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Netflix hopes to be entertaining us on grueling flights by 2018

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The dream life: Netflix on plane TVsImage: Mashable composite: netflix and Nadir Keklik/ap rex/shutterstock In an attempt to expand streaming access (and make traveling more bearable), Netflix is taking flight in 2018. As Variety reports, the company announced at Monday’s 2017 APEX Expo that it’s looking to partner with airline carriers in hopes of sharing its low-bandwidth mobile streaming technology with them to improve in-flight wi-fi speeds. That means you could soon be streaming your favorite movies and television shows in the air with ease.  SEE ALSO: Netflix’s prices are insanely low—enjoy it while you can The idea is that […]

Children’s television show is under fire for a brief NSFW easter egg

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It’s not every day you’re forced to shield your child’s eyes while watching children’s television show.  Maya the Bee, a show on Netflix created by Studio 100 Animation and based on a German children’s book, came under fire this week after concerned mothers noticed a crude drawing of a penis in one of the scenes. Nope, this isn’t a debunk-able Disney moment—there are screenshots to prove it.  SEE ALSO: Netflix’s prices are insanely low—enjoy it while you can

Netflix subscribers, get ready for a rise in prices

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Image: Netflix  / http://makeitstranger.com/netflix/ Get ready to pay just a bit more for your Netflix subscription. The streaming video service will be raising prices on its middle and top tier plans in the U.S. starting in November. Subscribers who currently pay for the standard $9.99 service will be charged $10.99. The price of the premium tier will rise from $11.99 to $13.99.  Good news for people on the basic $7.99 plan—that price is staying put, for now.  SEE ALSO: Netflix’s prices are insanely low—enjoy it while you can The U.S.-only price hikes will begin to go into effect in November, varying […]

How ‘Black Mirror’ kinda predicted this iPhone X feature

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We already know that Charlie Brooker’s dystopian series Black Mirror is the perfect, nightmarish commentary for our tech-filled times.  SEE ALSO: Even Apple admits Face ID can’t fully secure your sensitive data But rarely has it been so well manifested than during Apple’s announcement of “animojis” — that is, dynamic 3D emojis that mimic your face.  When you smile, frown, or sneer at the iPhone X, the device’s facial recognition technology can scan your face and morph it into animated avatars — like the fox, the alien, and this big stinking pile of poo:  Image: Apple Now, if you paid […]

Netflix’s 5 most expensive shows (so far)

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Image: netflix A lot of noise has been made about how much Netflix is spending in order to attract new subscribers and expand into new regions of the world. A Los Angeles Times report titled “Netflix is $20 billion in debt” renewed worries that the company was pushing too hard, too fast. First of all, that’s technically wrong, as Netflix has some debt but is mostly tied up with deals to pay for non-original TV shows. Secondly, that spending is part of a plan that, if successful, will make Netflix a major media power for decades to come. SEE ALSO: […]

Netflix just hit 100 million subscribers

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Image: Netflix Netflix and 100 mil. The entertainment giant revealed on Monday that it now boasts 104 million subscribers. It’s a milestone that highlights just how big Netflix has grown in the past few years. Much of the growth has come from outside of the U.S., as the company noted. “We also crossed the symbolic milestones of 100m members and more international than domestic members. It was a good quarter,” Netflix said in its investor letter. Netflix continues to resemble an unstoppable force of nature that is impressive even when listed alongside rivals like Facebook and Google. Only Amazon rivals […]

Netflixs long-time chief product officer Neil Hunt is leaving the company

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Streaming video provider Netflix is makinga change in its senior management, as the company announced long-time chief product officer Neil Hunt will be leaving in July. International executive Greg Peters will be taking Hunts placein the lead product role. Hunt, who has been with Netflixfor 18 years, has overseen a numbermajor shifts inthe companysbusiness, as it transitionedfrom a DVD-by-mail service to a U.S.-based desktopstreaming business to a company thatmakes its videos availableon smartphones and connected TV products all around the world. Replacing Hunt will be Greg Peters, who has held multiple roles in product development and business development over the […]