Good News of the Day: Netflix will now let you disable its awful autoplaying feature

Netflix customers have complained for years about the frustrating and annoying autoplay preview feature that occurs on its homepage. Today, the company announced that subscribers can finally disable autoplay functionality. People can choose to disable autoplay in two different formats: one that automatically starts the next episode in a series and one that autoplays previews while browsing. … [Read more…]

Wednesday Trivia: Almost half of developers skip writing tests

Trivia Night

A surprisingly large amount of developers have admitted to skipping writing tests so they can speed up new feature developments, a recent report has found. 42% of respondents confessed to cutting corners when it comes to developing products due to the pressure felt in producing quality software, quickly. The research, from Diffblue conducted by Vanson Bourne suggests … [Read more…]

Wednesday Software fails – Indian Lunar Radar Crash

New details emerge about failed lunar landings In a written response to questions Nov. 20 to the Lok Sabha, the lower house of India’s Parliament, Jitendra Singh, minister of state for the Department of Space, said that the Vikram lander “hard landed” on the moon Sept. 6 because of a problem with the lander’s braking thrusters. … [Read more…]