Stub it out: Netflix criticised for too many smoking scenes

April 2, 2018

Anti-smoking group detects streaming giants evidences aspect twice as many cigarettes and tobacco incidents as traditional TV channels Netflix has been singled out for criticism by an anti-smoking organisation, which released experiment that claims the streaming giant’s original programmes have more than twice as many incidents featuring inhaling as its rivals. It acquired Netflix indicates featured a total of 319″ tobacco incidents”( a definition that extends connoted utilize of a…


The Gawker Archives Aren’t Going Anywhere

February 4, 2018

In May of 2 017, almost a year after Gawker shut down, a narrative mysteriously disappeared from its archives. The 2015 article detailed leaked emails writes to Sony Pictures CEO Michael Lynton, which had become public after the company’s servers were breached in 2014. The narrative was removed as the outcome of an undisclosed lawsuit–and provided as a troubling reminder that journalism on the internet is fragile, and subject to…


Black Mirror review: the Netflix series is back and darker than ever

January 11, 2018

Charlie Brookers ambitious near-future parables return for a further six occurrences and deliver dread and paranoia on every corner Don’t be fooled by the gorgeous backdrop that stimulates up much of the fourth season of Black Mirror( Netflix ). Its near-future fictions take place over mountainous snowscapes, expanses of moorland and sprawling deserts, but its world is taut and panicked, full of damaged and damaging people, and every corner promises…


Boxers or briefs? Prince Harry’s quickfire questions for Obama

January 8, 2018

Prince finished his interview with former US president with a quickfire round of questions. Here they are in full Prince Harry quizzed Harry: Cigarettes or gum? Obama: Gum now, baby. Harry: White House or Buckingham Palace? Obama : White House only because Buckingham Palace looks like it would take a really long time to mow. Lot of upkeep. Harry : Queen or The Queen? Obama: The Queen. Harry: The Rock…


Snapchat boss Evan Spiegel on the app that made him one of the world’s youngest billionaires

December 26, 2017

With Facebook clicking at his heels, the Snap Inc founder needs to offer something more than selfies with a hounds ears. He explains why his relaunched app could have the answer to fake report and filter bubbles If you invest enough time in the tech industry, certain culture touchstones be informed. The sprawling virtual metaverse of Neal Stephenson’s Snow Crash, for example, which was required reading for brand-new product directors…


US prosecutors charge Iranian with Game of Thrones hack

December 2, 2017

Behzad Mesri, alias Skote Vahshat, allegedly necessitated$ 6m from HBO not to liberate unaired chapters but his whereabouts not revealed US lawyers have charged an Iranian national with hacking into the HBO cable TV network and stealing occurrences and story summing-ups for unaired programs including Game of Thrones, then threatening to liberation the data unless he was paid$ 6m. Behzad Mesri, also known as Skote Vahshat, was charged with the…


Amazon’s $1bn bet on Lord of the Rings shows scale of its TV ambition

November 26, 2017

Web giant has had a few minor succes, but persists behind competitors such as Netflix, with Disney and Apple also inducing moves For a business so keen to emulate Hollywood, Amazon is putting in a matchless performance: it is embroiled in sexual harassment scandals and struggling to engage with audiences. The reverberations from the Harvey Weinstein furore took centre stage at Amazon Studios last weekend when Jeffrey Tambor, the sun…


Full stream ahead: how Amazon’s TV shows need to up their game

November 10, 2017

While Transparent and The Man in the High Castle showed promise, the company is fighting keep abreast with their rivals is that get changed? In the immense spate of sex crime revelations that have poured out of Hollywood over the past month, the primary shattering has of course been emotional. But so much better of the trauma has taken place in a professional capacity, abuse pre-empting the potential for great…


Netflix: which shows are being binged the fastest?

October 26, 2017

A rare liberate of stats from the streaming service exposes an obsession with nostalgia and a lack of interest in critical acclaim Netflix is notoriously secretive about ratings. We may never discover how many people watch any of its testifies. For all anybody knows, The Get Down’s entire audience have been incorporated into a single confused child watching distractedly in a shed. We have no way of demonstrating otherwise, so…


Game of Thrones stars Kit Harington and Rose Leslie to marry

October 25, 2017

Actors, who play on-screen lovers Jon Snow and Ygritte in HBOs hit fantasy series, announce engagement in the Times NOTE: contains spoilers for those who have not seen or read Game of Thrones Fans of Game of Thrones will know that a wedding in the hit shows fantasy world does not always ends well. So the announcement that two of the HBO series stars, Kit Harington and Rose Leslie, are…