Can’t decide what to watch on Netflix? New feature solves the issue

Netflix is looking to introduce a “shuffle” feature that will queue-up a random episode of a television show – helping those who can’t decide what to watch to jump straight into their favourite show. The new button works in the same manner as the “shuffle” feature in iTunes and Spotify, which plays an album or playlist in a random jumbled order. With its latest update, it seems Netflix wants to recreate the experience of flicking through terrestrial channels and landing on a random episode of The Simpsons, Friends, Top Gear, or Seinfeld that…

Temple Mount archaeology: The significance of Jerusalem’s Temple Mount discoveries exposed | Science | News

“In order to secure the opportunity to sift the dirt, Israeli archaeologists’ first task was moving the thousands of tons of earth from the Kidron Valley to the nearby Tzurim Valley National Park to place it under lock and key.” Archaeologists have since been sifting through the soil to identify potential artefacts that could shed light on the ancient history of the Temple Mount. Professor Meyer said: “From the First Temple period – 971BC to 586BC – there was found Judean pottery, figurines, stone weights, seals and even a Babylonian…

Caravan driving law: Drivers could be issued £1,000 fine for staycation holiday error

But thousands could be issued penalties such as driving fines and penalty points for failing to make a series of simple checks before they take off on their destination. Those looking to take a caravan away with them on holiday must have the correct licence to tow trailers or they could face heavy penalties. Rules around how heavy something can be are based on when you had your driving licence issued, with some older drivers able to carry heavier weights. According to the RAC, drivers who have passed a car…

Property market: House prices jump as market bounces back but experts fear ‘false dawn’ | City & Business | Finance

Property values were up 1.7 percent compared to last month, and were 1.5 percent higher than the same period last year, a survey revealed. The Nationwide Building Society said that the average price of a home sold in the last month was £220,936, up from £216,403 in June. But the institution’s chief economist Robert Gardner said that pent-up demand came through in July as the lockdown eased. He said: “The bounce back in prices reflects the unexpectedly rapid recovery in housing market activity since the easing of lockdown restrictions.” Sentiment…

Type 2 diabetes symptoms: Darkened knuckles could signal the chronic condition

A swift type 2 diabetes diagnosis is better than leaving high blood sugar levels run amok. There is such a thing as pre-diabetes, and the sign could be in your hands. The Mayo Clinic defines pre-diabetes as “higher than normal blood sugar” levels, but “not high enough to be considered type 2 diabetes “yet”. The “yet” is very important in the sentence above, as people with pre-diabetes are more likely to develop type 2 diabetes. According to the Mayo Clinic, if you have pre-diabetes, the damage to “your heart, blood…

Flights: Why you should collect Avios points now and save money – expert tips | Travel News | Travel

“Though not coming close to our 1.2 valuation, for such small amounts, this can make sense (and/or makes little difference), and I have been known to be an Avios buyer for that needed coffee on board.” Buying wine with Avios is also inadvisable. “BA also offers various promotions to buy wine via the Executive Club website,” Kelvin detailed. “Though it depends on what wines you’d get, the current offers range from 9,500 Avios to 14,800 Avios for six bottles. “At our valuations and those rates, you’re effectively paying £114 to…

Animal Crossing New Horizons August Bugs and Fish update after ACNH Dream update | Gaming | Entertainment

The next Wildlife update is coming to Animal Crossing New Horizons in August, meaning new Fish and Bugs to collect over the coming weeks. This follows a range of new features being added to the popular Nintendo Switch game at the end of July. The second wave of Nintendo’s Summer expansion has made it possible to visit other islands when your character lies down for a nap in a bed. Getting a visit from Luna makes it possible to upload your own island too, so that others can explore what…