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Merge 104.8 | 18 October 2020
Netflix is testing a new feature that allows you to watch TV shows without interruptions. Soon you may be able to get rid of the ‘are you still watching’ messages, allowing you to stream for hours without interruptions. The message currently appears if you have watched two episodes of a TV show without using video control – including pausing and skipping.
Disney is now issuing tougher warnings against racial stereotypes in some of its classic films on Disney+. Some of the original cartoon versions of Dumbo, The Jungle Book and Peter Pan, now feature a message condemning some of the characters. Subscribers now see a message that says “This programme includes negative depictions and/or mistreatment of people or cultures. These stereotypes were wrong then and are wrong now”.
New pictures have appeared online that take you inside North Korea’s glamorous hotels. It often feels shrouded in an air of mystery, which then sparks curiosity about the country. As it turns out, the pictures show luxurious hotels complete with big swimming pools and massive marble lobbies – just like you would see anywhere. hotelsofnorthkorea.com is a photography project that documents the architecture, interior design and people of Pyongyang.