Netflix's Umbrella Academy Is Your New X-Men—Ugh

Netflix's Umbrella Academy Is Your New X-Men—Ugh

The others include a hothead with super-accurate murdering skills, an adult trapped in a kid's body, and a mouthy addict with death-related powers played by Robert Sheehan, who had the same role in Misfits .

Russian Doll May Be Perfect, But You Won't Be Satisfied

Russian Doll May Be Perfect, But You Won't Be Satisfied

Russian Doll May Be Perfect, But You Won't Be Satisfied The Netflix series is far and away the best original new show of the past two years—but its existential thrust guaranteed that not everyone would be happy with the ending.

How Facebook Has Changed Computing

How Facebook Has Changed Computing

"Facebook has been a driving force in open source for years, sharing many critical pieces of technology with the broader community." Jim Zemlin, executive director, Linux Foundation "They went beyond just cloning what Google and Amazon did and innovate, they did something different," says Jonathan Ellis, who used Cassandra extensively as a Rackspace employee and went on to co-found DataStax, a company that supports Cassandra for corporate clients, in 2010.

Trigger Warning and Netflix's Love of Host-Driven Stories

Trigger Warning and Netflix's Love of Host-Driven Stories

Trigger Warning and Netflix's Love of Host-Driven Stories The confrontational, sometimes Swiftian heart of Killer Mike's show aims to reach common ground by way of unvarnished agitation.

So Is Hulu Just Trolling Netflix Now, or What?

So Is Hulu Just Trolling Netflix Now, or What?

Beginning February 26, the price for Hulu's cheapest plan, the ad-supported one, will drop from $7.99 to $5.99 per month.

How to Find Your Netflix Freeloaders—and Kick Them Out

How to Find Your Netflix Freeloaders—and Kick Them Out

(A few years ago I looked at the list of devices registered on the friend's Hulu account I've freeloaded off of since 2011. The other way you can keep tabs on your Netflix is by going to Account > Viewing activity and looking at what everyone's been watching.

Netflix Raises Prices to Stockpile for the Streaming Wars

Netflix Raises Prices to Stockpile for the Streaming Wars

Related Stories “On the surface, it does seem to be a bit of jeopardy to increase prices when the competitive services are coming,” says Tony Gunnarsson, a senior analyst at Ovum focused on the streaming media business.

Netflix and Amazon Binged Wins at the Golden Globes

Netflix and Amazon Binged Wins at the Golden Globes

In today's installment: Netflix and Amazon stay Golden at last night's awards; Brad Bird embarks upon a new movie mission; and, for the third weekend in a row, audiences make a halibut of seeing Aquaman .

Saudi Arabia Won't Be the Last Country to Censor Netflix

Saudi Arabia Won't Be the Last Country to Censor Netflix

Netflix defended its action, pointing out in a statement that it only took down the episode after the kingdom sent the company “a valid legal request.” Netflix, like most American tech companies, goes to great pains to comply with local laws in order to operate globally.

How the Surprise New Interactive Black Mirror Came Together

How the Surprise New Interactive Black Mirror Came Together

Some weeks later, in a story meeting, an idea popped up that Brooker and Jones realized would only work if it was interactive: a videogame designer in the 1980s, trying to adapt a choose-your-own-adventure novel (which, you may remember , was the style at the time ).

The Streaming Wars Began in 2018—and They'll Only Get Worse

The Streaming Wars Began in 2018—and They'll Only Get Worse

Related Stories The hope for many of these companies, of course, is that they can prove to be a viable competitor to Netflix, which is expected to hit nearly 150 million worldwide subscribers by year’s end, and which continues to mint must-see original shows ( The Haunting of Hill House ), specials (Hannah Gadsby’s Nanette ), and movies (the critically beloved, shakily handled Roma ).

For the First Time, All Three Streamers Are Oscar-Bound

For the First Time, All Three Streamers Are Oscar-Bound

And while several Netflix and Amazon entries are included, the most notable entries come from a service that’s never before been a contender: Hulu.Related StoriesBrian RafteryStreaming Tightens Its Grip on the Golden GlobesPeter RubinIt's the Emmys That Need a 'Popular Award,' Not the OscarsAngela WatercutterGuillermo del Toro's Pinocchio Isn't for Kids—It's for OscarsThe 11-year-old service has two films in the running for Best Documentary Feature: Bing Liu’s youth-in-crisis skateboarding tale Minding the Gap and Stephen Maing’s Crime + Punishment, about corruption within the New York Police Department.