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    The long-rumored Starfleet Academy TV series will finally get made / ArsTechnica · Thursday, 30 March - 21:12

The crew of the <em>Enterprise</em> in <em>Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan</em>, a film with many references to Starfleet Academy.

Enlarge / The crew of the Enterprise in Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan , a film with many references to Starfleet Academy. (credit: Paramount)

There's officially another Star Trek series on the way, and this time it's one we've been hearing rumors about since 2018: Starfleet Academy .

Announced today in a press release and reported by Deadline , the CBS Studios-produced series will follow a group of teenage Starfleet Academy students as they come of age while enduring rigorous training for future interstellar missions.

The central characters will reportedly have to navigate friendships, rivalries, and romances as they face a new enemy that threatens the Federation.

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    LG plans to introduce 20-inch OLED panels this year / ArsTechnica · Friday, 12 August, 2022 - 18:15

A promotional image for LG's larger OLED televisions.

Enlarge / A promotional image for LG's larger OLED televisions. (credit: LG)

LG plans to introduce a 20-inch OLED panel by the end of the year, and unlike most other offerings in this size, it will be used in consumer devices.

LG is the leading manufacturer of OLED panels for several other device categories, and the company has been making panels for watches, TVs, and smartphones—but this will be the first time the company will make OLEDs suitable for computer monitors or smaller televisions.

The news comes from South Korean electronics news site The Elec , which reported details from a speech to the Korea Display Industry Association by LG Display Vice President Kang Won-seok.

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    Despite big Marvel and Star Wars shows, Disney+ falls short of its goals / ArsTechnica · Friday, 14 May, 2021 - 18:47

Meta-sitcom/adventure series <em>WandaVision</em> was one of Disney+

Enlarge / Meta-sitcom/adventure series WandaVision was one of Disney+'s most successful recent shows. (credit: YouTube/Disney+)

Analysts expected Disney+ to reach 109 million subscribers in Disney's most recent financial quarter, but the streaming service fell short, landing at 103.6 million. The shortfall resulted in lower revenues than expected for the company and a small stock price stumble.

Alongside word that Netflix also saw fairly slow growth in its quarter, the news suggests that there is, in fact, a limit to the explosive growth that streaming platforms have experienced amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Still, Disney is staying the course with its current strategy of pumping out TV series in established Disney brands like Marvel and Star Wars, as well as releasing new motion pictures on the platform at the same time they premiere in theaters.

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    Vizio TV buyers are becoming the product Vizio sells, not just its customers / ArsTechnica · Wednesday, 12 May, 2021 - 22:01

Promotional image for widescreen television set.

Enlarge / Vizio's 65-inch 4K OLED TV. (credit: Vizio )

Over the past several years, TV-maker Vizio has achieved a reputation among home theater enthusiasts as the company that makes TVs that provide superior picture quality relative to their cost. While the most expensive TVs from Samsung and LG beat Vizio's in quality assessment by reviewers, Vizio is widely regarded as one of the best bang-for-buck brands.

But for consumers, those competitive prices may come with a downside: becoming subject to targeted advertising and monetized personal data collection. As reported previously on Engadget , Vizio just posted its first public earnings report, wherein it revealed that profits from the part of its business that is built around collecting and selling user data as well as targeting advertising at users totaled $38.4 million in the quarter.

That's less than the $48.2 million of profit generated by device sales in the same quarter, but data and advertising profits grew significantly year-over-year while actual device sales grew comparatively slowly. These digital products are still nowhere close to device sales in total revenue, however; the data and ad-related business unit (dubbed Platform+) added up to only 7.2 percent of global revenue.

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    Samsung will soon ship Micro LED TVs, but MiniLED still leads the lineup / ArsTechnica · Tuesday, 2 March, 2021 - 21:32

It's that time of year when many TV manufacturers begin announcing prices for and shipping their annual product refreshes. We took a look at Sony's OLED lineup yesterday, but today we're turning our attention to Samsung, which just announced imminent availability (most models will start shipping this month) for its high-end Micro LED and MiniLED TV lineup.

We'll get to Micro LED in a minute, but let's start with the mainstream high-end, which are the MiniLED TVs. Samsung is giving these a proprietary "Neo QLED" label.

The top-end QN900A is the most tricked-out 8K option, with 65-inch ($5,000), 75-inch ($7,000), and 85-inch options ($9,000). One step down while keeping the 8K banner flying is the QN800A, offered in the same sizes but at $3,500, $4,700, and $6,500, respectively.

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    Comment gérer les clients difficiles selon Nintendo / Korben · Monday, 18 January, 2021 - 08:00 · 1 minute

Quand j’étais petit, j’ai eu la chance de vivre avec une NES, ce qui m’a permis de jouer à mes premiers jeux console, à savoir Duck Hunt, Zelda / Link, Super Mario, Castlevania…etc.

Que de bons souvenirs ! Et aujourd’hui, je vous propose de découvrir ce petit bijou en vidéo que proposait Nintendo en 1991 aux revendeurs de sa console NES pour gérer les clients relous.

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    LG pense que l&#8217;on a besoin d&#8217;un téléviseur OLED transparent au pied de son lit / Numerama · Monday, 11 January, 2021 - 09:21

LG profite du CES 2021 pour lever le voile sur un nouveau prototype de téléviseur. Cette fois, il est transparent et peut être collé au pied d'un lit. [Lire la suite]

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    ‘The Mandalorian’ Is The Most Pirated TV-Show of 2020 / TorrentFreak · Saturday, 26 December, 2020 - 20:00 · 1 minute

mandalorian At the end of every year, we take a look at the most-downloaded TV-episodes among torrenting pirates.

For several years in a row the list was headed by Game of Thrones but, just like the series itself, this reign has now come to an end.

With the title up for grabs, there were several contenders for the crown. “The Mandalorian” eventually came out as the winner. The popular Disney+ exclusive was previously the third most downloaded TV-series in 2019.

The competition for the top spot was fierce with three titles standing out among the rest. Prime Video’s “The Boys” eventually settled for second place, one spot higher than HBO’s “Westworld.”

The top three nicely shows how fragmented the online entertainment industry has become. In order to watch all three series, one needs three separate subscriptions. That’s a cost not everyone may be able to afford, which can explain part of the piracy problem.

That said, the three TV-shows are first and foremost in this list because they are popular in general and especially with the online audience. That is true both on legal and illegal platforms.

Apart from the changes at the top, it’s notable that there are several newcomers on the list, including “Star Trek: Picard” and “Outsider,” which both premiered in 2020.

It’s worth noting that BitTorrent traffic only makes up a small portion of the piracy landscape. A lot of people use streaming sites and services nowadays, which generally do not report viewing stats.

Below we have compiled a list of the most torrented TV-shows worldwide (single episode). The ranking is based on several sources, including statistics reported by public BitTorrent trackers. Full season downloads are not included.

Most downloaded TV-shows on BitTorrent, 2020
rank last year show
1 (3) The Mandalorian
2 (…) The Boys
3 (…) Westworld
4 (4) Vikings
5 (…) Star Trek: Picard
6 (8) Rick and Morty
7 (6) The Walking Dead
8 (…) The Outsider
9 (10) Arrow
10 (7) The Flash

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