crisp and powerful sound from nine Amplified speaker drivers. Wirelessly streams all your favorite music services too.
  • Connect your Playbar to any Amazon Echo or Alexa-enabled device, then just ask for the music you love.
  • Syncs wirelessly with other Sonos speakers so you can listen to TV or music in perfect sync, throughout your home.
  • Pair with two Ones and a Sub for a 5.1 surround system, the ultimate home theater experience.
  • Simple two-cord setup. One for power and one for the TV. Control from your existing TV remote, or wirelessly Connect on the Sonos app from your smart device.

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Sonos PLAYBASE for Home Theater and Streaming Music

  • Full-theater sound for tvs on stands and furniture. Wirelessly streams all your favorite music services too
  • Pair with Sub and two Play:1s for full surround sound. Sync wirelessly with other Sonos speakers to enjoy TV, sports and music throughout your home.
  • Custom-built 10-speaker array delivers a completely immersive audio experience. Robust construction securely supports tvs up to 75 lbs
  • Dimensions (H x W x D) 2.28 x 28.35 x 14.96 inches, feet must be at least 2.3 inch tall to allow for PLAYBASE clearance
  • Simple two-cord setup. Control from your existing TV remote, or wirelessly connect on the Sonos app from your smart device

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All-new Sonos Beam

  • Listen to music, TV, movies, podcasts, radio, audiobooks and video games. Experience rich, detailed sound that fills the entire room.
  • Thoughtfully designed for your home. Place on your TV stand or wall mount.
  • Ask Alexa to play music from Amazon Music, Spotify, Pandora, iHeartRadio, TuneIn and SiriusXM. Listen to hundreds of other streaming services with the Sonos app.
  • Add the latest Alexa-enabled video streaming device such as Fire TV for remote-free control. Find, start and manage shows and movies just by asking.
  • With software updates, your listening experience is always improving.
  • Set-up is quick and easy. Download the Sonos app, connect Beam to power and your TV, then follow the app instructions.
  • Connect Sonos speakers wirelessly to create a home sound system. Create a home theater system with a pair of rear speakers and a Sub.
  • Play sound from your Apple devices to Sonos with AirPlay, and Ask Siri to play music all over your home.

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Sonos Sub

  • Adds dramatically deeper bass to any Sonos wireless speaker. Hear parts of the music you’ve never heard before
  • Connect wirelessly to Playbar, Plabase, Beam, One, Play:1, Play:3, Play:5, and Connect:Amp
  • Two force-cancelling speaker drivers positioned face-to-face offer deep sound with zero cabinet buzz or rattle.
  • Simple one button set up
  • Display it or hide it. This slim Subwoofer sounds great standing up or on it’s side. You can even place it under a couch. Available in black or white.

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Two Room Set with Sonos Play:1 + $30 Amazon Gift card

  • Works with Alexa for voice control (Alexa device sold separately)
  • Fill two separate rooms with different music, or link them together to hear the same song in both. Great surround speakers for your Sonos home theater, too
  • Versatile, compact fit. Place them wherever you want and enjoy rich, room-filling sound
  • Streams all your favorite music services like Amazon Music Unlimited, Spotify, Pandora, Apple Music and more
  • Easy 10-minute wi-fi set up. No Bluetooth pairing problems or interruptions
  • Connects wirelessly to Sonos speakers in other rooms so you can expand your Home Sound System when you’re ready

Two Room Set with Sonos Play:1 + $30 Amazon Gift card: $298.00

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Sonos just kicked off a huge Super Bowl sale with better deals than Black Friday originally appeared on BGR.com on Sat, 19 Jan 2019 at 08:24:39 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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How a dangerous piece of Android malware snuck into the Google Play store

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Security researchers from Trend Micro recently unearthed a piece of Android malware known as Anibus that managed to sneak into the Google Play Store with a little bit of creativity. The malware in question was found on two separate apps, though neither of them were widely downloaded.

The way the apps managed to get on the Google Play Store is actually quite clever. In an effort to evade detection from emulators designed to detect behavior associated with malware, the malicious apps were uploaded to the Google Play Store but remained dormant unless motion was detected. Once motion was detected, the payload would spring into action.

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How a dangerous piece of Android malware snuck into the Google Play store originally appeared on BGR.com on Fri, 18 Jan 2019 at 23:07:13 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Microsoft 365 might replace Office 365 soon, but what is it exactly?

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Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella confirmed during a media event earlier this week that Microsoft will soon launch a Microsoft 365 subscription service for consumers, following reports that suggested such a move was in the making. Microsoft 365 isn’t exactly new, as it has been available to business users since 2017. However, the new product targets commercial consumers who presumably already have access to a computer of some sort.

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Microsoft 365 might replace Office 365 soon, but what is it exactly? originally appeared on BGR.com on Fri, 18 Jan 2019 at 22:05:47 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Tesla to slash workforce by 7% in effort to boost profits

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To say that Tesla has been unprofitable for the majority of its existence may be truthful, but it isn’t exactly fair. As a relatively new automotive upstart, Tesla for quite some time wasn’t so much focused on profits as it was with spending boatloads of cash on growth, investing in itself, and boosting production. Wall Street, though, isn’t inclined to give a company a seemingly endless amount of time to turn a profit, which is to say Tesla over the past few quarters has been under a lot of pressure to demonstrate that it can be profitable.

Lo and behold, Tesla during the 2018 September quarter did just that. When the dust settled, Tesla posted a quarterly net income of $312 million. It’s not a staggering amount by any means, but it was nonetheless a symbolic victory for Tesla and proof that the mass market Model 3 was capable of helping the company turn a corner.

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Tesla to slash workforce by 7% in effort to boost profits originally appeared on BGR.com on Fri, 18 Jan 2019 at 21:03:36 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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‘Bandersnatch’ will be the first of many choose-your-own-adventures on Netflix

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Netflix debuted something special last month: An interactive movie where you make choices for the main character. Black Mirror: Bandersnatch is the name of the choose-your-own adventure film — an adventure that’s just crazy enough to warrant inclusion in the Black Mirror universe. The streaming service confirmed that Bandersnatch is going to be the first of various pieces of interactive content in the coming years.

“You should anticipate we’ll do more of those [interactive shows] as we start to explore that format,” Netflix chief product officer Greg Peters said during the company’s earnings report on Thursday, Business Insider reports. It’s unclear, however, when and what shows will allow viewers to decide what will happen next.

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‘Bandersnatch’ will be the first of many choose-your-own-adventures on Netflix originally appeared on BGR.com on Fri, 18 Jan 2019 at 20:08:17 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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The new ‘Mortal Kombat’ is more gratuitously bloody and violent than ever

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Thanks to a live event hosted by NetherRealm Studios, we’ve now gotten an early look at gameplay footage from the next installment in one of the goriest and most violent fighting game franchises of them all — Mortal Kombat 11, which is set to launch April 23 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC.

Among the new details that have been revealed, customization enhancements mean players will get to craft some of their own moves and change up their look, and we’re also getting new characters to join some old favorites along with a new storyline. And the classic “finish him” fatality moves are back, as well.

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The new ‘Mortal Kombat’ is more gratuitously bloody and violent than ever originally appeared on BGR.com on Fri, 18 Jan 2019 at 19:06:11 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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