10 nerdy coloring books to soothe anxious fans

May 15, 2019

Television and movies are supposed to help us escape our stressful worlds, yet most of the time, they leave us chewing our thumbs off. We spend about one to three hours hoping our favorite personas don’t die. Then we spend one week to several years uneasily foreseeing the return, dissecting what will happen next and vigilantly eschewing major spoilers in the process. That’s some stress aid! To help soothe your…


From Sketch Comedy to BDSM, Netflix Burrows Into Every Niche It Can Find

May 4, 2019

The opening instants of I Remember You Should Leave With Tim Robinson come as little surprise to sketch devotees. An alum of Saturday Night Live and cocreator of Comedy Central’s under-appreciated Detroiters, Robinson specializes in characters “whos” Unable to Let Things Go, and here, that thing is a doorway: After nailing a job interview in a coffeehouse, he sought to pull the door open on his way out, merely for…


EC Weekly: Gaming, crypto, shipping and the multiple future strategies of tech

April 29, 2019

Niantic EC-1 Bryce Durbin/ TechCrunch Game streaming is rapidly becoming one of the largest strategic arenas for owning consumers, with offerings from all major tech and gaming companies. Devin Coldewey provided a comprehensive strategic overview of the bets involved this week, and why so much fund is being poured into a technology that til now seemed impossible due to bandwidth and latency. It’s like Super Smash Bros: Tech Melee publication…


Dash buttons suffer major blow in Amazon’s second largest market

February 1, 2019

Amazon's Dash buttons may be convenient, but a German court doesn't like them.Image: amazon Amazon’s Dash buttons are perhaps the company’s most overt effort to make you forget that buying something actually means handing over your hard-earned money. Now, someone is finally calling BS. A German court has ruled that the Dash buttons violate consumer protection laws, Reuters reports.  SEE ALSO: Jeff Bezos and Amazon are nearing a super-villain level…


Netflix tops other streamers with most Golden Globes nods, but Amazon beats it on TV

December 8, 2018

Netflix is having another good time when it is necessary to racking up the Golden Globe nominations. Last-place time, Netflix topped the index of the most-nominated networks alongside HBO with 12 gestures, even if that didn’t translate to many wins for the streaming service. This time around, Netflix has scored eight nominations for its Tv serial and another five in the film category. However, Netflix is not the most-nominated “TV”…


Streamings greatest hits: the best TV shows from Netflix and Amazon

October 17, 2018

House of Cards, The Crown and a cartoon about a depressive horse were Netflix stars. Amazon scored with Man City but The Romanoffs may be an experiment too far Netflix and Amazon have invested billions of dollars in producing original content for their streaming platforms. Here are some of their most notable shows. Netflix House of CardsA remake of a British classic, the streaming sites first original showed its competitors…


CBS brings its ad-supported streaming service to Amazon Channels

August 31, 2018

CBS in the beginning of its first year brought its streaming service for cord cutters, CBS All Access, to Amazon’s a la carte TV service, Prime Video Channels. At the time, however, merely the higher-priced, $9.99 per month commercial-free subscription was offered to Prime members. At the time, CBS said its $5.99 per month ad-supported tier would arrive in the months ahead. It’s now making good on that promise with…


How The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Became Amazons Game of Thrones

August 25, 2018

Married showrunners Amy Sherman-Palladino and Dan Palladino still remember when they had to fight for snow. The fast-talking team behind referring to Gilmore Girls, the WB drama the couple created and over which they famously battled the network which refused to give them a proper budget for a dialogue-heavy show centered around the close relationship between a mother and daughter. When we meet, the couple and the cast of The…