There are times when one would really not like to think of anything. One does not seem to care even if something fails to make any proper sense. You would only want to watch an episode of your favourite show in a random manner. For some of the users of Netflix, they can simply take a chance and thus act in an absolutely reckless manner. Media reports suggest that Netflix, the streaming service is carrying out a test on a button for a random episode. It is basically a button where one can usually find out the shortcut for the next episode.
People, who are accustomed to Netflix, would know that there is also a rail to rearrange some of their most popular shows. This allows any user to jump into the ether of streaming completely on a random basis. Now, one thing that the users should be aware of. On one hand where shows like Friends or those episode stories, which operate in an independent manner like Black Mirror would be able to handle these methods of arbitrary viewing. On the other hand, problems might arise for the viewers, in times of viewing some other series. This includes the likes of Stranger Things or the very latest, Umbrella Academy. These would surely invite a lot of struggle if anyone goes for arbitrary methods of viewing.
It is not that, Netflix is carrying out an experiment for the very first time. They have tried to rattle things up with their system earlier as well. The video streaming service had previously looked to change things up order-wise. The show, Love, Death, and Robots managed to trial through a random viewing method. Thus, the episodes were made to stream in four different patterns altogether.
American Media Inc has struck a deal to sell off the National Enquirer. This comes up after following several months of scandals. The scandals involve the tabloid’s relationship with President Donald Trump and their reporting practices. On Thursday, the company announced that they had reached an agreement with James Cohen. He is a magazine distributor and happens to be the son of the owner of Hudson News. This sale would include two more publications in the form of Globe and National Enquirer.
The CEO and President of American Media are David Pecker. He said that Hudson News has the long-term outlook required to make sure that these brands grow. The AMI, while announcing their intention to sell just a week ago, said that they wanted to focus on the brands for teens and active lifestyle. The company has got stuck in controversies mainly revolving around the presidential campaign of Trump. The details of the controversies had come out due to federal investigations. The American Media Inc also managed to run into a controversy recently with Amazon CEO and owner of Washington Post, Jeff Bezos. He had accused the organization of using tactics to blackmail him by threatening to publish possible sensitive personal pictures.
Bezos even went on to state that the company made a demand. The demand was that he must put an end to the investigation into exactly how the organization had got hold of private pictures and messages, exchanged with his girlfriend. The company has even run into financial distress in recent years. They said that they would reduce their debt to $355 million. The agreement also contains a service contract for more than one year, which AMI has said, would generate sufficient fees for services related to publishing, finance, and distribution.
The first female astronaut candidate in America had put in a lot of effort to push for women in space. Unfortunately, that push never really managed to attain its height. Now, the first woman astronaut has died. She was known by the name of Jerrie Cobb. Pilot Jerrie Cobb lost her life in Florida on 18th March after suffering from illness for some time. At the time of death, she was 88 years old. Journalist, Miles O’Brien had revealed the news of her death on Thursday.
In the year 1961, Jerrie Cobb managed to be the first woman to get through the gruelling test for astronauts. All in all, 13 women had managed to pass the stressful physical test and got regarded by the name of Mercury 13. Incidentally, NASA had already got its Mercury 7 astronauts. They were all jet test pilots and all men who belonged to the military. It is quite surprising to note the fact that not even one of the Mercury 13 ever got to reach the space. She had said to a special House subcommittee on the selection of astronauts that they look for only a place in America’s future of space without any kind of discrimination.
Jerrie Cobb was born on 5th March 1931 in Norman, Oklahoma. She was the second daughter of a military pilot and his wife. At the age of 12, she had flown her father’s open cockpit Waco biplane. She got her license as a private pilot at the age of 16. Cobb had served as a humanitarian aid pilot in the jungle of Amazon for decades. At the age of 67, she said that she would give up her life to fly in space. Unfortunately, things never really worked out for her.
History shows that Google and Amazon have never been good friends. It is the case, at least as far as their respective streaming video services are concerned. The Prime Video app from Amazon has not really worked either with the Chromecast of Google or with the devices of Amazon TV. To go with all these, YouTube no longer formed a part of Amazon’s Fire TV since the latter half of June. Now, there is good news for supporters of both the ecosystems. The cold war between Google and Amazon is dying down and they are becoming much friendlier.
A spokesperson from Google told the media that the main app of YouTube would come through at first. This will be followed up by YouTube TV and YouTube Kids afterwards. It is worthy to take note of the fact that this is merely applicable for Fire TV devices. As of now, there are no plans for having an official app of YouTube on the Echo Show. Plus, there is no app of YouTube planned for the tablets of Amazon Fire even. Still, those devices can already manage to access YouTube through the browser of theirs. Now, this should mark the end of a lengthy, bitter relationship between Amazon and Google.
During the latter half of 2018, Amazon had begun to sell the Chromecast devices of Google. It clearly indicated that an improvement in the relationship between the two entities was coming through. Though the applications are not available to date, still it is quite evident that they would come sooner rather than later. Availability of YouTube on the Echo Show would have been ideal. Still, at least it looks as if they have stopped sabotaging the video streaming devices of one another.
As per the US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention, the outbreak of Listeria has been linked to sliced deli meats. It has made eight people sick and even led to the death of one individual. Three cases have taken place in Pennsylvania, while two each have occurred in New York and Michigan. There is even one instance of Listeria in New Jersey as well. The eight affected people from Listeria have all got hospitalized. The death of one patient has taken place in Michigan.
The interviews conducted for all the affected people went on to report that they have eaten different types and brands of products, which include meats and cheeses. They are also sliced at deli counters in different retail locations. The US CDC has not managed to identify any particular common supplier of the cheeses and deli meats. During this point in time, health officials are not issuing advice that consumers must avoid eating such products, which are prepared at delis. They are not even asking retailers to stop the sale of deli-sliced products. People who are at the highest risk of getting infected from Listeria include pregnant women, their newborns, adults who are aged 65 years or older and those who immune system is weak.
The symptoms of Listeria infection include fever, diarrhoea, fatigue, muscle pain, etc. Infections occurring at the time of pregnancy can be quite dangerous and lead to severe complications and even life-threatening infection for the newborn babies. The symptoms of invasive listeriosis usually appear within one to four weeks since having contaminated food items. To prevent this infection from affecting people, the CDC says that people must keep their kitchen clean. People must wash their hands after handling lunch meats, deli meats, deli cheeses as well as hot dogs.