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Netflix cancels Jessica Jones and The Punisher – its last two Marvel shows

By | February 19th, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

Netflix has announced that it will cancel all future seasons of Jessica Jones and The Punisher. The former is just about to release its third season on Netflix while the latter just had its second season debut in January. 

The scripts for the shows will join Luke Cage, Iron Fist and Daredevil in the great garbage bin in the sky and signify the end of an era for the streaming service.

In a statement sent to Deadline about the cancellations, Netflix thanked the casts and crews of the shows for their hard work and said that it still plans on releasing the last season of Jessica Jones later this year: “We are grateful to showrunner Melissa Rosenberg, star Krysten Ritter and the entire cast and crew, for three incredible seasons of this groundbreaking series, which was recognized by the Peabody Awards among many others”.… Read the full article

The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening is coming to Nintendo Switch in 2019

By | February 14th, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

Nintendo has just announced a remake of its 1993 GameBoy classic, The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening. The remake will be available on the Nintendo Switch later this year, but Nintendo didn’t give an exact release date. 

The game was announced at the tail end of today’s Nintendo Direct presentation which also saw a Super Mario Maker 2 announcement and Dragon Quest XI port for the Nintendo Switch, alongside gameplay for Yoshi’s Crafted World. 

While the presentation was packed full of small surprises, the remake of Link’s Awakening is by far the most unexpected – despite being critically acclaimed, the game is an oft-forgotten entry in The Legend of Zelda series. 

That said, we're happy Nintendo's updating it for a new generation.… Read the full article

Sling TV beats Hulu, YouTube to largest live streaming TV provider title

By | February 13th, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

Sling TV has just crossed the 2.4 million subscriber mark, according parent company Dish Network's latest earnings report. This makes it the most subscribed to live TV streaming service in the US, ahead of its rival DirecTV Now

That 2.4 million number puts Sling TV ahead of YouTube TV, which had only 800,000 subscribers back in July 2018, and Hulu with Live TV, which only had around one million subscribers at last count. Sling's main competitor, DirecTV Now, actually lost 267,000 subscribers at the end of last year, which helped solidify Sling TV's top spot.… Read the full article

Samsung’s 2019 QLED TVs will feature AMD Radeon Freesync and iTunes

By | February 11th, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

After hiding them away in a private screening room at this year’s CES, Samsung is finally ready to show its next-generation QLED TVs to the public.

To that end, you can expect four new series of 2019 QLED TVs – the Q90, Q80, Q70 and Q60 – to offer 4K HDR support as well as totally new features like AMD Radeon FreeSync support via Samsung’s Real Game Enhancer feature and a dedicated iTunes app on the Tizen store.

Like last year, you can expect Bixby to make a reappearance on the 2019 QLED series as well as a larger selection of Ambient Mode content. 

In terms of screen sizes, this year’s models will (unsurprisingly) be bigger than any year previously with all four series sporting 65-, 75- and 82-inch screen variants – though, if you’re looking for something smaller, the Q70 will be available in 49- and 55-inches while the Q60 drops all the way down to 43-inches.… Read the full article

Amazon might be reconsidering its second headquarters in New York

By | February 8th, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

After facing opposition from lawmakers and residents, Amazon might not built its second headquarters in New York after all.

Sources who are “familiar with the company’s thinking” spoke to The Washington Post on Friday, and said the e-commerce giant might reconsider its deal in the face of vocal opposition to the deal. 

Even if the deal falls through with New York, the deal with Virginia would still stand. 

“The question is whether it’s worth it if the politicians in New York don’t want the project, especially with how people in Virginia have been so welcoming,” a source familiar with the matter told the Post.… Read the full article

Best 65-inch 4K TVs 2019: the best big screen TVs for any budget

By | February 8th, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

Sometimes 55 inches just isn't enough. TV viewers are expecting bigger, more impressive displays than ever, and the fleet of high-spec 65-inch televisions hitting the market are set to satisfy that.

TV makers tend to save their best processing and panel technology for the truly big screens too, so if you're investing in a 65-inch set, it's likely you're getting the best the company has to offer.

The massive screen size will be a problem for some – not to mention the price tag that usually come with it.… Read the full article

Xbox One S Anthem bundle is the cheapest (and worst) way to play the game

By | February 5th, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

Microsoft has just unveiled the Xbox One S Anthem bundle that pairs Microsoft’s entry-level 1TB console with the game, a controller and one-month trials to EA Access, Xbox Game Pass and Xbox Live Gold.

Unfortunately, it’s also the worst way to play the game.

According to console benchmark testing done by the experts at Digital Foundry, the Xbox One S offers the worst performance of all platforms tested, putting out a 900p resolution and between 25 and 30 frames per second (fps) in most scenes.… Read the full article

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Apex Legends, a new free-to-play shooter, is EA’s answer to Fortnite

By | February 4th, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

EA has surprised many with the sudden announcement of Apex Legends, a new free-to-play battle royale shooter that provides the publisher a game to compete with Fortnite and PUBG, two of the most successful IPs in recent history. 

Developed by Respawn Entertainment and set in the Titanfall universe, Apex Legends is a squad-based battle royale shooter where teams of three go up against squads of 57 other players to try and come out on top. 

What makes Apex Legends different than Fortnite and its ilk is that each player will take on one of eight classes, each represented by a unique character.… Read the full article

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Sony’s PS4 sales surpass 91 million, but that number is slowing

By | February 1st, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

Sony announced its financial earnings on Friday and despite some falling numbers elsewhere in the business, PS4 remains a strong seller for the company. 

To wit, Sony says it sold 91.8 million consoles in total with around 8.1 million of those sales happening in the last three months. 

This latest sales number is just slightly less than the total number of units shipped (94.2 million a the end of last quarter) and could represent an inflection point for the console, which sold 800,000 more units this time last year.… Read the full article

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Apple Music hits 50 million subscribers

By | January 30th, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

While Apple’s iPhone business didn’t end 2018 on a high note, iTunes and Apple Music are growing at a good clip according to Apple CEO Tim Cook. 

During the company’s first earning call of 2019, Cook made the announcement that Apple Music had crossed the 50 million subscriber mark at the tail-end of last year and the services side of the business – which includes Apple Pay, Apple Music, Apple News and the 30,000 subscription-based apps on the App Store – is up 40% year-over-year.… Read the full article

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