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A divorcing couple's slandering online reviews helped an attorney win $350,000 in damages

Divorcing couple Copia Blake and Peter Birzon posted online defamatory reviews of the former's divorce attorney, which wasn't a good idea because they led to the attorney winning $350,000 in punitive damages.
Web

Torrents Time isn’t two weeks old yet, but anti-piracy groups are already going after it

Torrents Time makes watching a pirated movie or TV show as simple as watching a show on Netflix. That's likely the reason that anti-piracy group BREIN is going after the software, which launched earlier this month.
Cool Tech

Google wants to deliver stuff using self-driving trucks with storage lockers

Besides the drone its developing, Google also wants to use self-driving trucks to deliver goods to customers, a new patent suggests. The trucks would contain storage lockers, with customers able to access their goods with an access code or…
Photography

Tim Cook deletes blurry Super Bowl photo after Twitter taunts

Having apparently had enough of the ridicule, or possibly at the behest of Apple's PR team, Tim Cook on Tuesday deleted his blurry Super Bowl photo from Twitter.
Social Media

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.
Mobile

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.
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.
Computing

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.