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House of Cards renewed for fourth season

House of Cards renewed for fourth season

Netflix's viewer favorite House of Cards has been renewed for a fourth season, it has been announced. The streaming service, which released the series' third season a little over a month ago, announced that Frank Underwood and crew will be returning in 2016 with another season, though what exactly that season will entail hasn't been specified. Likewise, we don't yet know when, exactly, Season 4 will be premiering on the service (except that it'll be next year). Production will be kicking off this summer.

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Here’s how long binge-watching your favorite shows will take

Here’s how long binge-watching your favorite shows will take

House of Cards owes a bit of its popularity to binge watching. Once a season is dropped, we can watch as much or little as we like in one sitting. It’s the same reason other shows have stood the test of time; we can binge-watch in syndication for fun, or catch up with a series as it heads into a new season. But just how long will it take you to watch Game of Thrones before the April 15 Season 5 debut? Better clear a weekend.

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Netflix tipped in near-deal for ‘Full House’ series reboot

Netflix tipped in near-deal for ‘Full House’ series reboot

Netflix is pushing for original content, and it has found a lot of success in doing so. According to a new rumor that has surfaced, part of that original content will involve rebooting your childhood favorites for a little nostalgic lure. Whether you consider Full House a childhood favorite is its own issue, but regardless it is going to be coming back -- at least if sources are correct -- and it'll apparently have the cringe-worthy title "Fuller House". Reportedly there is a 13-episode season just on the brink of becoming reality.

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T-Mobile: get a Galaxy S6 and we’ll give you Netflix for a year

T-Mobile: get a Galaxy S6 and we’ll give you Netflix for a year

If you want a Galaxy S6, you’re eagerly anticipating it’s release. Savvy consumers aren’t beholden to a carrier, and can get a phone anywhere they like. Those who prefer to use a lot of data on a faster network are probably on or eyeing T-Mobile. If you were interested in Samsung’s Galaxy S6, but needed a carrier to call your own, T-Mobile just sweetened the deal for you. With the purchase of a Galaxy S6 on T-Mobile, you get Netflix. Free. For a full year.

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Nintendo says live-action Zelda rumor is based on wrong info

Nintendo says live-action Zelda rumor is based on wrong info

Early last month, word surfaced via a source talking to the Wall Street Journal that a live-action Zelda show would be arriving on Netflix, and that it would be a high-quality offering akin to "Game of Thrones", only for kids. Such a rumor set the Internet abuzz, but nothing official about the series has been announced in the weeks since the rumor first surfaced, and now Nintendo has come around to squash our hopes. The company's CEO says that the rumors weren't based on the right info, and though he doesn't blatantly say "it's not happening", it looks less hopeful than anticipated.

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HBO, Showtime, and Sony want an Internet fast lane for TV streaming

HBO, Showtime, and Sony want an Internet fast lane for TV streaming

In the wake of the FCC's Net Neutrality vote, all web content is created equal. However, nothing is every black and white, and there is a new gray area when it comes to managed services. HBO, Showtime, and Sony Corp. are pushing for their streaming content to be treated separately and have talked to Comcast Corp. about being included in their separate data lane for "managed services."

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Netflix Hack Day: double log-in, Nintendo, and Earth

Netflix Hack Day: double log-in, Nintendo, and Earth

So you like hacking - and you like Netflix. Perhaps you'd enjoy watching House of Cards season 3 on your Nintendo Entertainment System? Lucky you, someone has figure out how to do such a thing, and they've posted a demonstration of this system this week. Straight from the Netflix Hack Day (Winter Season 2015), comes DarNES, a system that's relatively unmodified (hardware-wise), complete with Netflix. This system works - it plays video, scrolls through the UI, and accesses the internet.

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DarNES: the insane implementation of Netflix on an NES

DarNES: the insane implementation of Netflix on an NES

Some people really just have a lot of time, or ideas, or both, in their hands. We've seen a lot of games lately that have tried to incorporate that classic 8 or 16 bit design into their graphics for the sake of simplicity, art, and nostalgia. But Netflix engineers Guy Cirino, Alex Wolfe and Carenina Motion wanted to take things even further. What if they could cram today's streaming content into that same retro experience. And they didn't stop at trying to emulate just the graphics. They actually worked on running Netflix on a NES console.

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Four major theater chains boycott Netflix’s latest film

Four major theater chains boycott Netflix’s latest film

Netflix has long been changing the way television shows are consumed, but more recently its business moves have threatened to alter the future of feature films, and theaters aren't taking kindly to it. Earlier this week, Netflix bought "Beasts of No Nation" for $12 million; it's a drama from Cary Fukunaga, and it is set to debut on the video streaming service the same day it debuts in theaters. Those theater chains, however, have a different plan -- they're going to boycott the film entirely, taking a hard stance against Netflix's growing push for simultaneous movie launches.

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Netflix inks documentary deal with Leonardo DiCaprio

Netflix inks documentary deal with Leonardo DiCaprio

Netflix is continuing to add to its slew of original content. Netflix announced a new deal with Leonardo DiCaprio to exclusively air his future documentary projects. This is not Netflix first venture with DiCaprio. Leonardo DiCaprio was the executive producer on his previous collaborations with Netflix, Virunga. Leonardo DiCaprio executive produced the Netflix collaboration Virunga, which is a documentary about protecting a group of endangered gorillas in the midst of the bloody Congo civil war. Netflix and DiCaprio's future offerings will likely play along the same themes of environment and conservation.

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