We get our media from tons of different sources. No one has found a convenient way to manage them all. The Caavo Streaming TV Box claims to have the solution. By refusing to be a platform — the Caavo doesn't run apps, and has no logins — they've managed to support nearly anything you might plug in. As a result, it can let you search for shows on your cable or satellite box, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Roku, Xbox, and more, all from a single intuitive interface, and without needing to jump between HDMI inputs on your TV. It's backed by a team of people with experience at places like Sling, Dish, Jawbone, Xbox, and Harman, and will go on a highly-limited pre-sale later this year.
Advance screenings are nothing new in Hollywood. In fact, it's not unusual for a movie to be recut or even go through reshoots based on those initial reactions. Scoop Advance Movie Screenings gives you a chance to give feedback on future releases from the comfort of your own home. Sign up, and you'll be added to their roster of potential viewers. Once you're selected, you'll get a copy of the video to screen, completely unique to you — so don't go sharing it everywhere. It's completely free. All they ask in return is that after you've watched, you fill out a simple form and tell the filmmakers what you thought, which is a small price to pay to get to see a potential blockbuster weeks or even months before the general public.