Netflix Socks help sleepy binge-watchers

The on-demand video-streaming service Netflix has come up with a novel idea for anyone afraid they will doze off during their favourite TV series: socks that automatically pause the show when you fall asleep.

Netflix has published instructions online showing how to make the socks with the headline, "Go ahead. Watch yourself to sleep." A little electronics knowledge and a soldering iron suffice.

The socks work by detecting when the wearer has stopped moving. After a prolonged period of motionlessness, the socks send a signal to the TV to pause the stream. Covering your legs with a blanket may prevent the signal from reaching the TV, however.

Last update: Sun, 24/01/2016 - 13:54

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