This week: Facebook plans on putting autoplay video ads in your timeline. Will this be the last straw for Facebook users? No! But we’ll still complain. Twitter changes how blocking works, then changes its mind when users complain. Backpedaling on a policy because your users don’t like it? “That’s weird,” said a statement from Mark Zuckerberg. And, in what can only be called bad decision making, the people at Underwater Audio sent us a waterproof iPod. In the mail. We’re giving one away to a live listener, but only if they do part of our work for us.
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- This robot keeps denying it’s a robot. Whoa.
- AT&T says it can stop Google from using its poles for fibre in Austin.
- Snapchat maybe should have taken that $3 billion.
- , meaning you’ll have to pay capital gains there. Ouch.
- Facebook tracks what you type and don’t post. Creepy.
- Facebook is also planning on adding auto-play video ads, because they hate you. Personally.
- SiteGround is offering discounted hosting, use this link to support the show.
- DIY gaming gifts.
- Google is buying all the robots, including a freaky cheetah one.
- Sprint wants to buy T-Mobile, but will the government let them?
- Twitter changes how blocking works, then changes its mind.
- Bots make up 61 per cent of all online traffic.
- You can haggle with big box stores like Best Buy.
- SteamOS Beta is here!
- PlayStation Plus keeps the sick values coming with DMC and other awesome free games.
- Elder Scrolls Online gets release dates.
- Xbox One is the most “wished” for item on Amazon. Console wars over.
We also talk about what we’ve been using, and some of the listener feedback from the last week.