Hexbyte  News  Computers Netflix’s Resident Evil plans leak out

Hexbyte News Computers Netflix’s Resident Evil plans leak out

A synopsis for Netflix’s Resident Evil adaptation was apparently prematurely uploaded to a press-only website yesterday, giving fans an indication that the show might be on the way soon. The story takes place in the fictional town of Clearfield, Maryland, the back yard of Washington, D.C., the Umbrella Corporation and “the decommissioned Greenwood Asylum.” All…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired Oh My God, Netflix, Please Chill Out!

Hexbyte Tech News Wired Oh My God, Netflix, Please Chill Out!

Surprise! I have nightmares. In my latest, I was stumbling through an eternal field in the dead of night, fog so thick I couldn’t see two inches. Then, out of the mist, a carousel materialized. Carnival music jangled as the wide-eyed wooden horsies screeched round and round. The moment I jerked awake, the meaning was…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired With Interactive TV, Netflix Makes Every Viewer a Showrunner

Hexbyte Tech News Wired With Interactive TV, Netflix Makes Every Viewer a Showrunner

Netflix made its first concerted push into interactive TV with “Bandersnatch,” a standalone episode of the dystopian sci-fi satire Black Mirror.NetflixAs we’ve taken our small-screen destiny into our own hands—skinny bundles, “over the top” content, a device-agnostic smorgasbord of streaming—our hands have become empty, idle. Channel surfing feels futile, if not obsolete. TV is no…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired Netflix Raises Prices to Stockpile for the Streaming Wars

Hexbyte Tech News Wired Netflix Raises Prices to Stockpile for the Streaming Wars

Netflix CEO Reed Hastings is facing a growing collection of competitors, from Amazon to Disney.Sylvain Lefevre/Getty ImagesOn Tuesday, Netflix announced that it would raise prices across all of its plans in the US. For most people, that means their $11 monthly rate will hop to $13 over the next few months. New customers will pay…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers Clojure at Netflix

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers Clojure at Netflix

Clojure at Netflix A talk for Craftsman Guild on my team’s use of Clojure at Netflix. Describes good, bad, and ugly lessons learned from going from a pure-Java codebase to Clojure in production. Copyright © 2018 Fewer and Faster LLC. All slide content and descriptions are owned by their creators.

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired Why Netflix Features Black Actors in Promos to Black Users

Hexbyte Tech News Wired Why Netflix Features Black Actors in Promos to Black Users

Last week, Netflix users raised concerns that the company was targeting African American users by race in the way it promoted films—highlighting black characters who sometimes had only minor roles in a movie.The debate began after Stacia L. Brown, creator of the podcast Charm City, tweeted a screenshot of the promotion she was shown for…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired Netflix Hiring Guillermo del Toro to Make ‘Pinocchio’ Isn’t About Kids—It’s About Oscars

Hexbyte Tech News Wired Netflix Hiring Guillermo del Toro to Make ‘Pinocchio’ Isn’t About Kids—It’s About Oscars

Netflix knows exactly what it’s doing hiring the master of macabre to tell the story of everyone’s favorite puppet-turned-boy.Jason LaVeris/Getty ImagesNetflix knows exactly what it’s doing hiring the master of macabre to tell the story of everyone’s favorite puppet-turned-boy.Jason LaVeris/Getty ImagesIn a piece of news no one was expecting to read Monday morning, Netflix announced…