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YouTube confirms a test where the comments are hidden by default

While it reported the test was underway in Android devices in India, we’ve confirmed it’s also appearing on iOS and is not limited to a particular region. That means it’s something YouTube wants to test on a broader scale, rather than a feature it’s considering for a localized version of its app for Indian users. – Sarah Perez, TechCrunch » https://tcrn.ch/2ForzPd

Denver has the fastest WiFi of any airport in North America

The folks at Speedtest have done us all a favor and surveyed the offerings at North American airports to suss out the worst to the… surprisingly not-worst. Interestingly enough, a state that legalized recreational marijuana also has the highest uploads and downloads. Denver International Airport boasts 78.22 Mbps downloads and 78.29 Mbps on average, with Speedtest reporting that this actually increased by over 25 percent since its last look. Aéroport Montréal-Trudeau Airport in Canada fared the worst for WiFi, with 1.92 Mbps down and 2 Mbps up on average. – Timothy J. Seppala, Engadget http://engt.co/2urHCru

So I Searched ‘Short’ On Netflix And The Most Bizarre Thing Happened…

What happened next made me feel like I was in a Lynchian streaming universe. A fade in to a time lapse of the Netflix headquarters, then a soothing shot of a fountain, which we’ll see time and again throughout our journey. Shortly thereafter, an unnamed fellow runs through the headquarters carrying their signature red envelopes… – Decider
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Marriott Testing Netflix, Hulu In-Room Streaming to HDTVs at 8 Hotels

Hotel chain Marriott International is kicking the tires on an in-room entertainment service that lets guests stream Netflix, Hulu and Pandora on high-definition TVs […] So far, the trial is limited to eight locations, which is just a drop in the bucket given that Marriott Hotels & Resorts operates 3,900 properties in 72 countries. It’s not clear at this point if the test will move forward with a broader launch. And, of course, hotel visitors can typically access services like Netflix using their own devices via in-room Internet service. – Todd Spangler, Variety
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If you suspect your Netflix is dragging, here’s how to test and find out

The quickest and easiest gauge of Netflix streaming speed and resolution is a test clip that Netflix itself makes available. This short reel allows you to test your streaming speeds using actual content. As the clip runs, it displays your bitrate and the resulting video resolution in the corner of your screen. To run the test, navigate to a search box and enter, “Example Short 23.976.” Afterward, click the blue Play button directly right of the first result and view your streaming information in the corner as the 11-minute montage of video footage plays in the background. The streaming information updates in real time, but don’t fret if the numbers start out low — they’ll likely increase as the video buffers. Also, expect a barrage of tranquil waterfalls, blinking circles, a sunset time lapse, and a random guy juggling soccer balls. Once the numbers stay consistent and stop fluctuating, you’ll have a solid idea of your streaming speeds, which you can then compare to the reported speed of your ISP in Netflixs speed index, which we cover below. Don’t be surprised to see your results vary depending on time of day. Often, streaming speeds will slow during peak viewing hours. – Rick Stella,Digital Trends