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Netflix Is Testing a Feature to Serve Up Random Episodes If You Don't Know What to Watch

Many of us are by now familiar with the Browse Endlessly Plan, a system in which scrolling knows no end and absolutely nothing of interest populates no matter how many times you refresh or toggle between genres. Netflix may have something close to an answer for it.Read more...
Tags: Netflix, Streaming, Shuffle, Netflix Streaming, Android, Android Apps


Beyonce Had Pre-Eclampsia. Doctors Have New Ways to Detect and Treat It.

VALERIE MACONBeyonce’s revelation that she suffered from pre-eclampsia during her pregnancy highlights a dangerous condition that affects 5% of women and that scientists have recently developed new ways to detect and treat.In her new Netflix documentary, Homecoming, the superstar says she had an “extremely difficult pregnancy” due to high blood pressure before she gave birth to twins Sir and Rumi in 2017.“My body went through more than I knew it could,” she says.That’s not an understatement. Pre...
Tags: Science, Netflix, Congo, Fda, Rumi, Ohio State University, VALERIE MACONBeyonce, Advanced Prenatal Therapeutics


Hulu and Netflix Fyre Festival Docs May Face Subpoenas Because the Shitstorm Is Never-Ending

Since Hulu and Netflix released dueling documentaries on the Fyre Festival fiasco, both films have stirred controversy. And now both could be facing subpoenas.Read more...
Tags: Science, Netflix, Hulu, Fyre Festival, Fyre Media, FuckJerry, Jerry Media


Werner Herzog: 'Piracy Has Been The Most Successful Form of Distribution Worldwide'

Always tuned-in to the true nature and potential of technology, the influential film director Werner Herzog supports cinephiles who want to pirate his films.Read more...
Tags: Science, Netflix, Streaming, Piracy, Werner Herzog


Netflix Bulls on Wall Street Shrug Off Weak Subscriber View

Strong first-quarter results, pricing power and improving margins were the focus of analyst reports in the wake of Netflix’s first-quarter earnings. Netflix’s results showed “pricing power on display” with record global paid net adds of 9.6 million in the first quarter, “well ahead of our expectations and guidance.” The forecast for second-quarter U.S. net additions was “modestly below” Morgan Stanley’s estimate.
Tags: Science, Netflix, Morgan Stanley, Netflix Bulls


Netflix Analysts Shrug Off Weak Forecast as Shares Erase Decline

Strong first-quarter results, pricing power and improving margins were the focus of analyst reports in the wake of Netflix’s first-quarter earnings. Netflix’s results showed “pricing power on display” with record global paid net adds of 9.6 million in the first quarter, “well ahead of our expectations and guidance.” The forecast for second-quarter U.S. net additions was “modestly below” Morgan Stanley’s estimate.
Tags: Science, Netflix, Morgan Stanley


Netflix Results Face Pressures With Higher Costs, New Rivals

With more than four new entrants to the Internet TV gauntlet, investors will look to chief executive officer Reed Hastings during the conference call for reassurance. Netflix is scheduled to release first-quarter results after markets close Tuesday, with Wall Street projecting subscriber additions of 1.61 million in the U.S. and 7.33 million internationally, according to data compiled by Bloomberg.
Tags: Science, Netflix, Reed Hastings


Netflix Options Show Prospect for Full Reversal of Disney+ Rout

More than a quarter of Netflix open interest is due to expire in the wake of Tuesday afternoon’s first-quarter release, with bullish calls outweighing bearish puts. Netflix has historically posted very wide post-earnings price swings, averaging 13 percent since 2008. Netflix shares have fallen around 5.5 percent since the Disney analyst meeting where the media giant announced a $6.99 per month offering that would compete directly with Netflix’s core business.
Tags: Science, Disney, Netflix, Netflix Options Show Prospect


Even More Updates on The Invisible Man, Bond 25, and More

There could be a very interesting addition to Bond 25's scriptwriting team. Fullmetal Alchemist’s Yasuhiro Irie is helping to make a new anime for Netflix. Get a look at iZombie’s final return. Plus, what to expect on Doom Patrol and the next episode of Game of Thrones, and Godzilla: King of the Monsters introduces us…Read more...
Tags: Science, Charmed, Netflix, Game Of Thrones, The Flash, Arrow, The Twilight Zone, Legends Of Tomorrow, Supergirl, Eden, The 100, iZombie, The Invisible Man, Fullmetal Alchemist, The Beast, Bond 25


Facebook Adds PayPal Exec to Board as Netflix’s Hastings Leaves

Alford has been senior vice president, core markets, at PayPal since March after previously spending about 18 months as chief financial officer and head of operations for the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, the nonprofit foundation of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan. Hastings and Bowles have been directors since 2011.
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Science, Paypal, Netflix, Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, Alford, Bowles, Facebook Adds PayPal Exec to Board, Hastings Leaves, Priscilla Chan Hastings


