It appears that Netflix is starting to play some pre-roll ads on their site and while my initial reaction is a resounding NOOOO, I get it - sort of. While they require a paid subscription, over 36% of all internet traffic is Netflix and their storage and bandwidth bills have to pretty expensive. Upon further digging, it appears that they won't play "any third-party" ads and everything that you'll be spoonfed will be additional content from their site. It will be like a video version of the "Because you Watched..." with movie and show trailers. It's not all bad, but hopefully they allow you to skip ahead.
Since last week I've been testing the Intel Compute Stick, the quad-core Atom Z3735F Atom powered PC that's a little bigger than the size of an HDMI connector. In this article are some benchmarks of this $150 quad-core + 32GB eMMC + 2GB RAM tiny computer in a variety of benchmarks comparing it to other low-power x86 and ARMv7 hardware.