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Twitter is adding pre-roll ads to Periscope as it warms up to profits

Twitter is adding pre-roll ads to Periscope as it warms up to profits SEE ALSO: Inside Twitter's decision to keep Periscope and abandon everything else These pre-roll ads come at an important time for Twitter — though isn't it always an important time (cc @realDonaldTrump)?Back to Periscope: The introduction of ads directly to Periscope videos arrives just two days after the app's second birthday.

'Final Fantasy XIV' just got a whole lot more appealing for newcomers

'Final Fantasy XIV' just got a whole lot more appealing for newcomers That means you can start a new trial character and play as much FFXIV as you want until you hit level 35.Leveling even one character up to 35 will take some time — at least a few days of moderate play (or one day of super-efficient, heavy play).

Apple finally approved an app that tracks drone strikes, then abruptly deleted it

Apple finally approved an app that tracks drone strikes, then abruptly deleted it In 2014, Apple did approve Begley's blank app, which he then backfilled with drone strike data.1, "Objectionable Content," stipulates an app cannot include content that is "offensive, insensitive, upsetting, intended to disgust or in exceptionally poor taste.

Drought drives huge, deadly cobra to calmly drink from a villager's water bottle

Drought drives huge, deadly cobra to calmly drink from a villager's water bottle A 12-feet-long cobra was rescued after straying to a village, where it was believed to be looking for water.Southern India has been at the mercy of an extended, extreme drought that has greatly impacted both drinking water supplies and agriculture.

Blog Post #17 – March 28, 2017

Blog Post #17 – March 28, 2017 Why is Pogo’s version of Cookie Connect different than the one on the internet?We removed that “Extra” bit, if you will, so players wouldn’t be confused thinking there was another Cookie Connect on Pogo.

'Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat' is being developed as an animated family film

'Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat' is being developed as an animated family film Andrew Lloyd Weber and Tim Rice, who wrote the music and lyrics for the 1970s West End and Broadway smash, are developing the project with STX Films, which announced the movie Tuesday at Cinemacon in Las Vegas.Also onboard to lend a hand with the music is Elton John, STX said.

'The Daily Show' says it's making a library of Trump tweets and we don't know what's real anymore

'The Daily Show' says it's making a library of Trump tweets and we don't know what's real anymore Look, I don't know what the hell is going on here and if The Daily Show's claim that it's going to build a physical library of Donald Trump tweets is real or a joke but the idea is so weird I haven't wanted to believe something is real so bad since North Korea said it had unicorns.Not much is known about the library or if it's actually a thing that will happen or some sort of hoax-slash-joke that is being perpetrated on us.

These $110 'smart flip-flops' are incredibly dumb

These $110 'smart flip-flops' are incredibly dumb And just what magic has the Texas-based shoemaker brought to the lounging game, other than the questionable premise that someone should pay $110 for a pair of flip flops?According to Fast Company, Hari Mari founders Jeremy and Lila Stewart wanted a better way to gather data on customers who bought their products through third-party retailers like Huckberry.

College girls use 56 boxes of mac and cheese as a bath bomb and we don't know why

College girls use 56 boxes of mac and cheese as a bath bomb and we don't know why Despite what you've heard, mac and cheese will not get you clean.The girls' roommate Anne Henry Maggio documented the event on Twitter because, ya know, college.

Darlene Cates, the mother in 'Gilbert Grape,' dies

Darlene Cates, the mother in 'Gilbert Grape,' dies Darlene Cates, who played the housebound mother in the 1993 film What's Eating Gilbert Grape, has died.Cates died in her sleep Sunday morning at her home in Forney, Texas, according to her son-in-law, David Morgan.

'Fantastic Beasts' gets the Honest Trailers skewering that (let's be real) it totally deserves

'Fantastic Beasts' gets the Honest Trailers skewering that (let's be real) it totally deserves Screen Junkies doesn't need a wand to take down Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.In the latest installment of their Honest Trailers series, the team tackles the Harry Potter spinoff – and while their takedown doesn't quite reach the level of a Killing Curse, it might be almost as rough as a Cruciatus Curse.

'Jewbers,' and Uber's other puns for its diversity and inclusion groups

'Jewbers,' and Uber's other puns for its diversity and inclusion groups And Uber's leadership is even worse, if you couldn't guess based on Uber executives' recent missteps.Black or Hispanic employees hold no leadership positions in Uber's tech divisions.

He's back: YouTuber Casey Neistat resurrects vlog

He's back: YouTuber Casey Neistat resurrects vlog Popular YouTube star Casey Neistat is resurrecting his daily vlog just months after announcing he was ditching it.The news giant acquired Neistat's Beme app last year, and is now working with the creator to launch a new standalone company that will use smartphones to create video content.

Dallas bookstore is selling the world on classic novels with clickbait headlines

Dallas bookstore is selling the world on classic novels with clickbait headlines Of course we would click.Last fall, the bookstore started an ingenious internet campaign to interest as many people as possible in classic literary novels by using "litbait.

Jimmy Fallon and Harry Styles headed to 'SNL' in April

Jimmy Fallon and Harry Styles headed to 'SNL' in April He'll be back to host the show on April 15, as was previously announced, alongside just-announced musical guest Harry Styles.(For the adults in the room, Styles used to be in One Direction and will be dropping his debut solo single a week prior.

'Serial' team's new podcast is a murder mystery ripe for bingeing

'Serial' team's new podcast is a murder mystery ripe for bingeing The murder mystery podcast from This American Life happened to be serialized — a new episode every week — but their latest endeavor, S-Town just dropped in full.All eight episodes dropped Tuesday morning, so it's binge time for everyone, starting with reviewers.

The Huawei Watch 2 (and Android Wear 2) have all the same smartwatch problems

The Huawei Watch 2 (and Android Wear 2) have all the same smartwatch problems But when Huawei handed me a review unit of their new Huawei Watch 2, which has pretty much all the tech you can stuff into a smartwatch these days, and runs the new Android Wear 2, I decided to give it a chance.On paper, the Huawei Watch 2 is everything a modern Android smartwatch should be: A powerful, versatile wearable watch that's great at tracking your fitness activities.

Grindr wants you to know it's not just a hookup app, launches online magazine

Grindr wants you to know it's not just a hookup app, launches online magazine The dating app has just launched an LGBTQ online magazine in an effort to establish itself as a "lifestyle brand.It aims to be an "all-inclusive" site that's "open to everyone with a message or story that needs to be heard.

Netflix unveils trailer for Louis C.K.'s new comedy special

Netflix unveils trailer for Louis C.K.'s new comedy special The streamer on Tuesday dropped the trailer for Louis C., features the comedian tackling topics such as religion, eternal love, giving dogs drugs, email fights, teachers and more.

Uber has surprised us with its first-ever diversity report

Uber has surprised us with its first-ever diversity report No surprise, Uber is facing some heat.But, the ride-hailing giant is working to make some changes.