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The Razer Phone launched back in November and it packed some of the best hardware to be crammed inside a smartphone in recent memory. Razer has now launched a software update for the smartphone that brings some nice new features for owners. The new features might also push some who have been thinking about buying the device off the fence. The update is a big one clocking in at 249MB and brings with its HDR support in Netflix. This feature makes the Razer Phone one of the few smartphones in the world to support Netflix HDR.  The update also brings with it updates for the cameras on the phone... Read more...
Netflix is riding a wave of popular shows directly to a boom in subscribers that has had a significant impact on its market capitalization. In the last quarter of 2017, Netflix had 2 million more customers sign up for the steaming service than Wall Street had predicted. The massive subscriber numbers go to show that while Netflix has been around for a long time, it still has room to grow. The massive bump in subscribers helped the streaming giant to triple profits, giving it more money to use for original programming to lure in even more subscribers. Netflix had announced in October of 2017 that... Read more...
After the floptastic run that Nintendo had with the Wii U, the Switch has been a breath of fresh air for the Japanese gaming giant. First launched in early 2017, the Nintendo Switch has gone on to become the fastest-selling game console in U.S. history. Given the number of awesome gaming consoles that have been released over the past three decades from a number of manufactures, that is an incredible feat. With nearly 5 million Switch consoles sold in the U.S. alone since March 3rd, 2017, you would think that a company like Netflix would be itching to gets its app onto the console. Netflix has apps... Read more...
Many Netflix fans aren’t sure if a purchase of the streaming giant by Apple would be a good thing or not. Regardless of these mixed emotions, there is a high likelihood that Apple will buy Netflix in 2018 according to Citi analysts. These analysts put the probability of a Netflix purchase by Apple at 40 percent, with the the purchase being made possible thanks to President Trump's tax cuts.  Citi reckons that Apple could repatriate about $220 billion in cash it has sitting around outside the U.S. in 2018, and that the company would only need spend about a third of that cash to gobble... Read more...
It's not as hard as it once was to procure content that takes full advantage of the latest crop of beautiful 4K televisions (and monitors), but to some, 4K is just half of the equation. The other half, of course, is HDR (high-dynamic range). With HDR, colors gamut coverage is delivered over a much wider area (hence, "range"), and accurate. In effect, colors will pop and, to borrow an old cliche', make the picture "more lifelike" than ever before. Netflix has offered HDR on some platforms for a while now, but has just now rolled it out on the PC. If you've been on the hunt for 4K Netflix... Read more...
OnePlus likes to use the tagline "Never Settle," but OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5T owners are having to settle for SD video feeds from certain streaming services, including Netflix, Amazon Prime, and Google Play Movies. The limitation boils down to Digital Rights Management (DRM)—as with previous OnePlus devices, both the OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5T do not support the necessary DRM level to fetch HD feeds from various sources. Netflix and many other streaming services require support for Widevine Level 1 DRM, in which all content processing, cryptography, and control is performed in a Trusted Execution... Read more...
Around here, we like to think that free is good... for the most part. That is definitely the case with this new promotion in which Google has teamed up with Netflix to provide owners of certain Chromebooks a sweet deal on unlimited video streaming. If you own a Google Pixelbook, Samsung Chromebook Pro or Plus, you are entitled to six months of free Netflix service. It doesn't matter if you purchased the device months ago or recently; Google and Netflix have you covered. As long as you have an eligible Google- or Samsung-based Chromebook, you can visit Google's Chromebook offer site to redeem the... Read more...
Netflix is set to spend a massive amount of money on original content next year with a budget that puts many networks to shame. The streaming media giant confirmed during its Q3 earnings report yesterday that it would be spending $8 billion on new content for 2018. That massive budget will allow Netflix to continue adding new and original shows, movies, and comedy specials that will help it to continue to grow its enviable subscriber base globally. Along with the confirmation of the bigger budget, Netflix also talked about subscriber numbers for the quarter ending September 30. The breakdown shows... Read more...
Netflix is easily the most notable streaming video service out there and the thing that helps keeps it that way is the wealth of original programming that the network offers. Not only does it have a lot of original content including shows and movies, but that content it's typically VERY good. The downside to this expansive catalog of high quality original content is that it costs a lot of money to produce. To cover the costs for making such good shows, Netflix has announced that it is increasing the price for higher tier subscriptions. Reports indicate that the $7.99 basic monthly plan is staying... Read more...
There are plenty of options out there for cable and satellite TV service and while many people are more concerned with cutting that cord and using streaming services, DISH Network is still a big choice for many people. DISH has announced a new feature today that fans of Netflix in 4K will want to know about. While DISH started supporting 4K Netflix streaming via its own app back in April of 2016 for Hopper 3 users, only the main TV with the Hopper 3 directly connected could stream Netflix in 4K. That has changed with DISH announcing today that the 4K Netflix app is now available for its 4K Joey... Read more...
While first place U.S. wireless carrier Verizon seems to be doing its best to make enemies with its rejiggered unlimited data plans, third place T-Mobile is once again looking to provide added value for its customers with a new promotion. T-Mobile today revealed its “Netflix on Us” campaign, which as its name implies, gives you a free subscription to the Netflix streaming service. You are eligible for the free Netflix perk as long as you have two or more lines active using a T-Mobile One unlimited data plan. You’ll receive Netflix’s “standard” plan which usually costs $9.99 per month. This plan... Read more...
Several of Samsung's smartphones feature displays that support high dynamic range (HDR) visuals, though for whatever reason, streaming giant Netflix up to this point has chosen not to support HDR on any of them. That all changes with the Galaxy Note 8. It joins LG's V30 handset and Sony's Xperia XZ1 and XZ Premium phones as the only Android phones where Netflix is available in HDR.Samsung has a reputation for using high quality displays on its smartphones. Its Super AMOLED panels are top notch and often a step above the competition. When it comes to HDR visuals, peak brightness is a key metric.... Read more...
Has your House of Cards binge been plagued by lag? Verizon admitted to having recently experimented with capping download speeds to 10Mbps on mobile devices. The test seems to have particularly targeted popular video streaming services like Netflix and YouTube. Verizon’s cap was uncovered through tests last week with Netflix’s speed test tool fast.com. Although Netflix was the only service that was able to verify these numbers through a test tool, other video streaming services such as YouTube seemed to have also suffered from lag. Many people argued that these numbers were confirmation that Verizon... Read more...
You might think that an agency such as the Federal Communications Commission would exist for no other reason than to protect consumers, but that hasn't proven to be the case at all when it comes to our online rights. You might be tired of hearing about net neutrality - and we couldn't even blame you - but now more than ever, we can't let down our guard. To reiterate what net neutrality is supposed to do: it's to treat our internet access as a Title II utility, classifying it the same way our phones and power are. That is to say that companies can't charge whatever they want for whatever they want... Read more...
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