Jodie Foster: I make movies to figure out who I am

December 12, 2017

Directing a new Black Mirror film gives Jodie Foster the chance to look back at her own upbringing. The Hollywood titan talks to Tim Adams Last week Charlie Brooker was recalling for me the moment he learned Jodie Foster would direct an episode of Weinstein revelations, except to observe tangentially that in her early career for 15 or 20 years, every single script I read, the motivation for the female…


The 40 best gadgets of 2017

November 24, 2017

The definitive list of tech and luxury items to have in your pocket, in your home and parked outside 1 TOY ROBOTNintendo Switch (280) modular gaming tablet offers an entirely new approach to video-gaming, merging the Wii and the DS in a convivial hybrid. As testament to its success, more and more non-Nintendo games are being released for the device and video streaming services are coming soon. 3 INTERACTIVE TOUCH-SCREEN…


7 Times The Person Who Writes The Netflix Episode Descriptions Ended The Episode Description With A Little Update About Their Life

August 10, 2017

Whoevers writing these episode descriptions has no hesitations using Netflix as her personal journal. 1. That era the person or persons sister had a baby 2. That age the person get scratched by her roommates cat 3. That occasion the person or persons was revealed by her sister 4. That duration the person or persons recognized she hadnt been exposed by her sister 5. That day the person got her…


What we know about CBSs upcoming streaming service for sports

August 9, 2017

Cord cutters have another reason to get excited, as CBS this week announced its planning to launch a live streaming service for sports. The news was discussed on the companys Q2 earnings call, and though details are light theres no name, pricing or exact launch date at this time, for example the service could potentially go a long way to fill a gap thats not currently well-covered by live TV…


Googles cord cutter app YouTube TV reaches 2 million downloads

July 29, 2017

Approximately 2 million people have installed the YouTube TV app, Googles live TV service aimed at a younger generation of cord cutters, as well as those who never signed up for traditional pay TV in the first place. That download figure comes from app store analytics firms Sensor Tower and App Annie, which both also noted that installs are evenly split between iOS and Android devices. Of course, 2 million…


Pendo closes $25M Series C from Meritech to scale its customer understanding platform

July 14, 2017

Just seven several months after announcing a $20 million Series B, Pendo, a platform to help businesses better understand their patrons, has closed a new $25 million Series C led by Meritech Capital Partners. The North Carolina-based startup has been growing at a speedy time ballooning to 106 hires across offices in San Francisco, New York and Raleigh. Meritechs Rob Ward will be joining the Pendo board of directors to…


Ken Burns returns to take on Vietnam ‘a war we have consciously ignored’

July 3, 2017

Burnss new 10-part, 18-hour epic film covers the conflict from all sides, and hopes to shape more courageous conversations about what took place James Rogers and Renan Reyes, veterans of the Vietnam war, each made a trip to Washington on Wednesday to see the masterpiece on the civil war as well as series on jazz, baseball, the Roosevelts and the second world war. Ten years and millions of dollars in…


Kevin Spacey uses ‘House of Cards’ to force you to embrace the silly and serious sides of VR

June 3, 2017

Discovering virtual reality in Season 5 of 'House of Cards.'Image: netflix  What’s crazier than the insane political machinations of House of Cards being outdone by the very real politics of 2017? How about the show taking Season 5 viewers into yet another layer deeper into the surreal by introducing virtual reality into the very plot of the show. Here’s your Spoiler Alert warning. If you haven’t already binge-watched the latest…


Nickelodeon revamps Noggin, its Netflix for Kids, with dozens of interactive, play-along videos

June 2, 2017

Nickelodeons Noggin is today taking a step to differentiate Noggin from being just another Netflix for kids type of subscription video service. Alongside its existing lineup of TV shows and sing-alongs, Nick is introducing a series of what it calls play along videos. These new videos, which are also curriculum-based, are designed to be interactive in nature asking kids to tap, touch, swipe or speak to move through their various…


Free streaming service Tubi TV grabs $20 million in new funding

May 10, 2017

San Francisco-based Jump Capital, and includes participation from Tubi TVs Series A investor The titles on Tubi TV arent necessarily the hottest, or most in-demand new releases, but include a number of big-name hits from years past. For example, the apps featured selection right now includesthe 2000 film Gladiator, 1991s The Silence of the Lambs, 2011s Young Adult, 2010s True Grit and 2008s Revolutionary Road, among others. But for Tubi…