During one of its most recent hack days, held in May, team members devised a way to make your phone rumble as you watch shows, plus a few other innovative tech experiments that are well worth watching.
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While we have reservations on this, not least because of the additional drain on battery life, Project Rumble Pak uses your smartphone or tablet8217;s vibration functionality to make shows more immersive.
When action in a programme ramps up, your device physically rumbles to give you additional haptic feedback. Fun, but do you really want to buzz your way through an episode of Stranger Things when watching it on the Tube?
We8217;re not entire sure where this could be used 8211; during search perhaps 8211; but a couple of Netflix team members created vocal feedback tech that uses a neural net to find specific words in Netflix content and use them as natural speech on command.
This is a great tech test of software designed for Netflix film and TV makers rather than viewers. You feed it an image 8211; perhaps from a storyboard 8211; and the computer vision technology searches a vast database to automatically suggest buildings that match.
The last Spring 2019 hack is more specific to Netflix employees themselves. It essentially tells those in meeting rooms around different Netflix complexes to leave a meeting room after the booked time has expired.