Netflix has rolled out profiles in order to recommend better shows to individual viewers!

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Have you ever been looking through your Netflix for Mad Men and wondered who watched Pretty Little Liars? Well Netflix has stepped up to the plate on this one.  Their latest addition to their streaming services will let families and friends who share the same account to set up user profiles so that Netflix can actually suggest recommendations that you will want to watch,

The user accounts, which where introduced last Thursday, can divide a single Netflix Account into five different profiles at no additional cost from the standard $8 a month.  Netflix is hoping that its 37.6 million users will add the profile feature to their accounts in order to assist Netflix recommendation system to determine difference between viewers with drastically different tastes.

Before the release of different users accounts, it was very difficult for for Netflix to decipher between different viewers preferences.  Netflix was unable to tell the difference between a dad watching The Walking dead and his daughter watching Rugrats.  This would result in Netflix giving mismatched suggestions that would include content for mature audiences and child-friendly programming.

Neil Hunt, Netflix’s chief product officer, is quoted in saying, “If the kids have been watching a lot of Shaun the Sheep, that doesn’t particularly help us help you find the next gritty drama to watch after they have gone to bed.”

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Hundred’s Netflix movies are gone, but why?

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Hundreds of classic movie titles from Warner Brothers, MGM, an Universal are disappearing today off of Netflix.  We know that Woody Allen’s “Stardust Memories”, Charles Bronson’s “10 to midnight”, and the James Bond hits “Dr. No” and “Goldfinger” are all not making the cut along with many more.

This may upset some Netflix users; however, what needs to be understood is how Netflix works.  Netflix only really rents the license from TV shows and movies.  When their license expires, Netflix decides whether or not to renew the licenses by how often each  video is watched.  Netflix spokesman Joris Evers told CNET that the goal for the company is to be a good programmer rather than a broad distributor.

Joris also said, “Netflix is a dynamic service, we constantly update the TV shows and movies that are available to our members.  We will add more than 500 titles May 1, but we also have titles expiring, this ebb and flow happens all the time.”

Evers explains the loss of films were part of a deal with Epix.  “The vast majority of the titles that expire on Wednesday are older features that were aggregated by Epix,” Evers said. “We recently added many great, more recent titles such as ParaNorman (Universal), Hunger Games (Epix), Safe (Epix) and Bachelorette (Weinstein).  Tomorrow we will also add MI:2, among many other titles.”

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A new Dell gadget designed for people who Travel for Business!

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Dell is now attempting to get rid of the idea of carrying around a laptop or notebook anywhere you have to go.  Project Ophelia is an Android-powered device that you will be able to plug into any TV or monitor giving you access to any of the apps or local files in the Google Play store.  It looks like a USB flash drive with an HDMI plug and will cost less than $100.

Instead of dragging you laptop everywhere you travel, now all you have to do is carry this “dongle”, as its being called at the current moment, into any screen you find with an HDMI port. If you have the right tools, you can use it exactly like you laptop.

All you will have to do is connect a Bluetooth mouse and keyboard to get around on Android.  Next, you will need to install office tools like QuickOffice Pro, using the built-in Wi-Fi, and you will be able to work from any hotel room.  Ophelia, at this point, has 8GB of internal storage; however, you can expand the memory with the microSD card slot.

PocketCloud’s Remote Desktop service allows you to access your personal computer from Android or iOS devices.  Once you have that remote desktop service, you can literally care you home or work computer on your key chain.

Another nice perk, Ophelia is Google-accredited too.  This means you will have full access to the Google Play store.  If you need a break from work you can pull up Netflix or Angry Birds.

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