The huge opportunity for subscription TV services

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In its bid to become the cord-cutting service of choice, Amazon UK has confirmed it’s bringing Channel add-ons to the UK. The service allows Prime subscribers to bolt subscriptions from various UK TV services onto their account, without the need for a bundle or a restrictive contract. Prices range from between £1.49 to £9.99, with notable streaming platforms including Discovery, Eurosport Player, ITV Hub+, hayu and BFI Player all available at launch… More at engadget.

There is a huge opportunity here if the channels and makers allow reasonable pricing. In theory, Netflix and Amazon can add channels whereas traditional cable services may struggle a little. Can only see this going one way.

How TV logos were made before computers

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The photo depicts the TV channel’s shimmering logo as a physical installation–what looks like a tunnel of strings with the RTF word mark floating in the center. It shows the lengths to which the television company went to produce a dynamic logo that went beyond the 2D marks of the day. An archival video shows the result of the intriguing contraption–the quivering strings create an animated shimmering effect… More at Co.Design.

I guess we take what we can do with computers for granted, but the sheer effort needed for some of these logos is staggering compared to the time it would take today.

Films condensed into a single frame

Alice in Wonderland (1951)

Jason Shulman captures the entire duration of a movie in a single image with his series Photographs of Films. New large-scale versions of the works are being shown as part of the Photo London festival, 17-21 May. The series is at Cob Gallery, London, until 4 June… More at The Guardian.

How do you even think to do that? Thanks to Andy who shared it in the Lost In Mobile WhatsApp group.

100 movies on Netflix that everyone needs to watch


Netflix has no shortage of titles to choose from. By combining its original content, movies, and TV shows, you could go on an endless binge and never crack the surface.

But narrowing it down to just movies, you can put a good dent in some classics, if you have the right guide.

Well, that’s why we’re here.

We have searched through all of the titles on the streaming giant so you don’t have to, and we put together the 100 movies streaming on Netflix you have to watch in your lifetime… More at Business Insider.

A decent list as it goes. So, What one movie do you suggest fellow readers watch in their lifetime?

I would say 12 Angry Men.

Your computer needs the LG 38UC99 curved “UltraWide” display


This is a desk-filling display in the truest sense of the term: 37.5 inches on the diagonal with a 21:9 aspect ratio and a native resolution of 3840×1600. It has fewer pixels than a true 4K or Ultra HD display, but its sheer size makes up for it in some unique ways. While the UltraFine 5K and 27UD88 displays work best at Retina or scaled resolutions, the 38UC99 uses a full 3840×1600 desktop that leaves everything on screen at just the right size to be useful. No, it’s not a Retina display in this mode, but until we have 8K displays this will have to do.

Even without Retina resolution, this display is impressive. The sheer size of it gives you so much flexibility in terms of your workspace. I can easily have three large windows open side-by-side with room to spare… More at MacRumors.

I can’t imagine how impressive that is to use in real life.