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Steam cracks down on spammers, restricting new accounts until users pay up

Steam users have likely noticed a recent influx of spammers sending bogus friend invites and trade requests. To fight this increase in spam, Valve is limiting new accounts until users pay at least $5 USD.

A cluster of lenses is better than one: Startup to bring super cameras to smartphones in 2016

Smartphone photography has come a long way, but photos you can snap with your phone still fall short of photos you can snap with a DSLR camera. A startup called Light has a way to bridge that gap: a cluster of small lenses each coupled with…

Good news, Aliens: NASA’s MRV is bringing sideways performance to a planet near you

NASA’s Modular Robotic Vehicle, or MRV, is a battery-electric people-carrier designed for transport on other planets. The agency has released a test video of the MRV, which shows off the vehicle’s lateral driving prowess.
Movies & TV

Looking for something good to watch? Check out Hot Fuzz and four more films to stream

How are you going to get through this week? By pulling up your favorite streaming service and queueing the finest films and TV shows available now. Up this week: Hot Fuzz, Goodbye to Language, and more.

One gamer has made an OnLive alternative in preparation for its end

Larry Gadea, an OnLive gamer, posted a blog update on April 12 detailing how to create your own gaming cloud service. This comes on the heels of OnLive's announcement that it will be ending its service on April 30.

Bing now powers 1 in 5 desktop searches in the US

Which search engine are you using these days? Google might have the upper hand in terms of global statistics, but Microsoft's Bing is starting to make significant inroads in the United States.
Social Media

WhatsApp hits 800m active users, could top a billion by year’s end

Messaging app WhatsApp is now used by 800 million people globally, founder Jan Koum said Friday. At its current growth rate, the Facebook-owned cross-platform service looks set to top a billion users by year's end.
Product Review

Jura GIGA 5 Automatic Coffee Center Review

This $5,600 coffee maker is as close as you can get to a barista in a box.

Spotify adverts now know the mood of your playlists

Spotify is giving brands the ability to target their advertising based on the mood or genre of the playlist you're currently listening to. The change goes live from the start of May.
Movies & TV

The first Batman v. Superman teaser is now officially out in HD

The caped crusader faces off against the man of steel, and this time it's official. Check out the first official teaser trailer from Warner Bros. for the 2016 DC Comics blockbuster.

Galaxy S6 sales are exceeding all reasonable expectations

The Galaxy S6 is setting up to be the Samsungs' redemption from its extraordinarily underwhelming performance in 2014. Estimates for end of year unit sales have taken a turn for the better.