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New House of Cards teaser leaves us hungry for more

New House of Cards teaser leaves us hungry for more

House of Cards is characteristic of change; most notably in how we watch television. The series gave way to binge watching, where all episodes were simply dumped online, ready for our streaming wants. Seasons one and two got Frank and Claire Underwood to the White House via various methods of chicanery, and has brought them to the brink. With season three teasers, we’ve already seen a strained relationship between the two, and the latest installment gives us a bit more insight to the growing divide in (fake) Washington D.C.

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Game of Thrones season 5 will branch off from book series, be ‘bloodier’

Game of Thrones season 5 will branch off from book series, be ‘bloodier’

We’ve all experienced it, either in person or online; someone who has actually read the ‘A Song of Ice and Fire’ books the ‘Game of Thrones’ TV show is based on brags that they know what’s coming. Sometimes, they even ruin for everyone — or are annoyed when the show doesn’t mimic the books exactly. With the TV show outpacing the slow pace with which George R.R. Martin pens the book series, it seems things are about to change. A lot.

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Sony throwing in the towel on phones and TVs

Sony throwing in the towel on phones and TVs

Sony's appetite for struggling through the cutthroat smartphone and TV segments may have finally faded, with the company's chief exec saying he will no longer chase sales growth, and is open to spinning-off each. The admission of near-defeat comes as CEO Kazuo Hirai outlined his new focus for the next three years, concentrating on PlayStation and camera sensor development rather than segments like phones which have been attacked at either end of the market, both by cheap rivals from Asia, and from more high-end competition from Apple and Samsung.

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Modern Family “Connection Lost” iPhone episode behind-the-scenes

Modern Family “Connection Lost” iPhone episode behind-the-scenes

What defines the Modern Family? If it's ABC's popular sitcom of the same name, then that's a question spanning six seasons, and now adding Apple to its roster of same-sex and inter-generational marriage, awkward siblings, and cross-cultural differences. For upcoming episode "Connection Lost," however, the challenge got even greater: shot almost entirely on iPhone 6 in just two days, processed on a Mac Pro, and taking place entirely on the desktop of OS X Yosemite. I headed to 20th Century Fox studios in LA to preview what co-author and director Steve Levitan describes as "the most labor-intensive episode" that the Modern Family team has ever attempted.

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Sling TV adding EPIX VoD channels to lineup soon

Sling TV adding EPIX VoD channels to lineup soon

Now that Sling is out of its wider beta program and available for all, cord cutters can actually entertain the thought of going with Dish’s TV-but-also-not-TV offering for their content delivery. The over the top Internet TV service starts at $20, which gets you a dozen or so channels, and even brings in live sports content via ESPN. If you want video-on-demand via Sling TV, there are options, but a new one might be a bit more attractive to movie fans. Today, Sling TV is announcing a deal that will bring four new EPIX channels to their lineup.

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Walking Dead creator’s new series ‘Outcast’ to premiere on Cinemax

Walking Dead creator’s new series ‘Outcast’ to premiere on Cinemax

Robert Kirkman is the creator of The Walking Dead comic series, and also serves as one of the executive producers for the mega-popular TV show on AMC. But with all that success the writer has kept busy, and last year launched a new comic called Outcast. Well, TV networks seem eager to get their hands on anything the man produces, as Cinemax has already ordered a 10-episode run of the show to be made with only six issues of the comic being released so far.

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House of Cards Season 3 out today, 16 days early [UPDATE: Pulled!]

House of Cards Season 3 out today, 16 days early [UPDATE: Pulled!]

The third season of House of Cards was supposed to be released to Netflix on the 27th of February. Today, House of Cards season 3 is out. That means you've got the opportunity to binge-watch the entire season very, very quickly before whoever's in charge finds out that this season has been released 16 days earlier than their press release says it will. It's time for you to go for it right now! Drop everything and run directly out the door - and make sure you don't tell anyone on your way!

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Netflix’s ‘Bloodline’ gets its first trailer

Netflix’s ‘Bloodline’ gets its first trailer

As we've previously mentioned, Netflix will be releasing another original series called 'Bloodline' on March 20, and ahead of that debut is the series' first trailer. Netflix released the trailer on its YouTube account on Monday, and during its two or so minutes, we're given a decent enough look at show, with the focus being mostly on the family and its drama. The trailer is wrapped up neatly with the series' hook: "We're not bad people, we just did a bad thing."

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Better Call Saul smashes record with highest cable debut ratings

Better Call Saul smashes record with highest cable debut ratings

As we noted recently, the Breaking Bad spin-off Better Call Saul premiered on Sunday night following the return of The Walking Dead, and in doing so it smashed through previous records to become the highest-rated cable series debut ever. The series hit a 3.4 adults 18-49 rating among its 6.9 million viewers, blasting through the previous record while confirming those raving early reviews that kept rolling in. For those curious, The Walking Dead's return did pretty well, too.

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Better Call Saul and Walking Dead premiere tomorrow

Better Call Saul and Walking Dead premiere tomorrow

The weekend is officially upon us, and for some that means hunkering down for quality time in front of the television. While Netflix is always a good choice, tomorrow is a special day for some TV viewers: The Walking Dead returns and the Breaking Bad spin-off Better Call Saul makes its official debut. Both will be arriving on AMC back-to-back, making for an eventful Sunday night, with The Walking Dead's return arriving first followed by the Better Call Saul premiere.

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