When will this happen?

This past quarter, Netflix added over 7 million new subscribers surpassing its estimates by 2 million. This coincides with their decision to add 600 hours of original content this past year at a production cost somewhere north of 5 billion. This year they plan to add 1000 hours of content with a budget of over 6 billion. All this growth has many speculating that someday they’ll have the power and capital to enter the live sports market. [Source: BBC News]

All this speculation has me wondering if we’ll ever see something like you see in the graphic I made for this post.

Rename Email – Chrome Web Store

You ever hate it when you receive an email with a poorly crafted subject? For example, “Hi”. Looking at that subject gives you no indication of the email’s contents.

Until now, the only option you have in Gmail for renaming a subject is when you reply. That does nothing to the name of the original thread. That’s where the Rename Email Chrome Extension comes in. It lets you rename your emails without replying:

 

Curated collection of the Best Non-Apple Watch Bands

I’ve had my Apple Watch Series 2 for about a month now, and I must say that I love it. I hope to share more thoughts on it soon. In the meantime, I’ve been interested in getting an additional band for it, but I can’t justify the cost of the Apple brand bans. That’s why I’m bookmarking this great curated list of third-party Apple Watch bans from Watchaware.com.

In particular, I discovered this Milanese loop band with good reviews for $13 on Amazon. That’s a far cry from Apple’s version which costs $149.

WP LCache — WordPress Plugins

I’ve got a couple of WordPress sites that would benefit from an LCache implementation. The WP LCache plugin will make it possible. Looking forward to checking this out.

For sites concerned with high traffic, speed for logged-in users, or dynamic pageloads, a high-speed and persistent object cache is a must. WP LCache improves upon Memcached and Redis object cache implementations by using APCu, PHP’s in-memory cache, in a way that’s compatible with multiple web nodes. Under the hood, WP LCache uses LCache, a library that applies the tiered caching model of multi-core processors (with local L1 and central L2 caches) to web applications.

Source: WP LCache — WordPress Plugins

iPhone 7 Impressions – Marques Brownlee

Alright, if you’re a regular reader, my guess is you know all about the latest iPhone 7 Apple introduced yesterday. That’s not the point of this post. Rather I want to introduce you to self-made tech reporter Marques Brownlee. I love this kid’s hustle.

As you can tell from the video included with this post, Marques is talented. He’s got the gear for shooting great footage, and he knows how to edit. He has used his YouTube channel to garner over 3.6 million followers. That among other things got him press access to yesterday’s Apple event. If you want to check out more of his stuff, check out his YouTube channel or follow him on Twitter.