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Netflix offline viewing tipped for late 2016 launch

Netflix offline viewing tipped for late 2016 launch

Netflix is great for those times you're around a solid WiFi connection, but forget about it for those long car rides and plane trips. Amazon nicely fills that void, with many of the movies it offers through Prime Video being available to download. Netflix subscribers have long hoped they'd get their own offline viewing feature, but Netflix has always downplayed the request, going so far as to say last September that it won't be happening any time soon. A new tipster, though, says we may be seeing just such a feature by the end of this year.

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Wu-Tang’s RZA to produce ATARI album [UPDATE: CEO comments]

Wu-Tang’s RZA to produce ATARI album [UPDATE: CEO comments]

Wu-Tang co-founder and original beat abbot The RZA has teamed up with ATARI to co-produce an album "based on music from iconic ATARI games. This album will consist of "original tracks inspired by sounds and music from iconic ATARI games" - and RZA wont be alone. "I’m so excited to work on these iconic games to deliver what I believe will be one of my best albums," said RZA, "I am going to invite some of my friends to join me and it will be Game On with the first beat!"

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Independence Day Resurgence Director believes in aliens, hopes they never visit

Independence Day Resurgence Director believes in aliens, hopes they never visit

Independence Day director Roland Emmerich had the idea for the original ID4 film when fielding a question about his belief in the existence of alien life in 1994. Back then he was promoting Stargate, and the idea that alien invasion films generally focused on a race of alien beings that traveled long distances to Earth only to remain mysterious and hidden once they arrive. Here in 2016 at the premiere of Independence Day Resurgence, we thought it pertinent to ask Emmerich again whether or not his beliefs had changed in the past couple of decades.

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YouTube livestream broadcasting coming to mobile app really soon

YouTube livestream broadcasting coming to mobile app really soon

The game is on! The live streaming game, that is. Facebook was recently reported to be signing up and paying networks celebrities to use its Facebook Live platform and naturally YouTube isn't going to take things sitting down. No, it won't be making such contracts (not that it doesn't already for all we know). Instead, YouTube is going to put the power into hands of the masses, by rolling out the live streaming feature baked right inside the regular YouTube app soon.

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Netflix taps Internet star Cameron Dallas for unscripted show

Netflix taps Internet star Cameron Dallas for unscripted show

Cameron Dallas, perhaps most popular via his Vine videos, has been tapped by Netflix for a new unscripted original series that, at this time, doesn’t appear to yet have a title. Netflix announced the new show on Wednesday, saying it will revolve around Dallas and a “close circle” of his friends while he works on building up his career and, presumably, going about whatever it is he does in a day.

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First Star Wars Rogue One photos show Stormtrooper Doll and details

First Star Wars Rogue One photos show Stormtrooper Doll and details

A set of photos and/or movie snips from Star Wars: Rogue One have been shared this morning by Lucasfilm. The folks responsible for this film have worked with EW to present this first collection of photos, and we're here to explain the lot. Have a peek, and remember that this doll is going to be more important than basically any other stormtrooper in the film

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Star Wars Rogue One : Who is K-2SO?

Star Wars Rogue One : Who is K-2SO?

A security enforcer droid sits in the "sidekick" spot in the next big Star Wars film - here's what he's all about. He goes by the name K-2SO, Kay-two ess-oh, and he's a security droid. He's got a fully articulated head (swiveling on a joint with more movement than, for example, C-3PO), and he's taller than an average human. He's also quite a bit more deadly than your average humanoid character in the Star Wars universe.

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LG TVs to bring true black Aurora Borealis to Iceland

LG TVs to bring true black Aurora Borealis to Iceland

This week the folks at LG have revealed a concert that'll take place in Iceland. There the band Of Monsters and Men will be playing a set where, behind them, massive LG displays will be showing captured visions of the Aurora Borealis. Color on black, light shining through the displays just as the Aurora shines through the blackness of the sky. This event will be taking place on the 20th of July in Reykjavik, Iceland.

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Facebook Live leaked to soon have celebrities paid to use it

Facebook Live leaked to soon have celebrities paid to use it

Everyone is aiming to cash in on the livestreaming business these days, but it seems that Facebook will be cashing out first before that happens. Leaked documents seen by The Wall Street Journal reveal that Facebook has just signed deals with 140 media companies and celebrities which will distribute no less than $50 million among them. The purpose of the deal? To generate livestreaming content to keep its Facebook Live hub populated and prevent it from descending into obsolescence. And, of course, to keep Facebook users hooked on the service, generating traffic and, therefore, revenue.

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Archer gets an FX renewal up through season 10

Archer gets an FX renewal up through season 10

Good news, Archer fans. FX has renewed the series up through its tenth season, guaranteeing us another few years of everyone's favorite animated spy. We’re currently on season 7, with the eighth season being set to premiere next year. Archer is one of several animated shows targeted at adults that is enjoying a healthy fanbase; FX praised it in a recent statement, saying, "We can’t say enough about what Adam, Matt and the entire Archer team at Floyd County have done to keep this series so insanely funny and vital through seven seasons."

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BitTorrent will launch its own live news channel on upcoming service

BitTorrent will launch its own live news channel on upcoming service

In mid-May, BitTorrent took the wraps off “BitTorrent Live,” a planned multi-channel live video streaming platform that aims to offer content spanning many categories, including “youth culture,” sports, music, tech, and news. More information on that latter category surfaced today, with a job posting revealing that BitTorrent will launch its own TV news network some time before this fall’s election. The channel will be called BitTorrent News.

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PlayStation Vue arrives on Roku in the U.S.

PlayStation Vue arrives on Roku in the U.S.

Sony's live TV streaming service PlayStation Vue has been available for a while now, and until today, you needed either a PS4 or PS3, iOS, Amazon Fire TV, or Chromecast device to watch it. That changes today, with Roku announcing that PlayStation Vue is now available on its own devices, as well, greatly expanding the number of cable cutters and set-top-box owners who can subscribe to it.

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