Netflix Smart Socks

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@LadyDuck (118231)
Switzerland
December 21, 2015 9:34am CST
Have you heard of the new smart socks invented by Netflix? The company has created socks that detect when people fall asleep in front of the TV, so that the socks can pause the show. I am still not sure if this is a joke or if it is real. Anyway I am including the link to the page with full instructions and video to DIY the socks. I know several users that like to knit, would you try to make those socks? This could be an idea for a Christmas gift, hurry up, watch the video.
Netflix has built socks that read your body to understand when you fall asleep, and then automatically pause your Netflix show.
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@WorDazza (8399)
• Manchester, England
21 Dec 15
Now you see, pausing the programme is just too kind. Surely a better approach would be to administer a small electric shock to wake up the wearer so they can continue watching!!
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@LadyDuck (118231)
• Switzerland
21 Dec 15
This sounds to be a better idea. Why not to come up with something like this?
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@WorDazza (8399)
• Manchester, England
21 Dec 15
@LadyDuck I'm not sure the administering of electric shocks is entirely legal. At least not in the EU anyway. Spoilsports!!!
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@LadyDuck (118231)
• Switzerland
21 Dec 15
@WorDazza I suppose it's not legal even here in Switzerland, we should find another market.
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@Asylum (46795)
• Manchester, England
21 Dec 15
If they only pause the playback then they are not smart enough to deserve the accolade. A really smart pair of socks would turn the television or computer off to conserve energy and expand to keep you warm. I bet Wallace and Gromit could invent a better pair.
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@LadyDuck (118231)
• Switzerland
21 Dec 15
If I well understand, they are made this way so that when people wake up they can continue watching the show without bothering to know where they were when the fall asleep.
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@Asylum (46795)
• Manchester, England
21 Dec 15
@LadyDuck That would only constitute a partial solution to the problem. If they switched on the kettle when you woke up they may be worth buying.
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@LadyDuck (118231)
• Switzerland
21 Dec 15
@Asylum What if they switch on the kettle and you decide to go back to sleep? I think the poor socks will get confused.
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• Greece
21 Dec 15
I turn the TV on for background noise so that I fall asleep in the chair. It drowns out dogs, cats or a DIY husband. Those socks would spoil my routine.
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@LadyDuck (118231)
• Switzerland
21 Dec 15
Not really, because if you fall asleep you do not need anymore the background noise.
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• United States
21 Dec 15
I have a hard time believing that socks are smart enough to do that!
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@LadyDuck (118231)
• Switzerland
21 Dec 15
I have read the article a couple of times and I am still not sure it's not a hoax.
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• United States
21 Dec 15
@LadyDuck Assuming it's true - I don't want electronic on my feet and I am sure I can live w/o this.
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@LadyDuck (118231)
• Switzerland
21 Dec 15
@AbbyGreenhill I surely do not need those socks, when I feel that I am getting sleepy I turn off the TV and go to bed.
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@Rosekitty (19500)
• San Marcos, Texas
21 Dec 15
I have a granddaughter that i might suggest making me socks for..but they sound legit..who knows what kind of gadgets they are coming up with??
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@LadyDuck (118231)
• Switzerland
21 Dec 15
It's weird, sooner or later they will put a microchip even in children like they do for animals, so parents can track them. Everything will be stored in that chip.
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@Rosekitty (19500)
• San Marcos, Texas
21 Dec 15
@LadyDuck i know some people who already have done that to keep control over their kids..wait till the kids get a certain age and want them chips out..
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@LadyDuck (118231)
• Switzerland
22 Dec 15
@Rosekitty Of course they must know that they have chips, but if they don't...
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@allknowing (55104)
• India
22 Dec 15
I have no interest in knitting as I make many mistakes and ripping anything I find pretty boring.
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@LadyDuck (118231)
• Switzerland
22 Dec 15
I think that people can use ready made socks, if they do not care to knit for Christmas.
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@allknowing (55104)
• India
22 Dec 15
@LadyDuck I am done with shopping
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• United States
22 Dec 15
@allknowing I am all done Christmas shopping too as far as I know, ofcourse we have 3 days ya never know.
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@fishtiger58 (30279)
• Momence, Illinois
21 Dec 15
No way how is that even possible? Pretty cool though if that really works.
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@LadyDuck (118231)
• Switzerland
21 Dec 15
I am not sure that they work, but the instructions are very detailed.
