The distributor's inclusion in the festival's main competition has kicked off a huge back-and-forth debate — stoked by comments from jury members Pedro Almodovar and Will Smith — that doesn't look like it'll be dying down anytime soon.

Now that their two films have been shown, one thing is clear: whether you agree or disagree with them being here, Netflix has certainly brought something special to the festival.

The Meyerowitz Stories, which was shown on Sunday, is Netflix's second film In Competition. It's moving, it's funny, it's incredibly well written, and — perhaps most memorably — it's a reminder of just how damn good Adam Sandler can be when he's cast in the right role. Read more...

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‘The Meyerowitz Stories’ is the best film Adam Sandler’s been in for a long, long time

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If there's one thing people have been talking about a lot at Cannes this year, it's Netflix.

The distributor's inclusion in the festival's main competition has kicked off a huge back-and-forth debate — stoked by comments from jury members Pedro Almodovar and Will Smith — that doesn't look like it'll be dying down anytime soon.

Now that their two films have been shown, one thing is clear: whether you agree or disagree with them being here, Netflix has certainly brought something special to the festival.

The Meyerowitz Stories, which was shown on Sunday, is Netflix's second film In Competition. It's moving, it's funny, it's incredibly well written, and — perhaps most memorably — it's a reminder of just how damn good Adam Sandler can be when he's cast in the right role. Read more...

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These smart sprinkler systems will change your lawn (and maybe your life)

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There are many frontiers in the quest to add intelligence to our homes — even on the outside.

You may be blessed with a small yard, as I am. Lawns require a lot of attention, much of which I am not willing to give. I hate yard work and hate every-other-day watering most of all.   

So, I got a sprinkler system. The system was automated in that I set a schedule via bunch of physical sliders and there was even a rain sensor outside that would shut off the system if it started to rain. But most of the time I found myself running down to my basement to set off extra watering cycles, wondering if the system ran as I wanted, or growing frustrated because it would water the morning before a day’s worth of storms were predicted or the day after soaking rains. Read more...

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Huawei’s Watch 2 can last for weeks without its smarts

I'm a firm believer in the usefulness of smartwatches, but even I can't deny that the product category is struggling. Despite Apple joining the fray with its first Watch two years ago, wearables still haven't taken off with mainstream consumers. Goog...
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Crunch Report | Symphony Messaging App Joins the Unicorn Club

It’s Day 2 from Disrupt New York, Symphony joins the Unicorn Club, you can now sort Instagram stories by location and scientists 3D-printed ovaries and made mouse babies. All this on Crunch Report. Read More

There are a few devices tailored specifically for the barbell set — the PUSH Band and Athos smart clothing come to mind — but they're both too expensive and too specialized for a everyday gym rats.   Read more...

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Garmin’s vívosmart 3 finally takes fitness tracking to the gym

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Garmin is looking to solve one of the biggest issues facing wearables with its latest release, the vívosmart 3: How can an activity tracker be useful in the weight room? 

Just about every fitness tracker I've ever worn is more focused on counting steps and logging runs than anything else. I run, but as a former athlete, I spend more of my workout time at the gym lifting weights. Barebones wearables have little to offer there, so my workouts go largely untracked.

There are a few devices tailored specifically for the barbell set — the PUSH Band and Athos smart clothing come to mind — but they're both too expensive and too specialized for a everyday gym rats.   Read more...

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Crunch Report | Waymo v. Uber is going to trial

Makers of Gorilla Glass Corning gets a $200 million investment from Apple, Waymo v. Uber is going to trial and Xiaomi is set to open 100 stores in India. All this on Crunch Report. Read More
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Crunch Report | Twitter’s new NFL deal

Twitter’s new NFL Deal, Verizon wins a $3.1 billion bid for Straight Path, Cisco buys Mindmeld and the Apple Watch could save your life. All this on Crunch Report. Read More
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Crunch Report | Snap Trips and Falls on Wall Street

Snap has a pretty rough day with its first earnings report, Didi Chuxing gets a big $5 billion investment from SoftBank and the author of “Cracking the Coding Interview” comes into the studio to challege John Mannes at Connect 4. All this on Crunch Report. Read More
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Crunch Report | Amazon Unveils The Amazon Echo Show

Amazon unveils the Amazon Echo show, the first female general partner gets hired at Benchmark, Amazon makes phone calls free and Snapchat stays hip with a new eraser feature. All this on Crunch Report. Read More
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Crunch Report | Amazon Unveils The Amazon Echo Show

Amazon unveils the Amazon Echo show, the first female general partner gets hired at Benchmark, Amazon makes phone calls free and Snapchat stays hip with a new eraser feature. All this on Crunch Report. Read More