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Facebook Is Giving Everyone Autoplaying Video Ads For Christmas

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Surprising no one, Facebook is officially experimenting with video ads that just start playing. Get ready for the cheap product invasion.

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Paul Dini Discusses Why Networks Are Getting Animation So Terribly Wrong

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Paul Dini reveals what animation executives are thinking. Surprise! It's terrible!

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Why Adding A ‘Kill Switch’ To Smartphones To Try To Discourage Theft Is A Terrible Idea

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New York State wants every cellphone to have a kill switch. But that's not going to help consumers, or stop theft. Here's why.

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Yahoo! May Buy Imgur For $100 Million, Because Yahoo! Is Run By Suckers Or Something

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Imgur might be sold to Yahoo!. We're sure Reddit will take it well.

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Microsoft Made A Smart Bra To Help Prevent All You Ladies Out There From Overeating

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Microsoft tried to build a smart bra. No points for guessing how THAT went.

AT LEAST IT'S COMPETITIVE

Introducing ‘Flaming Jenga,’ Maybe The Worst Idea Of The Year

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Flaming Jenga is just like regular Jenga, except the tower is on fire and your house will probably burn down.

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A Hotel Made Entirely Out Of Ice Has Been Ordered To Install Fire Alarms

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An ice hotel is exactly what it sounds like; made entirely from ice. And yet, to the Swedish authorities, it desperately needed fire alarms.

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Xbox Ones Are Shipping Early, But Are Useless Until The 22nd

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The Xbox One is shipping early, thanks to a Target mix-up. But without its Day One update, it's a paperweight.

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Here’s Why Only Six People Were Able To Enroll In Obamacare The Day Healthcare.gov Launched

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The Affordable Care Act did not get to a great start online. But there's more to that clumsy launch than you might think.

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Avi Lerner wants Meryl Streep for 'The Expendabelles.' Wait, what?

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Here's some news I initially thought was a joke: producer Avi Lerner is reportedly looking to cast Meryl Streep, Cameron Diaz, and Milla Jovovich in a female version of The Expendables called "The Expendabelles.

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Enough Already With The ‘Boston Strong’ Thing, Boston Sports Fans

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'Boston Strong' has gone from a rallying cry for people hurt and killed by a terror attack to a dumb slogan, thanks to Twitter users.

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Facebook Will Not Longer Let You Omit Your Profile From Search, Making It Easy For Stalkers To Find You

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Facebook wants to be the Google of People, but in its desire to abridge your privacy, it might finally have gone too far.

ADVENTURE TIME

Here’s This Year’s Crop Of Terrible ‘Sexy’ Halloween Costumes

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Sexy, in Halloween costumes, is often code for "lazy", and man, they were really phoning it in this year.

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Twitter Needs To Shut That IPO Down Right Now

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Twitter wants to sell itself to people who don't understand Twitter. This is a very, very, very bad idea.

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Disney Wants People To Start Bringing Their iPads To Movie Theaters

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Disney is having a special series of screenings for 'The Little Mermaid.' For jerkbags who bring their iPad to a movie theater.

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Awful People Are Using The Internet To Unload Unwanted Children

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It's called "re-homing", but it's really using the Internet to get rid of that kid you don't want any more.

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A Man Confessing To Murder To Plug A Startup Is Not A Good Thing

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Matthew Cordle has confessed to killing a man due to drinking and driving. But it's not a public service announcement. It's an advertisement.

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London’s Brent Council Is Replacing Its Receptionists With A Hologram Named Shanice

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The council of London's borough of Brent is replacing human receptionists with a hologram that has a limited ability to answer questions.

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A Porn-Loving Church Computer Thief Got Busted When He Tried To Remove The Porn-Blocking Software

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Troy Ridling is a gentleman who learned the hard way that churches tend to block porn on their computers.


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