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@fishtiger58 (30279)
• Momence, Illinois
21 Dec 15
@LadyDuck Interesting to say the least.
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• United States
21 Dec 15
Nothing is impossible anymore. The future is now. Who would've thought we'd be carrying computers around in our pockets?
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@alberello75 (12944)
• Genova, Italy
21 Dec 15
Actually, I have never heard of this product by Netflix. This company, however, is much to the "forefront", so I would not be surprised by a similar idea, especially now, in view of Christmas.
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@LadyDuck (118231)
• Switzerland
21 Dec 15
They give the full instructions to do it yourself at home, of course if you know a bit of electronics.
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@alberello75 (12944)
• Genova, Italy
21 Dec 15
@LadyDuck it seems almost something for me, because I am a graduate in electronics
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@LadyDuck (118231)
• Switzerland
22 Dec 15
@alberello75 I thought to remember you are graduate in electronics, you can look at their schematics and see if it makes sense.
@yukimori (8542)
• United States
21 Dec 15
I wish someone would invent smart socks that would help my kids utilize their walking feet indoors. Listening to my very own small herd of pachyderms thundering around here is kind of getting old...
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@LadyDuck (118231)
• Switzerland
21 Dec 15
What do they do indoor? They do not walk?
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@yukimori (8542)
• United States
21 Dec 15
@LadyDuck They're 1 and 5... getting them to walk is a never-ending battle for me.
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@LadyDuck (118231)
• Switzerland
22 Dec 15
@yukimori I understand that the little one does not want to walk but the other should, I already went to school when I was 5.
@boiboing (12524)
• Northampton, England
21 Dec 15
That is terrible.
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@LadyDuck (118231)
• Switzerland
21 Dec 15
It is terrible to imagine that there are people that find those socks a necessity.
@marlina (60679)
• Canada
21 Dec 15
I guess you could put the system in any socks.
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@LadyDuck (118231)
• Switzerland
21 Dec 15
For what I understand, yes, you can.
@kevin1877uk (36108)
26 Dec 15
Wow interesting, as you know I knit but not into knitting socks, I have in the past but not now, than again.....
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@LadyDuck (118231)
• Switzerland
26 Dec 15
I know that you knit, you should try this funny project.
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@kevin1877uk (36108)
26 Dec 15
@LadyDuck Maybe, watch this space lol.
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@jstory07 (56915)
• Roseburg, Oregon
26 Dec 15
Smart socks are they like smart cell phones. Sounds like a good idea.
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@LadyDuck (118231)
• Switzerland
26 Dec 15
I think that they can be useful, especially to people who love to watch TV serials, when they fall asleep, the TV pauses.
@Tampa_girl7 (21241)
• United States
23 Dec 15
I caught a bit of this story on the news the other day.
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@LadyDuck (118231)
• Switzerland
24 Dec 15
I have still not well understood how it works.
@shshiju (9187)
• Cochin, India
23 Dec 15
Does the socks help the person to go to the bed ? lol
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@LadyDuck (118231)
• Switzerland
23 Dec 15
I think they should, because if someone falls asleep in front of the TV, it's time to go to bed.
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@vickyrose (1964)
• Canberra, Australia
23 Dec 15
hahaha! I probably need a pair of those as I always fall asleep watching TV at night.
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@LadyDuck (118231)
• Switzerland
23 Dec 15
I am always so still in front of the TV that those socks would probably pause the TV all the time if I am not sleeping.
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• Preston, England
22 Dec 15
I'd wear odd socks so they bickered over which shows to watch
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@LadyDuck (118231)
• Switzerland
22 Dec 15
I am curious to know if those socks really work as described.
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@gudheart (12804)
22 Dec 15
oh my I have feeling this is a joke and not real!
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@LadyDuck (118231)
• Switzerland
22 Dec 15
I have not yet asked to my husband to have a look at the schematics and let me know if they make sense.
@JESSY3236 (4885)
• United States
21 Dec 15
My mother needs these. She always falls asleep while watching movies and shows. I will tell her about this tomorrow.
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@LadyDuck (118231)
• Switzerland
21 Dec 15
I am sure that there are a lot of people who need this.
@paigea (21013)
• Canada
21 Dec 15
I am sure this is possible. I suppose the gadget could go in any part of your clothing.
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@LadyDuck (118231)
• Switzerland
21 Dec 15
I suppose too, I do not think that the socks are the only place where you can put the device.
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