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Netflix Experiments with Badges; Deluxe At-Home Spin Classes

On this podcast, Nora Young talks about a text Netflix has been conducting: offering kids virtual badges for watching certain episodes of kids' programming (via Engadget). Cathi mentions her latest DVD purchase, Sabrina. Cathi Bond talks about Peloton (via PSFK), which is basically gym spin class as a service. You buy the bike for your home, and a membership, and you participate virtually in a class, alongside other spinners. Nora mentions this review of Peloton at the excellent review site, The Wirecutter. [iframe style="border:none" src="//html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/6457406/height/100/width/480/thumbnail/no/render-playlist/no/theme/standard/tdest_id/237069" height="100" width="480" scrolling="no" allowfullscreen webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen oallowfullscreen msallowfullscreen] Download MP3

The Sniffer, Nov 19th, 2012: Trends in Broadcasting and, uh, Rocking Chairs

OK trendwatchers, this time, Nora Young talks about how her experience watching the U.S. presidential election results has made her think about the disruptive state of TV right now. Who is a broadcaster now, anyway, when you can watch live TV coverage on Apple TV and original content on Netflix? Has your TV watching behaviour changed? If you're changing the way you watch, does that leave you more open to 'switching'? Also: Google announces voice search. And in other news, are you watching Breaking Bad?? Is it as addictive for you as it is for Cathi and me? Meanwhile, Cathi Bond has TWO stories about tech and rocking chairs! There's the rocking chair that charges your idevice at the same time, and the rocker that knits you a hat while you rock (via Gizmag). Here's the trailer for Netflix's House of Cards http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ULwUzF1q5w4&feature=player_embedded