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Update: Former Apple PR executive Natalie Kerris joins Twitter as VP of Comm

Twitter confirmed it has hired Natalie Kerris, a top Apple PR veteran, as head of communications. Kerris spent 14 years at Apple, working on some of the company's major products, and is a major recruit by CEO Jack Dorsey.
Virtual Reality

Updated: Oculus cancels numerous Rift pre-orders in apparent attempt to stop scalping

Oculus VR is looking to cut back on scalping and mass ordering for its upcoming RIft CV1 VR headset, and to that end it looks to be cancelling a number of suspicious pre-orders.

Volkswagen’s next concept previews a small, sub-Tiguan crossover

The star of the Volkswagen stand at the Geneva Auto Show will be a crossover concept. The yet-unnamed concept features a close-to-production design, and it previews a sub-Tiguan, Juke-fighting model tentatively set to arrive in 2018.

How much do Americans really value their online privacy?

According to a new study from Hide My Ass! (HMA), a global virtual private network provider, U.S. residents seem to maintain a disconnect between their attitudes and their actions when it comes to online behaviors.

Volvo adds Spotify to new models

Volvo will add Spotify to the XC90 crossover, as well as the upcoming S90 sedan and V90 station wagon. The streaming service may become available in other Volvo models further down the line.
Emerging Tech

Sony’s interactive Xperia Projector concept puts the future within reach

We checked out Sony's futuristic new interactive projector at MWC 2016, the Xperia Projector concept. The unit allows for virtually any surface to become an interactive screen, teasing at countless possibilities when it hits store shelves.

The GM 5 Plus offers a USB Type-C port, Quick Charge 3.0, and quick Android updates

General Mobile has announced a new Android One device for emerging markets -- the GM 5 Plus is a 5.5-inch smartphone, with a USB Type-C port that supports Qualcomm's Quick Charge 3.0.

Nvidia-powered SteamOS machines gain support for shiny new Vulkan graphics API

Vulkan is a low-level graphics API that's emerging as a successor to OpenGL. It's now available for SteamOS users with Nvidia hardware, which may lead to impressive gains in game performance.

Adobe brings new Lightroom features to Android in Version 2.0

Adobe has ported features recently introduced in Lightroom for iOS to the Android version. Lightroom for Android 2.0 allows for finer color controls and in-camera shooting, and new features like Dehaze for auto-removal of haze and fog.

Linux Mint came with a dash of malware over the weekend

If you downloaded Linux Mint on February 20 2016, there's a good chance there's a malware back door included. In order to remedy the problem, you'll need to delete the ISO, and re-format your computer.

EPA may ask VW to build more electric cars

Volkswagen may be required to build more electric cars under an EPA mandate, according to a new report from a German newspaper. Would that be suitable penance for its diesel cheating?