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Why Samsung HU8500 Curved Smart 3D UHD 4K LED TV is our Most-Wanted for Christmas 2014 #ShinyShinyAwards

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We’re talking dream presents here, so there’s no point thinking small. Some of the contenders on our shortlist are brilliant but practical, like the Clarisonic, Philips’ Wake-Up Light, or the inventive and useful Smartmat, which senses how well you’re posing to make sure you’re doing yoga properly. Others are more flashy and covetable – Monster Diamond…

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Tina Fey’s new show is coming to Netflix next spring

Diane Shipley Trending Leave a Comment

Not content with signing up the Queen (sort of), Netflix is also going into business with the Queen of comedy: Tina Fey. As Variety reports, the online streaming service has snapped up her new sitcom. Fey won’t actually appear in it, but she is writing and producing the show with Robert Carlock, who she worked…

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Friends is coming to Netflix: could we BE any more excited?

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How you doin'? If it hasn't been your day, your week, your month or even your year, here's something that could put a smile on your face: Friends is coming to Netflix. Isn't that fantastic? And not 'Kick-you-in-the-crotch, spit-on-your-neck fantastic,' the real thing. The video streaming service has announced that all ten seasons of the…

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Eight old TV shows we’d like on Netflix NOW please

Lauren Bravo Fun Stuff Leave a Comment

At first you think you will never reach Netflix saturation point. The bounty! The volume! The unexpected quantity of Jennifer Aniston films you’ve never seen! And yet, after a few months of blissful cohabitation there will eventually come a point where you find yourself having your first fight with the search box. ‘What do you…

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Netflix’s new sharing policy is more personal

Diane Shipley Gadgets & Apps, Uncategorized Leave a Comment

Unlike some of my braver friends and acquaintances, I don't link my social media accounts to Spotify or Netflix or any other streaming site that wants to share what I've been consuming. No one should have to know that I listen to the Alvin and the Chipmunks version of It's Beginning to Look a Lot…

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Watching Netflix on Oculus confirms we’re in the future

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Every now and again, we come across something that confirms for us that we’re officially in the future, and this collaboration between Netflix and Oculus (or Oculix, as it’s been dubbed) is definitely one of those somethings. Netflix has released a video showing a user sitting in front of his laptop wearing the virtual-reality headset,…

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Share the ‘Orange is the New Black’ love with these smartphone covers

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Would you throw your pie for Alex Vause, or are you more of a Piper fan? (And if the latter: whyyyyy?) Either way, you can declare your character allegiances for everyone’s favourite Netflix show via these fun fan art Orange is the New Black smartphone cases that come in white. And, um, orange and black.…

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Why web series are such big business (and not to mention fun)

Diane Shipley Entertainment, Features, Home, Living & Decor, Top Stories Leave a Comment

Following in the footsteps of Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, and Yahoo, Vimeo has just announced its first exclusive original series, High Maintenance, which will be released later this year. Created by Katja Blichfeld and Ben Sinclair, it's a comedy about an unnamed cannabis dealer (played by Sinclair) and the clients he interacts with. Guest stars include…

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Watch what happens when Netflix becomes real-life

Hayley Minn Video, Web Fun Leave a Comment

As much as we love Netflix, and its seemingly endless amount of TV shows and movies to watch, it can get very annoying with its recommendations sometimes. Just because we loved Big Daddy doesn't mean we're going to like Just Go With It. As much as we love Jennifer Anniston and Adam Sandler - it's…

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Now Sky is going to take on Apple, Amazon, Netflix and Tesco in download and keep movies

Ashley Norris TVs and Home Cinema, Video Leave a Comment

Apple's iTunes Store, Netflix, Amazon and Tesco's Blinkbox will soon have a new rival. According to reports today Sky is planning to launch a new service that will enable customers to download and keep movie titles from its Sky Store. Up until now they have only been able to download them and keep them for…

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Netflix's Hack Day and the hacks we wish were a reality

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Let's add Netflix to the list of companies we'd happily sell our souls to work for. According to the Netflix Tech Blog, the company is all about innovation, creativity and building awesome stuff. That's why it's begun the soon-to-be tradition of holding a Hack Day, when its engineering teams are encouraged to develop an idea…

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Netflix addict? ZenMate lets you watch whatever you want wherever you are

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If you're a big fan of House of Cards, the season two launch last week will have taught you that in the list of life priorities Netflix probably comes higher up than say going to work, sleeping and personal hygiene. So what do you do when you're travelling and can't get your Netflix hit for…

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Netflix updates it's TV apps – on Xbox, PS3, smart TVs and Blu Ray Players

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Netflix have announced a major update to pretty much all of their TV apps - bringing new visuals and details, as well as improved recommendations and device-specific functionality. The first thing you'll notice in the update is the improved visuals. More space on the screen has been devoted to descriptions, and it will also display…

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Will you be buying the Google Chromecast?

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It has been hailed as a smart move by Google, but will you be investing in one? The Google Chromecast, which debuted yesterday is a dongle that plugs into your TV's HDMI socket and enables you to stream video content from a number of devices to your screen. It is apparently compatible with Android and…

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