Despite recent news of Netflix cancelling a few of its high-profile originals, the streaming service hasn't missed a beat. One of its most recent, GLOW, debuted last week and critics seem to agree that it's worth your time. Heck, we even recommended it in our monthly roundup. The Ringer offers a look at the series and the actual women's wresting promotion from which the show gets its name. How HBO's'Silicon Valley' Built'Not Hotdog' with Mobile TensorFlow, Keras and React Native Tim Anglade, Hackernoon If you've been wondering how that ridiculous Not Hotdog app from Silicon Valley came to be, well, wonder no more.
The Apple iPhone XS Max, see our full review, is a big, beautiful iPhone. With the large size and slick glass panels, it is also easy to drop. While it has Apple's strongest glass, putting this expensive phone in a case is a smart move. CES and MWC are over and it's time to clear the dust and see what smartphones are leading the pack this year. OtterBox has 48 total case options for protecting your iPhone XS Max in the form of Defender, Commuter, Symmetry, Strada, Statement, Pursuit, Defender Pro, and Traction series cases.
With all the attention on Mark Zuckerberg's visit to DC this week, it can be easy to lose sight of an important detail: Facebook also owns Instagram. Of course, this means it also has access to the photo-sharing app's massive user base. Bloomberg Businessweek has a detailed look at the relationship between the two companies as Instagram approaches 1 billion total users. Mark Zuckerberg says he's not resigning Robinson Meyer, The Atlantic In an interview with The Atlantic, the Facebook CEO admits he's looking for some outside help, but maintains he isn't going anywhere. There are endless reactions to Zuckerberg's testimony this week, but this opinion piece from The New York Times is a solid read even though it was more of a preview to this week's events.
The decision to quit Facebook is all the rage these days, especially following an ever-growing number of data and privacy revelations. The New York Times offers a detailed look at a study from New York University and Stanford that found Facebook users generally felt better after quitting the social network, and those who came back used it less. There are always caveats, of course, but the findings lend some credibility to the idea that health benefits accompany the "Delete Facebook" craze. Rogers' major-label debut, Heard It In a Past Life, is only a week old, but it's already blowing up the charts. If you haven't yet listened to the incredible songs from the 24-year-old, allow The Ringer to provide an introduction.
In Netflix's Upside Down Reality, 'Stranger Things' Is a Hit Before It Even Premieres Victor Luckerson, The Ringer The excitement around Stranger Things season 2 has been building for months. We've seen soundtracks, merchandise and all kinds of promo tie-ins with other companies along the way. As the show returns this week, the buzz is already so high that reviews probably won't even matter -- people will binge it anyway. It also helps that the first season was both really good and seemed to be really popular, despite the company not releasing any numbers. The Ringer takes a look at how Netflix creates the feeling of must-see TV even though we might not ever find out how popular its shows really are.