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Movies & TV

Twitter will host a ‘Rogue One’ live stream with new footage on Friday

Star Wars fans will get an early peek at footage from 'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story' via an upcoming live stream event on Twitter that will also feature interviews with the film's cast and creative team.
Photography

The star of YouTube’s largest photography channel, DigitalRev, is going solo

DigitalRev TV grew to become the most popular photography channel on YouTube, thanks in no small part to the work of its energetic writer and host, Kai Man Wong. Now, however, Wong and DigitalRev have parted ways.
Social Media

Facebook Messenger ups its game, lets users play ‘Pac-Man,’ more with friends

Facebook has launched a new feature inside Facebook Messenger -- Instant Games. Now you can compete against your friends in a variety of mobile games including Pac-Man and Space Invaders.
Movies & TV

CNN taps YouTube sensation Casey Neistat for new media venture aimed at millennials

YouTube star Casey Neistat is heading to CNN to help the news network establish a new media brand directed toward capturing the attention of younger viewers. The news broadcaster has also snapped up Neistat's Beme video messaging app.
Social Media

Instagram won’t stand for screenshots of its disappearing photos and videos

As part of its recent update, Instagram introduced a feature that notifies someone when you take a screenshot of their disappearing image or video. However, the Snapchat-style feature has some Instagrammers confused.
Web

Trump Tower temporarily became 'Dump Tower' on Google Maps

Google may have disabled Map Maker earlier this year to stop the public at large from trolling Google Maps, but apparently, where there's a will, there's a way. On Saturday, someone changed the name of Trump Tower to "Dump Tower" on Maps.
Social Media

Study: 80 percent of students can’t differentiate between real and fake news

An 18-month study in 12 states of nearly 8,000 students in junior high school through college found most couldn't judge news credibility accurately. Many were swayed by good design and writing, or could not discern conflicts of interest.
Social Media

Telegram's new publishing platform makes blogging simple, maybe even too simple

Encrypted messaging service Telegram just launched its very own publishing platform. The simple tool, dubbed Telegraph, has a minimal design akin to Medium, and boasts at least one very cool perk for Telegram users.
Social Media

Twitter vows swift action against devs caught using surveillance tools

Twitter has issued a statement claiming it is expanding its enforcement of its policies violating developers from using its data to spy on its users, and from providing user information to law enforcement agencies.
Mobile

WhatsApp now lets you stream a video before it finishes downloading

WhatsApp has added a new feature to its app -- the ability to watch a video before that video finishes downloading. The new feature follows a slew of others from the company including the ability to video call contacts.
Social Media

Facebook is sending out checks to users as part of lawsuit settlement

A number of Facebook users have taken to social media to share images of a $15 check they just received in the post from the social network. The money is part of the settlement of a $20 million class action lawsuit against Facebook.
Social Media

Twitter mistakenly blocked the account of its own CEO, Jack Dorsey

Earlier today, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey was briefly booted from the platform he helped co-found. Dorsey joked about the error in a tweet, but it has led some to question whether his account was hacked.