Binge-watching has officially been linked to depression

Diane Shipley Feeling good, Tech, Wellbeing

I know. In other news, the sky is blue, water is wet, and Gwyneth Paltrow’s not a reliable source of medical advice. I don’t think anyone’s likely to faint with surprise that binge-watching shows (on TV or via services like Netflix and Amazon Prime) has been linked to feeling low. But there’s been little research…

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Amazon won its first Golden Globes for Transparent

Diane Shipley Trending

In a step forward for both Amazon’s original content and LGBTQ representation on screen, the site won two awards for its show Transparent at the Golden Globes last night. It bagged ‘Best TV Series, Musical or Comedy’ (the serious drama award went to Joshua Jackson’s slow-burn Showtime show, The Affair) and best actor for Jeffrey…

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CES 2015: New report confirms millennials prefer streaming content to watching TV

Diane Shipley #CES2015

Make sure you’re sitting down when you’re reading this, as otherwise you might faint from surprise. A new study presented at CES has confirmed that millennials like streaming video more than traditional TV. I don’t believe it! Oh wait, I do, and it’s not surprising at all. But it’s still interesting to see it in…

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CES 2015: Netflix announces the Recommended TV Programme

Holly Brockwell #CES2015

LG and Netflix have been working together for some time now on bringing the best possible experience to consumers watching streaming services. Today Greg Peters, Chief Streaming and Partnerships Officer at Netflix, took the stage during LG's CES presentation to talk about a new venture: the Netflix Recommended TV Programme. The two companies worked together…

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

Staff Writer ShinyShiny Awards 2014

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

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?

Diane Shipley Trending

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

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

Diane Shipley Fun

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 Tech

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 Fun

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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