Tag Archives: Content

Netflix’s New Content Download Option Has a Hidden Catch

When Netflix added support for content downloading late last year, it was hailed as a long-overdue move for the popular VOD service. Having now used the option while traveling on several occasions, I can confirm that while it can be buggy — I’ve had to restart downloads multiple times and playback sometimes fails to rotate the content properly — it’s also handy to be able to grab a few episodes of a favorite show before you hop on a plane, especially if the jet doesn’t have a modern in-flight entertainment system. ...

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Social media giants 'shamefully far' from tackling illegal content

Social media firms are “shamefully far” from tackling illegal and dangerous content, says a parliamentary report. Hate speech, terror recruitment videos and sexual images of children all took too long to be removed, said the Home Affairs Select Committee report. It called for a review of UK laws and stronger enforcement around illegal material. And the government should consider making the sites pay to help police what people post, it said. The cross-party committee took evidence from Facebook, Twitter and Google, the parent company of YouTube, for its report. It ...

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Bryce Alford, coach's son and social media target, is finally content

Mar 22, 2017 LOS ANGELES — Bryce Alford, a critical UCLA shooting guard in Friday’s NCAA tournament Sweet 16 affair against Kentucky in Memphis, Tennessee, strolled into Pauley Pavilion on a mild winter afternoon with a confident stride and relaxed presence. He’s a young man living the life in Los Angeles. Maybe that’s why a portion of the UCLA fan base despised him in the past. His father, Steve Alford, is a millionaire and controversial head coach of his team. Bryce drives a nice car he calls his “stallion.” Former ...

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Destiny's Next Content Update Will Be Announced Tomorrow

Bungie will soon provide the first details about the next content update for Destiny, though it doesn’t sound like a major expansion. The developer teased the announcement in its weekly blog post today, saying it’ll share “an announcement and a reveal schedule” at 9 AM PT / 12 PM ET tomorrow, March 3. “We’re putting the finishing touches on an announcement about the next content update for Destiny,” it explained. “For weeks now, we’ve been teasing relentlessly that you haven’t heard the last from the Live Team. We do that ...

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Arizona Sunshine Restricts New Content to Certain CPUs, then Backpedals

Timed exclusives are a thing. It’s not a new concept, and most games consumers are familiar with them, if not 100% happy. But when they’re applied in a seemingly arbitrary fashion, and covertly? Well, that’s when the claws come out. Players discovered that VR zombie-murderin’ good time Arizona Sunshine had restricted its newly-released singleplayer horde mode to PCs running 5th, 6th, and 7th generation Intel Core i7 processors only. “Working with Intel allowed us to create even more content than we originally planned, including these modes and the physics systems ...

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Warcraft Will Have “Steady Stream of Content” But Not Yearly Expansions

Even though the Legion expansion has already launched, Blizzcon 2016 saw lots of new announcements for Blizzard’s flagship MMO. Upcoming patches will include epic class mounts and micro holidays, and you can get a look at the new legendary artifacts coming to the game right here. To get more details about what lies ahead, we talked with Warcraft’s game director Ion Hazzikostas about the recent changes. The micro-holidays you announced sound really interesting. Is that going to be a regular, new thing every month? How long is it going to ...

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Twitch's New Amazon Prime Support Offers Free Game Content, Ad-Free Streaming

Amazon Prime now offers a bunch of benefits for Twitch users through a new slate of features called Twitch Prime. Announced at TwitchCon, Prime subscribers get ad-free streaming, free game loot, and discounts on physical games, among other things. The free game loot for October includes Tyrande Whisperwind, the newest Hearthstone hero, and new stream-based indie game Streamline. Prime subscribers also get the exclusive Boss Ymir skin for Smite and the exclusive Bomb King weapon skin for Paladins, though these items are only available until October 2. Additionally, the aforementioned ...

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Amazon, Sony, Steam refunding players unhappy with No Man’s Sky, former Sony content director calls refund-seekers thieves

Even in the run-up to No Man’s Sky’s debut, it was clear that no single game could possibly fulfill the sky-high expectations of its player base. Since the game launched, a number of websites have collected numerous examples of behaviors that were originally promised and never implemented. The animals on the various planets you explore never demonstrate the interesting behaviors they exhibited in launch trailers, there’s no variation between factions, the combat model is painfully simplistic, there’s no stealth capabilities for your own ship, no variations in ship types, no ...

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Google Chrome will start blocking all Flash content next month

Flash was an integral part of the internet in years past, but it has also been a drag on performance and the source of a great many security vulnerabilities. Today, HTML5 is a better way to get the same sort of interactive content running on the web, and it works on mobile devices. The next phase in Adobe Flash’s agonizingly slow demise starts next month when Google Chrome begins blocking all Flash content. This will come as part of the Chrome 53 update, which should be available in early September. ...

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Google Chrome will start blocking all Flash content next month

Flash was an integral part of the internet in years past, but it has also been a drag on performance and the source of a great many security vulnerabilities. Today, HTML5 is a better way to get the same sort of interactive content running on the web, and it works on mobile devices. The next phase in Adobe Flash’s agonizingly slow demise starts next month when Google Chrome begins blocking all Flash content. This will come as part of the Chrome 53 update, which should be available in early September. ...

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