Disney Drops All the Details on Its Upcoming Netflix Competitor

Joining the increasingly crowded streaming space, the Walt Disney Company on Thursday delivered more details about its anticipated service Disney+. And if there was any question that this product would directly compete with Netflix, there certainly isn’t now.Read more...
Tags: Science, Marvel, Disney, Netflix, Streaming, Walt Disney Company, National Geographic, Disney Plus


YouTube Has Plans for Choose-Your-Own-Adventure Shows—But Don't Expect Bandersnatch

Well, folks, it appears the inevitable choose-your-own-adventure-style YouTube programming may soon be coming to a channel near you.Read more...
Tags: Science, Youtube, Netflix, Choose Your Own Adventure, Content, Originals, Don, Bandersnatch


FAANG's $800 Billion Rally Has Mom and Pop Investors Cashing Out

Retail clients at brokerage TD Ameritrade increased their overall exposure to equity markets for a second consecutive month in March, yet they sold shares of Amazon Inc., Facebook Inc., Netflix Inc. and Apple Inc. All four members of the so-called FAANG cohort -- which also includes Google parent Alphabet Inc. -- have gained at least 35 percent since stocks bottomed on Christmas Eve, one-and-a-half times the S&P 500’s return. “Taking profits isn’t the worst idea in the world,” said Joe “JJ” Kin...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Science, Netflix, Apple Inc, Joe, Alphabet Inc, TD Ameritrade, Amazon Inc Facebook Inc Netflix Inc


6 Things We Loved About Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Part 2 (and One We Really, Really Didn't)

Hail...Satan? Netflix’s Chilling Adventures of Sabrina has returned with its second season. How does it hold up against its much-hyped debut? Hop on your broomstick, because we’re about to take a bumpy ride. Read more...
Tags: Science, Review, Netflix, Streaming, Lgbtq, Witches, Kiernan Shipka, Sabrina, Lucy Davis, Miranda Otto, Michelle Gomez, The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, Chance Perdomo, Lachlan Watson


‘The OA’ Star Jason Isaacs Teams With ‘Damian Lewis: Spy Wars’ Producer Alaska TV To Shop Factual Space Series

EXCLUSIVE: The OA and Star Trek: Discovery actor Jason Isaacs has teamed up with British production company Alaska TV to shop a factual space project to broadcasters and streaming platforms in the U.S. and UK. The British actor is the latest A-list star to expand into the non-scripted world and has partnered with the makers of A+E Networks' Damian Lewis: Spy Wars to develop Jason Isaacs: Space (w/t). I hear that Isaacs, who is also set to star in Netflix's reboot of The Da…
Tags: UK, Science, Netflix, Damian Lewis, Isaacs, Jason Isaacs, Alaska TV


Misogyny at Microsoft, Farscape, and the New Airpods: Best Gizmodo Stories of the Week

It’s April 2019—and perhaps the month that will later be known as the dawn of the Age of Fungus. A concerning report in the New York Times this weekend detailed how multiple strains of Candida auris, a drug-resistant species of pathogenic fungus, have quietly spread across the globe. The Centers for Disease Control…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Transportation, Facebook, Science Fiction, Astronomy, Space, Japan, New York, Science, Technology, Movies, Microsoft, Labor, Climate Change, Drugs


As Apple Moves Into Streaming, Netflix Kills Support for AirPlay

Streaming giant Netflix has dropped native support for Apple’s AirPlay, with the company revising its support guidelines to state that the switch is “due to technical limitations,” Cult of Mac wrote on Saturday.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Gadgets, Science, Technology, Television, Movies, Netflix, Streaming, Airplay


Lucifer's First Netflix Promo Is Playful and a Little Racy

Lucifer, like many shows before it, is finding a second life in streaming, and the first promo for the Satan-starring TV show is eager to seize the moment Netflix has provided it. Read more...
Tags: Science, Netflix, Devil, Lucifer, Revivals, Tom Ellis, Thirsty


Netflix Has Hired a New Screenwriter to Write an Alice in Wonderland/Wizard of Oz Crossover

The public domain produces some wild crossovers—one of its many virtues—and Netflix is hoping to capitalize on that madcap joy by bringing two of classic literature’s heroines together. Read more...
Tags: Science, Netflix, Wizard Of Oz, Alice in Wonderland, Anna Klassen, Dorothy And Alice, When Lightning Strikes


Netflix’s Our Planet Delivers Thrills, But Something's Missing

In the opening episode of Our Planet, Netflix’s new nature documentary, there’s a scene where a glacier tumbling down from the Greenland ice sheet begins to cough up chunks of ice. Zoomed in aerial footage, overhead shots, and a water-level view all set against detonating cracks show cliffs collapse and shards of…Read more...
Tags: Science, Review, Netflix, Nature, Greenland, Nature Documentaries, Our Planet


