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Twitter’s new ‘First View’ video ads will be impossible to miss

Next time you open Twitter, there's a good chance you'll see a video ad at the top of your feed. It's part of a new strategy to increase ad dollars, with the premium placement allowing the company to charge brands a premium price.
Social Media

Politwoops’ return means tweeting politicians need to watch out again

Politicians who like to tweet had better watch out. Politwoops, a service that posts lawmakers' deleted tweets with the aim of promoting transparency, has relaunched after being forced to suspend its operation last May.

Bloom’s new trading feature lets parents buy, sell baby gear locally

Ideal for new parents that are looking for discounted toys and other baby-related items, a parenting app called Bloom has launched a local connection feature that lets parents buy and sell items.

The Sherp ATV is the life-size Tonka truck you’ve been craving since childhood

The Sherp is a two-person ATV from Russia that can go just about anywhere. With its enormous self-inflating tires, aquatic capabilities, and ridiculous maneuverability, the Sherp is the weekend warrior you never knew you needed.
Movies & TV

Universal taps Johnny Depp for reboot of The Invisible Man

Universal plucks another huge star for its latest monster franchise, tapping Johnny Depp to star in its reboot of The Invisible Man. The move follows recent developments for Universal's reboot of The Mummy, which will star Tom Cruise.
Movies & TV

Steven Spielberg’s sci-fi flick Ready Player One pushed back to avoid Star Wars clash

The release by Warner Bros. of the Steven Spielberg-directed sci-fi flick Ready Player One has been pushed back to avoid competition with Disney's planned release of Star Wars: Episode VIII.

In a desperate grasp for popularity, Samsung’s Tizen OS has been ported to Raspberry Pi

Linux-based collaboration projects Yocto and OpenEmbedded may have just made Samsung's dream of full-on Tizen 3.0 OS on Raspberry Pi a reality, but will it inflict widespread adoption?
Social Media

Musician Ciara sues ex-fiance for $15 million over allegedly libelous tweets

Ciara has slapped her ex-fiance, rapper Future, with a $15 million defamation suit. In addition to slanderous radio interviews, Ciara claims Future has made disparaging tweets about her.
Virtual Reality

HTC Vive Pre gets SteamVR 'Direct Mode' update before previous-gen model

The latest HTC Vive Pre update includes Direct Mode, which lets your PC's GPU talk directly to your headset's displays. Valve has also nailed down a long list of minor bugs.

The EPA is putting its foot down on modifications to street-legal track vehicles

SEMA is raising an alarm based on its concern over the EPA's latest interpretation of Clean Air laws that would prohibit modifications to street legal cars. The adjustments would mean owners couldn't modify their cars for racing.
Cool Tech

New cotton candy-inspired technique is helping scientists build artificial capillaries

A bioengineer at Vanderbilt University has successfully used an adapted cotton candy machine to electrospin systems of artificial blood vessels. These capillary systems could be used to grow organs like livers and kidneys for…
Cool Tech

Chinese scientists just achieved a 90 million degree Fahrenheit nuclear fusion test

Scientists at China's Institute of Physical Science in Hefei reportedly ran a successful nuclear fusion test at 90 million degrees Fahrenheit for over a minute and a half in its Experimental Advanced Superconducting Tokamak.