Are you ready to ditch Netflix? Here are six alternatives to renting videos

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More than 12,000 — mostly angry — comments have been posted on Netflix’s blog since it announced the new plan July 12.

Netflix recently announced that customers would have to pay extra for unlimited online video streaming starting September 1 and many subscribers are an unhappy  bunch.  Currently, Netflix members can get unlimited streaming and unlimited (mailed) DVDs for $9.99 a month but under the new plan announced, members will have to pay $15.98 a month to get both services ($7.99 for unlimited streaming and $7.99 for unlimited DVDs).

 

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TVGuardian – Bad Language Filter for Your HDTV

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TVGuardian

 There have been tools over the years for skipping the sexy or violent parts of movies, or sanitizing the bad words coming from your TV’s speakers. But HDTV viewers who didn’t want to restrict viewing to G-rated shows remained exposed to nasty curse words and other offensive language. Until now. (Videos)

 

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Geminoid-DK: Realistic Robot Could Pass Off as a Human

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Geminoid-DK

Now, we’ve all seen the Geminoid before – an extremely realistic robot that was a spitting image of the professor who created it. The robot originated in Japan by Professor Hiroshi Ishiguro, but now it looks like it has made its way over to Europe. A professor from Denmark decided to create a Geminoid of his own, and this one is even more realistic than Hiroshi Ishiguro’s original creation.  (videos)

 

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Pranksters Dye River in Canada Bright Fluorescent Green

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Last week, pranksters dyed the Goldstream River on Vancouver Island bright green using the dye fluorescein. Apparently the river was so bright that it was painful to look at. Here’s footage of this roiling ectoplasmic channel.  (video)

 

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