Rian Johnson Is Still Working on His Star Wars Films

If you’re going to see Shazam in IMAX theaters this weekend, you’re getting a Godzilla-shaped surprise. Netflix wants its own gay James Bond in a new LGBTQ spy-fi animated series. Plus, behind the scenes on Hellboy’s practical effects, and what’s to come in Supernatural’s penultimate season finale. To me, my spoilers!Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Happy, Netflix, James Bond, Supernatural, Hellboy, The Flash, Rian Johnson, Legends Of Tomorrow, Roswell, Triangle, Godzilla King Of The Monsters, Creepshow, Cloak Dagger, Rian Johnson Star Wars Trilogy


The Society's First Chilling Teaser Is Full of Modern Lord of the Flies Horror

In Netflix’s upcoming series The Society, written by Chris Keyser and directed by Marc Webb, the young people of a nondescript New England town wake up one day to discover that they’re...home, but not home. Everything about the town looks and feels the same, save for the fact that all of the adults have suddenly…Read more...
Tags: Science, Netflix, New England, The Society, Marc Webb, Chris Keyser


Netflix’s ‘Our Planet’ Is the Ultimate Plea for Fighting Climate Change

NetflixBeauty and tragedy are intertwined in Our Planet, never more so than during its second episode “Frozen Worlds,” in which thousands of walruses take up residence on Russia’s northeastern coastal beaches due to the fact that their natural habitat, the frozen sea ice, has contracted. Crowded to the point of instigating hostile stampedes, some walruses take to the surrounding cliffs for refuge—an unwise decision, given that the flippered marine mammals are not fit for such rocky landscapes. B...
Tags: Science, Russia, Africa, Bbc, Netflix, Antarctica, Congo, David Attenborough, Attenborough, Planet Earth, Monterey Bay California


Watch Five Cheetahs Take Down a Wildebeest in a Heart-Pounding Exclusive Clip From Our Planet

The premise of Our Planet, Netflix’s new nature documentary, is to include humans in the story of Earth. It’s a radically simple concept, and one that makes sense given our increasingly major role in shaping the natural world. But at the end of the day, any David Attenborough-voiced documentary worth its salt better…Read more...
Tags: Science, Earth, Netflix, Wildlife, David Attenborough, Wildlife Photography, Our Planet


Avatar: The Last Airbender's Writer Says a Possible Season 4 Was Sidelined for Shyamalan's Film

One of the things that made Nickelodeon’s Avatar: The Last Airbender so special was how well it told its story in just the right amount of time, using three seasons to take us through Aang’s journey. Well, turns out there were tentative plans for more—possibly with a redemption arc for Zuko’s sister, Azula. But the…Read more...
Tags: Science, Netflix, Animation, Nickelodeon, Avatar The Last Airbender, Shyamalan, M Night Shyamalan, Zuko, Aang, Aaron Ehasz


The DOJ Antitrust Division Just Warned the Academy About Blocking Netflix From the Oscars

The Department of Justice has warned the CEO of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Dawn Hudson, that any attempts to prevent Netflix and other streaming video companies from receiving eligibility to be considered for an Academy Award may earn it antitrust attention, Variety reported on Tuesday.Read more...
Tags: TV, Science, Technology, Television, Movies, Netflix, Streaming, Oscars, Department Of Justice, Academy Awards, Doj, Cord Cutting, Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences, Variety


Octavia Spencer and Melissa McCarthy Will Star In Superhero Movie Thunder Force

The superhero film train never ends. Now, Netflix is getting on board with a new superhero film that seems very close to having its stars: Melissa McCarthy and Octavia Spencer. Read more...
Tags: Science, Netflix, Melissa Mccarthy, Octavia Spencer, Thunder Force


Save on Roombas and other robot vacuums all weekend using this promo code

Editor's note: Mashable and PCMag are both owned by Ziff Davis.The robot vacuum craze is still running rampant -- and why wouldn't it? No one wants to take time out of their day to vacuum anymore. (Especially not when that vacuuming requires dealing with pet hair.)Being able to push a button and let someone (in this case some-thing) else do the work for you while you kick back and catch up on your Netflix queue is an invaluable luxury. Anything that will make your living situation more c...
Tags: Science, Netflix, Ziff Davis


The Silence Is About Creatures Who Kill You If You Make a Sound...Wow, That's a Great Idea

Last year around this time, a movie about creatures that would kill you if you made a sound was released. This year, the same exact thing is happening.Read more...
Tags: Science, Netflix, Streaming, Kiernan Shipka, Stanley Tucci, Miranda Otto, John R Leonetti, The Silence, Great Idea


Watch a Piece of Glacier the Size of a Skyscraper Crash Into the Ocean in This Clip From Netflix’s Our Planet

Among the many wonders in Netflix’s new wildlife documentary series Our Planet, arguably the most awe-inspiring is a scene where almost no animals appear at all. In this exclusive clip from the show, which premieres April 5, cameras catch the moment when a chunk of ice the size of a skyscraper breaks off the Store Glacier in Greenland and tumbles into the ocean. As seabirds circle in the foreground, 75 million tons of crystalline ice cascade into the water below. “Glaciers have always relea...
Tags: Science, News, Climate Change, Environment, Uncategorized, Netflix, Greenland, David Attenborough, Attenborough, Planet Earth



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