Newswire: Netflix invents socks that pause your video for you when you fall asleep

Having taken the hard steps out of pretty much every facet of our entertainment-focused lives—feeding our binge holes with shows we’ve already seen, recommending new stuff to gorge upon, providing cover for our casual, chill-based hook-ups—Netflix is ready to take one more grueling decision away from its hordes of bleary-eyed TV junkies. The company released a video today showing off “Netflix socks,” a set of fashionable footwear that senses when you’ve fallen asleep halfway through an episode of The Great Food Truck Race—you know, the one you queued up to watch at 2 in the morning instead of going to bed like a goddamn adult—and pauses the video so that you don’t miss a single potato-frying minute.

In a move that suggests that even Netflix thinks you could maybe be being a little bit more active, the company isn’t selling the socks …

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