This Is the First Weekend in America With No Saturday Morning Cartoons

Saturday morning American broadcast TV was once animation's home field. Filling a cereal bowl with artificially colored sugar pebbles and staring at the tube was every kid's weekend plan. Not any more: For the first time in 50-plus years, you won't find a block of animation on broadcast this morning. It's the end of… » 10/04/14 11:00am 10/04/14 11:00am

Just When You Thought Netflix Worked Fine, Along Comes The Oculus Rift

Get ready. When the Oculus Rift really hits it big, there'll be loads of things that you do now very quickly and very easily that will suddenly become very hard, because the Oclus Rift will make it hard. Your Facebook jokes have been done to death, but let's not forget the danger facing other services like Netflix. » 8/20/14 8:50pm 8/20/14 8:50pm

The 20 Best Movies Disappearing From Netflix Tomorrow

It's that time again. When the clock strikes midnight tonight—or sometime around then—dozens of movies will disappear from Netflix's streaming larders. Fortunately, you've still got time to plow through a few of your favorites. Here's a list of the very best movies that'll be gone come July. » 6/30/14 1:04pm 6/30/14 1:04pm

Famous Game Creators Are Fighting For Internet Freedom

The Internet is in danger, everyone. That sounds like kind of a silly thing to say, but it's true. While not yet set in stone, the FCC has made disconcerting plans to allow companies to divide this beautiful web of ours into potentially expensive tiers. Gaming stands to take a massive hit too. Here's why. » 5/02/14 7:07pm 5/02/14 7:07pm

The 20 Best Movies Disappearing From Netflix Tomorrow

When the clock strikes its last midnight in 2013—or somewhere around there, anyway—dozens of movies will disappear from Netflix streaming. Fortunately, you've still got some time to churn through the ones you'll miss the most. Here's a list of the very best of the movies that'll be gone in 2014. » 12/27/13 11:03am 12/27/13 11:03am

​Marvel's Defenders Shows Shouldn't Be Just Another Avengers

Superhero enthusiasts all over got a big exciting surprise this morning when news broke that Marvel and Netflix would be partnering to create streaming series for the Daredevil, Luke Cage, Iron Fist and Jessica Jones characters. When the shows culminate into a Defenders team-up, the end result might be more grounded… » 11/07/13 12:59pm 11/07/13 12:59pm

First New Arrested Development Trailer: Thank You, Netflix

When news first broke nearly a year and a half ago that Netflix was resurrecting Arrested Development for a fourth season, the reception was joy followed by immediate apprehension. Could the expectations be met? Could it be as funny as it is in our memory? The answer, based on this just-released first trailer, is a… » 5/13/13 12:06am 5/13/13 12:06am

Say There, is That an Awkward Product Placement Starring a PS Vita?

"House of Cards" isn't a "free" show—you still have to pay for Netflix to see it the same as you would to watch "Breaking Bad." But Netflix itself is the primary distributor, and it outbid HBO, AMC and all the rest to make it the streaming service's first original programming, launching the entire first season back… » 3/13/13 10:40am 3/13/13 10:40am

From Carl Sagan to Cheech & Chong: The Netflix Board is The Most…

The Miiverse is full of amazing and creative output, but If I had to choose one board that consistently impresses me, it's the Netflix community. Not only is it full of truly talented people, it's surprisingly varied in subject matter. Everything on Netflix is fair game, from Large Marge to Jay Sherman. » 1/10/13 7:30pm 1/10/13 7:30pm