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Facebook continues to refine what you see in your news feed. Today, the social network that your mom uses announced that it will track more information about your video watching habits to include whether or not you perform any actions like turn up the volume or make a video full screen. Facebook w...

June 29th 2015 at 4:47pm 0 Comments
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Facebook isn't the only big social network automatically playing most videos these days -- Twitter is hopping on that bandwagon, too. Visit your feed on iOS or the web and any GIFs, Vines and native Twitter video will start playing as soon as you look at them. On iOS, clips will go full-screen if...

June 16th 2015 at 2:33pm 0 Comments
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Twitter has taken yet another page from Facebook's notebook. Starting today, the social media company will begin testing autoplay video ads, which sounds a lot like the feature Facebook introduced on its site in 2013. It's rolling out in limited tests for iPhone and iPad users in the US -- some wi...

March 23rd 2015 at 10:13pm 0 Comments
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They've been a long time coming, but Facebook's new video ads are finally here. Confirming an earlier report from the Wall Street Journal that said they'd launch this week, the company said it will test promoted videos on a limited number of users' News Feeds, kicking off with mini trailers for th...

December 17th 2013 at 6:21am 0 Comments
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After months of rumors, the Wall Street Journal claims Facebook will finally include video ads in user's feeds on the web and mobile devices later this week -- a move we figured would happen soon now that it's splashed other autoplaying videos all over the place. Citing "people familiar with the m...

December 17th 2013 at 1:37am 0 Comments
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We'd heard about Facebook experimenting with auto-playing videos in its news feeds on mobile (see it in action after the break), but now the change is rolling out widely no matter where you're wasting time from. TechCrunch confirmed the new feature (recently added to the changelog on iOS) is comin...

December 11th 2013 at 7:31pm 0 Comments
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Beware, malware. The Windows AutoRun updates for Vista and XP SP3 that Microsoft released in February have so far proven successful in thwarting your file corrupting ways. Although Windows 7 was updated to disable AutoPlay within AutoRun for USB drives -- freezing the ability for a virus to explo...

June 18th 2011 at 9:17pm 0 Comments
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Am I the only one who is annoyed that every time I go to Apple.com I am presented with one of the new ads. I wouldn't mind it too much if I had to make them play, but no Apple has decided that you must watch them. Didn't autoplaying video on websites go out of fashion with those 'Under construction'...

May 4th 2006 at 5:00pm 0 Comments