As posted on Remains of the Day: BritBox Is a Streaming Service Just for British Television
There’s now a streaming service specifically tailored for Anglophiles. The BBC and ITV have partnered to launch BritBox, a streaming service dedicated to British television. Are you havin’ a laugh?
- For $6.99 a month for BritBox you can watch a library of classics like Blackadder and The Office, as well as a variety of series that have never been available in the U.S. before like The Moonstone. Although I’m charmed by the notion of a British-only Netflix, a lot of the older shows are already available on other services, and some of the big shows that you’d expect to see—like Top Gear and The Great British Bakeoff—are nowhere to be found. But if you’re a diehard fan of British detective procedurals and period dramas, you may want to dip your biscuit. [BritBox]
- In other news, Twitch has launched what is effectively its own version of Twitter. Yesterday the Amazon-owned company announced Pulse, a news feed on the front page of Twitch that let’s you share status updates, clips, highlights, and more. In other words, Twitter for gamers, albeit in a simpler form that lacks Twitter’s @ replies. Pulse has just begun rolling out and will be available to all users in the next few weeks. [Twitch]
- Flickr has a helpful new search function that lets you find visually similar images to whatever you’re searching for. For example, let’s say I’m looking for pictures of a cat but I only want to see a particular color kitty. After searching for “cat” I could then select an image of a black cat, and browse visually similar images. Voila, all black cats. [Flickr Blog]
- WordPress has a new plugin that lets you connect it with Google Docs. That way you can write and collaborate in Docs and then send your text to WordPress without having to copy and paste it. (Copying and pasting isn’t exactly a huge chore, the but the plugin should preserve most of your formatting.) [The Verge]
- Wikileaks has revealed that the CIA has access to next-level emoji technology. [Gizmodo]