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No Internet? No problem. Amazon now allows offline viewing on iOS, Android devices

Amazon is now letting its Instant Video subscribers download from a large selection of popular TV shows and movies for offline viewing on iOS and Android devices, making it the first subscription streaming service to do so.

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Apple may start producing original television shows and movies

Possibly adding a new competitor in the streaming video space, Apple is considering an investment in original content that would likely be distributed through iTunes potentially in a subscription model.

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Sling TV now available on Amazon Fire tablets

Sling TV adds compatibility on Amazon Fire HD and HDX today. Support for the Amazon tablets comes as competition for online streamers continues to intensify and digital TV subscriptions from IPTV services fall.

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Stephen Colbert ups the number of political figures for second week of The Late Show

Stephen Colbert will keep the politicians coming on The Late Show. Week 2 guests will include a Supreme Court justice, the United Nations Secretary-General, and Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders.

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20 must-see moments from the 2015 VMAs with Miley Cyrus

Revisit the most memorable moments of the 2015 VMAs: from Nicki Minaj throwing shade at the pop star host and Justin Bieber breaking into tears post-performane to Kanye West announcing his 2020 presidency bid. It wasn't all good, but it certainly wasn't dull.

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Kanye West and Miley Cyrus’ breast help MTV’s 2015 VMAs set Twitter TV record

MTV's 2015 VMAs may not have had as many viewers as last year's show, but the event more than made up for it in tweets. The awards show was the most tweeted about non-sports event since Nielsen began tracking in October 2011.

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New docuseries coming to NFL Network; Undrafted to premiere on CBS

Football fans will soon be getting more of their favorite sport on NFL Network. The network has expanded its original unscripted and documentary programming with the addition of two new docuseries.

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Here’s what’s new on Netflix in September, and what’s going away

Here's a complete list of what's new on Netflix for September, and which titles will be removed this month, to help you catch up on all your binging, and make sure you don't miss those titles heading into the ether.

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Watch: New Concussion trailer starring Will Smith tackles ugly NFL history

Will Smith's latest film, Concussion, explores Dr. Bennet Omalu's fight to get the NFL to recognize the danger of repeated head injury. The first trailer shows the league's resistance to facing the problem.

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Hulu renews Amy Poehler-produced comedy Difficult People for second season

Hulu picked up the comedy Difficult People for a second season in short order. Amy Poehler will continue to exec produce alongside Dave Becky (Louie). The acerbic series is currently wrapping up its first eight-episode season, which concludes September 16.

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Oh what a day: Uber partners with Mad Max: Fury Road to offer rides worthy of a Warboy

Ever dreamed about riding shotgun with Imperator Furiosa or using Max Rockatansky as a hood ornament? Well, keep dreaming. But you can get pretty close if you use Uber at PAX Prime Seattle

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Legendary horror filmmaker Wes Craven has died

A Nightmare on Elm Street and Scream creator Wes Craven died this weekend at age 76, but the filmmaker's legacy lives on through some of the greatest horror films and franchises of all time.

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Box office hits and misses: Straight Outta Compton crushes the competition (again)

Nothing can stop gangsta rap biopic Straight Outta Compton, which continued to sit atop the weekend box office while the the premieres of War Room, No Escape, and We Are Your Friends fell short.

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Planning on buying the new Apple TV? It could cost up to twice as much as the original

No matter which streaming box you buy, whether it's an Apple TV, Roku, or Amazon Fire TV, you can expect to pay the same price of $100. Apple seems poised to shake that up with its newest Apple TV, which may cost as much as $200.

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Netflix loses Hunger Games and other movies as Epix deal ends

Netflix said Sunday its deal with cable network Epix will end September 30 as the streaming giant endeavors to offer more of its own original programming while moving away from non-exclusive content.

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Stories you missed this week: Wiz Khalifa ‘hoverboard’ arrest, the next Hummer

It can be challenging to keep track of everything that happens in the tech world. That's why we have compiled a list of the top 10 tech stories from this week — just for you. We've got news of Apple's iPhone 6S September 9 event and more.

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Popcorn Time says Hollywood is far too greedy

Internet users are turning to illegal means for their movie and television fixes because the authorized alternatives are hampered by restrictions and high prices, say some of the Popcorn Time team.

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10 of the best Netflix originals to binge away your day

Looking for a new show to binge watch on your day off? Check out our roundup of the best Netflix Original Series currently streaming on the platform, whether you're in the mood for a gritty crime drama or a dysfunctional comedy.

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Jesse Owens biopic Race sprints to the box-office with early release

You'll be seeing Focus Features' Jesse Owens biopic sooner rather than later, as the studio has decided to release the film almost two months before it was originally scheduled to hit theaters.

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Getting sweaty, disoriented, and astonished at the world’s first VR film festival

Leave your expectations in Telluride. Participants at Kaleidescope are pushing the limits of VR technology, forging the rules of VR filmmaking, and sweating all over everything.

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Market The Martian: Neil deGrasse Tyson lends his talents to new viral video

Viral marketing has played a huge role hyping Ridley Scott's The Martian and this spot, featuring Astrophysisist/Cosmologist/all-around Rock-Star Neil deGrasse Tyson, is the film's most contagious video yet.

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Witness a revolt in White God, see a Netflix original, and more in our 5 shows to watch

How are you going to get through this week? By pulling up your favorite streaming service and queueing the finest films and TV shows available now. Up this week: White God, Transcend, Narcos Season 1, and more.

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Handsome Jack is ready for his closeup: Lionsgate developing a Borderlands movie

Lionsgate has announced that it is developing a film based on Gearbox Software's popular Borderlands series of first-person shooters with producers Avi and Ari Arad.

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Red Rhino stampedes where Apple, Amazon and Roku refuse to tread: Porn.

The Rhino Box is an Android-based set top box that walks the line on serving up boatloads of content. Max of 155 characters (counting spaces)

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Did Bob Odenkirk & Jimmy Kimmel just poke fun at Fallon?

Were Bob Odenkirk and Jimmy Kimmel poking fun at the silly games that the late night talk show hosts - namely Jimmy Fallon - make celebrities play on their shows? It sure seems like it.

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Kylie Jenner and Tyga headline group of big-name California celebs reprimanded for their water usage

A private security firm is helping a water district full of celebrity homes identify and penalize those not adhering to new laws governing water usage. Tyga, Kylie Jenner, and several other big-name celebs have already been cited.

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Water under the bridge? Nicki Minaj will open MTV VMAs despite nomination snub

Even though she's expressed upset over not being nominated for Video of the Year, Nicki Minaj has confirmed that she will be opening this year's MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs), set to air live this Sunday.

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Michael Fassbender looks ready to kill a king in one of two new Macbeth posters

New art for Justin Kurzel's Macbeth show's Michael Fassbender striped with war paint, and Marion Cotillard icily staring through a veil. All hail this star-studded big screen adaptation

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Marvel’s Doctor Strange cast might include Hannibal’s Mads Mikkselsen

The star of the Hannibal television series, Mads Mikkelsen, is reportedly in early talks to play a mystery villain in Marvel Studios' upcoming Doctor Strange movie starring Benedict Cumberbatch.

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New teaser for Star Wars: The Force Awakens foreshadows a dark lightsaber duel

Lucasfilm and Disney released a new, 15-second teaser for Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens featuring many of the franchise newcomers and the lead-up to a potential lightsaber duel.

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