What do you get if you combine an Arduino, knitting, a fair amount of DIY chutzpah, and a genetic and/or epigenetic predisposition towards falling asleep while watching TV? Netflix socks, of course.

A few months ago, some enterprising types at Netflix created The Switch—essentially a single button to dim the lights, silence your mobile phone, order takeaway, and start streaming your favourite show or film. Netflix shared the schematics and parts list for The Switch so that you could make your own.

Now they've done it again with a pair of socks that automatically pauses your stream if you fall asleep.

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