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Netflix Wants More Original Comedies, Horror Netflix Wants More Original Comedies, Horror

Netflix is very interested in launching more original comedies, and is thinking about westerns and more horror shows as well. The Hollywood Reporter has an extensive interview with Cindy Holland, the company’s head of original content. Asked about what genres …

Sense8, The Wachowskis’ Netflix Show, Finally Begins Filming Sense8, The Wachowskis’ Netflix Show, Finally Begins Filming

When Netflix first announced that Andy and Lana Wachowski were making their first foray into television with a sci-fi series called Sense8, the company slated it for a late 2014 release. But things moved along kind of slowly for the …

Amazon Unveils Fire, Its Long-Awaited Smartphone Amazon Unveils Fire, Its Long-Awaited Smartphone

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos just unveiled the company’s long-anticipated smartphone, and it’s called the Fire Phone. The device looks vaguely iPhone-esque, but should appeal to fans of Amazon’s Kindle Fire tablets. It uses Gorilla Glass 3 and a rubber frame …

BlackBerry Adds Amazon Appstore To New OS BlackBerry Adds Amazon Appstore To New OS

BlackBerry announced that the Amazon Appstore will be available with the launch of the next version of its operating system BlackBerry 10.3. This will come in the fall, and will be a significant increase in availability for Amazon’s offering. “With …

‘Hemlock Grove’ Season 2: The Closest Look Yet ‘Hemlock Grove’ Season 2: The Closest Look Yet

Last week, Netflix gave us the first official trailer for its upcoming second season of Hemlock Grove, and it didn’t disappoint. Now, Extra has a behind the scenes look at the season with comments from cast and crew, including Mr. …

Elon Musk Is Pretty Concerned About Skynet Elon Musk Is Pretty Concerned About Skynet

Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk, often referred to as the real life Tony Stark, can envision a world where we are all overtaken by our robot overlords. Specifically, the whole Terminator scenario. CNBC’s Julia Boorstin and Kelly Evans recently …

Wikipedia Gets A Revamp On Tablets Wikipedia Gets A Revamp On Tablets

The Wikimedia Foundation unveiled a new look for Wikipedia and its other properties for tablets. There are similarities to the mobile web version you’ve already been seeing on your smartphone, but there are also some differences. For one, they’ve increased …

Hulu Original ‘Deadbeat’ Heads To DVD Hulu Original ‘Deadbeat’ Heads To DVD

They don’t get as much media attention as Netflix’s, but Hulu has original shows too. One of them, Deadbeat, is reportedly heading to DVD later this summer. The official description from Hulu is as follows: Deadbeat is an all new …

Game of Thrones, Once Again, Sits Atop the Iron Throne of Piracy Game of Thrones, Once Again, Sits Atop the Iron Throne of Piracy

The season finale of HBO’s Game of Thrones has shattered a piracy record, previously held by…Game of Thrones. According to torrent trackers, over 254,000 people were, at one point, sharing a single torrent for the season four finale episode, “The …

Middle Finger Emoji to Address the Most Common Emotion Felt When Texting Middle Finger Emoji to Address the Most Common Emotion Felt When Texting

The Unicode Consortium, the group that regulates the industry standard for emoji and other types of text across multiple platforms (like iOS and Android), has just announced the Unicode Standard version 7.0, which consists of 2,834 new characters – including …

Breaking Bad Now Available In Ultra HD 4K On Netflix Breaking Bad Now Available In Ultra HD 4K On Netflix

Netflix’s Joris Evers announced on Twitter that Breaking Bad is now streaming in Ultra HD 4K everywhere the service is available. The company had said in the past that the show would be available in 4K in June, and has …

Smart Thermostats: Honeywell Announces the Lyric Thermostat Smart Thermostats: Honeywell Announces the Lyric Thermostat

The smart thermostat business has held promise for quite a while now, with even companies such as Google investing heavily in the technology. Now one of the most popular thermostat makers in the world has entered its own smart thermostat …

Netflix Announces ‘Dinotrux’ Series For 2015 Netflix Announces ‘Dinotrux’ Series For 2015

Those Netflix DreamWorks Animation announcements are really rolling in now. Last summer, the two announced what was Netflix’s biggest deal for original content to date, which would see Netflix getting exclusive new programming from the animation studio. Today, the companies …

‘Orange Is The New Black’ Season 3 Casting News ‘Orange Is The New Black’ Season 3 Casting News

Orange is the New Black: Season 2 has only been available on Netflix for a week, but the third season is reportedly already filming. There are also a couple pieces of significant casting news. Deadline reports that Dascha Polanco, who …

Aaron Paul’s Xbox One Ad Is Inadvertently Turning on People’s Consoles Aaron Paul’s Xbox One Ad Is Inadvertently Turning on People’s Consoles

The thing about have voice control systems that are always on is, well, they’re always on. If they weren’t, then saying something like “Xbox on!” wouldn’t really do anything. Apparently, this handy feature is causing some issues for some Xbox …

Amazon Gives Some Great Ideas on How to Abuse Mayday Amazon Gives Some Great Ideas on How to Abuse Mayday

Last year, Amazon launched their Mayday button – a 24/7/365 customer support hotline that allows Fire tablet users to contact a ‘tech advisor’ and speak to them, live. You know, like a real person. It’s a pretty novel idea, and …

Netflix Gets A Site Redesign (Not Nearly As Drastic As The Last One) Netflix Gets A Site Redesign (Not Nearly As Drastic As The Last One)

If you visit the Netflix website today, you’ll probably notice that it looks quite a bit different. For one, they finally switched over to the new logo they’ve been using on some things lately. This includes a new favicon. Beyond …

Glassholes Agreed to Be on The Daily Show, For Some Reason Glassholes Agreed to Be on The Daily Show, For Some Reason

They couldn’t have thought this was going to be anything but a masterful trolling, right? “Yes it seems, even in this day and age, you can still be treated differently just because of how you look – wearing a $1,500 face …

Tesla Opens Up All Its Patents, Which Elon Musk Calls ‘Landmines’ of Innovation Tesla Opens Up All Its Patents, Which Elon Musk Calls ‘Landmines’ of Innovation

On the heels of news that Tesla Motors would be opening up its Supercharger patents in order to help speed up the electric car revolution, the company’s CEO Elon Musk has apparently decided what the hell, let’s just release all …

Starbucks’ Wireless Charging Initiative Sounds Cool, Will Likely Disappoint Many Starbucks’ Wireless Charging Initiative Sounds Cool, Will Likely Disappoint Many

Starbucks has just announced a new initiative to bring wireless charging stations to many of its stores. Awesome, right? The only problem is that not all wireless charging is the same, and Starbucks has gone with a technology that many …

Here’s What’s About To Hit Netflix (Including The Remake You’re Afraid To Watch) Here’s What’s About To Hit Netflix (Including The Remake You’re Afraid To Watch)

As you know, content comes and goes on Netflix. Each week, we’re bringing you a list of titles that you’ll be able to stream in the U.S. in the coming days. As always, dates are subject to change. There’s a …