The Internet Threw a Protest and No One Came

Remember when the internet rallied to defeat SOPA/PIPA? That was fun. Today, a coalition of websites are trying to create the same digital fervor to protect another looming threat to the free web: net neutrality. Unfortunately, this most recent campaign hasn't impassioned the masses so much as briefly inspired a… » 9/10/14 3:58pm 9/10/14 3:58pm

Bingewatching Netflix on Your Chromecast Just Got Even Easier

Bingewatching good shows is now a beloved American pastime, and Chromecast is a fantastic enabler. Now Netflix is decreasing the minimal effort needed to just keep streaming; that "Post-Play " option that automatically starts the next episode will be rolled out for iOS and Android users navigating their queue from… » 9/09/14 12:39pm 9/09/14 12:39pm

Party On, Dudes! Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure Is Now on Netflix

Time travel is tricky business. If done right it can be an effective narrative device, but when abused it becomes a muddled mess of questions. "Wait, he did what? When? Where? Wouldn't that change the future? I mean, the past? ARGGG." But Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure totally nails it because, in the end, the… » 9/07/14 9:00pm 9/07/14 9:00pm

Netflix Is Considering Shorter Clips to Jumpstart Mobile Streaming

We all love video streaming. No, we actually all do. Last June, a study concluded nearly half the U.S. subscribed to at least one video service, and arguably Netflix is king. But there is one small problem, Netflix's streaming content, for the most part, is at least 2o-ish minutes long, and those long lengths aren't… » 9/07/14 1:00pm 9/07/14 1:00pm

Say Goodbye to Video Stores, Mailmen, Pennies...

The February 1989 issue of Life magazine predicted that, by the year 2000, many staples of modern American life might find themselves on the scrapheap of history. Life predicted that by the year 2000 people would need to say goodbye to everything from film (pretty much) to all-male clergy in the Catholic church (not… » 9/03/14 4:19pm 9/03/14 4:19pm

You Can Now Send a Netflix Rec to a Friend in a Facebook Message

Netflix indecision is the worst, so from time to time you'll ask your friends what they're watching. And then you forget what they told you and you're back at square one. Now Netflix is making your life easier, by letting you recommend a show or movie to a friend directly from Netflix in a Facebook message. » 9/02/14 9:55am 9/02/14 9:55am

You Won't Have a Long Face If You Watch BoJack Horseman


BoJack Horseman, the latest Netflix original series, is a good show. Unlike Netflix breakouts like Orange is the New Black and House of Cards, it's not getting a ton of attention... but it deserves a wide viewership, or at least as wide a viewership a droll adult animated comedy can get. The cast is dynamite. Will… » 9/01/14 8:00pm 9/01/14 8:00pm

You Can Stream a Crazy Amount of Good Kung Fu on Netflix Right Now

Netflix has a lot of kung fu, and almost all of it is great. I say almost because some of it is very terrible, such as Protector 2. Recently added to Netflix's roster and starring Muay Thai superstar Tony Jaa, the Protector 2 is the culmination of terrible CGI choices and a half-assed plot. Luckily, Netflix has much… » 8/31/14 9:00pm 8/31/14 9:00pm

Rabbit Lets You Watch Videos With Friends, No Matter Where They Are

Netflix, Hulu, and YouTube all let you watch whatever you want, whenever you want. But if you wanted to watch with friends or family, you had to figure out when and where to meet in real life. Rabbit fixes that with a browser-based video chat service that lets you watch whatever you want with friends, no matter where… » 8/19/14 9:55am 8/19/14 9:55am

How EA Access Will Work, According To EA

Last week, Electronic Arts announced a new online gaming service called EA Access for the Xbox One. It sounded like a promising deal to many gamers: a Netflix-style subscription service that would give people access to a library of EA games for $5 a month, or $30 a year. But many important questions remained… » 8/08/14 2:07pm 8/08/14 2:07pm

UnHung Hero: A Film of, Well, Moderately Small Proportions

It's man's most-pondered question: Does size matter? While there are social and scientific explanations of the varying size of male genitalia, I feel as though none of them truly answer the question for the individual. They seem rather to quell the ongoing question only temporarily, but without an answer you can take… » 7/18/14 8:00pm 7/18/14 8:00pm