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How Netflix hooks you into ‘Stranger Things’ (The 3:59, Ep. 303)

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“Stranger Things” is almost back. The second season of the cultural phenomenon arrives on Netflix on Friday. We discuss the tricks Netflix plays to get us hooked on that show[1] and others, including choosing that perfect splash photo to tease the show.

Not that we need another photo to get us excited. We also discuss T-Mobile’s third-quarter earnings results[2] and how we all really just want to know what’s going on with its pending rumored merger with Sprint. Lastly, we talk about Boxed, a retailer that managed to add automation while keeping its staff employed.

It runs counter to the idea that robots have to take our jobs[3]. The 3:59 gives you bite-size news and analysis about the top stories of the day, brought to you by the CNET News team in New York and producer Bryan VanGelder. Check out the extended shows[4] on YouTube.

How Netflix hooks you into Stranger Things (The 3:59, Ep.

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References

  1. ^ Netflix plays to get us hooked on that show (www.cnet.com)
  2. ^ T-Mobile’s third-quarter earnings results (www.cnet.com)
  3. ^ runs counter to the idea that robots have to take our jobs (www.cnet.com)
  4. ^ extended shows (www.youtube.com)
  5. ^ iTunes (itunes.apple.com)
  6. ^ RSS (feed.cnet.com)
  7. ^ Google Play (goo.gl)
  8. ^ FeedBurner (feeds.feedburner.com)
  9. ^ SoundCloud (soundcloud.com)
  10. ^ TuneIn (tunein.com)
  11. ^ Stitcher (www.stitcher.com)

There was a mistake in a question on last night’s Pointless and viewers weren’t impressed

Who doesn’t love Pointless? It’s the TV quiz show that asks contestants to find the most obscure answer to Richard Osman’s questions. And the categories can be quite bizarre, from naming celebrities on the telephone, to facts about random British cities. But one question on last night’s (21 Oct) show left viewers unimpressed, with many claiming the answer was incorrect. During a round titled: ‘Britain’s favourite flowers and flowering plants,’ eagle-eyed viewers noticed that one of the pictures which was named as Cosmos, was not in fact a cosmos flower.

@richardosman Cosmos??

What variety of cosmos was that supposed to be? Professional flower grower. Never seen them like that. #pointless[1][2]

— Janet Waters (@jwblooms) October 21, 2017[3]

Don’t think that was a Cosmos #pointless[4] ??

— Bee Wiles (@Bee_Wiles1) October 21, 2017[5]

@TVsPointless @richardosman #PointlessCelebrities #pointless Not Cosmos pic.twitter.com/X5whVO67pJ[6][7][8][9][10]

— Kathryn Gardner (@xKatieGardnerx) October 21, 2017[11]

@TVsPointless @richardosman #PointlessCelebrities #pointless Not Cosmos pic.twitter.com/X5whVO67pJ[12][13][14][15][16]

— Kathryn Gardner (@xKatieGardnerx) October 21, 2017[17]

Sorry @richardosman[18] but that wasn’t a photo of cosmos flowers on tonight’s #Pointless[19]!

— Helen Brown (@Littleashgarden) October 21, 2017[20]

#pointless #PointlessCelebrities That’s not cosmos!

It’s a Senetti flower ???? #GardenersWorld @TVsPointless[21][22][23][24]

— Gardening Gardner (@gardnergarden) October 21, 2017[25]

What kind of cosmos is that pointless

— gloria francis-ray (@gloriafrancisra) October 21, 2017[26]

#pointless[27] never seen a cosmos like the picture !

— franklank (@franklank) October 21, 2017[28]

Eh? That doesn’t look like Cosmos to me… #pointless[29]

— Arabella Sock (@ArabellaSock) October 21, 2017[30] The flower actually looks like Senetti, which is known for its vibrant colour and white inner petal.

Uh-oh, next time Pointless should get in touch with their friends at Gardener’s World for c MORE: STRICTLY’S CRAIG FALLS OFF HIS CHAIR IN HILARIOUS BRUNO IMPRESSION[31] Like this?

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References

  1. ^ @richardosman (twitter.com)
  2. ^ #pointless (twitter.com)
  3. ^ October 21, 2017 (twitter.com)
  4. ^ #pointless (twitter.com)
  5. ^ October 21, 2017 (twitter.com)
  6. ^ @TVsPointless (twitter.com)
  7. ^ @richardosman (twitter.com)
  8. ^ #PointlessCelebrities (twitter.com)
  9. ^ #pointless (twitter.com)
  10. ^ pic.twitter.com/X5whVO67pJ (t.co)
  11. ^ October 21, 2017 (twitter.com)
  12. ^ @TVsPointless (twitter.com)
  13. ^ @richardosman (twitter.com)
  14. ^ #PointlessCelebrities (twitter.com)
  15. ^ #pointless (twitter.com)
  16. ^ pic.twitter.com/X5whVO67pJ (t.co)
  17. ^ October 21, 2017 (twitter.com)
  18. ^ @richardosman (twitter.com)
  19. ^ #Pointless (twitter.com)
  20. ^ October 21, 2017 (twitter.com)
  21. ^ #pointless (twitter.com)
  22. ^ #PointlessCelebrities (twitter.com)
  23. ^ #GardenersWorld (twitter.com)
  24. ^ @TVsPointless (twitter.com)
  25. ^ October 21, 2017 (twitter.com)
  26. ^ October 21, 2017 (twitter.com)
  27. ^ #pointless (twitter.com)
  28. ^ October 21, 2017 (twitter.com)
  29. ^ #pointless (twitter.com)
  30. ^ October 21, 2017 (twitter.com)
  31. ^ STRICTLY’S CRAIG FALLS OFF HIS CHAIR IN HILARIOUS BRUNO IMPRESSION (www.goodhousekeeping.co.uk)

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