Three weeks ago, Netflix CEO Reed Hastings said his company would split its DVD-by-mail service into a new site called Qwikster while keeping video streaming at Netflix.com. The change seemed needlessly drastic and complicated for many users, forcing customers to be billed twice and to search for DVD and streaming content on separate websites. But now, Netflix customers will never have to hear the word Qwikster again. Customers complained about the confusing changes and Hastings apparently received the message. Hasting announced in a new blog post titled “ DVDs will be staying at netflix.com ” that Qwikster will now simply go away. “It is clear that for many of our members two websites would make things more difficult, so we are going to keep Netflix as one place to go for streaming and DVDs,” Hastings wrote. “This means no change: one website, one account, one password in other words, no Qwikster.” Hastings had argued last month that DVDs by mail and streaming are such … [Read more...] about Netflix kills Qwikster after customers bash spinoff of DVD service
Even with its bandwidth costs, video can be more environmentally friendly than movies on DVDs, according to a research paper published Wednesday at IOP Science. The authors found that the emissions and energy consumption for DVD watching are higher altogether than for streaming video, all things considered, so ditching the plastic discs may be the most conscientious direction to take. The authors looked at several possible distribution methods for DVDs, including transporting them to stores or warehouses; repackaging them for the store or rental business in question, if necessary; and then delivering them to their final destinations. The study also accounts for the efficiency and power use of DVD playback devices, including computers and game consoles, as well as the energy consumption of watching the DVDs on monitors or televisions. Across the whole category, the researchers estimated that 1.2 billion DVDs were purchased or rented over the course of the studied year (2011), with … [Read more...] about Streaming video is better for the environment than DVDs—barely
La conclusion de l’ultime trilogie Star Wars a vécu ses derniers jours dans les salles obscures. Si vous ne l’avez pas encore vu, la conclusion de la trilogie de J.J. Abrams est disponible actuellement en VOD. Si vous courez après l'édition DVD ou Blu-Ray, il faudra encore vous armer de patience avant la sortie des bonus de Star Wars : L’Ascension de Skywalker . Ou si vous préférez accéer à la version streaming de Disney Plus. Pour caler un rendez-vous avec Rey, Kylo Ren et Poe Dameron sur votre TV 4K ou OLED , nous vous partageons notre agenda prévisionnel, incluant les dates de sortie de Star Wars 9 , sur support physique ou dématérialisé. Comment regarder les films et les séries Star Wars dans l'ordre ? Célébrez la journée Mondiale Star Wars avec les meilleurs sets Lego Disney Plus : tout savoir sur le service de streaming rival de Netflix. Le DVD / Blu-Ray de Star Wars : l’Ascension de Skywalker programmé pour début juin C’est Amazon.fr qui a révélé la … [Read more...] about Quand Star Wars : L’Ascension de Skywalker sortira-t-il en DVD / Blu-ray / VOD et sur Disney Plus ?
Every few years will see the introduction of a new TV technology, introducing new buzzwords for TV buyers to get their heads around. In the past year, we’ve seen the likes of VRR and HLG enter the lexicon around today’s commercial TVs, which have their own guides you can delve into. In this article, though, we’re taking a step back to address HDR, or high dynamic range – a TV technology that’s been widespread for several years now, with almost every television (bar the very cheapest) claiming to support it.Let’s look at why HDR isn’t quite that simple, and why your current cheap TV might not be delivering the great HDR picture you bought it for.The basics of backlight controlThe main aim of HDR content is to increase the dynamic range of the image on-screen. This happens in two key areas: shadow detail and specular highlight detail. That means more image information in the darkest and lightest areas of an image: grimmer stonework in … [Read more...] about You won’t get real HDR on a cheap TV – here’s why
There are really only two ways I'm coming out of this pandemic: super-ripped or in dire need of a diet. coronavirus lockdown restrictions come and go and come back again, leaving many gyms closed across the country. Whether or not your gym or fitness studio is closed, the bottom line is that working out at home is still safer while the pandemic rages on. Switching to a home workout routine isn't easy if you're used to going to a class for your HIIT or yoga workout -- it takes some space and a lot of intrinsic motivation to stick to a home workout plan. But establishing a home workout routine is a smart move because beyond boosting your physical health, it can help ease anxiety related to coping with the pandemic. Get more out of your tech Learn smart gadget and internet tips and tricks with CNET's How To newsletter. Staying in shape during the pandemic is totally doable, and this guide will show you how. Even if you have a small space, no equipment (hello body … [Read more...] about Gym closed? These are the best home workout options